Overview

Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) is a term that refers to the process of testing an existing facility’s systems and equipment to ensure they are still functioning as designed and intended and, if not, make the necessary adjustments. Although comfort problems are the initial reason why EBCx projects are conducted, such projects are also critical in focusing on how the building various systems and components operate together and how operations can be improved.

Increasing occupant comfort and satisfaction while reducing energy operating costs are powerful ways to unlock value in your building assets. It has been well documented that the practice of EBCx reduces operating costs while improving indoor environmental quality.

This Introduction to Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) program provides participants with a practical approach to EBCx with a specific focus on the elements of a robust investigation. The course leverages a number of real-life examples of successful projects as well as case studies from a variety of commercial and institutional building types. Additionally, a major focus is placed on the operational efficiency of systems – particularly HVAC and control systems.

 

 

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of EBCx
  • Describe the process of EBCx
  • Identify the indicators that identify the need for EBCx
  • Assess the savings potential in a particular building
  • Create a plan for applying EBCx
  • Support the building investigation
  • Determine who will be involved
  • Identify critical elements to ensuring the persistence of results

 

Audience

  • Building owners
  • Building managers and supervisors
  • Technical supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Energy managers

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Energy Efficiency Concepts
  • Overview of RCx/EBCx
  • The Planning Phase
  • How to Select/Identify the Right Building for RCx
  • Investigation
  • Investigating our Buildings – Tools and Opportunities
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Fault detection and diagnostics (FDD)
  • Implementation
  • Transfer and Persistence

Trainers

Ari Spiegel
P.Eng., Energy Engineer

Ari joined Prism’s Energy Team in 2013.  His work encompasses conducting energy audits and performing analyses, as well as identifying and implementing savings opportunities.  He is involved with the CleanBC Program that focuses on reducing GHG emissions with electrification and FortisBC thermal audits which focus on reducing natural gas consumption. 

He has experience with building mechanical systems, optimizing building automation systems, and performing building control upgrades that result in energy savings.  Ari has prepared and presented many online training sessions for energy industry representatives including energy managers, energy specialists, facility managers, and building operators.  Ari will be an instructor for a retro-commissioning course at the British Columbia Institute of Technology starting March 2020.

 

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

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