BOC 1002

Credits: 1
Lecture: 6 hrs
Project: 3 hrs
Group Exercises: 1 hr
Total: 10 hrs

Prerequisites: BOC 1001 or equivalent

Class Description: Participants will learn how to perform quantifiable evaluations of their facilities’ energy use in order to be able to target prospects for energy conservation. Participants will learn energy management planning techniques and the basic principles of energy accounting to identify ways to improve efficiency.

PROJECT: Benchmark Your Building in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance a participant will be able to:

  1. List major energy loads in commercial buildings.
  2. Convert energy units to BTUs and calculate energy use index for your building.
  3. Cite the benefit of using spreadsheets to compute energy use indices and construct energy profiles for fuels used in the building.
  4. Identify and prioritize conservation opportunities.
  5. Identify opportunities to improve operation and maintenance procedures.
  6. Benchmark a building.

BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance Handbook, NEEC

Special Equipment for Instructors:  None


a. Application project 50%
b. Tests 50%

Class Outline

1. Energy Management

1.1. Energy management activities
1.2. Management basics
1.3. Energy conservation opportunities
1.4. Energy management strategies

2. Fuels and Utilities

2.1. Electricity

2.1.1. Energy charges v. demand charges
2.1.2. Demand measurement
2.1.3. Power factor

2.2. Natural gas
2.3. Fuel oil
2.4. Steam

3. Fuel Comparison Methods

3.1. Fuel switching
3.2. Terminology

4. Energy Accounting

4.1. Collecting and organizing utility data
4.2. Calculating the Energy Use Index (EUI)
4.3. Charts and graphs
4.4. Analyzing consumption & evaluating trends
4.5. Benchmarking tools: Energy Star™

5. Energy Conservation Opportunities

5.1. Potential savings 5.2. Consumption profiles
5.3. Identification of opportunities

5.3.1. Problem areas
5.3.2. Energy accounting
5.3.3. Remodels and additions

5.4. Types of Opportunities / Common measures

5.4.1. Operations
5.4.2. Maintenance
5.4.3. Electric demand reduction
5.4.4. Replacements/upgrades
5.4.5. Retrofits
5.4.6. Excess use
5.4.7. Heat recovery

6. Basic Test Instruments

7. Operation and Maintenance

7.1. Occupancy profiles
7.2. Operation of systems
7.3. Operational checklists
7.4. Facility maintenance
7.5. Establishing a maintenance program
7.6. Maintenance checklists

8. Energy Management Planning/Strategies

8.1. Setting goals
8.2. Monitoring progress

9. Pulling It All Together

9.1. Review facility systems
9.2. Apply utility analysis results
9.3. Identify operation, maintenance, and conservation priorities

10. Course Project
Benchmark your building in Energy Star™ Portfolio Manager.