PGE - Auditing Electricity Use in Homes

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Also Offered March 06 (Tuesday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm) Santa Rosa--Builders Exchange
Description Managing electric baseloads and plug loads is a priority for occupants with high bill complaints, and in homes with zero net energy or deep energy reduction goals. This new class is designed to enable utility personnel, home performance contractors, and energy consultants to systematically identify and reduce both unknown background or phantom loads, and normal discretionary consumption. Topics include audit protocols, power monitors, and effective control strategies.
Audience Level Familiarity with residential electric service panels is recommended. This intermediate class is for home performance contractors, utility personnel, energy consultants, green building specialists, remodelers and others who want to understand the electrical baseload effect on residential energy efficiency.
Introductions and Safety Announcements
State of Homeowners & Market Awareness
Residential Case Studies
Electricity Monitors and Dashboards
Conducting Electricity Audits
Typical Problems / Solutions
Reporting the Data
Product Considerations / Reviews
Toolbox Recommendations
Working with Contractors, Auditors
Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
Instructor(s) Chris Hunt
Chris Hunt is the founder and a principal at PowerDown, an energy consulting service that provides electricity audits to homeowners in Northern California. He has developed a technique for circuit-by-circuit analysis of electricity usage in the home that helps determine and eliminate wasteful background power draw. Chris started PowerDown to help SF Bay Area residents realize the economic and environmental benefits of energy conservation. His clients have saved anywhere from 10% to 35% month over month after a PowerDown audit.
Resources N/A
Cost No fee for this program for California businesses and residents.
Credits N/A


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