Four BRT case studies have been updated: Parmenter’s Las Colinas, GSA’s Courthouse Annex and LBJ Education building (two in one combined document) and Georgia Tech’s TSRB. The case studies are also posted in the BRT training materials fileshare for use by BOMA and APPA. Additional content for the training from the case studies and material from CBEI’s building 661 have been added to the training modules.
Brokers are in a unique position to help their clients understand the potential impacts of energy efficiency. This fact sheet provides an overview of why broker training is valuable.
This report is the pdf version of the CBEI Final report and results.
This report offers an inventory of the existing relevant educational programming available in the secondary system’s technical schools, in the region’s community colleges, and GPIC partner four-year institutions. It also offers an inventory of workforce development and training programs available through select initiatives such as the Energy Coordinating Agency and Sustainable Business Network. The report also includes some educational programming and credentialing available through select labor unions and business associations.
The project has developed a business plan and revenue model for maintaining and sustaining the Certificate program after last budget period.
CBEI created a series of training modules and a BRT training guide which was handed off to APPA International and BOMA International. To maintain consistency among all providers of BRT, APPA agreed to maintain the curriculum in a file sharing platform.
An automated Building Retuning report generator with Asset Score Preview reporting capability is complete. It has been used by Penn State students to generate reports for the “Leadership in Building Energy Efficiency” course as well as demonstrated to BOMA and APPA BRT training participants. It has been incorporated into the BRT course content.
Over two years, this project developed an effective energy efficiency training course for commercial brokers that satisfies their continuing education requirements. The team then extended the reach of the program beyond Philadelphia and have established a long term path for the program with the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute.
The project team demonstrated commitment from four training organizations to integrate Asset Score Tool training into their education and training programs.
BRT is a systematic process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. It is implemented at no- or low-cost other than the labor required to perform the Re-Tuning process.
The Department of Energy worked with the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and industry stakeholders to develop the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, voluntary national guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials for four key energy-related jobs: Building Energy Auditor, Building Commissioning Professional, Building Operations Professional and Energy Manager.
FREE online training program on U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool and building information collection. 4 interactive training modules (free to public).
Understand the purpose of Building Re-tuning; Discover the potential energy and cost savings; Understand the leading opportunities for energy savings as a result of building re-tuning; Assess your organization’s readiness to conduct building re-tuning.
Designed for energy optimization of building retrofit projects. Applicable to new buildings and other projects. Empire State Building Example: Display the relevant metrics (here it’s NPV and CO2 savings). Include uncertainty and sensitivity about future projections.
Mandatory commercial building rating and disclosure policies, which require the energy performance of buildings to be measured and disclosed, have the potential to transform the real estate sector. These policies could drive demand for and investment in strategies and technologies that reduce energy use in buildings.