PGE - eQuest for Engineers and Energy Professionals - Intermediate [Register]

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 4:30pm
Also Offered February 17 (Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) 4
Description eQUEST is free software supported as a part of the Energy Design Resources program, which is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison, under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

This is an intermediate training covering eQUEST's detailed interface and use of the software to produce DOE 2.2 hourly energy reports. During this program, instructor Marlin Addison will also describe how to model more complex HVAC systems and energy efficiency measures such as daylighting.

We strongly encourage you to bring your own laptop computer running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 operating system for this training. Please download and install eQUEST version 3.64 from http://doe2.com/equest/index.html prior to the training session. If you do not have laptop, we will provide a limited number of computers for use by students with eQUEST pre-installed. However, depending upon the number of students bringing their own machines, it may be necessary for 2 students to share a machine we provide.

Audience Level Understanding of the basic use of eQUEST and some previous experience with the software is required (or familiarity with modeling programs such as DOE-2). Also, a basic level of familiarity with building envelope, mechanical systems, and lighting is needed.
Agenda
  • 9:00 am Introduction and Demonstration of eQUEST's Detailed Interface
  • 9:30 am Basic Modeling Procedures using eQUEST's Detailed Interface, by attendee requests
    • constructions & glass types
    • shading
    • schedules
    • HVAC assignments
  • 10:45 am Additional modeling topics using eQUEST's Detailed Interface, by attendee requests
    • daylighting
    • HVAC sizing
    • demand controlled ventilation
    • central plant control
    • other air-side & water-side issues and technologies
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm Expressions, Parametric Runs, & Reporting
  • 2:00 pm Introduction to Title 24 and Savings By Design Analysis using eQUEST's Detailed Interface
  • 3:00 pm Detailed eQUEST/DOE-2 (SIM) Reports and Hourly Reporting
  • 4:00 pm Quality Control Procedures
  • 4:30 pm Instruction Concludes
Instructor(s) Marlin Addison
Marlin S. Addison is Principal of M.S. Addison and Associates, Tempe, Arizona, and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Building Energy Simulation Lab at Arizona State University. Mr. Addison is recognized nationally as a leading expert in the U.S. in the professional use of computerized energy and economic analysis. He has 25 years of experience designing and evaluating residential, commercial, and industrial facilities using detailed energy-use simulation methods. He has presented more than 200 professional seminars on detailed simulation methods and economic analysis. 

Over the last ten years, Mr. Addison has worked closely with J.J. Hirsch and Associates in continuing development, support, and training for PowerDOE(tm), U.S. DOE's, and EPRI's update for to DOE-2 and more recently, eQUEST(tm), the State of California's advanced version of PowerDOE, sponsored by California's Energy Design Resources program. During his career, Mr. Addison has provided detailed energy simulation services for some of the nation's most notable showcase sustainable building projects, including the National Audubon Society Headquarters in New York City, the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., and the Natural Resources Defense Council office in Santa Monica, California.

Resources N/A
Cost No fee for this program
Credits AIA: 0 (HSW/SD)

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Location: 
San Francisco--PEC