Improving the Building Energy Modeling Experience with Open-Source Tools

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

May 1st, 2024 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. MT




Idaho Water Center - Room #150

322 E. Front Street Boise, ID 83702




Parking is available underneath the building or in the adjacent parking garage.

The first hour of parking is free, each subsequent hour is $1.00.




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Current building energy modeling tools offer unprecedented opportunities for developing custom workflows and integrations with general-purpose programming languages. However, these tools can be intimidating to modelers without extensive programming experience. This talk will explore one modeler's experience integrating programming into building energy modeling practice, and demystifying the open-source tools and resources to get started expanding your modeling capabilities.


Eric Ringold

Eric is a Researcher in the Communities and Urban Science Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) currently developing and using building energy simulation tools to evaluate the energy use of the United States commercial building stock. Prior to joining NREL, Eric has over a decade of experience in commercial building energy efficiency consulting in Portland, NYC, Denver and Oakland, modeling new and existing buildings of all types to meet local code, green building certifications and client efficiency goals. He enjoys finding ways to leverage software to enhance the production of building energy models.