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Balancing Health and Energy Efficiency

Wed, 6/16/2021 - 9:00am - 10:30am


This course is the fourth in a four-part Sustainable Building Maintenance Series.

Attendees are not requried to have participated in previous sessions. 

This course will discuss the COVID-19 related adaptations commercial buildings have implemented. From changing schedules from full-space to partial-space operations, to increased ventilation, to new technologies, participants will explore the benefits, challenges, and energy impacts of each strategy.   

Intended Audience 

This course is ideal for onsite O&M staff responsible for day-to-day building operation; O&M staff management looking to integrate energy efficiency into their O&M procedures; and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or control vendors) hired to improve a building's energy efficiency. 


Prerequisite Knowledge 

Basic understanding of commercial building systems (e.g. air handling units, VAV boxes, boilers, chillers) and familiarity with basic functions of building automation systems. 


Course Fee

Green Building United Members: Free

Pathways to Green Schools Participant: Free 

Energize Delaware Program Participant: Free

Non-Members: $50 (Bundle and save! Register for all 4 sessions for $150)

Course Overview

This training will provide an overview of research on energy efficiency measures and health implications. It will also provide an overview of COVID-19 health and safety measures such as guidance on how to look for and optimize the control strategy of each of the following measures: 

  • Advanced filtration 

  • Ultraviolet lighting  

  • Bipolar ionization  


Learning Objectives 

  • Be able to describe the health benefits of energy efficiency measures 

  • Be able to list COVID-19 health and safety measures, and some of the benefits and challenges 

  • List at least three examples of poor operations that can be found by not balancing energy efficiency and health.  

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