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Improving Energy Efficiency through Advanced Building Controls

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January 14 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
01/14/21 12:00 PM 01/14/21 1:00 PM America/New_York Improving Energy Efficiency through Advanced Building Controls United States

This Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) webinar focuses on an ESTCP-funded project aimed at disseminating knowledge of advanced controls and energy management strategies for improving building efficiency. Specifically, investigators will discuss a comprehensive training and education platform for Department of Defense (DoD) energy managers, engineers and building operators that enables them to make informed decisions, better specify and commission building control systems, manage and operate buildings more efficiently, and implement the new industry guidelines.

Advanced building controls and energy management strategies could result in an average of nearly 30% energy savings. Unfortunately, there is an industry-wide knowledge gap on how to utilize advanced controls to capitalize on energy savings and to ensure that buildings run at peak performance. The objective of this ESTCP-funded technology transfer project, led by Slipstream, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Texas A&M University and TRC, is to develop and deliver a comprehensive training and education platform for disseminating building controls basics and advanced building controls concepts to Department of Defense (DoD) stakeholders and decision-makers including energy managers, engineers and building operators.

Project topics include fundamentals of building control systems, common advanced control strategies, energy modeling, intelligent building operation and advanced energy performance monitoring, continuous commissioning, control system re-tuning, and the new American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Guideline 36 titled “High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems”. The project is designed to enable DoD stakeholders to make more informed decisions, better specify and commission building control systems, and manage and operate buildings more efficiently. The project will also promote awareness and allow for the broader adoption of the ASHRAE Guideline 36 within the DoD. This webinar will introduce the training content available to DoD managers, and focus on presenting results from ongoing field demonstrations of ASHRAE Guideline 36.

Event Cost: 
Free (registration required)