Course Descriptions

C.D.S. Software Training

Training is offered in La Crosse, Wis., several times a year at the Reuben Trane Training and Development Center. Can't make it to La Crosse? We'll come to you! Contact us for on-site training at your facility. We also provide training at Trane sales offices nationwide.

If you have questions regarding training, please contact Trane C.D.S. at cdstraining@trane.com or 608-787-3936. 

  • System Analyzer™

      System Analyzer helps you evaluate the benefits of prospective system designs, what systems might be appropriate for an initial design, or how one system-and-equipment combination performs when compared with another.

      Trane C.D.S. offers a full day of System Analyzer training. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

      • Understand program methodology
      • Perform quick energy and economic analyses
      • Create custom equipment and other library members
      • Compare design alternatives
      • Interpret output reports

      The class is designed primarily for beginning users, but advanced users will find the class useful based on tips provided by the trainer.

      Prerequisites: You must hold a valid license for the software. If you need to purchase software, take advantage of the software and training discount.

       

  • TRACE™ 700 Load Design

      TRACE 700 Load software is a separate program incorporating the load and system portion of TRACE 700. In other words, it contains the functionality of TRACE minus the energy and economic portions of the program. Use this program to complete complex building load calculations for virtually any building.

      Trane C.D.S. provides a full day of training on TRACE Load Design. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

      • Understand the program methodology
      • Model virtually any building for design calculations
      • Create and use templates to save time
      • Create multiple alternatives to model various choices
      • Create custom library values for items such as construction types, schedules, and shading
      • Share files and the explain the difference between a stand-alone and network installation
      • Understand advanced features in the program, such as modeling ASHRAE Standard 62.1, importing gbXML files, and various system types
      • Interpret results and the various output reports

      The class is designed primarily for beginning users, but advanced users will gain a better understanding of program methodology and garner tips from the trainer.

      The information in this class provides basic information critical for understanding subsequent C.D.S. TRACE courses (e.g. TRACE 700 Energy & Economics and the ASHRAE Standard 90.1/LEED Seminar).

      Prerequisites: You must hold a valid license for the software. If you need to purchase software, take advantage of the software and training discount.

      We also request that you familiarize yourself with the software by completing the tutorials in the Getting Started Guide prior to attending class. Access the Getting Started Guide from within TRACE by selecting Help > Documentation > Getting Started.

  • TRACE 700 Energy and Economics

      TRACE 700 software is the benchmark complete load, system, energy and economic analysis program that compares the energy and economic impact of such building alternatives as architectural features, HVAC systems, building utilization or scheduling and economic options.

      Trane C.D.S. provides a full day of training on TRACE Energy and Economics. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

      • Understand the program methodology
      • Model various system or equipment designs
      • Create custom library values for cooling and heating equipment
      • Create custom utility rate structures
      • Perform life-cycle cost analysis comparisons
      • Interpret results and the various output reports

      The class is designed primarily for intermediate users. The information in this class provides basic information critical for understanding subsequent C.D.S. TRACE courses (e.g. the TRACE 700, LEED, and ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the Advanced Topics courses).

      Prerequisites: You must hold a valid license for the software. If you need to purchase software, take advantage of the software and training discount.

      Participants are expected to have previously attended TRACE Load Design training, and if not, to be a proficient TRACE Load user.

  • TRACE 700, LEED®, and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007

      Did you know that TRACE 700 is tested in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 140-2007, “Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs,” and it meets the requirements for simulation software set by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 and the LEED® Green Building Rating System?

      Trane C.D.S. provides a full day of training on how to utilize TRACE 700 for LEED Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1 analyses through the Performance Rating Method detailed in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

      • Understand how the Performance Rating Method relates to LEED NCv3 EAc1
      • Model system and design alternatives for the Performance Rating Method and LEED analysis
      • Calculate the number of LEED points achieved
      • Interpret outputs

      The class is designed for advanced users.

      Prerequisites: You must hold a valid license for the software. If you need to purchase software, take advantage of the software and training discount.

      Participants are expected to have previously attended TRACE 700 Load and TRACE 700 Energy & Economics courses prior to attending this course. If not, those taking the course should understand how to perform basic functions such as navigation, creating templates, creating custom library values, program methodology, and how to interpret results.

  • TRACE 700 Advanced Topics

      In addition to the courses above, C.D.S. offers advanced TRACE 700 training. Please contact us if there is a specific topic you would like to cover.

      Prerequisites: You must hold a valid license for the software. If you need to purchase software, take advantage of the software and training discount.

      Participants are expected to have previously attended TRACE 700 Load and TRACE 700 Energy & Economics courses prior to attending this course. If not, those taking the course should understand how to perform basic functions such as navigation, creating templates, creating custom library values, program methodology, and how to interpret results.   

 

 

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