PGE - eQuest Software Training for Engineers and Energy Professionals - Introduction

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Also Offered February 16 (Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Francisco--PEC
April 25 (Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Francisco--PEC
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.

eQUEST provides a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use building energy analysis tool. eQUEST was designed to allow the user to perform detailed analysis of today's state-of-the-art building design technologies using sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive experience in the "art" of building performance modeling. In this introductory session we will describe how to use Wizards + Graphics to build a model and revise it as the design develops.

Attendees will receive a copy of eQUEST plus a training workbook and other reference materials on CD. Attendees must bring their own computer to use in the training class. Power will be available on-site. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you will be borrowing a notebook computer from your employer, ensure that you have the necessary permissions to allow you to install software on it (i.e., admin privileges). Ideally, to avoid any permissions problems, you should install eQUEST prior to our event. Download eQUEST at and install it following the attached instructions.

Audience Level Architects and engineers interested in a simple-to-use energy modeling tool. Basic level of familiarity with building envelope, mechanical systems, and lighting is required.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Introduction and Demonstration of eQUEST's Wizards
  • 9:45 a.m. - Schematic Design Wizard Modeling Procedures
  • 11:15 a.m. - Energy Efficiency Measures Wizard Modeling Procedures
  • 11:45 a.m. - eQUEST Graphical Reports
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch break
  • 1:00 p.m. - Design Development Wizard Modeling Procedures
  • 2:00 p.m. - Using DWG files with eQUEST
  • 2:30 p.m. - Energy Efficiency Measure (EEM) Run Reporting
  • 3:15 p.m. - Introduction to Automated Title 24 and Savings By Design Analysis using eQUEST's Wizards
  • 4:30 p.m. - 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 EDR Software & Tools: eQUEST®
PG&E Resource: Large Business Energy Management Solutions and Incentives: Solutions designed for your industry segment.
PG&E Resource: Small and Medium Business Energy Management Solutions and Incentives
PG&E Third Party Incentive Programs
Cost No fee for this program
Credits AIA: 0 (HSW)

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