National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

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EnergyPlus and DesignBuilder Workshops

Hosted by CESI at Newcastle University London Campus in partnership with DesignBuilder Software and BigLadder Software, this 3-day event provides 2 days of dedicated EnergyPlus training followed by 1 day of hands on experience of DesignBuilder.

Date/Time: Weds 20 November to Fri 22 November 2019, 08:30-17:30

Venue: Newcastle University London Campus, 102 Middlesex St, London E1 7EZ

EnergyPlus for Practitioners

20-21 November 2019, 08:30-17:30

This two-day workshop focuses on the needs of the energy modeling practitioner in order to get you up to speed and highly productive with EnergyPlus as quickly as possible, using demonstration and hands-on exercises throughout. By the end of the workshop, you should be comfortable with creating, running, and debugging EnergyPlus models.  The workshop includes:

  • The fundamentals of EnergyPlus such as geometry and internal loads
  • Advanced topics such as HVAC systems and controls
  • Guidance on EnergyPlus syntax, input/output files, documentation, and essential software tools including the Euclid extension for SketchUp.

Using DesignBuilder to Maximise EnergyPlus Productivity

22 November 2019, 08:30-17:30

This one-day workshop will show you how DesignBuilder can be used to significantly speed up the process of creating models to simulate using EnergyPlus.  The workshop will include:

  • Introduction to DesignBuilder
  • Quickly re-creating the EnergyPlus model: Geometric operations and efficient model data input
  • Running simulations
  • Exporting IDF data to modify outside DesignBuilder (EnergyPlus experience is recommended for this session)
  • Introduction to the DesignBuilder EMS

No prior experience with DesignBuilder is necessary, and a free 30-day trial license can be used during the course.


Spaces are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis, so we would advise booking early to avoid disappointment. For more information or to book your place please click here.

Energyplus, Designbuilder, NewcastleUniversity, CESI logos
EnergyPlus, DesignBuilder, Newcastle University & CESI logos