Many know TRACE™ 700 software as the benchmark complete load, system, energy and economic analysis program that compares the energy and economic impact of such building alternatives as architectural features, HVAC systems, building utilization or scheduling and economic options. TRACE™ 700 is tested in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 140, “Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs,” and it meets the requirements for simulation software set by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007/2010 and LEED.
Trane C.D.S. offers an 8-hour class discussing how to utilize TRACE™ 700 for LEED Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1 analyses through the Performance Rating Method detailed in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007/2010. After attending you will be able to:
- Summarize United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the LEEDv3 and LEEDv4 programs
- Identify various credits available through the LEED for New Construction rating system and how TRACE can aid in achieving various points
- Summarize goals of ASHRAE Standard 90.1
- Summarize details of HVAC related areas of ASHRAE Standard 90.1
- Summarize details of Appendix G – Performance Rating Method
- ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requirements and how they relate to TRACE™ 700
- Build a baseline building to satisfy LEED EAc1 through in-class exercises
- Define an unmet hours and understand how to reduce/eliminate them
- Understand LEED Automation and LEED submittals
The class is designed for advanced users.
Prerequisites: You must hold a valid license for the software.
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Participants are expected to have previously attended TRACE 700 Load and TRACE 700 Energy & Economics courses prior to attending this course. If not, those taking the course should understand how to perform basic functions such as navigation, creating templates, creating custom library values, program methodology, and how to interpret results.