Commercial buildings account for nearly 20% of the total U.S. energy consumption, with a significant portion of the energy used in commercial buildings being wasted because of improper operations. Large commercial buildings use sophisticated energy management and control systems to manage a wide and varied range of building systems. Although the capabilities of this technology have increased, many buildings still are not properly commissioned, operated, or maintained. Lack of proper maintenance leads to inefficient operation and reduced lifetimes of equipment. Attendees will study the systems that use the most energy in buildings and methods that can be implemented to help reduce energy consumption, such as system re-commissioning, energy monitoring and proper system operation and maintenance. You also will study other factors that increase energy consumption in buildings (lighting, windows, technology, etc.) and ways to minimize their usage.
Continuing Education Credits: 6 mechanical
Instructor: Nelson Warthan