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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This paper will discuss the Building Agent™ platform, which has been developed and deployed in a campus setting at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Building Agent™ provides aggregated and coherent access to building data, including electric energy, thermal energy, temperatures, humidity, and lighting levels, and occupant feedback, which are displayed in various manners for visitors, building occupants, facility managers, and researchers. This paper focuses on the development of visualizations for facility managers, or an energy performance assurance role, where metered data are used to generate models that provide live predicted ranges of building performance by end use.
Comprehensive commissioning can greatly improve the quality and energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration systems. This guide provides direction to owners and managers of commercial and industrial facilities that use refrigeration systems to help ensure that project requirements are met and that owners' expectations are achieved. This includes retail grocery, food service, refrigerated warehousing, and industrial refrigeration systems. The guide was produced as an ASHRAE special publication with funding from DOE/NREL.
In this video, Jesus Garza, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Seton Family of Hospitals, and Bob Bonar, president and chief executive officer of Dell Children's Medical Center, discuss the financial and business decision-making that went into the building of the LEED Platinum Dell Children's Medical Center.
The results of plug load audits and long-term PPL studies, conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have yielded the strategies outlined in this document. The PPLs that are highlighted are some of the largest that are typically found in large retail buildings and are the most likely to have a high energy savings potential.
This document provides an overview of PPLs and provides direction for store owners, occupants or employees, and facility managers to reduce PPLs. It is also intended to guide the procurement of new equipment.
The results of plug load audits and long-term PPL studies, conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have yielded the process and strategies outlined in this documented. The PPLs that are highlighted are some of the largest that are typically found in office buildings and are the most likely to have a high energy savings potential.
This document provides an overview of PPLs and provides strategies for building owners, occupants, and facility managers to reduce PPLs. It is also intended to guide the procurement of new equipment
This document provides in-depth instructions and examples for creating useful information from the interval data gained from using the Energy Charting and Metrics (ECAM) tool developed by the California Energy Commission.
The scorecard provides a spreadsheet template for collecting and tracking building data related to energy performance modeling.
This guide discusses how to achieve greater energy efficiency through occupancy behavior analysis and energy auditing to create targeted and strategic behavior change.
This guide provides an overview of the different energy audit options available and information on how to select an energy auditor.