“After taking EnergyLogic’s Sketchup class I use their take-off plug-in almost daily and I love it. Code officials and contractors have been impressed by the model!”
John Reuter, HERS Rater, National Green Building Standard Verifier
SketchUp Training for Home Energy Professionals
EnergyLogic designed scripts for SketchUp to assist home energy professionals complete rapid and accurate takeoffs. This self-paced course will take you step by step through designing a model from plans using SketchUp. Then you will use the EnergyLogic custom built scripts to create a report from the model for rapid REM/Rate input.
This is a self-paced course - once you register, you can access the course immediately! You will have 14 days from your first access of the course to complete the training.
Folks have been doing takeoffs for buildings pretty much since we scratched designs into the dirt. The state of building takeoffs has advanced a great deal since then – for most, anyway. For Energy Raters, though, most of us have been doing something with paper, spreadsheets, red pens, highlighters…architects use fancier tools, and we should, too!
Why can’t we do better? We can.
EnergyLogic uses SketchUp,a convenient and free tool, that takes the headache out of takeoffs.
SketchUp is easy to learn and fun to use. We’ve reduced our takeoff time dramatically while increasing our accuracy.
What’s not to like? It’s too easy to make mistakes on paper. Nothing reduces your credibility faster than mistakes in your calculations.
EnergyLogic Academy now offers a self-paced training course designed to get you up to speed on the power and convenience of SketchUp. This online training takes you step-by-step through creating a model and making accurate takeoff calculations, every time.
SketchUp is a powerful, free graphic modeling tool that EnergyLogic has successfully adopted to streamline the from-plans rating takeoff process for our clients. It has proven to be a strong tool when reviewing probationary ratings and performing quality assurance. This training is designed to familiarize you with the SketchUp tool and provide you with practice designing a model using the tool. Then we will use the scripts developed by EnergyLogic to generate a report designed for easy input into REM/Rate. Using SketchUp will improve your speed and accuracy in performing takeoffs.
Bonus: The scripts are included with this course. You’ll be ready to work with SketchUp as soon as you complete the course!
It is highly recommended that you use two monitors for this training. The training is designed for you to follow along with the presenter as they go step-by-step through the process of creating a model. This can be accomplished using one monitor, but it would be much easier with two.
This course is designed for HERS Raters or other energy professionals with equivalent experience with energy modeling. It has been specifically designed to help complete takeoffs for quick from-plans rating data collection.
Price includes EnergyLogic’s custom-built scripts. The scripts are designed for rapid data acquisition for REM/Rate inputs.