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Complex Heating, Cooling, and Heat Recovery Plant Modeling

April 18, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | Free
April BESF: Complex Heating, Cooling, and Heat Recovery Plant Modeling

April Building Energy Simulation Forum: Complex Heating, Cooling, and Heat Recovery Plant Modeling

An efficient and optimized central energy plant is integral to a high-performance building. Once the demand for mechanical heating and cooling has been minimized, design teams must look at delivering this thermal energy as efficiently as possible. This presentation will review case studies of complex hydronic plant modeling in EnergyPlus, a building energy simulation program, for a selection of projects along the West Coast. Heat pumps, custom controls, and thermal storage modeling examples will be discussed along with opportunities and challenges in the modeling workflow.

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Presentation 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Q&A 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Boxed lunches will be provided!

If you are unable to attend in person, register as a remote attendee and the phone and webinar information will be emailed to you.

About the presenter:
Lyle Keck, PE
Building Performance Consultant, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Lyle Keck leads the building performance group in AEI’s Seattle and Portland offices, with project experience in the areas of building performance simulation, building systems engineering, and high-performance building design. His experience with energy and cost analysis of building systems within hospitals, laboratories, and data centers has led to the implementation of advanced heat recovery systems, radiant heating and cooling systems, and energy conserving operational strategies. He enjoys transforming simulation output into useful graphics and metrics that support informed decision-making by project teams.


About the Energy Trust of Oregon
Energy Trust is committed to providing comprehensive, sustainable energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to those we serve.

As an independent, customer-focused nonprofit, staying true to this mission has earned us valuable credibility with customers, stakeholders and the energy industry.

Whether a small home improvement project or a large capital investment for a business, we help customers move along the path to cheaper, cleaner energy. Customers’ energy-saving and renewable power projects put money back into their pockets and grow Oregon’s clean energy economy.


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