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Presented online in a series of three live 2 hour time modules, this fully updated seminar covers all the fundamental components of a complete energy audit, including an overview of the latest industry standards and ASHRAE Energy Audit Guideline.
You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the two live teleconferencing sessions.
About the Seminar
Many of the products being labeled as "energy audits" are nothing more than a generalized look at a facility or an investigation of a particular system (often for the purpose of selling a particular product or project). A truly effective energy audit needs to examine not only the major energy end use equipment, but the operations, maintenance and management processes of the facility as well. It is one of the first actions which must be taken to accomplish an effective energy cost control program. The audit is a detailed examination of how the facility uses energy, what it pays for that energy, and in conclusion a set of recommendations to reduce the energy costs by both equipment and operational changes.
This course will begin with an overview of the new ASHRAE Energy Audit Standard (an update to the ASHRAE Guideline), which is being referenced in many of the recent energy audit regulations adopted by localities. The instructor will then proceed through the four major stages of the audit process, beginning with the pre-audit work which needs to be done to make best use of the auditor's field time. He will then take you through through all components of the site visit phase of the audit: covering who should be involved, data gathering and forensic detective techniques, and survey/monitoring tools.
From there, analysis of the data and potential savings opportunities will be discussed, covering both energy and economic considerations. The proper application of applicable energy rates will be emphasized, and the software tools available to assist the auditor will be reviewed. Finally and importantly, the contents and organizational issues necessary for the energy audit report to effectively present the information to its various end users will be detailed.
This course is designed to educate not only those professionals conducting audits do so effectively, but to inform end users of what they should expect of an audit, and government/utility/service provider managers of what their auditors should be including/doing in the audits they provide for their clients.
AIA Learning Units Eligible
This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.
The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
Dates and Times
The following offering(s) of the Energy Auditing Fundamentals: Essential Strategies & Techniques for Optimal Results Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of three 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 6 hours of instruction.
Beginning on July 19, September 13 and November 8, with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
MODULE 1: 2 hours
Industry Standards Terminology ASHRAE Energy Audit Guideline New ASHRAE Energy Audit Standard - Level 1 - Level 2 - Level 3 Government regulations
Pre- Audit Goals of the audit Examine consumption levels and patterns - Adjustments - Benchmarking - Graphical analysis techniques Collection and review of maintenance and repair records Discussions with management to prepare for an effective audit - Major facility parameters - Objective(s) - Financial criteria
MODULE 2: 2 hours
Site Visit MUST meet with decision maker(s) and operator Gather data, scope problems/situation - Use of forms - Being a forensic detective - Walk-thru procedure - Major energy end use systems Educational function of audit Survey and monitoring - test equipment/tools - Handheld devices - Data loggers - Resources Make use of info from in-place systems
MODULE 3: 2 hours
Analysis Do calculations - Energy - System & measures interactions - $ Proper use of applicable rates!! Economic analysis - Life cycle costing Software tools The MOST important thing in an audit is the eye of a trained auditor
Report $'s first How is it/should it be used - Action plan (short and long term) - Reference document Size and the "round file" Organizational issues - Structure - User friendliness
Your Realtime Program Instructor
FREDRIC S. GOLDNER, C.E.M., is a nationally recognized expert in the area of energy auditing and management. Founding principal of Energy Management & Research Associates (EMRA), he is involved in a wide variety of projects, including research, facility audits and use analyses, and energy software development and program design. Over an eight year span he conducted extensive research in the area of multifamily building DHW loads and systems. As a result he authored a new set of DHW sizing guidelines included in the 1995 ASHRAE Handbook, and the ASPE DWH Design Manual. Mr. Goldner is also an adjunct professor at the Center for Energy Policy & Research at NYIT. He has received many awards for his work, most notably being inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame in 2007, for his lifetime of achievement in promoting the practices and principles of energy management. He sits on numerous engineering and industry committees and boards, and has served on the Certified Energy Manager Board since 2006. Mr. Goldner remains an active member of the New York Chapter AEE Board of Directors, and served as International President of the Association of Energy Engineers for 2003.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all three 2-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.
You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.
Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.
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