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Energy Advisor Building Energy Modelling

Course number : QNRG 231   ID : 1172   
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ClassGraphic In this course, students will prepare to pass the ERS v15 exam, the second of 3 requirements in becoming a 3rd party, NRCan Certified Energy Advisor. Students will learn to develop numeracy and the ability to perform simple measurement, geometry and area calculations;  
Students will also develop comfort with imperial and metric unit conversion in addition to conducting residential plan evaluation and geometry calculations. Students will download and learn how to create Hot2000 residential energy efficiency files in addition to developing a more thorough understanding of residential construction components and their impact on energy performance. Students will be introduced to NRCan energy advisor technical procedures, data sheets and onsite data collection requirements to meet the ERS standard. Students will be introduced to file standard requirements currently utilized for building permit submissions and the Federal green home retrofit initiative. Prerequisite: QNRG 230 Energy Advisor Foundation Level 1 course. 


Presentation/ Assignment Content:
Intro to Building Certifications, Green Building Programs  
Plan Evaluation, Geometry Calculations 
Creation of Hot2000 takeoff sheets/ DCF calculations
Hot2000 Software Entries
Renewable energy performance comparison Hot2000, PVWatts, Retscreen
Alterative Building Energy Modeling (BEM) –SketchUP Open Studio, TRACE, eQuest, IES 
Energy Rating System (ERS) Technical Standards
OnsiteBEM application: Building permit submissions, green retrofit programs


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Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Wed

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David Silburn 



Please read:  There is no class on May 20th, 2024



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
5/6/2024 - 5/22/2024 Weekly - Mon, Wed 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM N/A - Online David Silburn  Online