OpenStudio Launch Pad

Live Webinars
28 Feb - 3 March

What's Included?

  • 2 Live Webinars (~5 Hours Total)
  • 2 Lecture Slide PDFs (5 Lectures Total)
  • 6 Reference Handout PDFs
  • 5 Hands-On "Homework" Exercises
  • 2 Practice Quizzes
  • 2 Graded Exams
  • Certificate of Completion
This workshop aims to quickly launch you into the world of the OpenStudio graphical user interface for EnergyPlus. We cover the major features and capabilities of the interface including creating and editing geometry using the full OpenStudio extension for SketchUp, managing space types and internal loads, and configuring HVAC systems and controls. (OpenStudio measure writing is not covered.) Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout. 

Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required. You are welcome to register for this workshop separately from our other EnergyPlus and OpenStudio workshops.
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Workshop Format

All of our workshops are designed for in-person training and are split almost 50/50 between time in lectures and demonstrations vs time in exercises. The training format will use multiple webinar sessions via Zoom, each lasting 2.5-3 hours to cover the lectures and demonstrations. All webinar sessions will be live only -- webinar recordings will not be available for re-viewing.

 In between webinar sessions, we will assign hands-on exercises as "homework" to practice the topics covered in webinars. We will provide input files and instructions for these homework exercises, and attendees are welcome to ask as many questions as they like related to all training material.
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Live Webinar Schedule

Webinar 1 2
Date Tuesday, 28 FebFriday, 3 March
(Mountain Time Zone,

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

9:30 AM - 12 PM
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Software Requirements

The workshop is most effective if each participant has their own laptop computer to perform the hands-on exercises.
This workshop was designed for Windows 7 & Windows 10 users because the OpenStudio application WILL NOT WORK on Windows 11 or newer operating systems. Mac users can still complete the workshop, but should have access to a Windows operating system through Boot Camp or a virtual machine to access all features discussed.
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Meet the instructor

Aaron Boranian

Aaron Boranian is the lead instructor at Big Ladder Software. He has been developing our training material and delivering workshops for over 7 years. In that time, he has taught more than 750 students across over 75 workshops on building energy modeling in the US and internationally.


"Keep rocking with trainings, Aaron! Super clear, attentive, and effective. I really appreciate the well-organized format of the trainings, making the comprehensive modeling environments / procedures of OpenStudio and EnergyPlus really approachable."
Imma Dela Cruz
Energy and Equity Specialist
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