ASHRAE course on commercial building energy audits
ASHRAE is offering a two-part course, Commercial Building Energy Audits, that offers tips on energy audits.
ASHRAE is offering a course on commercial building energy audits, which focuses on best practices and other information relevant for building owners, managers, and government entities.
The two-part course, Commercial Building Energy Audits, includes a summary of materials essential for performing ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 audits; time-saving tips for energy auditors; how to hire an auditor; what to ask for in a comprehensive audit report; how to build a successful energy efficiency retrofit team; tips to make site visits quicker and more effective; tools to make analysis of billing data and energy savings faster and more accurate; and tools to perform diagnostics using measured data.
Course participants earn continuing education credits and qualify for Professional Development Hours for each course completed. Courses are instructor-led, drawing upon professional knowledge of leading practitioners.
The course takes place Nov. 4 and 6, 2013. Details can be found at www.ashrae.org/onlinecourses.
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