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EnergyPlus & OpenStudio (New York)

Big Ladder Software

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

EnergyPlus & OpenStudio (New York)

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
EnergyPlus for Practitioners (06/10-06/11)
Includes lunch.
Jun 11, 2019 $895.00 $0.00
OpenStudio Launch Pad (06/12)
Includes lunch.
Jun 12, 2019 $475.00 $0.00
Advanced OpenStudio (06/13)
Includes lunch.
Jun 13, 2019 $475.00 $0.00
Four-Day Package (06/10-06/13)
Includes lunch. This package combines registration for all workshops and saves $150.
Jun 13, 2019 $1,695.00 $0.00

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Event Details

EnergyPlus for Practitioners (June 10 - 11)

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 Euclid extension 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.


OpenStudio Launch Pad (June 12)

This one-day workshop aims to quickly launch you into the world of the OpenStudio graphical user interface for EnergyPlus. We cover the major features and capabilities of the interface including creating and editing geometry using the full OpenStudio plugin for SketchUp, managing space types and internal loads, and configuring HVAC systems and controls. OpenStudio measure writing is not covered. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.

Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required. You are welcome to register for this workshop separately from the EnergyPlus workshop.


Advanced OpenStudio (June 13)

This one-day workshop covers advanced modeling topics related to the OpenStudio interface. We cover how to add custom library data (HVAC, building types, etc.), model "bulk" air flow (infiltration, ventilation, inter-zone mixing, transfer air), configure layout and controls for advanced plant systems, use best practices for debugging energy models, and include thermal bridging effects in energy models. OpenStudio measure writing is not covered. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.

Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required. You are welcome to register for this workshop separately from the EnergyPlus workshop.


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

Workshop Instructor: 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?

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What do I do when I arrive?

Building Energy Exchange is located inside the Surrogate's Courthouse, which opens to the public at 9 am. When you arrive, please go to the security desk and them know you are attending an event at the Building Energy Exchange.


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 EnergyPlus for Practitioners 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 & OpenStudio (New York)? Contact Big Ladder Software

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Building Energy Exchange
Surrogate's Courthouse
31 Chambers Street, Suite 609
New York, NY 10007

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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