With building construction and its operations being the biggest contributors to climate change and global warming, it isn’t surprising that green buildings are the need of the hour. Building industry is also capable of helping in the fight for climate change by achieving overall building efficiency, be it for energy, water, waste or occupant comfort.
Energy Modeling(also called as Energy Simulation or Building Simulation) is the process of building a computer model with all its components and simulate the Energy performance of the building. The simulation can be done for different parameters like different building envelope materials, different HVAC system to evaluate their impact on the performance
What you will learn : -
Introduction to LEED Energy Credits
This module gives an introduction to LEED in general and discusses the energy credits related to Energy modeling and building energy performance.
- Importance of Energy Analysis for Green Building Certification
Complying with LEED energy credit
This module explains the compliance process for LEED energy credit: Minimum Energy Performance. Energy modeling is required for this credit which should comply with ASHRAE.
What is an Energy Model?
This module helps in understanding some of the reasons we use energy models, identifying the key elements of an energy model and different modeling tools to show LEED compliance.
This module demonstrates a step by step method of modeling a building in eQuest (energy modeling and simulation tool).
Documentation for LEED Energy Credit
This module gives an explanation of the documentation required for 'Minimum energy performance credit'.