727 Washington Street
Date: November 5-6
This 2-day hands-on course will teach students how to leverage the free NREL OpenStudio modeling ecosystem to quickly and efficiently generate flexible models for energy analysis. Students will learn effective modeling workflows for using the OpenStudio Sketchup Plugin to construct building form and fabric and assigning space attributes. HVAC and service hot water systems will be configured using the OpenStudio Application. The OpenStudio Application integrates with NREL’s Building Component Library (BCL), providing libraries of pre-defined configurable energy conservation measures for easily modifying energy models. PAT (Parametric Analysis Tool) will be used to demonstrate how model variants can be configured to run in cloud computing environments (Amazon EC2). Students will also be exposed to OpenStudio’s capabilities for extension through Ruby Scripting, both for creating custom energy conservation measures and for generating useful summary and detailed output.
Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.
- Learn to use the OpenStudio modeling ecosystem to effectively model the energy and lighting performance and consumption for new and existing buildings.
- Learn how careful OS model configurations can allow for rapid alterations and manipulations.
- Learn how to use the power of OpenStudio “measures” to easily evaluate changes to your building model.
- Learn how to configure the Parametric Analysis Tool (PAT) for conducting modeling studies
- Learn how to effectively extract and interpret results from PAT modeling studies
Use the OS SketchUp Plugin to:
- Load templates for providing default values
- Import idf or gbxml files generated by other tools
- Use Sketchup tools to create building spaces (form and fabric)
- Rapidly assign space load definitions
- Rapidly assign properties using construction and schedule sets at different hierarchies
- Configure spaces for daylight controls
- Create external shading objects/surfaces
- Collect/configure spaces into Thermal Zones and assign thermostats
Use the OpenStudio Application to:
- Use BCL to retrieve Configure Zonal Central HVAC systems and controls
- Configure Central HVAC systems and controls
- Configure Service Water systems and controls
- Add BCL measures to extend baseline model
- Incorporate utility bills for model/billing comparison
- Addition of measures to provide calibration roadmap
Use Results Viewer to:
- Graphically examine detailed mode output
- Export detailed model output for further post-processing
Use Parametric Analysis Tool to:
- Select and configure OS measures from the NREL BCL
- Define simulation study by configuring Design Alternatives
- Use the Amazon EC2 resource to execute the simulation study
- Examine detailed model output
- How to create a “measure” for use in OpenStudio
- OpenStudio Measure
- EnergyPlus Measure
- Reporting Measure
- How to share measures to the BCL
- How to manage large simulation studies