Events from the DCSEU

Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations

08/03/2021 9:00AM - 08/19/2021 12:00PM

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

Course Dates:
Tuesday and Thursday, August 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, & 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description:
Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations teaches building operators the basic principles of energy efficiency awareness and practices in commercial buildings. This course examines common HVAC and lighting systems, their impact on energy consumption, common opportunities for energy conservation, indoor environmental quality, and customer relations at a basic level. Through learning activities, participants learn the importance of measuring and benchmarking energy performance and their role in achieving organizational energy and financial goals.

Launch your career in facilities with a strong understanding of energy efficient techniques and practices in commercial buildings. This is targeted toward facilities personnel that are new to building operations as well as staff members that are not directly involved in equipment maintenance, particularly in management / supervisory roles. Utilizing core Building Operator Certification (BOC) concepts, this training focuses on efficient operations and strengthens building optimization skills. The training is intended to complement other on-the-job training and experience and to provide a general awareness of building operations fundamentals from an energy efficiency perspective. The key purpose of the training is to increase energy efficiency awareness and develop core BOC skills in an introductory manner. The course highlights concepts of sustainable operations and the important role that building operators play in efficient buildings. An overview of basic building equipment including HVAC, lighting, and controls is included. Through learning activities, the student understands the importance of measuring and benchmarking energy performance and their role in their organization’s energy and financial goals. The course also covers the fundamentals of indoor environmental quality and the link between productivity and building operations. The students will leave with a key understanding of the importance of their role in efficient operations, customer service, and organizational productivity.

Course Value: $995

You Pay: $0

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 the present a time conflict (unless that course is self-paced). This program is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.

Building Science

08/25/2021 9:30AM - 08/25/2021 11:00AM

Provider:Baumann Consulting

Course Dates:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
90-minute webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the science behind how buildings work, focusing on energy performance, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. We will explain the interactions between building systems like enclosure, lighting, heating, cooling, and ventilation and how they influence building performance. The course will showcase how different phenomena like air leakage, moisture penetration, and occupant behavior can impact key performance indicators like heating and cooling requirements. After this course, the audience will understand the importance of a holistic and integrated approach to energy efficient, high-performance buildings.

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 the present a time conflict (unless that course is self-paced). This program is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.

Energy Modeling for BEPS

09/08/2021 9:30AM - 09/08/2021 11:00AM

Provider:Baumann Consulting

Course Dates:
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
90-minute webinar

Course Description:
This webinar will give an overview how energy modeling can be used to develop strategies for BEPS compliance. We will demonstrate how to evaluate the impact of potential energy efficiency measures on existing buildings energy performance. This seminar will focus on the building analysis workflow, including minimum standards and quality control. We will discuss how to identify and package energy efficiency measures into energy efficiency scenarios, and use the subsequent analysis as a basis for developing comprehensive energy efficiency improvement roadmaps. We will use real-world project examples to discuss best practice and share lessons learned. While the energy modeling approach described is software-independent, the course will demonstrate the analytical process using RETScreen® Expert software.

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 the present a time conflict (unless that course is self-paced). This program is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.