Thursday, October 4, 2018 · 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Marq at French Road, De Pere, WI
Cost: $199

HVAC technology enhancements for energy conservation

Join us to learn how to get the largest energy savings in your commercial buildings. HVAC as a single system is 45-70% of a building’s energy use—making it the biggest energy user and a major retro-fit target. For comparison, lighting is usually just 10-30%. Even though these percentages depend on climate, building type and building usage, HVAC still has one of the largest impacts on energy use. Ryan Hoger will discuss the newest energy saving HVAC technologies, improvements and alternative solutions, so you can initiate change in commercial buildings.

Who should attend?
Architects; building owners; engineers; contractors; HVAC system designers, equipment manufacturer representatives and contractors; energy efficiency specialists; facility managers; commissioning authorities; control system technicians; facility engineers; and anyone interested in learning more about HVAC retrofits.

As a result of this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain the latest in energy saving HVAC technologies.
  • Describe energy efficiency improvements that have the largest impacts for least cost.
  • Identify financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Discuss how other building systems affect HVAC performance.

8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Program (lunch and breaks provided)

The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

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 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LU/HSW for this instructor-led face-to-face course.

BOC This course offers up to 6 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

NATE This course is approved for 6 CEHs.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 6 CEUs for the following credential: Commercial Building Inspector Certification.

This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

Investigation survey

  • Documentation and monitoring tools
  • Equipment life expectancies

Building systems that affect HVAC performance

Financing opportunities

  • 179D Federal tax deduction
  • Utility incentives
  • Financing and leasing

HVAC improvements

  • Programmable thermostats
    • Internet accessible
    • Common errors
  • Outdoor air economizers
    • Describe three main types of control
    • Integrated economizer concept
    • Proper settings for maximum savings
    • Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD)
  • Zoning systems
    • Fan energy reduction
    • Supply air reset
    • Static reset
    • VVT vs. VAV
  • Occupancy sensors
    • Motion detectors
    • CO2-based demand controlled ventilation
    • Operable window interlock
    • What to avoid
  • Building automation systems
    • Internet accessible
    • What is important and what is not
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
    • Energy savings potential
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
    • How they can be adapted to existing systems
    • Code specifications and requirements
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)
    • Reasons for increase in popularity and ease of retro-fit
  • Boiler retro-fits
  • Chiller retro-fits

Alternative system discussions

  • Air-source heat pumps
  • Geothermal heat pumps and chillers
  • Radiant cooling and chilled beams
  • Solar thermal water heating

Wrap up questions and answers

The Marq at French Road
3177 French Road
De Pere , WI

Our education sponsors:

We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

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Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.