eQuest Workshop 2010

eQuest – Energy Modeling Workshop Series, February 23-26, 2010
Franklin University, Columbus, OH

CGBF offered introductory and intermediate workshops on Modeling New Buildings for architects, engineers and facility managers, with an advanced workshop on Modeling Existing buildings. Continuing education units are available for the four day series of workshops. Members of the American Institute of Architects received Eighteen (18) AIA HSW learning units for the three-day Introductory to Intermediate level workshop (February 23-25th). Note that the attendees must attend all three days to receive these LUs (credits will not be given for single day attendance).

Presenter: Marlin S. Addison, Principal, M.S. Addison & Associates, Tempe, Arizona, and Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Design, Arizona State University. Mr. Addison is a nationally recognized expert in building energy analysis and eQUEST

Introductory & Intermediate workshop on eQUEST Modeling for New Buildings
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, February 23rd – 25th, 2010
Room 220, Second Floor, Phillips Hall, Franklin University, 303 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Modeling Existing Buildings with eQUEST
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, February 26th, 2010
Room 220, Second Floor, Phillips Hall, Franklin University, 303 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

eQUEST Training Topics Covered in Workshop:
February 23rd – Schematic Design using eQUEST ― an Introduction to eQUEST
Overview of eQUEST’s Capabilities
Using the Schematic Design Wizard
Using the Energy Efficiency Measures Wizard
Graphical/Parametric Reports
Using the Design Development Wizard
Using DWG files with eQUEST
Intro to DOE-2.2 (SIM file) Reports

February 24th – Detailed Design using eQUEST ― eQUEST’s Detailed Interface
Intro to LEED Analysis using eQUEST
Intro to Parameters, Expressions, and Parametric Runs
Wizard versus Detailed Interface: Strategies and Issues
Detailed Interface Basics: create, copy, rename, delete components, user defaults & linked components
Detailed Interface Essentials: Opaque Constructions, Schedules (including priorities among HVAC
controls), Glass Types, Geometry, Shading, Parameters, Expressions, Parametric Processing
DOE-2 simulation methodology basics

February 25th – Detailed Design using eQUEST ― LEED analysis using eQUEST
LEED Analysis issues using eQUEST
HVAC Air-Side and Water-Side: Sizing, OA (including DCV, exhaust, heat recovery, DOAS), equipment
performance curves, plant equipment control, GSHP’s, other topics by user request (limited)
Utility Tariffs, Meters, and Life-Cycle Costing in eQUEST
Quality Control Procedures and eQUEST/DOE-2.2 Results Reporting, Hourly Reports

February 26th – Modeling Existing Buildings with eQUEST
Data Requirements for Preliminary & Detailed Analysis of existing buildings
Calibrating models to utility data for preliminary & detailed analysis
Modeling common retrofit measures: building shell, lighting, air-side, water-side, controls
Campuses (modeling multiple buildings)
Quality Control Procedures