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Commercial Building Re-Tuning

Tags: Train Green, SEICBP, contractors

Course Description

The Clean Energy Center’s Commercial Building Re-tuning course teaches building managers, operations and maintenance staff, retro-commissioning agents, and control vendors how to make small to large-size commercial buildings more efficient, while improving their bottom line, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort. The focus is on small to large commercial buildings (office buildings, malls, and schools), but the concepts and techniques presented can be applied to facilities of all types and sizes.

Building re-tuning is a systematic process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. Low to no-cost corrective measures include adjusting thermostats for actual occupancy patterns, changing set points in building automation systems or small, low-cost repairs such as replacing faulty sensors or caulking openings in the building envelope. By proactively utilizing the energy savings opportunities taught in the retuning training, operations staff can save between 5% and 25% of all energy used in the building.

The training consists of approximately 6-hours of live, instructor-led training, followed by a fully self-paced virtual commercial building walkdown. The self-paced virtual walkdown delivers a unique experience incorporating 360° camera technology and interactive learning techniques to provide a “live” commercial building tour from the comfort of your home or office.


Provider: Clean Energy Center (at Pennsylvania College of Technology)

Course Dates:  July 12th, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm

Registration Deadline: July 5th, 2023 at 5:00 pm 

Time Commitment:

8 hours (6 hrs. instructor-led class time, 2 hrs. self-paced, virtual facility tour)

The end of course quiz and self-paced learning module must be completed by 5:00pm on August 12th

Course Type: Virtual, Hybrid Live Instruction/Self-Paced

Instructor: Tom Dowling

Prerequisites: None

Course Material: 

Downloadable materials for this course are available via the Clean Energy Center’s online learner portal. Printed materials are available upon request.

  • Commercial Building Re-tuning course manual
  • BRT Walkdown Checklist


Exam/Record of Completion:

Certificate of Completion

  • Attendance: No absences are permitted.
  • Quiz: Must receive a 70% or higher on the end of course, open-book quiz.
  • Self-paced learning module completion: Learners must view at least 90% of the self-paced virtual facility tour.

Exam Dates:  The end of course quiz is made available online following the last day of class and must be completed by 5:00pm on August 12th, 2023

Special Instructions:  The Center strongly encourages course participants to enable their audio / microphone and webcam for the live, instructor-led Zoom sessions. The learners will be required to engage and communicate with the instructor and other participants throughout class. These classes are designed to be interactive and include group discussions, breakout sessions, polls, and other interactive elements. This level of engagement allows our instructors to gauge participants’ understanding of the course material and is a key component to success.

All training and certification courses are offered at no cost to participants on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the time commitment for this course, registrants will only be allowed to signup for this course if they are not registered for any other courses through the DCSEU that present a time conflict (unless that course is self-paced).This program is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.

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