Critical energy planning during healthcare facility renovations and additions
Thursday, December 18, 2014 · available on-demand
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As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Explain where the most energy is used in healthcare facility systems and discuss how to minimize energy use when renovating or constructing an addition.
- Identify and plan for the integration of the most energy effective systems in healthcare facility renovations or additions.
- Evaluate whether to use existing central heating and cooling, steam, ventilation, domestic water or separate systems in healthcare facility renovations or additions.
- Discuss how to track energy use in the main healthcare facility, as well as the new space, and the best ways to determine which measurement and verification equipment makes the most sense for your project.
- Describe the resources available through Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's energy efficiency program.
Who should watch?
Healthcare administrators and executives, facility managers, maintenance professionals, construction managers, building owners, contractors, energy program design and implementation professionals, commercial and industrial building energy advocates, architects, engineers, utility representatives and anyone interested in healthcare facility operations.
Healthcare facility renovations and additions offer a unique opportunity to evaluate the performance of existing; and consider new energy efficient equipment, systems and controls. The incorporation of these measures into a facility renovation or addition usually presents an attractive return on investment, as well as the opportunity to integrate additional controls and measurement and verification procedures throughout an entire facility.
During this webinar, various energy efficiency measures that add little additional cost to renovations or additions will be evaluated. We’ll discuss how to proactively plan for space requirements and budget implications including the resources available through Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's energy efficiency program.
Sizing of new systems and integration with existing infrastructure is critical to positive energy outcomes; we’ll demonstrate why and explain when it is beneficial to connect to existing central chilled water, steam, heating water, domestic water and air handling systems; or when distinct systems for the endeavor may be advantageous. Strategies for adding measurement and verification equipment and systems into the project will also be explored.
- Healthcare energy end uses and most effective areas to improve energy consumption
- Design considerations for air handling and ventilation systems for renovations and additions
- Design considerations for steam, chilled water and heating systems for renovations and additions
- Design considerations for domestic water systems for additions or renovations
- Measurement and verification considerations for renovations and additions
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In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.
All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.
AFE AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.15 CEUs (1.5 hours) toward re-certification.
BOMI This webinar is approved for up to 1.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.
GBCI The Energy Center of Wisconsin is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 1.5 CE hours. The Energy Center of Wisconsin is also a USGBC Education Partner.
WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 1.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Building Inspector Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.
Robert L. Cox PE, CEM, CxA
Commissioning and Energy Director
Robert has extensive experience in detailed engineering design and management for projects in the healthcare, commercial, institutional and governmental sectors. These projects have included large tonnage chilled water systems, cooling towers and condenser water piping and pumping systems, high/low pressure steam and condensate systems, air handling and ventilation systems, energy management and building automation systems, and a variety of ductwork systems, including specialized systems for healthcare laboratories and science facilities. Robert has conducted tests on a variety of HVAC, electrical and building automation systems and has reviewed operations and maintenance documentation and trained operations and maintenance personnel. He is a long-time, active ASHRAE member.
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