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Modeling Natural Ventilation in Buildings

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This training course discusses how to model natural ventilation in buildings. The instructor will use example modeling procedures and techniques for the various:

  • Climate Analysis for Natural Ventilation Potential
  • Early conceptual modeling for natural ventilation
  • Recommendations for a whole-building model setup
  • Bulk airflow modeling with MacroFlo
  • Operable Window Controls
  • Recommended adjustments to fully-conditioned zones
  • Modeling Various Natural Ventilation Strategies
  • Thermal Comfort Assessments (post simulation)
  • Analysis of Occupant Relative Productivity
  • CFD airflow modeling with Microflo
  • Additional CFD Thermal Comfort Assessments

Note: This training course is intended for users already somewhat familiar with the ModelIT and Apache applications within the Virtual Environment.


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


  Modeling Natural Ventilation in Buildings
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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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