Systems and Demand Reduction

Federal personnel are required to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of building systems and how they affect energy use:
  • HVAC System
  • Electrical Systems
  • Motors and drives
  • Lighting Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • Fuel Systems - Fuel Selection
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems and distributed generation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Renewable Energy Systems – Solar (Thermal and Photovoltaic), Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Thermal Energy Storage systems (e.g., chilled water storage, ice storage, potential energy storage).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Control Systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Enhanced Automation (EA) – “the variety of potential strategies to increase the capability of the existing energy or building management systems to control current, and plan for future, building energy costs while maintaining the comfort and productivity of all building occupants.”
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Energy Management Systems (EMS) and Energy Information Systems (EIS).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of reprogramming current systems and expanding network of sensors and control devices to optimize HVAC, lighting, and other automated systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to incorporate occupancy sensors, task lighting, and thermostatic setpoints with weather forecasting and other demand linked strategies to optimize building performance.

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This course provides a fundamental background on commercial occupancy sensors, including how to choose the right occupancy sensor, technologies, specifications, applications, and adjustments.

Assess Initial Conditions, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Automation Systems, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Planning, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Going Green with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

This course defines green buildings, explains the mission of the U.S. Green Building Council and the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. Schneider Electric solutions for meeting the LEED requirements will also be explained.

The course link will take you to the Energy University landing page; if this is your first Energy University course, click “Join” and complete the form. Returning students can “Login” from the landing page. You can search for each course by title.

This course is accredited by: IEEE, AHLEI, BPI, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Other Facility Systems, Planning, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction
How Dimming Affects Light Sources

This narrated presentation describes how the different dimming technologies operate and how they affect lamp life and appearance. It also covers strategies for solving dimming problems.

Best Practices and Innovation, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
IECC-2009 Energy Code

This narrated presentation discusses the overall structure of the IECC energy code and the lighting related provisions of the 2009 version.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
IgCC-2012 Sustainability Standard

This narrated presentation provides an overview of this standard, differentiates between mandatory and prescriptive requirements and discusses the lighting-related provisions within IgCC-2012.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Intelligent Lighting for Interior Spaces

This narrated presentation defines intelligent lighting, identifies indoor lighting control strategies that enhance building and occupant performance and discusses how to specify an intelligent lighting system that is upgradable, sustainable and easy to commission.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Interior, Building Systems, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEDs and Outdoor Lighting

This narrated presentation discusses how and where LED sources may be used, compares LEDs against existing sources, discusses the issues around LED lighting and covers control of LED luminaires.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, General Building Maintenance, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEED-2009 (Part 1 or 2)

This narrated presentation is the first of two parts; it provides an overview of the LEED rating systems including the ‘Minimum Project Requirements’ and touches on the lighting provisions of LEED-2009.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEED-2009 (Part 2 of 2)

This narrated presentation is the second of two parts; it provides a more detailed look at the lighting provisions of LEED-2009.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEEDv4 (BD+C)

This narrated presentation provides a look at the lighting provisions of LEED-2009, including BD+C (new construction, core & shell and major renovations.)

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
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