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Sustainable Building Maintenance Series

Join us to learn about energy efficient building maintenance best practices!

The series will cover the basics of managing primary systems in commercial buildings, common energy saving opportunities, and balancing efficiency with health concerns posed by COVID-19.  

The purpose of this four-part series is to: 

  • Introduce building staff and management to the primary systems in commercial buildings that use energy.
  • Help operations and maintenance (O&M) staff learn how to operate buildings more efficiently, reduce operating cost, and provide energy savings.
  • Guide O&M staff on how to look for and optimize the control strategy for many of the common energy saving opportunities such as occupancy scheduling, temperature, and static pressure control.
  • Share strategies for balancing efficiency with health concerns posed by COVID-19.  



  • Building Science of Commercial Buildings – April 14, 2021 

  • Efficient Building Operations & Maintenance – May 5, 2021

  • Fine Tuning your BAS – May 26, 2021  

  • Balancing Health and Energy Efficiency – June 16, 2021 


To access recordings of the trainings, please see the Energy, Performance, + Renewables and the Health, Safety, + Wellness sections of Green Building United's webinar library

Intended Audience 

This series is ideal for onsite operations and maintenance (O&M) staff looking to increase their knowledge of building science and how to identify energy savings opportunities. Building management seeking to become more familiar with how their buildings operate, which variables have the biggest influence on energy costs, and how and when to make energy efficiency upgrades that meet their economic criteria are also welcome. 

Trainer: Paul Spiegel, Practical Energy Solutions

Paul has extensive expertise in energy auditing, strategic energy planning, rate analyses, capital investment analyses, energy education/panel presentations, and building construction. Prior to founding Practical Energy Solutions, he was principal-in-charge or engineering project manager for numerous large-scale commercial construction projects – including the construction of Lincoln Financial Field, Citizen’s Bank Park, Kimmel Center, Wells Fargo Center, Cira Centre, the Borgata Hotel & Casino, and Philadelphia Airport Terminal A, just to name a few.


Fee (per course) 

Green Building United Members: Free

Pathways to Green Schools Participant: Free 

Energize Delaware Program Participant: Free

Non-Members: $50 for individual sessions; $150 for the series

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You must register for each session seperately.

Registration for all four is recommended but not required to participate at any time in the series. 

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