Greening Existing Buildings 2017 Sessions: No. 2 - Existing & Emerging Tech for Energy Use Reduction | U.S. Green Building Council
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Greening Existing Buildings 2017 Sessions: No. 2 - Existing & Emerging Tech for Energy Use Reduction

GBCI: 0920013499

This session will focus on an overview of basics of energy-consuming building systems, understanding commissioning and how it is performance in existing buildings, and a case study of the IFC HQ building.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009

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This session will introduce the engineering and technology running the buildings – both existing and emerging technologies in the fields of building systems such lighting and HVAC, BMS and IoT - and how to use these effectively to optimize building performance.

Our session will illuminate on:
What are the important parameters in assessing efficiency in existing buildings?
What technologies are available for assessments?
What do the guts of a building look like?
What systems are using most energy, and how can they be optimized?
How can a property owner or manager track their building’s performance?
What remedial steps can be taken?
What preventative steps should be taken and how often?

Topical focus from the presenters is on:
This session will focus on an overview of basic parts of the major energy-consuming building systems – lighting, HVAC, water heating, where savings lie, what new advancements exist. The session will strive to answer questions on commissioning such as: what is Cx and RCx? How does it help capture savings in buildings? What needs to happen in older buildings? A case study of the IFC HQ will follow and how it started from an typical building and improved performance, processes and mitigated challenges in increasing efficiency of operations and maintenance.

Objectives

  1. Define the existing building retro-commissioning process
  2. Understand the benefits of retro-commissioning as illustrated by case studies
  3. Understand the strategic plan and actions involved in a LEED EBOM certification process for a 14 year old building operating 1.1 M sf
  4. Review the practical approach and results achieved from undertaking the LEED EBOM certification process for a 14 year old building operating 1.1 M sf
Intermediate

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USGBC National Capital Region
Washington, DC
United States

Leaders

Robert M. Pearlman
Todd R. Steffens