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eDesign Suite Software Training Courses

New for 2014! GBCI CMP Credits available for the "Energy Modeling for LEED® Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1" and "Advanced Modeling Techniques for HVAC Systems" classes.
eDesign Suite Training Class Schedule
LocationLoad Calculation for Commercial BuildingsEnergy Simulation for Commercial BuildingsEnergy Modeling for LEED® Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1Advanced Modeling Techniques for HVAC SystemsEngineering
Programs Covered in this ClassHAP, System Design LoadHAPHAPHAPEngr. Economic AnalysisBlock Load
2015 Classes
Chicago, ILJan 7Jan 8N/AN/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis, MNJan 12
Jan 13
Jan 14
N/AJan 15
Baltimore, MDJan 20N/AJan 21Jan 22Jan 23
Indianapolis, INFeb 2Feb 3Feb 4N/AN/AN/A
Raleigh, NCMar 17Mar 18N/AMar 19N/AN/A
This schedule is current as of 12 January 2015. Items marked in RED have been added or updated since 1 January 2015. Additional classes for 2015 are being scheduled now, please check back again.


Hands-on training is available for certain eDesign Suite programs. These modules are offered periodically on a regional basis to existing eDesign users, as well as new and prospective licensees. Tuition for these training modules is not included in the eDesign license fees. Standard courses are available for HAP, System Design Loads, Engineering Economic Analysis and Block Load.

Course Details

  • Load Calculation for Commercial Buildings:
    • Tuition - $300 US
    • Schedule: Full day (lunch included) (0.7 CEU's)
    • This hands-on course covers cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings using load calculation software. Students learn the fundamentals of design weather data, scheduling of loads, defining building parameters, and modeling various air system and plant types. Completion of the load calculation workshops is mandatory. The class manual furnished to each student includes detailed workshops for defining Single Zone Constant Volume, Variable Air Volume and Terminal air systems as part of the course. Students who complete this course are able to calculate heating and cooling loads for commercial buildings in order to properly size the HVAC system.
  • Energy Simulation for Commercial Buildings:
    • Tuition - $300 US
    • Schedule: Full day (lunch included) (0.7 CEU's)
    • This course focuses on the process required to perform whole building energy simulations and operating cost calculations using energy calculation software. Students are required to complete workshops involving in-depth understanding and hands-on modeling of simulation weather data, energy profiles, air systems, plant performance and utility rates. The class manual distributed to each student includes the detailed workshops which also include boiler, chiller, cooling tower, and air system configuration examples. Students who complete this course are able to perform energy simulations and operating cost analysis for commercial building systems.
  • Energy Modeling for LEED® Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1:
    • Tuition - $300 US
    • Schedule: Full day (lunch included) (0.7 CEU's)
    • This intense 1 day class focuses on the LEED® EA credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance process utilizing energy calculation software. Advanced simulation techniques are applied to the Performance Rating Method for whole building energy simulation per ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 2007 requirements. Training covers in-depth, hands-on application of baseline and proposed building energy analysis and includes development of creative HVAC system alternatives for more LEED-Building Design & Construction points including the latest LEED 2009 requirements. Students who complete this course have the ability to run simulation software for analyzing baseline versus proposed building models for LEED Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance.
  • Advanced Modeling Techniques for HVAC Systems
    • Tuition - $300 US
    • Schedule: Full day (lunch included) (0.7 CEU's)
    • In this full day workshop-based class, Students configure a series of advanced modeling scenarios for HVAC systems. Included are workshops covering the process of eliminating LEED unmet hours, optimizing the ventilation system design for a multiple-zone application using the ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 (2007) Ventilation Rate Procedure, configuring a 100% OA (DOAS) VAV air system for a laboratory, a 100% OA VAV air system, a stand-alone constant volume 100% OA system, and new VRF system modeling. Also included are workshops on modeling of an air system that preheats with waste heat, heating systems with passive cooling, and a common boiler serving both domestic hot water and perimeter heating. Finally, workshops that cover merging collaborative projects, configuring an unconditioned space for LEED, enhancing productivity with computer Wizards, and modeling district heating and cooling for LEED EA Cr-1 analysis are also included.
    • Students who complete this course have the ability to configure and model all the advanced HVAC scenarios mentioned here utilizing computer simulation software.
  • Engineering Economic Analysis Training:
    • Tuition - $150 US
    • Schedule:1/2 Day (0.4 CEU's)
      8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (AM sessions)
      1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PM sessions)
    • Hands-on session covering the basic operation of the Engineering Economic Analysis program. This session is devoted to comparing the lifecycle economics of alternative designs for commercial HVAC systems. Attendees will learn how to apply the program for four types of economic analysis - (1) simple payback, (2) simple cash flow, (3) private sector lifecycle, (4) public sector lifecycle.
  • Block Load Basic Training:
    • Tuition - $150 US
    • Schedule: 1/2 Day (0.4 CEU's)
      8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (AM sessions)
      1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PM sessions)
    • Hands-on session covering the basic operation of the Block Load Program. Each student will learn how to use the program by completing several simple project exercises, including definition and input of design weather data, construction materials and HVAC system parameters, interpretation of load calculation reports, and how to determine HVAC equipment size.
Additional engineering training is available from theCarrier University Training Center.

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Enroll on-line using our new registration process through RegOnline. To access the registration pages for each class, click on the date for the desired location/class in the table above. If the link is not active, please check back again as we are working to create the registrations for each location. You will receive e-mail notifation when each class you register for is confirmed.

Students are expected to bring their own laptop computer. Please ensure the most recent program version is loaded for the seminar you are attending prior to the class. Computers are NOT available for student use unless special arrangements are made with Software Systems at the time of registration. Note, the number of computers for this type of arrangement is limited.
Download Adobe Acrobat eDesign Suite Training Forms are provided in Adobe Acrobat™ format. Download the latest reader by clicking on the icon to the left.
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Earn CEU Credits for eDesign Suite Software Training
eDesign training is conducted by Carrier University instructors and the programs have been reviewed by Carrier University for compliance to the ANSI / IACET Standard 1-2007. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Carrier University offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Many states with self-reporting accept IACET approved classes for Professional Engineering Continuing education credit. Check with your state Licensing Board if you have a question. Carrier University is also an approved education provider in Florida, North Carolina and New York. CEU’s may be converted to PDH’s by multiplying by 10.

Under the new GBCI 2102 rules for maintaining LEED accreditation the Energy Modeling for LEED® Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1, and Advanced Modeling Techniques for HVAC Systems course may count toward meeting CMP continuing education under the educational category. The number of hours you will be able to claim depend on your specialty and your previously claimed educational credits.
Course Learning Outcomes
As part of the eDesign Suite software training, each student will learn how to use the program by completing several simple project exercises. These exercises are intended to confirm the student's ability to understand the course learning outcomes.
International Association For Continuing Education and Training
Carrier University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the Carrier University has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, Carrier University is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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