LEED Compliance Modeling for VRF System in OpenStudio

A 2-week online certificate program to learn modeling Variable Refrigerant Flow systems, executing parametric analysis and optimizing for energy efficiency in OpenStudio

PROGRAM DATE

15th August, 2022 - 28th August, 2022

PROGRAM FEE

Early bird fee - INR 6,500 [USD 110]

Regular Fee - INR 8,500 [USD 140]


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn the correct workflow to model VRF systems in OpenStudio

  2. Learn baseline modelling protocol as per ASHRAE 90.1-2010, Appendix G

  3. Understand LEED v4 requirements for energy model

  4. Develop energy model with a VRF for a sample building

  5. Model all components of VRF system like Outdoor and Indoor units, Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) in OpenStudio

  6. Use the Building Component Library (BCL) in OpenStudio for VRF system

  7. Identify bugs to run error-free simulations

  8. Run compliance check as per LEED v4 requirements

  9. Create a report for LEEDv4 compliance using OpenStudio measure

  10. Understand simulation results to give meaningful feedback to the design team

Prerequisite: Basic working knowledge of OpenStudio and SketchUp is required. Basic understanding of HVAC systems will be an advantage. This course is offered for an Intermediate learning level.

LEARNING LEVEL:

Intermediate

WHAT IS NOT COVERED IN THE PROGRAM?

  • Detailed fresh air calculations as per ASHRAE 62.1-2010 for LEED compliance

  • Daylight modeling for LEED compliance

  • Other requirements covered in the Energy and Atmosphere Credit in LEED v4

  • Parametric Analysis Tool (PAT) in OpenStudio

  • While you will be able to change or modify various system components, detailed energy conservation measures to optimize the design of the VRF will not be covered. LEED compliance is the focus of this program.

THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR:

  • Any professional involved in designing buildings

  • HVAC and MEP engineers, energy modelers, green building consultants

  • Students studying HVAC design or related discipline (final year or masters level)

  • Faculty teaching HVAC, energy efficiency or related discipline

PROGRAM FORMAT:

  • Weekly webinars as per the detailed schedule

  • Weekly classroom session with the instructor to clear queries and discuss assignments

  • Weekly assignments

  • Short self-paced videos lessons will be provided every week covering fundamentals of the weekly topic. Each lesson has a quiz to assess learning outcomes. While the lessons can be taken at one’s own pace, it is recommended that they are complete as per the schedule for an effective learning experience.

PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS:

  • Copy of all training materials

  • Discussion on assignments

  • Certificate on completing the course