Energy Efficiency: Taking Advantage of the World's Most Important Fuel
The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a report titled "Energy Efficiency Market Report 2013 -- Market Trends and Medium-Term Prospects." This report stated that in 2011, investments ($300 billion) in the energy efficiency market globally were at a similar scale to those in renewable energy or fossil-fuel power generation. This session will investigate energy efficiency for one of the world's top consumers of energy, buildings. The most effective ways to achieve building efficiency is through energy audits and retro-commissioning, which are tried and true tools of the trade. This session will highlight several case studies from real world examples of buildings that underwent energy audit and retro-commissioning studies.
1. Discover how energy efficiency is the newest fuel
2. Identify key take-aways from an energy audit study
3. Identify key take-aways from retro-commissioning
4. Analyze an energy conservation measure from inception through to implementation and see it applied to real world situations