Wednesday, May 21, 2014 ·
Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton, Middleton, WI
Cost: $169

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

  • Describe examples of HVAC and lighting operational practices that can lead to improved performance.
  • Discuss methods for testing and evaluating HVAC and lighting system performance.
  • Explain energy management best practices and aspects of an energy management plan.
  • Outline energy management considerations related to occupant comfort and indoor air quality.

Who should attend?
Building owners, facility managers and engineers, maintenance personnel, energy managers, building operators, contractors, energy efficiency specialists and anyone interested in procuring or providing energy efficiency services.

Space heating, lighting and space cooling are the three big energy end uses in commercial buildings, representing nearly half of a building's energy consumption. Join us to discuss how to rein in their energy use by exploring tools, practices and technologies that improve the performance of existing HVAC and lighting systems. Learn how operational practices, often the lowest cost energy conservation measures, can provide significant returns in energy and dollar savings. We'll talk about energy management strategies such as benchmarking and energy planning, as well as VFD and LED retrofits

Efficient scheduling and sensor error remediation are operational adjustments that can result in significant energy savings with very little investment. During this session, we'll take a look at these and other operational practices that improve the energy performance of existing HVAC and lighting systems. We'll use case studies to demonstrate how to evaluate systems and identify adjustments that will result in significant savings. In addition to operational practices, we'll discuss assessing and optimizing the performance of airside economizers, lighting controls, ventilation systems for indoor air quality and supply fan controls. You'll learn methods for testing and evaluating existing HVAC and lighting systems such as staff and occupant interviews, onsite observations, spot measurements and more. Join us to find out what tools, energy management strategies and practices, and technologies result in energy savings, as well as improved occupant comfort, productivity and indoor air quality.

7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8 am–noon: Program

Prior to attending this session, please watch this free webinar Energy management best practices.

The registration fee for attending this half-day course is $69, which includes continental breakfast. 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 & 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.

  • 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 0.375 CEUs (3.75 hours) toward re-certification.
  • Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 3.75 LU.
  • This training is approved for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.
  • The Energy Center of Wisconsin has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an IACET Authorized Provider, The Energy Center of Wisconsin offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. The Energy Center of Wisconsin is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this training for 3.5 CEUs for the following credential: Commercial Building Inspector.
  • This course qualifies for up to 3.5 PDHs for Professional Engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

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


Energy management best practices

  • Benchmarking
  • Analyzing energy data
    • Monthly data
    • Interval data
      • Software to chart interval data: Energy Charting and Metrics Tool
  • Energy performance tracking
    • Tools
      • Advanced energy information systems
    • Process

Improving and maintaining the energy performance of HVAC and lighting systems

  • Retrofits
    • Improve the performance potential
    • Case studies
      • VFDs on fan, pump and chiller motors
      • LED lighting
  • Operational practices
    • Improve the actual performance
    • Methods for testing and evaluating HVAC and lighting systems
      • Staff and occupant interviews
      • Onsite observations
      • Spot measurements
      • Trend/logger data
      • Functional testing
    • Case studies
      • Airside economizers
      • Ventilation
      • Supply fan controls
      • Lighting controls
  • Outside support
    • Energy auditing
    • Existing building commissioning

Non-energy considerations

  • Occupant comfort
  • Occupant productivity
  • Indoor air quality

Setting goals and developing an energy management plan

  • Make commitment
  • Assess performance
  • Set goals
  • Create action plan
  • Implement action plan
  • Evaluate progress
  • Recognize achievements


  • Utility support and incentives
    • Focus on Energy programs and support
  • Additional trainings
  • Books, guides, tools, articles and websites

Question and answer

Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton
1801 Deming Way
Middleton , WI

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Alliant Energy

Madison Gas and Electric

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If you have any general questions
or would like more information, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or