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Stetz Consulting LLC brings over 20 years of energy-efficiency experience to your project or facility. We can help save you money by reducing operating costs, improve comfort and climate control, and minimize your carbon footprint. Let us help identify inefficiencies that contribute to high operating costs, recommend technologies and strategies to improve performance, and evaluate the economics of potential facility upgrades. Between 2011 and 2014, Stetz Consulting conducted fifty commercial building energy audits covering over 9 million SF of data center, commercial, warehouse, and industrial facilities. These audits identified 40 million kWh, 10,000 MMBTU, 27,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and 3.3 million dollars in potential energy savings. Specialties include:

  • Measurement & verification of energy savings resulting from performance contract, either owner or energy-service company perspective.
  • Conducting energy audits to identify energy- and cost-saving strategies.
  • Participating in the building design process to incorporate daylighting, passive solar heating, reduced solar gain and cooling loads, and reducing overall energy use.
  • Evaluating renewable energy and emerging technologies for specific applications.
  • Supporting LEED BD&C and EB/OM projects.
  • Develop and conduct training workshops in M&V, energy efficiency, economics, and statistics.

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Evaluation Methods for High-Performance Green Buildings

Sep 22, 2014, Monday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., EDT

Today, building design and operation are focused on “high performance” and “sustainability.” In practice, the challenge is to define and quantify performance criteria to determine if operating targets have been met.
Building performance design guidelines and evaluation metrics include LEED, Portfolio Manager, Green Globes, ISO 50001, IPMVP, and ASHRAE Standards and guidelines, including Standards 90.1 and 189.1. Each serves a specific purpose; some are focused on a single aspect, others view performance in a holistic sense. Selecting a guide or metric depends on design goals and target audience.
This course introduces various guidelines and their applicability to high-performance buildings. It then discusses establishing design goals, the need for verification, performance evaluation methods, implementing specific methods, and identifying corrective actions as needed.
Register through ASHRAE

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