Stroma Certification’s Thermal Modelling Training is essential for energy assessors when calculating Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and Simplified Building Energy Models (SBEM) reports.
The four day course will enable thermal performance modellers to create calculations to recognise standards and conventions for thermal modeling. It also teaches competence in calculating thermal transmittance values (ᵠ values), temperature factors (ƒ) and elemental U-values.
Stroma Certification provides face-to-face training for prospective thermal modellers.
Heat is a PC-program for two and three-dimensional transient and steady-state heat transfer. Both HEAT 2D and HEAT 3D are validated to conform to the requirements of BS EN ISO 10211, allowing onward calculation of psi values (ᵠ) for linear thermal bridging.
2D and 3D graphical outputs of geometrical models are produced including:
HEAT software is available to purchase from Stroma Certification following course completion.
Thermal bridge software links U, ƒ and ᵠ calculations into Stroma Certification’s DCLG approved FSAP 2012 software which saves time in cross-referencing the data. FSAP 2012 is available to members of our Domestic on Construction Energy Assessment (DOCEA) certification scheme.
Thermal Modelling training is not currently referenced by a Government certification scheme. Following course completion candidates will be able to demonstrate competence in modeling construction details in commonly occurring and complex thermal bridges across many building types.
Upon completion of the Thermal Modelling training, candidates are required to submit a portfolio. Following a successful portfolio assessment the thermal modeling qualification will be awarded.