Free PG&E Online Course: Energy Audit Skills: Tools, Data Collection Techniques, and Calculations, March 9, 8:30am-4:30pm

  • 9 March 2023
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 04:30 PM
  • Event Host : PG&E
Free PG&E Webinar: Energy Audit Skills: Tools, Data Collection Techniques, and Calculations
Event Description

This training allows attendees to develop several specific energy reduction projects from conception to financial benefit analysis. Energy audit tasks that are conducted using videos, photographs and other resources include interpreting nameplate data, taking measurements with simple hand tools, identifying efficiency opportunities, using datalogger and other data to ascertain equipment run hours, and calculating annual energy savings. Training participants will use billing data to create normalized graphs and calculate blended rates. After estimating the measure cost and looking up the relevant utility incentives, participants will calculate return on investment. Labor and maintenance savings will also be considered. This one-day program serves as a hands-on follow-up to PG&E's (3-Day) Energy Auditing Techniques for Small and Medium Commercial facilities class. In addition to attending the 3-day Energy Auditing class, training participants are encouraged to have a minimal proficiency in MS Excel since most of the in-class calculations are done in Excel. They do offer a one-day “Basic Excel for Energy Professionals” class for people who wish to polish their Excel skills before attending the “Audit Skills” training. they will distribute the required files for this training before the class begins through a Box site.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E
  • Agenda
    • - Safety message and introductions
      - Training overview and quiz
      - Review of concepts, terms and efficiencies
      - Lab #1: Collecting nameplate and other field data
      - Lab #2: Using excel to calculate power reduction for each measure
      - Energy saving calculations review with examples
      - Lab #3: Using excel and data logger data to calculate equipment run-time
      - Lab #4: Using excel for energy savings calculations
      - Billing data analysis and normalization
      - Lab #5: Using excel to calculate blended rates and to graph billing data
      - Lab #6: Using excel to process and chart commercial end use survey data
      - Financial saving calculation review with examples
      - Lab #7: Using excel for return-on-investment calculations
      - Top 10 non-retrofit, energy-audit findings
      - Wrap up
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Ryan Stroupe

      For the past 26 years Ryan Stroupe has been the Building Performance Program Coordinator at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center, a publicly-funded facility in San Francisco operated by Pacific Gas & Electric. He teaches classes and consults with building professionals on a variety of issues including building commissioning, energy audits, measurement tool applications and architectural design.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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