This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project. The Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) are working with industry stakeholders to develop voluntary national guidelines that will improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs.
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A case study of the overview, process, and results of the re-tuning that was conducted in a building in Arlington, Virginia by Vornado Realty Trust in October 2012. Re-tuning provided the facilities management team with the ability to identify and understand building scheduling opportunities that drove significant, low-cost energy savings. Five measures were conducted, many of which pertained to the HVAC system.
The guide allows users to adapt and implement O&M strategies to address specific energy efficiency goals. School district management, business officials, and administrators should use this guide to become better acquainted with high-performance O&M strategies and to integrate these strategies into new and existing energy policy. Facility management should use this tool to manage district energy costs by properly identifying and implementing O&M, repairs, and retrofits, and by calculating O&M measures’ lifecycle costs and benefits. Tips on making the business case for a sustained high-performance O&M plan to school district management are also included.
This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate Department of Energy's Commercial Building Energy Asset Score for commercial buildings, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the Asset Scoring Tool. This report also describes alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach. Finally, this report describes a few features of the program where alternative approaches are still under evaluation.