Friday, February 14th: Luncheon Program
Friday February 14, 2014 from
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST
George Mason University,
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Building Re-Tuning: Zero or Low-Cost Training to Reduce Energy Usage up to 20%
Our speaker will be Shalon L. Brown, Energy Project Manager - Energy Efficiency Workforce and Training for
Commercial Buildings Integration, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy.
Ms. Brown will discuss the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) technical training program for re-tuning buildings that can reduce energy use by 5-20%.
Re-tuning is a zero- to low-cost systematic process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. Tuning building operations, much like tuning automobiles periodically, ensures maximum building energy efficiency and the comfort of building occupants.
The re-tuning training is intended to provide building operators, building managers and energy service providers with the necessary skills to identify no-cost and low-cost operational problems that plague commercial buildings and provide the skills necessary to take corrective action. Building operations staff will learn how to operate buildings more efficiently and reduce operating cost. A second part of this project is to train a number of "trainers" to carry out the re-tuning training.
Luncheon fees are $30 for AEE National Capital Chapter members, $40. for non-chapter members and guests, AEE student chapter members and their sponsors are free but still need to register so we can be sure to order enough lunches!