Skill set may include:
Basic energy modeling Some energy modeling programs offer a limited number of variables and provide the basic information required to meet code requirements.
Advanced energy modeling Some energy modeling programs offer a wide range of variables (including passive solar, thermal mass, thermal bridging, comfort analysis) and can provide information required to meet certain rating system requirements.
Hygrothermal modeling Some modeling programs offer the ability to model both heat and moisture flows and can provide helpful information for controlling potential moisture issues in high-performance buildings.
Can be provided by:
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HVAC engineer Licensed engineer specializing in the design of HVAC systems will be able to offer energy modeling services.
Architect Licensed architect may be able to offer energy modeling services within firm.
Building scientist Trained and/or licensed building scientist will be familiar with energy modeling programs.
Rating system provider Many rating systems offer certifications to providers who will manage the delivery of the rating program. This provider may be able to offer energy modeling services to meet the needs of the program.
Builder Design/build firms may be able to provide energy modeling services.