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

The Building Operator Certification (BOC) Program offers continuing education units (CEUs) for those who complete the Re-tuning for Buildings with Building Automation Systems course (CEUs are not available for the other course at this time). At the end of the course, simply print the Acknowledgment of Completion page and contact BOC to receive credit. For more information, visit the BOC Certification Maintenance page.