Training of energy efficiency simulation software – DesignBuilder and establishment of baseline for energy efficient building design

Client: GIZ-IDEA, Afghanistan

The objective of the project was to provide training on building energy simulation software (DesignBuilder) to senior engineers and professionals of relevant organizations and establish the energy baseline for two representative buildings in Afghanistan.

ITPI carried out design and delivery of 7-day training programme including class-room lectures, site visits and group assignments. Scope of services provided by ITPI included- training needs assessment, training design, preparation of training material, training delivery, training evaluation and training report. Further, energy simulation was done for two representative upcoming commercial buildings on the basis of building designs provided by the architects. Building model was created in the DesignBuilder software and energy baseline was established for these buildings. The resulting energy baseline will be considered as the parameter against which the new office buildings in Afghanistan can be assessed for energy efficiency.