Learn to identify, document, and evaluate energy conservation measures!
Identifying suitable opportunities for energy conservation requires both an understanding of the primary tools and techniques for conducting an energy conservation opportunity assessment (ECOA) and methodologies for evaluating and prioritizing available opportunities. Buildings account for approximately 40% of the energy used in the US each year, and reductions in electricity and fuel consumption can reduce a building’s carbon footprint and save money. Commercial building owners who adopt aggressive energy management programs often reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%! The first step in any such program is to perform an ECOA.
The Energy Conservation for Buildings™ course is intended for building managers, environmental professionals, engineers, real estate managers, and others interested in methods for identifying energy saving opportunities.
The course includes ECOA training modules, practical exercises for applying ECOA methods, and open discussion. Course instructors have extensive experience performing practical, on-the-ground ECOAs for a wide variety of commercial facility types, and students are provided with bound handouts, which serve as a useful desk reference.
You will acquire the information and tools necessary to perform Level 1 and Level 2 energy accounting and audits for commercial buildings.
Topics covered include:
- Building systems and subsystems
- Energy conservation principals
- Conducting a Level 1 ECOA
- Evaluation of energy bills to identify usage trends and characteristics
- Conducting a building survey
- Identification of low-cost or no-cost energy conservation opportunities
- Conducting a Level 2 ECOA
- Detailed building surveys to accurately determine energy use attributed to each building subsystem
- Identify and prioritize building modifications based on payback/ROI
- Prepare a gap analysis between your efforts and the benchmarks
- Create a sustainability strategy and action plan
- Incorporate sustainability into an existing management system
- Mastering stakeholder engagement to guide your strategy
- Reporting your sustainability efforts
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