EnergyPlus Roadshow

EnergyPlus Roadshow Training

An Introduction to EnergyPlus through Open Studio

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists –


Coeur d'Alene - Date and Time:

November 11, 2016 – 08:00 to 5:00 p.m. MT

Idaho Falls - Date and Time:

November 18, 2016 – 08:00 to 5:00 p.m. MT


Coeur d'Alene, Harbor Center, Room 240B, 1031 N. Academic Way
Idaho Falls, CAES, Teton Room 995 University Blvd


Live Presentation


What is EnergyPlus?
EnergyPlus is one of the most established and comprehensive building energy simulation programs. It can be used to model the energy consumption for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, plug loads and process loads. This makes EnergyPlus great for making design decisions and sizing equipment.
What is OpenStudio?
OpenStudio is a front-end for EnergyPlus that enables parametric analysis of design features. This allows the user to estimate energy efficiency measure impacts and payback periods.


Damon Woods is a PhD candidate at the University of Idaho in mechanical engineering. His research focus is on model predictive control and demand-side management of radiant systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University and a master’s in the same subject from Boise State University. Damon has been working as a research assistant at U of I’s Integrated Design Lab for the last three years while pursuing his doctorate.