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East Midlands: Extracting the Maximum Value from Energy Modelling

07 November 2017 13:00 - 18:00

RT0.25, School of Architecture, Loughborough University,

LE11 3TU,


CPD Hours
Many of us create building energy models used solely to demonstrate compliance with Part L or to produce the EPC at the end of construction.

Have you ever stopped to consider that your certification model could give you so much more than simple compliance, potentially significant leveraging the work you’ve already put into developing the model and maximising the return on investment for your modelling time?

This CPD session will introduce you to the process of creating a simple SBEM or DSM “compliance” model using Design Builder software, and then show you how you can use that same model to run a range of “added value” calculations, such as: calculate heating and cooling loads for plant and emitter sizing; run calculations to de-risk overheating using the CIBSE TM52 and TM59 methods; optimise the building shading strategy to minimise winter heating without increasing cooling loads; run thermal and day lighting simulations to generate credits for schemes such as BREEAM and LEED.

These are just a few examples of the kind of extra value you can easily extract from the model you’ve already taken the time to complete, potentially opening up new revenue streams and adding some diversity and technical interest to your client offering.
Attendees will receive a free 30-day Design Builder licence and will need their own laptop if they want to follow along with the trainer.

Speaker: David Cocking, Director at Design Builder. MSc CEng MCIBSE MASHRAE

For more information or to register for this event please contact Paul Mercer at

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This event is a collaboration between the CIBSE East Midlands Region and the CIBSE Building Simulation Group.