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HVAC Loads Sizing

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This month’s Lunch N Learn is for a beginner/intermediate IESVE user and will use various IESVE tools in the process of HVAC loads sizing using the ASHRAE Heat Balance Method. Example model(s) and supplementary content will be provided:

  • Forgotten Envelope Characteristics
    • Thermal Mass
    • Longwave and Shortwave SHGC
  • Internal Gains, Schedules and Diversity
  • Minimum Ventilation Requirements
  • HVAC System Selection and Setup
  • Room/Zone Sizing
  • HVAC Sizing and Energy Simulation Integration
  • Introduction to the HVAC Sizing Process
  • Design Day Weather Data
  • Zoning for HVAC System Sizing
  • Solar Shading
  • Reports and Results Analysis
  • System/Plant Sizing

Note: This training course is introductory, and intended for users already somewhat familiar with the ModelIT.


Your Instructor


Liam Buckley
Liam Buckley

Liam is the Vice-President of IES West Coast Division of North America and manages the software, training and consulting for IES in that region. Liam has a Bachelors Degree in Building Services Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology and Masters Degree in Sustainable Energy from Brunel University in London. Liam is a Chartered Engineer and is an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP).


Class Curriculum


  HVAC Loads Sizing
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