Energy Performance Simulation Software

Course Code: SNRG 252

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course primarily focuses on building energy performance simulation software theory and application; however, it requires prior fundamental understanding of all building systems. In this course, students will learn about the different types of performance simulation software on the market and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Students will also gain an understanding of the right time to use performance simulation software and how it can help inform both design and client decisions. Much of the course will be spent using various software packages to improve the understanding of software application and to develop skills in current software technology. Finally, students will learn how to interpret simulation results for calculating life-cycle costing of energy efficiency measures and how to present and communicate these results via reporting. This course focuses heavily on in-class assignments and participation, which is reflected in the grading scheme.