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July 2014 – June 2018

Jul
24
Thu
2014
FREE Webinar: Sneak Peek – Large Building Retuning @ Free Webinar
Jul 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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While sophisticated energy management and control systems are used in large commercial buildings to manage heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems and components, many buildings still are not properly commissioned, operated, or maintained. This lack of proper operation and maintenance leads to inefficiencies, reduced lifetime of equipment, and, ultimately, higher energy costs.  

This webinar gives an overview of our Large Building Retuning training, which will teach you how to identify operational problems by leveraging data collected from the building automation system (BAS) and correct those problems at no cost or low-cost.

Our trainer will be available to answer your questions.

 

Sep
25
Thu
2014
FREE Webinar: Sneak Peek – Large Building Retuning @ Free Webinar
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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While sophisticated energy management and control systems are used in large commercial buildings to manage heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems and components, many buildings still are not properly commissioned, operated, or maintained. This lack of proper operation and maintenance leads to inefficiencies, reduced lifetime of equipment, and, ultimately, higher energy costs.  

This webinar gives an overview of our Large Building Retuning training, which will teach you how to identify operational problems by leveraging data collected from the building automation system (BAS) and correct those problems at no cost or low-cost.

Our trainer will be available to 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.

Mar
15
Wed
2017
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 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
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

 

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.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
New LL87/09 Energy Audit Data Collection Tool @ Online
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

New LL87/09 Energy Audit Data Collection Tool

Date and time: Wed, Jun 13, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

 

Register FREE

 

Description:

The NYC Department of Buildings will be rolling out the U.S. Department of Energy’s Asset Score Audit Template (Audit Template) as the new Energy Audit Data Collection Tool for LL87/09 energy audit reporting requirements. In reporting year 2018, use of the new tool will be optional. The NYC Department of Buildings will still accept the excel-based Energy Audit Data Collection tool found. In reporting year 2019, this new tool will be required and the NYC Department of Buildings will no longer accept the excel-based tool. The Retro-commissioning Data Collection Tool will continue to be excel-based until otherwise notified.