Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

Effective Energy Management in New & Existing Buildings

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Course Length: 6 hours

This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
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Buildings use 40% of U.S. energy, of which one-third can be cost effectively savedby using energy management—an orderly process in which managers use resources at their disposal to accomplish clear, energy-saving objectives. Sustained energy management is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to expand our world’s energy supplies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This seminar weaves together energy management principles of the ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications, ENERGY STAR Guidelines, and ASHRAE Standard 100, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings. Practical experiences of successful energy managers are presented. Numerous case studies are discussed, including a hospital, high-rise building, bank, and convention center. Together, these successful examples demonstrate how to take advantage of the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for documented performance tracking and national recognition as an ENERGY STAR.

This seminar includes ten exercises which highlight specifics presented and will lead to class discussions of choices in the exercises. The instructor will also use data loggers to collect data during the course to demonstrate real-time logging of CO2, light, temperature, and relative humidity in the classroom, and best ways to use data-logging instruments.


Course Instructor

Richard Pearson, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE


Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.

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