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OpenBuildings Designer Energy Simulator Training Course

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OpenBuildings Designer Energy Simulator Training

Who is this course for?


This course is for Mechanical Services Engineers who wish to use OpenBuildings Designer’s Energy Simulator to aid in the design of building services by calculating required heating and cooling loads and their energy performance using steady state and dynamic simulation methodologies.

What will you learn?


On day one, you will learn the fundamentals of using OpenBuildings Designer Energy Simulator to create building thermal models, define design conditions and analyse performance. Buildings’ steady state load calculations, such as heat losses, heat gains (CIBSE and ASHRAE), shadow analysis, summer overheating and Building Regulations compliance are reviewed.

The optional second day of this course provides insight into Dynamic Simulation with HVAC systems and adapting/creating new HVAC systems.

Length: One/two days

Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Where: Online or in-person

Pre-requisites: Delegates are not expected to have any previous experience of OpenBuildings Designer, however Mechanical services engineering knowledge is crucial.

Main topics include:

Day 1

  • Introduction to MicroStation 2D/3D basics
  • WorkSets and WorkSpaces
  • Overview of OpenBuildings Designer modelling capabilities
  • OpenBuildings Energy Simulator interface environment
  • Conceptual Projects and Standard projects
  • OpenBuildings Energy Simulator Project Tree
  • Defaults Manager, Application and Project
  • Data managers (Fabric, Weather)
  • Creating building thermal model using OpenBuildings Energy Simulator modeller and ASM(Analytical Space Model) workflow
  • Importing Hevacomp Design Database projects
  • Steady State Building heating and cooling loads
  • Global changes

Day 2 (Optional)

  • Overview of Dynamic Simulation HVAC Demand and Supply loops
  • Assigning standard HVAC Systems
  • Modifying HVAC systems
  • Dynamic Simulations
  • Reviewing Dynamic Simulation results

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Want to learn more?

If you wish to learn more about this course or if you can’t see what you need on our website, please contact us using this form or call us on +44 (0) 207 436 9004. We look forward to talking to you.

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