BSD370

Introduction to the fundamentals of building performance modeling. Topics include an overview of building thermal design issues, methods of predicting energy consumption, integration of energy modeling tools with the building information model, and the application of building performance analysis during the design phase. Emphasis placed on the use of contemporary computer-based building simulation tools to improve building performance. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BSD332 or BSD334. Spring Only.