PGE - Energy Auditing Techniques for Small & Medium Commercial Facilities
|Also Offered||March 26 (Monday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) Stockton--ETC
May 30 (Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Francisco--PEC
|Description||"NOTE: START TIME FOR THIS TRAINING IS AT 8:00 AM"
The intention of this three-day workshop is to develop the energy auditing skills of individuals associated with small-and medium-sized (under 500 kW) commercial facilities. We will provide an overview of building technologies with an emphasis on distinguishing older, inefficient equipment from newer efficient systems. In-class exercises and a mock-audit at the end of the last day will allow the attendees to apply what they have learned. Though geared to the non-experts, attendees should have a fundamental understanding of building components and energy concepts.
The class will begin with a discussion of energy and building terms and be followed by a module on utility rates and billing data analysis. The overview of building technologies and efficiencies will include modules on lighting, mechanical systems, motors, refrigeration, gas, envelope, kitchen equipment and renewables. Because identifying retrofit opportunities is the focus of this training, instructors will illustrate optimal equipment choices though samples, images of real installations, and performance data. Measurement tools that auditors use to identify equipment efficiencies or to test system performance will be demonstrated with each topic.
Each module will include a section on calculating energy savings for various applications. Several in-class exercises using real-world data will be built around these calculations. An additional section on financial calculations will include material on pay back analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, and other life-cycle-cost analysis models.
The mock audit at the end of the last day is a 90-minute exercise/competition designed to use the attendees' newly attained knowledge of equipment efficiency and building operation. Working in small groups, class attendees will address a series of questions about the equipment and operation of a commercial building. We will assign points to correct responses and award prizes to teams with the highest scores.
|Audience Level||This introductory course is suitable for all those who want to learn energy auditing skills. Participants should have a basic understanding of building components and energy concepts.|
Ryan Stroupe is the Pacific Energy Center's Whole Building Performance Program Coordinator. He worked as the contact for the Center's Tool Lending Library program for several years and continues to support this program in an advisory role. Ryan also supports shading, daylighting, and other studies for architects and designers interested in optimizing the performance of their built projects. He develops and teaches many of the Energy Center's architectural and whole building performance programs. Ryan also teaches for The California College of the Arts and The Academy of Art University. He is currently supporting the monitoring-based commissioning efforts occurring at the University of California and California State University campuses. Ryan is a product of the Bachelor's of Environmental Design program at Miami University in Ohio and the Master's of Architecture Program at University of California, Berkeley.
|Resources||EDR Design Briefs: Integrated Design for Small Commercial HVAC
PG&E Resource: Small and Medium Business Energy Management Solutions and Incentives
PG&E Third Party Incentive Programs: Overview
PG&E Third Party Incentive: Small Commercial Comprehensive Refrigeration Program by KEMA
|Cost||No fee for this program|