Learn to Create Your Own Manual J Energy Model

When used early in the design process, energy modeling is a powerful tool for decision making, not only for sizing equipment but also for shaping buildings and selecting materials. Iterative energy modeling results in reductions in construction costs, embodied carbon, and energy use. With current climate and energy goals, energy modeling must be a tool available to all design and building professionals. Learn to create energy models of your own today!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Harbor 2

CEU Information: 

AIA: 1.5 LU
BOC: 1.5 credit hours
BPI: 1.5 credit hours
GBCI: 1.5 credit hours (BD+C, ID+C)
MA CSL: 1.5 credit hours (Energy)
NAHB: 1.5 credit hours
NARI: 1.5 credit hours
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop initial energy models for new and existing residential and light commercial construction projects.
  • Compare & analyze architectural design features, construction materials and methods to make informed decisions early in the design process.
  • Identify basic heat transfer and thermodynamic principles affecting building energy usage.
  • Integrate building science attributes (internal gains, infiltration, building assemblies, HVAC selections, climate zones, weather patterns) to create accurate and detailed energy models.

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