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Energy Advisor Building Energy Modelling Lab

Course number : QNRG 232   ID : 1173   
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ClassGraphic In this course students come to campus for hands-on training. This course introduces Sustainable Energy Technology students to onsite energy auditing, as-built plan evaluation and associated ERS file preparation and review in preparation for future plan evaluation and quality assurance review by their certified energy audit company or service organization; the last of 3 steps in become an NRCan Certified Energy Advisor.  
Students will review BEM Part 1 and Hot2000 software requirements. Students will perform a typical, hands on energy audit including onsite tools, measurement, as built plan evaluation, as built construction specification and corresponding building energy model. Onsite energy audit and plan evaluation will include completion of data entry sheets and associated measurements and photographs, blower door testing, air leakage impacts and visualization with FLIR and Smoke Pencils. Students will brainstorm and model potential building optimization and identify Green Home rebate estimate based on sample client upgrades. The Renewable Energy Learning Centre (RELC) and a student residential townhouse will be made available on the Vermilion campus for auditing purposes. Prerequisite: QNRG 231 Energy Advisor Building Energy Modelling.


Onsite Lab
Review BEM Part1 Course components and Hot2000 Q&A
ERS Role of Service Organization, File Manager, Energy Advisor, Client
BEM applications: Calgary and Edmonton permit submissions, green retrofit programs
ERS providers and job opportunities
RELC Onsite Plan Evaluation and DCF
RELC Blower Door Testing
Air Leakage Impacts and Visualization (FLIR, Smoke Pencils)
RELC Hot2000 file creation
Green Retrofit optimization and rebate calculation
ERS Documentation, paperwork and submission
(Online) CEA Practice Files with Instructor Feedback
Case Study- Standard New Construction House 1 & 2
Plan Evaluation Takeoff
ERS Technical specifications and Hot2000 file review
Case Study- Existing Home (student’s residence)
Plan Evaluation, Photo Documentation and DCF takeoffs
Hot2000 and file review


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Class Details

3 Session(s)

Vermilion Campus

David Silburn 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
5/24/2024 - 5/26/2024 Daily - Fri,Sat,Sun 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Vermilion, Vermilion Campus  Map David Silburn  ClassRoom