The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a Building Re-tuning approach to detect energy savings opportunities and implement improvements. In addition to onsite training, PNNL is now offering two free interactive e-learning courses to anyone interested in improving a building's energy performance and the comfort of the building's occupants.
Re-tuning for Buildings with Building Automation Systems
The purpose of this course is to enable you to reduce operating cost and provide energy savings to the building you are responsible for. The knowledge and skills learned here are highly valued in the energy, controls, HVAC, green, and sustainability industries and help make our planet healthier.
Throughout this course, you will learn the initial steps involved in re-tuning a building controlled via a building automation system (BAS). Interactive exercises are included to provide you "hands-on" practice of the re-tuning process within a virtual building. You will practice identifying opportunities for energy improvement and then deciding how to re-tune for more efficiency.
Re-tuning for Buildings without Building Automation Systems
Like Re-tuning for Buildings with Building Automation Systems, the purpose of this course is to enable you to reduce operating cost and provide energy savings to the building you are responsible for. However, the focus is on buildings that do not have a building automation system. If your commercial building employs a building automation system, then the other course may be more appropriate for your needs.
Continuing Education Units and Maintenance of Certification Points
The Building Operator Certification* (BOC®) program offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or Maintenance of Certificiation (MOC) points for those who complete these re-tuning training courses. At the end of each course, simply print the Acknowledgment of Completion page and contact BOC to receive credit. For more details, see the information provided at the end of each course.
* Building Operator Certification (BOC®) is a nationally recognized, competency-based training and certification program that offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly. The BOC recognizes PNNL courses and awards continuing credits and points towards maintenance of the Level I and II certifications upon successful course completion. For more information and assistance with maintaining the BOC credential contact the BOC Help Desk directly or visit: http://www.theboc.info/g-maintaining-certification.html.