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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