Bridging the Gap

New & Exclusive Online Training Course

Bridging the Gap: Transitioning from Building Energy Modelling to In-Use Monitoring

In today's rapidly evolving building industry, energy and resource efficiency have never been more critical. Data-driven monitoring is the next frontier, offering real-time insights, carbon/cost reductions, and improved comfort.

Are you a seasoned building energy modeller looking to expand your skill-set and stay at the forefront of building performance analysis? This comprehensive training series, "Bridging the Gap", is designed to help you make the transition from a traditional building energy modelling background to the dynamic world of in-use monitoring. Ensuring that you are equipt with the knowledge and practical skills needed to excel in this emerging field.

Course Overview

This new & exclusive training course is made up of 4 sessions taking place on a weekly basis over a 4 week period, exploring different modules in the building energy monitoring field.

  • Sessions will be a blend of live online lecture style presentations, with QA opportunities and hands-on coursework exercises to complete out-of-hours from the main course lecture sessions. 
  • Access to IES' iSCAN data studio will be provided complimentary for the duration of the course, along with sample files, allowing practitioners to explore and experiment in their own time.
  • On completion of the course, attendees are eligible for 50% off of an iSCAN annual license.
  • Spaces are limited, book quickly to guarantee your place.

Course Details

Duration: 4 sessions

Time: 10am - 12:30pm GMT (including a 30 minute break)

Dates: TBC

Location: Online, MS Teams

Cost: £1,000 + VAT per person

Pre-requisite: An interest in Building Data, familiarity with MS Excel 


Session 1

  • Course Intro/Overview
  • In-Use vs Design based Workflows
  • Timeseries Analysis
  • Data Sources
  • BMS Connections & Logging

Session 2

  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Quality & Sense Checks
  • Data Healing & Cleansing
  • Naming & Tagging

Session 3

  • Smart Buildings
  • Metering
  • Measurement & Verification (M&V)
  • Weather

Session 4

  • Fault Detection & Diagnostics (FDD)
  • HVAC Modelling
  • BMS Analytics

Key Learning Objectives

Understanding the Fundamentals

Gain a strong foundation in building energy monitoring, including its importance, principles, and applications in sustainable building design and operation.

Data Collection and Sensors

Learn how to specify and integrate with sensors and meters to collect accurate and meaningful data for analysis.

Energy Management Platforms

Master the use of energy management platforms to visualise and analyse data, identify energy-saving opportunities, and monitor/track building performance over time.

Integration with Building Systems

Explore the integration of building energy monitoring with automation and HVAC systems to optimise energy consumption.

Data Analysis and Interpretation

Develop the skills to interpret data trends, identify anomalies, and make data-driven decisions to improve building performance.

Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Discover effective strategies for detecting and addressing issues through fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) and proactive maintenance.

Compliance and Reporting

An overview of the evolving regulatory landscape and how monitoring based solutions are becoming more mainstream.

Case Studies and Best Practices

Gain insights from real-world case studies and best practices to apply industry knowledge in practical scenarios.

Your Expert Instructor

Mark Gifford

Associate Director, Energy Services at IES

Mark has 20 years industry experience. He specialises in Energy Services, Monitoring Based Commissioning, Data Analytics and Measurement & Verification (M&V) and leads a specialist team of engineering consultants whose primary focus is Building Performance Optimisation projects via integration with smart metering and BMS controls data. Mark is a Chartered Engineer CEng MCIBSE, Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) and LEED AP. Mark has been the recipient of various industry awards throughout his career including Consulting Specifying Engineer 40-Under-40 winner (2013) and two CIBSE Building Performance Award wins in 2016 + 2020.

Who Should Attend?

Building energy modellers seeking to expand their skill set and stay competitive in the industry.

Architects, engineers, facility managers, and sustainability professionals interested in harnessing the power of building energy monitoring and data analytics.

Anyone looking to contribute to energy efficiency, cost savings, and sustainability in the built environment.

Why Choose Us?

Expert Instructors: Learn from industry experts with hands-on experience in building energy monitoring.

Practical Skills: Acquire the skills you need to make a meaningful impact on building energy efficiency and sustainability.

Career Advancement: Position yourself for career growth and opportunities in a rapidly evolving field.

Book Your Space

Enrol now and be part of the decarbonisation solution for a more energy-efficient and sustainable built environment.

Spaces are limited, book quickly to guarantee your place.

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Got a question?

If you have a question about our Bridging the Gap training series, please contact our team.