Building Energy Modeling and Simulation for LEED Canada Projects (1.2 CEUs)

Venue: Best Western Abercorn Inn

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 24, 2013 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Jan 25, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
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The objective of the course is to introduce you to the development of the energy model for LEED projects and being able to create a full model for LEED submission and being able to fill in the LEED EA credit templates.
  Also, being able to assist HVAC and architectural design teams to optimize their design for the best energy and cost options. The modeling software used for this course will be EE4.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand details of Energy Modeling for LEED projects
  • Overview of different LEED standards, like MNECB 1997, ASHRAE 90.1-2007 and ASHRAE 62.1-2007
  • Understand how to translate the building design to develop an energy model
  • Being able to run different design options for HVAC, electrical and architectural systems to do parametric energy simulations to optimize the design
  • Complete energy modeling in EE4 software and being able to handle the energy modeling projects independently
  • Being able to do the cost and energy savings analysis for design optimization
  • Learn how to calculate energy savings and perform simple payback analysis and lifecycle cost evaluations.
  • Being able to fill in the LEED templates related to EAp2 and EAc1

Target Audience:
Engineers, Technologists, Technicians, Architects, Consultants, Facility Operators, etc.

Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)

Day 1
Module 1: Overview of MNECB, ASHRAE 90.1-2007, ASHRAE 62.1-2007
Module 2: Use of EE4
Module 3: EE4 HVAC System Types
Module 4: Space Types and Zoning


Module 5: Typical Modeling Process
Module 6: Building Level Inputs
Module 7: Plant Level Inputs
Module 8: System Level Inputs
Module 9: Zone Level Inputs

Day 2
Module 10: Space Level Inputs
Module 11: Building Envelope Inputs
Module 12: Interior Lighting Inputs


Module 13: Running Simulation & Viewing Results
Module 14: Simulate Alternate Design –GSHP
Module 15: Special Topics
Module 16: Using EE4 for LEED 2009 modeling
Module 17: Lessons Learned
    Special Features
EE4 Software (free to download)

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the current Green Building Standards
  • Understand LEED Energy & Atmosphere credit system
  • Become able to develop an energy model from start to finish
  • Implement state of the art energy efficiency measures for your LEED projects
  • Implement cost effective measures to meet LEED targets
  • Be able to do energy simulations for evaluating design options
Instructor Ali Syed, MASc, P.Eng., LEED AP, CEM
Ali is a Senior Energy Management Project Advisor at Hemisphere Engineering. He is responsible for energy efficient and green HVAC engineering design, calculations and system energy analysis.   Ali brings an extensive background in energy modeling and energy management to every project he undertakes. He has facilitated the energy efficient and green architectural, electrical and mechanical design of numerous facilities by working integrally with the design team and providing expert energy consumption and energy cost analysis of different design options. He has also administered energy analysis of numerous LEED buildings is well versed in many energy analysis software tools. His experience also includes the energy retrofit analysis of the existing facilities.

Achievements in the field:

  • 2011 Young International Energy Professional of the Year by Association of Energy Engineers
  • 2010 Recipient of the Legend in Energy Award by Association of Energy Engineers
  • ‘ASHRAE Top 5 New Faces on Engineering’ for 2009
  • Honored at ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago 2009 for pioneering research work in wind-turbines and photovoltaic systems
  • Featured in USA Today during National Engineers Week-February 2009
  • Ranked among The 50 Most-Frequently Read Articles for a journal paper published in the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society - June 2008
  • Awarded with a letter appreciation from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for finding a bug in the ‘Extended Care’ module of the EE-4 pre-screening tool - January 2008

Ali is a member of the following Associations:

  • APEGA The Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta
  • ASHRAE –American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • AEE –Association of Energy Engineers
  • IBPSA International Building Performance Simulation Association –Canada Membership
  • CaGBC Canada Green Building Council
  • USGBC US Green Building Council


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