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April – November 2017

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Building Science of Commercial Buildings @ Philadelphia - Delaware Valley Green Building Council
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce building staff and management to the primary systems in commercial buildings that use energy.  This course will explain how the HVAC, lighting, and building envelope operate, interact, and use energy.  The attendees will learn examples of and good practices for energy efficiency opportunities, overview and tools for making sound economic decisions related to energy efficiency upgrades, and understand when to use nationally recognized energy efficiency tools and their expected level of effort and cost.

Intended Audience

  • Onsite operations and maintenance (O&M) staff looking to increase their knowledge of building science and how to identify energy savings opportunities
  • Building management seeking to become more familiar with how their buildings operate, which variables have the biggest influence on energy costs, and how and when to make energy efficiency upgrades that meet their economic criteria

Scope

  • High-level descriptions of and understandings of the following topics:
    • Building envelope
    • HVAC systems
    • Lighting systems
    • Plug load management
    • Building automation systems (BAS)
    • Building metering with tariff analysis
  • Specific examples, rules-of-thumb, and energy efficiency opportunities for each of the systems described above. These will focus on energy end-use strategies to minimize energy costs, energy demand charges, and overall energy usage.
  • Overview and tools for economic decision making process to include local efficiency incentives available and the application process.
  • Demonstration of the importance and use of nationally recognized energy efficiency tools. Understand when to use each of the tools and the expected level of effort and cost for each.
    • EPA Portfolio Manager
    • DOE Energy Asset Score
    • LEED-EBOM process

Learning Objectives

  1. Have a general knowledge of the primary energy end-use systems of commercial buildings, and how they operate.
  2. Know at least two energy conservation measures (ECMs) for each primary system
  3. Know which energy efficiency screening/documentation tool is best for a given energy upgrade scenario
Building Operator Training and Re-tuning @ Philadelphia - Delaware Valley Green Building Council
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Overview

The purpose of this course is to help operations and maintenance (O&M) staff learn how to operate buildings more efficiently, reduce operating cost, and provide energy savings. This course will provide prescriptive best practices for maintaining good operations, and an overview of the re-tuning process using building automation system (BAS) trend data.  Attendees will learn how to look for and optimize the control strategy for many of the common energy saving opportunities such as occupancy scheduling, temperature and static pressure control, and economizer function.  Attendees will also learn basic principles of preventative maintenance, electrical diagnostics, building commissioning, and demand response.

Intended Audience

  • Onsite O&M staff responsible for day-to-day building operations
  • O&M staff management looking to integrate the re-tuning process into their O&M procedures
  • Offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or control vendors) hired to improve a building’s energy efficiency

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • Basic understanding of commercial building systems (e.g. air handling units, VAV boxes, boilers, chillers)
  • Familiar with basic functions of building automation systems (BAS)

Scope

  • Prescriptive best practices for good building operations
  • Overview of the re-tuning process using BAS data
  • Actionable guidance on how to look for and optimize the control strategy of each of the following re-tuning measures:
    • Occupancy Scheduling
    • Discharge-Air Temperature Control
    • Discharge- Air Static Pressure Control
    • Air-Handling Unit Heating and Cooling
    • Air- Handling Unit Outside/Fresh Air makeup
    • Air-Handling Unit Economizer Operation
    • Zone Conditioning
    • Central Plant Optimization
  • Basic principles of the following topics and when they are most applicable:
    • Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Electrical and Mechanical Diagnostics
    • Building Commissioning
    • Demand Response Techniques

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to list five low/no-cost prescriptive O&M measures that may apply to your building
  2. Be able to describe the basics of the re-tuning process, and some of the benefits
  3. List at least three examples of poor operations that can be found through the re-tuning process
May
19
Fri
2017
Introduction to the Building Energy Asset Score (FREE) @ Online
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Learning Objectives: Students will be introduced to the Building Energy Asset Score. In the Introductory webinar, students are guided through the Asset Score interface as part of creating a new building. They will develop an understanding of the basics for navigating within the tool and gain insight into some best practices for using the tool. Students will be made aware of other educational opportunities such as the video training curriculum, the community of users in the user forum, and getting help with models through the help desk. To visit the Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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May
26
Fri
2017
Advanced Asset Score Modeling (FREE) @ Online
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Students will focus on how the Building Energy Asset Score Tool can accommodate them in complex real-world situations and deep-dive into complex scoring examples.

  1. Welcome and introduction to speaker.
  2. Advanced HVAC inputs using Asset Score.
  3. Constructing complex building geometries.
  4. Importing data from EPA Portfolio Manager.
  5. Exporting completed Asset Score project to an OpenStudio Model.
  6. Questions and suggestions for future advanced course topics

To visit the DOE Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Jun
2
Fri
2017
Introduction to the Building Energy Asset Score (FREE) @ Online
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Learning Objectives: Students will be introduced to the Building Energy Asset Score. In the Introductory webinar, students are guided through the Asset Score interface as part of creating a new building. They will develop an understanding of the basics for navigating within the tool and gain insight into some best practices for using the tool. Students will be made aware of other educational opportunities such as the video training curriculum, the community of users in the user forum, and getting help with models through the help desk. To visit the Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Jun
13
Tue
2017
Energy Star 3.0/3.1 Online Training @ Online
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm

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ENERGY STAR 3.0

Why Take The Course:

  • Home buyers are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes and recognize the ENERGY STAR label.
  • Differentiate your business by demonstrating your commitment to quality, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and the environment.
  • Builders of ENERGY STAR homes experience less risk of post sale issues; higher customer satisfaction; and meaningful competitive differentiation.

Course Description:

This 16 hour training will be split up into 4 convenient half day online sessions. Each session will be held from 9am – 1 pm Eastern.

This training will cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR for New Homes version 3 program. The training will include an ENERGY STAR v3.0/v3.1 Overview, Rater Design Review Checklist, Rater Field Checklist, and question answer sessions. At the conclusion of the training each participant will take an online test to qualify for the completion certificate.

This training is approved for 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits and 16 BPI continuing education credits.

Materials: All attendees will receive a downloadable manual for:

  • Rater Design Review Checklist
  • Rater Field Checklist
  • Program Essentials
  • Program Requirements

Trainers: Ethan MacCormick and Emelie Cuppernell (Meet the Trainers)

This training is approved for 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits and 16 BPI continuing education credits.
Nov
29
Wed
2017
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