Commercial Building Energy Assessment
Commercial Building Energy AssessmentIn this commercial energy auditing training session, we will review the general process of assessing various commercial buildings. There will be a focus on opportunities to reduce the energy and water usage for the buildings. We will define the different types (or Levels) of energy assessments. During this training, we review the benefits and when to use each type of assessment. The class will learn how to benchmark buildings and review the tools used for this process. There will be tools of the trade available to review and use in the class. We will show examples of results from actual projects. Renewables are fast becoming part of the complete energy picture and will review the more common types being used today and what we can expect energy usage, benchmarking and cost reductions to the end user. Finally, we will review several examples of buildings that GDS has audited recently.Keith McBrien, A.I., LEED AP, CEM, CEA, Project Manager | Mr. McBrien has 20 years of professional energy engineering experience. Keith gained valuable skills in the manufacturing sector designing products and large manufacturing equipment combined with providing manufacturing companies with a fresh energy use perspective. Working for Saint-Gobain and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative has provided excellent insight into the needs of a diverse group of energy users in the Northeast. Most recently Keith has developed the commercial and industrial energy service group in GDS’s New Hampshire office, providing hundreds of comprehensive fuel blind energy audits and renewable energy studies to C&I customers within the region. During the past nine years Keith was the lead engineer to provide modeling, technical, and financial analysis for several large energy users’ potential renewable energy generation projects. Keith also has a deep knowledge of geothermal space conditioning systems and the all-important earth couple and geo exchange element of those systems, having designed dozens of systems from downeast Maine to Manhattan. Keith has led a team of engineers in the development, implementation, and support of state-wide and program-specific measurement and verification of natural gas and electrical energy efficiency projects. This work has been ongoing since 2007 and exceeded the ISO NE measurement and verification standards.