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Building Energy Modeling Fundamentals and Applications (Formerly Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications)

Course Length: 6 hours

This workshop provides knowledge and skills for the effective use of whole building energy modeling (BEM), with an emphasis on informing the development of new buildings and the improvement of existing buildings. This workshop helps attendees to identify appropriate analysis objectives, methods and procedures that help ensure useful, high-quality results. Attendees will also receive guidance on communicating analysis results and playing an effective role in a project team. This workshop is “tool agnostic” and serves as a complement to other training on the use of specific simulation software. This workshop also presents concepts with a case study approach and uses exercises to reinforce understanding of new information.

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Course Instructors

Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP

James V. Dirkes, II, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, LEED® AP

Erik Kolderup, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, LEED® AP

Anabel Marston, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, LEED® AP

Sam Mason, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP

Nikhil Singh, CEM, CMVP, EIT, LEED GA

McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

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Additional Information

All courses and webinars are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. They may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development ( or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar, course, or webinar at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event or as a webinar.