Energy-Saving Opportunities for LEED and the Energy Policy Act

APP-CMC032-EN

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), buildings account for 36 percent of the energy used in the United States. This program discusses energy-saving strategies to implement for various HVAC system types, and quantifies the impact of each toward achieving LEED points under the "Optimize Energy Performance" credit. Discussion includes a detailed review of an energy modeling study conducted to demonstrate the potential energy cost savings (for various strategies, climate zones, and HVAC system types) for achieving LEED points and demonstrates how these same strategies can help the building owner qualify for tax deductions through the Energy Policy Act. The presentation provides design engineers with a better understanding of the "big picture" of building energy use, including the impact of the building envelope, lighting, plug loads, and processes and covers common mistakes made when modeling for LEED points. What you will learn:

  • Energy-saving strategies to implement for various HVAC system types to help earn LEED points.
  • Understand the "big picture" of building energy use (impact of building envelope, lighting, plug loads, processes, etc.)
  • Learn how energy-saving strategies can help achieve LEED certification (both NC and EB) and tax deductions available through the Energy Policy Act
  • Learn the most common mistakes made during energy modeling and LEED energy analysis projects.
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This program discusses energy-saving strategies to implement for various HVAC system types, and quantifies the impact of each toward achieving LEED points under the "Optimize Energy Performance" credit.

Presentation handouts
Includes presentation slides, presenter biographies, outline and bibliography.

Take the quiz
Assessment is required by USGBC and AIA. Please submit the form, take the quiz and Trane will provide you with a certificate of completion documenting your online attendance.

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Item number APP-CMC032-EN