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April 2017 – November 2018

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.

Aug
1
Tue
2017
TREAT Single Family Online Training @ Online
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

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Only 4 hours over 2 days, so it’s easy to fit in your schedule!

Time: 1pm to 5pm each day

Price: $225

Interested in reducing your modeling effort? TREAT Single Family training is perfect for new and current TREAT users. We’ll teach you the best practices needed to streamline your modeling time. Reducing data input effort, calibrating your models, and ensuring that your projects are accurate and show savings!

This eight-hour training will help you get the most from TREAT, our award-winning energy modeling software.  The course focuses predominately on using TREAT for single family residential projects. We will cover a bit of Multifamily modeling towards the end of day 2!

  • Learn techniques to streamline the modeling process and complete more models in less time.
  • Learn the TREAT essentials you’ll need to become more productive.
    • Utilizing smart defaults and preferences to reduce your modeling effort!
  • Create a sample building energy model during the class.
  • Learn more about some of the latest features available in TREAT 3.5!

Creating a model of energy usage can be complex!  This training covers the TREAT features, including the Project Wizard, that will help you create TREAT models quickly and efficiently.

Accreditation: 6 BPI CEUs

 

Jan
8
Mon
2018
Introduction to OpenStudio for New Construction Modeling (Online 14 PDH) @ Online
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 12 @ 5:00 pm

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Credits

14 PDHs for this class

Date and Times:

  • (Online 5-days) Jan. 8-12, 2018 (1-5pm EST)

Course Description

This 5-day online training course will teach students how to leverage the free NREL OpenStudio modeling ecosystem to quickly and efficiently generate flexible models for energy analysis. Students will learn effective modeling workflows for using the OpenStudio Sketchup Plugin to construct building form and fabric and assigning space attributes. HVAC and service hot water systems will be configured using the OpenStudio Application. The OpenStudio Application integrates with NREL’s Building Component Library (BCL), providing libraries of pre-defined configurable energy conservation measures for easily modifying energy models. PAT (Parametric Analysis Tool) will be used to demonstrate how model variants can be configured to run in cloud computing environments (Amazon EC2). Students will also be exposed to OpenStudio’s capabilities for extension through Ruby Scripting, both for creating custom energy conservation measures and for generating useful summary and detailed output.

 


Course Objectives

  1. Learn to use the OpenStudio modeling ecosystem to effectively model the energy and lighting performance and consumption for new and existing buildings.
  2. Learn how careful OS model configurations can allow for rapid alterations and manipulations.
  3. Learn how to use the power of OpenStudio “measures” to easily evaluate changes to your building model.
  4. Learn how to configure the Parametric Analysis Tool (PAT) for conducting modeling studies
  5. Learn how to effectively extract and interpret results from PAT modeling studies
Apr
4
Wed
2018
NY Energy Code Municipal Opportunities @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April 4th, 2018
@ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Syracuse, NY

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Designed to help municipal decision-makers understand the benefits and requirements of the Energy Code.

DESCRIPTION

This 2-hour course is designed to familiarize municipal officials, building code officials, and other important decision makers with the NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code (NYSECCC) and the role third party energy professionals can take to assure energy code compliance and the subsequent benefits. The course will include an overview of the energy code, information on resources available to assist with energy code compliance, including introduction to the services and value of energy professionals, and case studies that illustrate the successful implementation of energy professionals into existing design, construction, and enforcement processes.

Attendees will leave this course familiar with:

  • The NYSECCC code.
  •  The challenges and opportunities associated with enforcing compliance with the energy code.
  • Provisions that permit the use of third-party energy professional services.
  • Applicable, real-world municipal-focused case studies.

AIA LU/HSW, ICC, IACET, GBCI, BPI and NYSDOS ECCC continuing education credits are available for this course.

In association with the 2018 NYS Green Building Conference, this training is being offered free of charge. For more information and to register for the conference, please go to www.esf.edu/greenbuilding.

NY Residential Energy Code Allies & Assets – Overview @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

April 4th, 2018
@ 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Syracuse, NY

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Designed for potential consumers of third-party energy professionals’ services, this course will explore their role in achieving compliance with the ECCC-NYS 2016.

DESCRIPTION

This course, designed for consumers and potential consumers of third party energy professionals’ services, will explore the role of energy professionals in achieving compliance with the residential provisions of the 2016 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2016). The course will include an overview of the residential energy code provisions that promote the use of energy professionals, highlight best practices and case studies of jurisdictions currently employing energy professionals, and offer discussion on incorporating the energy professional industry into current design, construction, and enforcement processes.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Become familiar with residential code provisions that permit the use of energy professionals.
  • Identify common residential energy professionals and their skill sets and capabilities.
  • Discuss the benefits of using each energy professional in residential code compliance.
  • Identify how and where energy professionals fit into current code compliance processes.

AIA LU/HSW, ICC, IACET, GBCI, BPI, RESNET and NYSDOS ECCC continuing education credits are available for this course.

In association with the 2018 NYS Green Building Conference, this training is being offered free of charge. For more information and to register for the conference, please go to www.esf.edu/greenbuilding.

NY Residential Energy Code Business Opportunities @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

April 4th, 2018
@ 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Syracuse, NY

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Designed for residential energy professionals, this course will empower attendees to develop a business case for energy professional services. 

DESCRIPTION

Designed for residential energy professionals, this course will empower attendees to develop a business case for energy professional services. Through break-out groups and discussion, attendees will become knowledgeable of their role in energy code compliance, gain the ability to identify the needs of various target customers, and learn how to effectively identify and communicate their services. The course will include a detailed look at the residential energy code provisions that permit the use of energy professionals, highlight best practices and case studies of jurisdictions currently employing energy professionals, and provide energy professionals with the necessary resources to successfully integrate into the current design, construction, and enforcement processes. Attendees will leave this course familiar with:

* Residential code provisions that permit the use of energy professionals’ services.
* What the needs are of potential consumers of energy professionals’ services.
* Business opportunities for residential energy professionals in the current code compliance processes.
* Ways to increase business by learning to effectively communicate residential services to potential customers.
* How to develop a business case to present to potential customers.

AIA LU/HSW, ICC, IACET, BPI, RESNET and NYSDOS ECCC continuing education credits are available for this course.

In association with the 2018 NYS Green Building Conference, this training is being offered free of charge. For more information and to register for the conference, please go to www.esf.edu/greenbuilding.

Apr
10
Tue
2018
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Training (18 PDC + 16 CEU) @ Online
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm

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Register by phone: 607-277-6240 ext. 265

18 PDCsfor this class

16 CEUsfor this class

Date and Times:

  • April 10-13, 2018 (9am-1pm)

 

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 9:00 am to 1:00pm Eastern. If this schedule does not work with your schedule, please contact us for other possible options.

This training will cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR for New Homes version 3 program. The training will include an ENERGY STAR v3 Overview, Thermal Enclosure Rater Checklist, HVAC Quality Installation Rater Checklist, Water Management Builder Checklist, and question answer sessions. At the conclusion of the training each participant will take an online test to qualify for the completion certificate.

Materials: All attendees will receive a downloadable manual for:

  • Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist
  • HVAC System Quality Installation Contractor Checklist
  • HVAC System Quality Installation Rater Checklist
  • Water Management System Builder Checklist (or Indoor airPLUS Verification Checklist)

*Raters may optionally purchase a hard copy of the manual for an additional $100, however all material is available in electronic form included with the cost of training.

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

Upon completion of the course you will receive 16 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Nov
29
Thu
2018
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