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Building Information Modeling for Energy Analysis

A simplified information modeling workflow to interoperate with energy modeling applications

This introductory course will provide you with an outlook on the landscape of information technology gaps between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Energy Modeling (BEM) while interfacing with Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The Trailloop educational program developed a roadmap to bridge the information divide using a data exchange framework. The information modeling workflow provides a robust integration to overcome data translation pitfalls and explores interoperability scenarios between applications.


Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Jean Carriere
Jean Carriere

Jean Carrière works with designers to implement a workflow for dynamic building performance modelling and energy simulation. As an entrepreneur, he pioneered a framework for exchanging building information modelling data with energy modeling applications. He has taught the building modelling workflow in post-secondary institutions, industry workshops, and international conferences.

He is the Founder and CEO of Trailloop, a Certified Engineering Technologist, and a technical advisory board member for buildingSMART Canada. His background is in architectural technology and building science with focus on passive buildings. He is driven by a purpose to accelerate the transition to a sustainable built-environment.


Frequently Asked Questions


How can I get started right away?
You can enroll in this online training course to learn the fundamentals of modeling techniques. Signing up will also add you to our newsletter where you will be the first to know about new developments.
We have BIM workflow, how does this fit in?
The modeling workflow can be integrated as part of the design process. Building energy modeling information is layered on elements such as walls and spaces and synchronized with the analytical model. The building energy model becomes a view within the federated building information model project.

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