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ASHRAE Certifying Energy Modelers

Beginning in January 2010, building energy modelers will be able to take an exam and become certified energy modelers. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), together with the International Building Performance Simulation Association and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, has developed the exam to test modelers’ abilities to choose, use, and interpret the results of energy modeling software.

According to ASHRAE’s test preparation guide, the exam will cover a wide range of topics divided into four categories: determining the scope of a model; modeling components of buildings and energy systems; applications of energy models in the design process; and interpreting results. More information is available at

Published October 30, 2009

Wendt, A. (2009, October 30). ASHRAE Certifying Energy Modelers. Retrieved from

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