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April 2014 – April 2017

Apr
24
Thu
2014
Small Building Re-Tuning @ Green Light NY, Suite 609
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm

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Course Description

Small commercial building re-tuning training is a systematic process that is used to identify operational problems in buildings without a Building Automation System (“BAS”). Unlike building management is large commercial properties which is primarily data-driven, small commercial building re-tuning is prescriptive and does not rely on trend data collected from the building. Typically, small commercial buildings have packaged units for heating and cooling with simple air distribution, and are controlled by a zone thermostat. The process relies on the aspects of “how to” maintain and sustain building systems, identify problems and areas for improvement, and make a building and its individual systems more energy efficient.

This 2-day course is based on the publicly available curriculum developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will teach you techniques and strategies that can be utilized to maintain building systems, make them more efficient, and target areas for improvement.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

May
13
Tue
2014
Small Building Re-Tuning @ Schenectady, NY - NE Parent & Child Society
May 13 @ 9:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm

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Course Description

Small commercial building re-tuning training is a systematic process that is used to identify operational problems in buildings without a Building Automation System (“BAS”). Unlike building management is large commercial properties which is primarily data-driven, small commercial building re-tuning is prescriptive and does not rely on trend data collected from the building. Typically, small commercial buildings have packaged units for heating and cooling with simple air distribution, and are controlled by a zone thermostat. The process relies on the aspects of “how to” maintain and sustain building systems, identify problems and areas for improvement, and make a building and its individual systems more energy efficient.

This 2-day course is based on the publicly available curriculum developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will teach you techniques and strategies that can be utilized to maintain building systems, make them more efficient, and target areas for improvement.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Jun
19
Thu
2014
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Small Building Re-Tuning @ Free Webinar
Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Small commercial buildings often lack the sophisticated energy management and control systems found in large buildings, making them difficult to commission, operate and maintain.  Lack of proper operation and maintenance leads to inefficiencies, reduced lifetime of equipment, and, ultimately, higher energy costs.  

Please join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Small Building Retuning training, and how it can benefit you and your business.  Learn how the training will teach you techniques and strategies to maintain building systems, make them more efficient, and target areas for improvement.  Meet our trainers, who will be on hand to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Jul
15
Tue
2014
Small Building Re-Tuning @ Online Webinar
Jul 15 @ 12:30 pm – Jul 17 @ 2:30 pm

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Credits

8 PDHs for this class

Time: Two 3 hour sessions and one 2-hour session delivered  in 1 week; 12:30pm to 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:30 to 2:30 pm Thursday

Dates: July 15,16, 17 2014

Course Description

Small commercial building re-tuning training is a systematic process that is used to identify operational problems in buildings without a Building Automation System (“BAS”). Unlike building management is large commercial properties which is primarily data-driven, small commercial building re-tuning is prescriptive and does not rely on trend data collected from the building. Typically, small commercial buildings have packaged units for heating and cooling with simple air distribution, and are controlled by a zone thermostat. The process relies on the aspects of “how to” maintain and sustain building systems, identify problems and areas for improvement, and make a building and its individual systems more energy efficient.

This course is based on the publicly available curriculum developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will teach you techniques and strategies that can be utilized to maintain building systems, make them more efficient, and target areas for improvement.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
28
Thu
2014
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Small Building Re-Tuning @ Free Webinar
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Small commercial buildings often lack the sophisticated energy management and control systems found in large buildings, making them difficult to commission, operate and maintain.  Lack of proper operation and maintenance leads to inefficiencies, reduced lifetime of equipment, and, ultimately, higher energy costs.  

Please join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Small Building Retuning training, and how it can benefit you and your business.  Learn how the training will teach you techniques and strategies to maintain building systems, make them more efficient, and target areas for improvement.  Meet our trainers, who will be on hand to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Apr
30
Thu
2015
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Building Re-Tuning @ Free Webinar
Apr 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Much of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted because of improper operations. Many buildings are not properly commissioned, operated, or maintained, which leads to inefficient operation and reduced lifetimes of equipment.

This course is based on the publicly available curriculum developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will teach you techniques and strategies that can be utilized to maintain building systems, make them more efficient, and target areas for improvement.

Aug
25
Tue
2015
TREAT Multifamily Mastery Workshop (2 CEU) @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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2 CEUsfor this class

Date: August 12th, 2015: 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover advanced TREAT modeling using the multifamily version. To attend this webinar, participants must be well versed in the use of multifamily TREAT (e.g. prior attendance to an in-person training, webinar, etc.).

This webinar does not include the full creation of a model, but rather focuses on troublesome aspects of energy modeling, and the specific issues of the attendees. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are required for participation.  Participants are eligible for 2.0 BPI ceus.

These “Advanced TREAT Multifamily Modeling” topics are covered in this 2 hour course:

  • Identify and understand advanced inputs for more flexible modeling
  • Personalize TREAT with custom defaults for faster and more convenient modeling
  • Understanding details of multifamily domestic hot water systems.
  • Generating and understanding reports in TREAT – knowing which reports will help you troubleshoot your model
  • Creating and understanding improvements and packages
  • Understanding best practices for utility data uploads
  • Opportunity to ask advanced modeling questions to understand issues in your current models

 

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Sep
15
Tue
2015
TREAT Multifamily Comprehensive Workshop (16-hour Online 8 CEU) @ Online Training
Sep 15 @ 12:30 pm – Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm

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8 CEUsfor this class

Dates & Times: September 15-18th, 2015

  • Tuesday Sept. 15th (12:30-4:30pm)
  • Wednesday Sept. 16th (1:30-5:30pm)
  • Thursday Sept. 17th (12:00-4:00pm)
  • Friday Sept. 18th (11:30-3:30pm)

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings
Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Oct
29
Thu
2015
Introduction to TREAT Multifamily Workshop (2 CEU) @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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2 CEUsfor this class

Date: October 21st, 2015: 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will walk users through each screen of the TREAT user interface. Core energy modeling concepts will be introduced and discussed.  Participants will learn how to understand how changes made to the model affect the estimated energy consumption.

A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.  Participants are eligible for 2.0 BPI CEUs.

 

 

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Building Science of Commercial Buildings @ Philadelphia - Delaware Valley Green Building Council
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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
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

Register

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