Building Energy Analytics

Building Energy Analytics

CEUs: 10 AIA LU/HSW Credits, 15 BPI, and 6 GBCI approved.

Course tuition with discount code: $796.

-Watch a free lecture by Andy on a Building Energy Analytics Case Study to find out if this course is right for you!-

This course, Building Energy Analytics: Measuring and Understanding Building Energy Use, is about learning the basics of understanding actual energy use in buildings. It is about first learning to ask the right questions - thinking deeply about what you want to know and who you want to have understand the answer - and then assembling and using the tools to answer those questions. The term "energy analytics" describes an emerging process of taking data from a building on a regular basis, usually automatically, and applying some intelligence to it to provide feedback to the owner to improve energy use or to alert the owner to issues with systems in the building. In this course, you will be doing the data gathering and the analysis, which may involve employing simple or sophisticated equipment, gathering energy usage data from suppliers, or some of both methods. You will choose how deep to dive into data collection and analysis in a capstone project that you will design, with guidance and personal help along the way.

In this 6-week course, we’ll be using the term more broadly to answer two important questions:

  1. How do we find out well a building (or a system in it) is working?

  2. What can we look at in a building to understand how well it is working?

Engineers, energy consultants, architects, building portfolio managers, and property managers will learn what data to to gather, how to analyze it and when it makes sense to use energy monitoring hardware. 

By the end of the course you will know how to:

  • Know if they have succeeded in the goal of a high performance home, and learn how to troubleshoot it if they haven't

  • Use building energy goals and metrics to develop a monitoring plan

  • Determine if and when sub-system data needs to be collected from the building (such as energy used for heating, cooling, lighting, pumps, fans, plug loads, etc) and how to catalog it

  • Develop a set of outline specs for the monitoring (software and hardware) to get installed in the building

  • And more…

Course Date: 

Monday, April 17, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017

Instructor: 

Andrew Shapiro

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