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RTU units and thermostat
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Commercial + industrial, Education, HVAC

Part 3: Optimize your rooftop unit

During this final webinar in the series, you will understand the red flags that signal your system may not be optimally operating. We will reinforce ways to save money, reduce energy usage, improve occupant comfort, and help the environment. You will also learn how to better communicate heating and cooling concerns to your local HVAC contractor.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
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Codes + standards, Commercial + industrial, Education

Capture energy savings in new commercial construction

In 2015, Minnesota adopted a new commercial building energy code with the largest increase in energy performance. Given the advancement of that magnitude, are there energy savings relative to energy code that can still be achieved and what are the energy implications? What support will help commercial building owners and developers achieve energy code savings potential? What kinds of beyond-code energy savings opportunities are still out there and how might utility conservation programs help to capture them? Join us as we tackle these questions and discuss the results of our recent field study funded by the Conservation and Applied Research and Development grant.
Credits: None
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Commercial + industrial, Education, Health + resilience, Lighting

2020 Healthcare lighting trends

How does the healthcare industry use lighting for function, patient wellness, and health? Which healthcare industry lighting practice trends should you follow? Join us for this informative webinar on LED lighting in healthcare facilities. We will discuss proper illumination, dimming, circadian benefits, procedural equipment tracking, and the role lighting plays to provide germicidal treatment for areas in healthcare facilities. We will also examine lighting options for interior and exterior spaces and how these lighting features can enhance the healthcare environment.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification, Electrical
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Codes + standards, Education, Residential

Energy savings opportunities in new and renovated Minnesota homes

About 13,000 new homes and several hundred multifamily buildings are built in Minnesota each year and many existing homes receive additions and renovations. How do these projects compare relative to energy code? What kinds of beyond-code energy savings opportunities are still out there and how might utility conservation programs help to capture them? Join us as we answer these questions and discuss the results of our recent Minnesota field study funded by a Conservation and Applied Research and Development grant.
Credits: None
picture of rooftop units and thermostat
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Commercial + industrial, Education, HVAC

Rooftop unit energy conservation strategies

Now that you know the basics, you will learn how to cost-effectively reduce energy consumption for existing rooftop units (RTU). You will also be able to identify several energy efficiency technologies associated with RTUs to reduce maintenance costs and save energy. Learn how to determine if your programmable and smart thermostats are operating correctly. We will also share how you can capitalize on incentives from Focus on Energy.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Education

Existing building commissioning

Existing building commissioning is a process that can result in 10-15% savings of a building’s annual energy consumption if applied appropriately and rigorously. This webinar will begin with a brief introduction to the existing building commissioning process. Then, focus on facility and/or system characteristics that make a building a good or poor existing building commissioning candidate. You will learn about the various factors that impact the time required for and/or cost of existing building commissioning and the potential benefits, including non-energy benefits, of the process. This webinar is targeted to facility operators who may choose to implement existing building commissioning.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE
RTU components
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Commercial + industrial, HVAC

Inside the lab: Packaged rooftop unit orientation

Join us in the lab for a virtual visual system identification of rooftop units and their many components. Get a better understanding of how much energy they consume and how much they cost to operate. Are there ways to save energy on the existing unit? Should you spend money to repair a rooftop unit (RTU) when it fails or should you replace it with a new unit? Or should you replace it before it fails? Take the mystery out of that overlooked HVAC system on your roof and learn how to make it work for you instead of against you.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
building automation
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Commercial + industrial, Smart buildings

Maximize your building automation system: Cost-benefit analysis: Quantifying energy conservation opportunities

Maximize your building automation system: Part 3. Now that you’ve learned how to make the most of your trend data, learn how to identify common energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) to reduce your facilities energy consumption and costs. To maximize your efforts, you must first identify your facility’s potential ECOs before you pursue. It is also important to accurately quantify ECO implementation benefits, especially if there is an upfront cost associated with them. In this webinar, we will build on your knowledge of trend data and you will learn and practice the common metrics used to measure ECOs savings potential.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE
building automation
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Commercial + industrial, Smart buildings

Maximize your building automation system: Make better use of trend data

Maximize your building automation system: Part 2. There are instances when a snapshot in time does not provide enough information to understand what is really happening with your BAS. All that real-time data (temperature, pressures, setpoints, damper commands, etc.) can be recorded, however. These trend-logs can provide a window into the past to help diagnose the root cause of the issue.  Trend-logs can also be used to right-size equipment, benchmark energy consumption, identify energy conservation opportunities, and perform a host of other activities. In this webinar, you will learn how to decipher trend-log information. 
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE
building automation
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Commercial + industrial, Smart buildings

Maximize your building automation system: Utilize building automation systems to troubleshoot in real-time

Maximize your building automation system: Part 1. Many buildings use BAS to control and monitor the facility’s HVAC systems. The BAS provides a wealth of real-time information to the building operator. This helps to troubleshoot when issues arise. However, the BAS is an under-utilized tool in identifying such problems. Building operators can view the BAS prior to physically going to investigate an issue. Oftentimes, the BAS alone has the answers to solve an issue at hand. If not, it can help narrow your focus on what needs to be looked at prior to investigating. View this webinar to hone your BAS utilization skills. You will learn the system’s sequence of operation and a methodical approach to identify the root cause of an issue.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE