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1401 East 11th Street North

Ladysmith, WI 54848

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Energy efficiency forum: Dialing it in - building tuning strategies

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Join us for an informative half-day event dedicated to helping industrial and commercial customers “dial it in” by improving the energy efficiency and productivity of their facility. The featured topic includes a two-part workshop on building tuning processes and strategies that will highlight existing building commissioning, ventilation, heat recovery, and control strategies. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues, earn continuing education credits, and learn immediate tactics to reduce energy costs in your building.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will also take place Wednesday, April 22 in New Richmond.

AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the steps of existing building commissioning.
  • Identify low cost/no cost energy efficiency opportunities to reduce energy consumption and lower costs with the equipment you have.
  • Identify strategies for optimizing outside air ventilation to meet process, health, and safety needs as efficiently as possible.
  • Discuss how to apply heat recovery innovations to minimize wasted energy.
  • Define holistic solutions to building controls.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The forum targets commercial and industrial customers (specifically industrial facilities and large commercial customers). Facility managers, facility operators, plant engineers, maintenance personnel, account managers and representatives, engineers, contractors and anyone involved with operating or managing equipment and systems to improve energy efficiency will also find the forum of value.

AGENDA

9 – 9:30 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Program

COURSE OUTLINE

9 – 9:30 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

9:30 – 10 a.m. - Opening remarks

  • Introductions and welcoming remarks from Xcel Energy account manager
  • Updates on Xcel Energy’s electric vehicle program and charging stations

10 – 10:15 a.m. - Networking break/table-top exhibits

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Dialing it in - building tuning strategies (part 1)

Presented by: Rebecca Ellis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CCP, BCxP, CxA, president, Questions & Solutions Engineering; Miles Ryan, PE, CEM, mechanical commissioning engineer, Questions & Solutions Engineering

  • Existing building commissioning
  1. Define performance criteria
  2. Documentation review
  3. Control system familiarization
  4. Field testing
  5. Identify/quantify low-cost/no-cost energy conservation opportunities
  6. Identify performance issues
  7. Implementation
  • Ventilation (outside air)
  1. Under-ventilating
  2. Over-ventilating
  3. Filtration
  4. Building pressurization

11:45 – noon - Networking break/table-top exhibits

Noon - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch - Focus on Energy incentive program updates followed by Xcel customer case study. Learn how C&I customers deployed energy efficiency systems and technologies in their facility while also improving production processes.

Presented by: Sadith Osseni, energy project manager, Cascades, John Radle, plant engineer, American Phoenix, Oscar Brandser, key account manager, Xcel Energy, Bill Lobner, Focus on Energy representative

12:45 - 1 p.m. - Networking break/table-top exhibits

1 - 2:30 p.m. - Dialing it in—building tuning strategies (part 2)

Presented by: Rebecca Ellis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CCP, BCxP, CxA, president, Questions & Solutions Engineering; Miles Ryan, PE, CEM, mechanical commissioning engineer, Questions & Solutions Engineering

  • Heat recovery
  1. Ventilation-to-exhaust
  2. Process-to-HVAC
  3. Process-to-domestic hot water
  4. Thermal storage
  • Controls
  1. Standalone vs. building automation systems
  2. Meeting without exceeding varying plant needs
  3. Integration
  4. Lighting controls
  5. Submetering

2:30 p.m. - Energy efficiency forum concludes

CREDITS

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.425 CEUs (4.25 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 4.25 LUs for this instructor-led face-to-face course. This is an introductory level course and expires 2/10/2023. Questions about AIA credits should be directed to Lonna Berg at 608.210.7157 or lberg@slipstreaminc.org. Click on the following link to read our AIA CES Provider statement: https://slipstreaminc.org/solutions/education-and-training/aia-ces.

BOC This course offers up to 4.25 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This course is approved for 4 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

This course is geared towards professional engineers in the State of Wisconsin and offers up to 4 educational hours. The course participant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/a_e/13.pdf

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

Rebecca Ellis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CCP, BCxP, CxA, president, Questions & Solutions Engineering

Rebecca is a nationally recognized leader in the building commissioning industry. In addition to being a licensed professional engineer in 16 states, she is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds commissioning certifications from ASHRAE, the Building Commissioning Association, and the AABC Commissioning Group. She has master’s and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and the University of Minnesota, respectively. She has helped define mainstream commissioning services and has written a monthly column about commissioning for Engineered Systems magazine for more than 20 years. Rebecca is founder and president of Questions & Solutions Engineering, a consulting engineering firm committed to working with facility owners and operators worldwide to achieve high performance from their new and existing mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems.

Miles Ryan, PE, CEM, mechanical commissioning engineer, Questions & Solutions Engineering

Miles is a licensed professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University and a master’s degree in architectural engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder. He has ten years’ experience in the industry, getting his start as a civil engineering officer in the Air Force. He served in various roles overseeing the design, construction, and operation of facility mechanical systems at Grand Forks AFB, ND. In 2015, he became a mechanical systems instructor at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Since leaving active duty in 2018 to join QSE, he has remained on faculty at AFIT as an Air Force Reservist to continue teaching courses in HVAC control systems as well as HVAC design and analysis.

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Questions? Please see our FAQ page, email registration@slipstreaminc.org or call 608.210.7103.

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