Building Operator Training:
Building Re-tuning Course
3/19/2019 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and
3/20/2019 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Building re-tuning is a systematic process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. It is implemented at no or low cost other than the labor required to perform the re-tuning process. Re-tuning may include adjusting thermostats for actual occupancy patterns, changing set points in building automation systems or small, low-cost repairs such as replacing faulty sensors or caulking openings in the building envelope. By proactively utilizing the energy savings opportunities taught in the re-tuning training, operations staff can save between 5 and 25 percent of all energy used in the building.
This 2-day course provides an overview of how to make small/medium-sized buildings more efficient leading to energy savings and reduced operating cost. The knowledge and skills learned through the training will be highly valued by organizations and companies seeking to improve the performance of small/medium-sized buildings. It will also prepare the participating students/technicians for hands-on field training.
The first day of training is a blend of in-class instruction and discussion. Day 2 consists of a field trip to conduct a building investigation (building “walkdown”). The training is most efficient when the classroom portion of the training takes place in or nearby a building that is also the subject of the experiential walkdown.