National Sustainable Structures Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Commercial Building Re-Tuning Training Syllabus
Class Instruction: Monday March 16, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Building Walkthrough: Tuesday March 17, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Baltimore Convention Center
The purpose of this course is to help building management, operations, and maintenance staff learn how to operate buildings more efficiently, reduce operating costs and provide energy savings. The knowledge and skills learned through the training will be highly valued by organizations and companies seeking to improve the performance of their buildings.
The intended audience for the building re-tuning training includes:
- Onsite employees responsible for the day-to-day building management, operations and maintenance
- Offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or control vendors) hired to improve a building’s energy efficiency
The focus is on small to large commercial buildings (office buildings, malls and schools), but the concepts and techniques presented can be applied to any type and size of facility. BAS systems will be discussed, though not in great detail.
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Benefits of Building Re-tuning
Section 3: Observation-Driven Re-tuning
Section 4: Building Walkdown: Investigation Phase
Section 5: Documentation Phase and Calculating Savings
Section 6: Demand Management
Section 7: Data-driven Analysis: Mastering BRT
This course was developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and descriptions above are provided or guided by theirs.