Stroma Certification offers free taster CPDs for DesignBuilder’s highly efficient SBEM and DSM modeling software. DesignBuilder is a state-of-the-art tool which simplifies the building simulation process. It allows assessors to rapidly build models and compare energy, carbon, lighting and comfort performance.
Interested parties can then progress to a full day training course. Learn how to use the key features of DesignBuilder software in a day, enabling you to complete your certification work in a fraction of the time.
This free half-day workshop will introduce you to the most important aspects of the software. You don’t need any prior experience of DesignBuilder! After a quick tour of the software you can easily create a relatively complex building model in minutes.
Energy Assessors must undertake approved training in the software tool they wish to use to produce EPCs. This course includes free use of all DesignBuilder modules for one month (EnergyPlus dynamic simulation, CFD, Radiance Daylighting and Detailed HVAC).
The DesignBuilder 1-day SBEM course is designed to teach energy assessors how to use DesignBuilder SBEM to produce EPCs and BRUKL documentation. It is also suitable for non-accredited personnel producing BRUKL documentation, providing they are familiar with SBEM and the associated NCM modelling requirements and conventions
DesignBuilder significantly reduces modeling time compared to free software tools like iSBEM. The bigger and more complex the building, the greater the saving. DesignBuilder’s 3D graphic modeller and intuitive data entry method is also a pleasure to use. QA-checking of the energy model is made easy by the graphical nature of the software and the way that data is inputted and managed. This saves time and reduces the risk of audit failure.
Since the payback time on a DesignBuilder software licence is quite short due to the modeling efficiency savings, we appreciate that there may be a cost hurdle to NDEAs facing increasingly tight margins. DesignBuilder operates a pay-as-you-go pricing model and higher volume users can also access competitively priced full licences and assessor packages.
Please complete the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest in taking a DesignBuilder course.
To enable the DesignBuilder training to be completed in a single day, applicants must complete a set of basic geometry tutorials before attending the course. The tutorials will take around five hours to complete.
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