BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
|Offered by||Northwest Energy Efficiency Council|
|Category||Energy and atmosphere|
In this two-day class, participants will learn about the Building Operator Certification training program and the requirements for demonstrating their knowledge and ability to apply the essentials of effective and energy efficient operations and maintenance. Participants will learn the fundamentals of building systems, including the envelope, heating, cooling, and air and ventilating systems,to be able to understand and relate how those systems interact with each other, the building, the occupants, and the environment.
At the completion of Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems a participant will be able to:
Recall eligibility and certification requirements for earning the Building Operator Certification (BOCr).
Describe the building operator#s role in achieving and sustaining energy-efficient building operation.
Conceptually map the integration of a building#s systems and how components interact with each other, the building, its occupants, and the environment.
Recall how to maintain energy using building systems, equipment, and envelope to minimize energy use and resources usages as well as the building envelope and heat transfer characteristics.
Describe how climate location will likely influence load, operation and maintenance, and the energy efficiency of various approaches to HVAC.
Describe various energy sources currently in use for heating, cooling, and ventilation, their likely costs per BTU, and their impact on carbon dioxide emissions.
Discuss the benefits of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting service records programs for HVAC equipment and controls.
Recognize various environmental conditions that emphasize or challenge optimum occupant performance and energy efficiency for a building's air delivery systems (heating, cooling, and ventilation).
Explain troubleshooting and optimization approaches for heating and cooling units, systematic diagnostic procedures, and determination of repair needs.
Recall building shell evaluation techniques and proven retrofit approaches that reduce energy use.
Recall types of HVAC equipment that are deployed in high-performance buildings (e.g., condensing boilers, ground-source heat pumps, chilled beams).