National Building Science Corporation

     1220 Rosecrans Street  #119

    San Diego, CA  92106-2674

    Phone (951) 265-1501

         

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WUFI Plus Workshops -

WUFI Plus:       

WUFI Plus is a whole building simulation model that solves for the heat and moisture balances in buildings.  It solves all the wall, roof and basement (simplified for basements) components and the indoor conditions with different heat and air conditioning approaches.

The advantage for all the existing WUFI users is that it employs the same structure we have used so far for the 1-D.  Users can become whole building energy and moisture experts at the same time. 

Background:  The hygrothermal behaviour of a building component that is exposed to weather is an important aspect of the overall performance of a building. Today the hygric transport phenomena through a building envelope are well understood and a realistic assessment of all relevant effects can be carried out by one of the numerous models and computer programs, that have been developed in different countries over the last years. The calculation of the hygrothermal performance of a part of the envelope is state-of-the-art, but until now the total behaviour of the actual whole building is not accounted for. Its importance is increasing as modern dwellings become more airtight and show elevated indoor humidity levels.

WUFI Plus is a new holistic model that takes into account the main hygrothermal effects, like moisture sources and sinks inside a room, moisture input from the envelope due to capillary action, diffusion and vapour ab-/desorption as a response to the exterior and interior climate conditions, heat source and sinks inside the room, heat input from the envelope, the solar energy input through walls and windows and hygrothermal sources and sinks due to natural or mechanical ventilation will be presented. Beside the theoretical background, several practical applications will be shown.

     Prerequisite:  WUFI Pro workshop or equivalent experience.    

   ANNUAL WORKSHOP:  WUFI Plus

April 30 - May 1, 2014:  Napa, CA  94559

Prerequisite is to have attended a WUFI workshop or equivalent experience, regular user of WUFI.

If we have enough people commit, we will hold this workshop.  Please fill out the survey on the following link to and e-mail it back to jackiebh@section08.com to let us know if you would attend.  The workshop will not be scheduled unless we have enough people to attend, so please be sure to return the survey.

WUFI Plus Survey/RSVP
 

Cost for the 2-day workshop including lunches and a.m. and p.m. breaks:  $945.

WUFI®-Plus Workshop - April 30 - May 1, 2014

 

Tentative Agenda

 

April 30

09:30 – 09:45 h      Welcome, introduction (installing WUFI®-Plus)

09:45 – 10:30 h      Why is there a need for a Plus in WUFI®?

                               Coffee break (15 min.)

10:45 – 11:30 h      No hands-on software demonstration

11:30 – 12:00 h      Fundamentals of WUFI®-Plus with hands-on I

12:00 – 13:00 h      Lunch 13:30 – 15:00 h          Fundamentals of WUFI®-Plus with hands-on II

                               Coffee break (15 min.)

15:15 – 16:30 h      WUFI®-Plus project work I

16:30 – 17:00 h      Validation of WUFI®-Plus

 

May 1
09:00 – 10:00 h      Application examples of WUFI®-Plus

10:00 – 12:00 h      Advanced features of WUFI®-Plus

                               3-D building edit

                               Multi-zone models and airflow

                               Coffee break (15 min.)

12:00 – 13:00 h      Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 h      WUFI®-Plus project work II

                               Coffee break (15 min.)

15:15 – 17:00 h      Results evaluation, WUFI®-Plus project work II, Presentation and discussion of Project Work

* You will be notified promptly of any cancellations or schedule changes.  If a program is cancelled or postponed we will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.  Refunds of registration fees, when cancelled by the registrant, are 90% refundable if notice is given via fax or e-mail prior to 30 days before the workshop.Text Box: * You will be notified promptly of any cancellations or schedule changes.  If a program is cancelled or postponed we will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.  Refunds of registration fees, when cancelled by the registrant, are 90% refundable if notice is given via fax or e-mail by March 9, 2010. 
 
 

     Reviews of first WUFI Plus training:

“This breaks new ground for energy, IAQ & Building Envelope studies.  Practitioners who are not using WUFI Plus will end up relegated to being ‘also rans’.” – Roger Morse, Morse Zehnter Associates

  “A valuable robust tool matches with first rate instruction.” – Lee Durston, BCRA Design

 “The new WUFI Plus software is a great analytical tool for engineers and architects. Expanding on the detailed capabilities and ease-of-use from WUFI Pro, Hartwig, Achilles and Andreas have exceeded expectations again….The 2-day WUFI Plus course was well done: demonstrating not only by  hands-on examples, but also providing thorough validation and background information needed to understand its capabilities.  I highly recommend this course for advanced users of WUFI wanting to take their skills to the next level.” -- Rick Duncan

Questions about the workshops?  E-mail WUFI@section08.com

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