Part 4

Energy Conservation Opportunities

Prerequisite: None

Duration: 4 hours

Learning Objectives/Competencies for the module

The class will provide the student with an understanding of the
BOC course and the expectations and outcomes from their
After this class, a building operator should be able to:

  • Identify energy conservation opportunities to reduce operational costs.
  • Reduce energy consumption while maintaining occupant safety and comfort.


  • Energy conservation and facility management
    • Facilities O & M
    • Steps for Efficient Operations
    • Operational Strategies
    • Practice 1: Building System Operations (BSO) Map
    • Practice 2: Targeting HVAC Systems and Equipment
  • Basic Test Instruments
    • Basic test instruments
    • Discussion Question
    • Basic Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Common opportunities for low-cost operational Improvement
    • Equipment Scheduling
    • Simultaneous Heating & Cooling
    • Outside Air Usage
    • Lighting Efficiency Opportunities
  • Learning Activity: Energy Conservation Opportunities
  • Introduction to Control Systems
    • HVAC Systems and Controls
    • Introduction to Building Automation Systems
    • Control Strategies
    • Sequence of Operations
    • Using the BAS to solve Common Problems
  • What did we learn
    • Energy Conservation Opportunities
  • Energy Conservation Considerations

Learning Activity

  • Energy Conservation opportunities
  • Discussion Questions