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EnergyPlus for Practitioners (Vancouver)

Big Ladder Software

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PST)

EnergyPlus for Practitioners (Vancouver)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
EnergyPlus for Practitioners (01/28-01/29)
Includes morning snacks and lunch each day.
Jan 29, 2019 CA$870.00 CA$0.00

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In Partnership with BC Hydro

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EnergyPlus for Practitioners (January 28 - 29)

In this two-day workshop we focus on the needs of the energy modeling practitioner in order to get you up to speed and highly productive with EnergyPlus as quickly as possible. We cover the fundamentals of EnergyPlus such as geometry and internal loads while rapidly ramping up to advanced topics such as HVAC systems and controls. We guide you through the complexities of the EnergyPlus syntax, input/output files, documentation, and essential software tools including the OpenStudio (legacy) plugin for SketchUp. Most importantly, we teach you how to use the available resources to teach yourself going forward. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout. By the end of the workshop, you should be comfortable with creating, running, and debugging EnergyPlus models.

We have developed our training materials from scratch over a period of several years based on our extensive experience using EnergyPlus to model real-world projects and helping others to do the same. This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to work with EnergyPlus regardless of what user interface you choose.

Visit the Big Ladder website to learn more about our training philosophy.

Workshop Instructors: Aaron Boranian

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Big Ladder for questions?

Send us a message by clicking the "Contact the Organizer" button in the right-hand column and we will respond as soon as possible.

What are the transportation and parking options for getting to the workshop?

BC Hydro is located near downtown Vancouver. There are numerous public transportation options available, as well as numerous parking lots nearby.

What do I do when I arrive?

When you arrive, please go to the security desk and let them know you are attending the EnergyPlus training.  You will be asked to sign in and will be given a visitor access pass.  A designated employee from BC Hydro will greet you and take you to the 2nd Floor Auditorium where the workshop will be held on both days.


Is there a dress code for the workshop?


What do I need to bring to the workshop?

You must bring your own laptop computer in order to perform the hands-on exercises. The Windows operating system is required--either as your primary system, running as a virtual machine, or using Boot Camp.

Can I register for just one day of the EnergyPlus for Practitioners workshop?

No. The workshop has been carefully designed to build on your skills from one day to the next. If you have an unavoidable conflict, you are welcome to register for the full workshop and then only attend the parts that fit your schedule.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?

No. It is not necessary to bring a printed ticket. As long as you have registered in advance, we will have an electronic record of your registration.

Is my registration transferrable to another person?

Yes. Please transfer your registration to the new participant before the workshop by emailing us at

The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes. Ideally, we would prefer that you would transfer your registration to the new participant before the workshop by emailing us at


What is the refund policy?

Full refunds can be issued up to two weeks before the workshop. No refunds can be given after that date.


Will I receive continuing education credits from attending the workshop?

Yes! We will provide printed certificates that validate the Continuing Education / Professional Development Hour credits you will earn as a result of attending the workshop.

Have questions about EnergyPlus for Practitioners (Vancouver)? Contact Big Ladder Software

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When & Where

BC Hydro
333 Dunsmuir St
2nd Floor Auditorium
Vancouver, BC V6B 5R4

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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