BOMA eEnergy Training Course Modules
eEnergy Training Introduction
Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in building operations are widely recognized as critically important to maintaining a fiscally responsible operation and mitigating climate change impacts. BOMA’s eEnergy Training for Building Operators eleven modules provide an excellent operations knowledge base including ideas for operational changes, capital upgrades, engaging people and building the business case for energy management. Each module is offered separately, allowing users to customize their training experience.
Energy Management Overview
Learn what energy management is, why it’s important and about the benefits of developing an energy management program. See what is involved in the process, who the players are and what savings opportunities exist.
Get started with Energy Basics. This module provides foundational concepts for all other modules. Learn the principles of electrical and thermal energy, measurement units and simple energy calculations.
Metering and Billing
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Learn how to understand and analyze existing energy data sources, what devices can help you learn more about building energy use and get a sense of how your building’s energy usage compares to others.
Lighting is a visible building component that impacts occupant productivity and comfort. Learn the basics of office building lighting types and how to: identify operational and technical efficiency opportunities, take lighting measurements and estimate potential lighting upgrade savings.
Electrical systems have a big impact on operational and energy efficiency of a building. Learn about how to use demand profiles, energy efficient motors,power factor improvements and savings opportunities from voltage optimization. (Note: lighting is not covered in this module.)
HVAC is resposible for a significant amount of energy usage in most buildings and is critical to both comfort, health and energy use. Learn about the advantages and disadvantagest of different systems, what instruments can be used for taking measurements, what opportunities for savings exist and how to estimate savings values.
Optimizing building controls could save you up to 25% in building energy usage. Learn the fundamentals of building controls, how to identify efficiency improvement opportunities and save energy.
Heating plants are a critical part of maintaining occupancy comfort by addressing the needs to heat outside air, and offset building heat losses as well as provide domestic hot water. Learn the fundamentals of boilers used in office building Heating Plants and how to: use the combustion analyzer, identify Heating System operational and technical energy saving opportunities and estimate potential energy savings.
Cooling systems are a critical part of mechanical systems in buildings for occupant comfort (temperature and humidity control) as well as providing IT cooling requirements. Learn the basics of refrigeration, the different types of chillers and configurations of Cooling Plants and how to identify and estimate operational and capital projects savings opportunities.
Saving energy goes beyond building components and systems. People have the potential to save energy with their actions and behaviours. Learn what energy savings opportunities exist for building occupants and how to motivate behaviour change among staff and tenants.
Selling the Project
Great energy savings ideas often get stalled due to lack of buy in. Learn how to develop and present a business case to gain approval and support for your energy management projects.