The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations and/or higher education institutions to provide:
1. Instructor-led training on the use of the OpenStudio whole-building energy modeling software and SDK.
2. User and technical support to OpenStudio users.
NREL shall provide OpenStudio training modules and material to the appointed training organization(s) under a license agreement. NREL intends to award license agreements resulting from this solicitation to the most qualified proposals based on the criteria stated herein. Such license will be made available without charge to selected higher education institutions who intend to offer the training program in connection with a course for which college or university credit is available. All other organizations will be required to pay an annual upfront fee of US$2,500.
Authorized OpenStudio trainers will be selected pursuant to the process described in this Announcement and will have access to detailed training curriculums developed by the NREL under the terms of the license agreement. The curriculum will be broken down into a series of modules allowing trainers to customize the training to the needs and experience level of the audience, as well as the time available for the class. Each module will have a detailed agenda, step by step instructions, and sample files. Some modules may also have a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to introduce an exercise.