Keynote Presentation: America’s Energy Future: Partly Windy, Slightly Sunny, and as Uncertain as the Weather
Branko Terzic, PE, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions
Discover how the commissioning process is applied to building envelopes using the exterior enclosure technical requirements of NIBS Guideline 3-2006 in conjunction with ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005. This introduction will review fundamentals of building enclosure design and offer insight into commissioning the envelope from the pre-design though occupancy.
This presentation will discuss the California Commissioning Collaborative’s guideline for verifying savings in EBCx projects, which informs commissioning service providers on how to design such an M&V program, including the approach, data requirements, calculation methodology, and integration into existing building commissioning.
Craig Sieben is founder and CEO of Sieben Energy Associates. He is a leading expert on energy efficiency and has been a pioneer in the rapidly growing field of professional energy management for over two decades. He speaks often on what he calls the “second Saudi Arabia” waiting to be tapped in America’s building stock, and on the impact that enlightened energy efficiency practices and programs could have on the economy and the environment.
CFE Media’s Jim Langhenry sat down with OPUS Dean of Engineering Dr. Robert Bishop to discuss the current state of engineering education at Marquette University. Dr. Bishop and Langhenry discussed the importance of the new engineering facility and how it will be used, the definition of discovery learning, and what skills engineers will need in the upcoming “Creative Age”.
This video covers retrocommissioning best practices and the keys to an energy-efficient commercial building.
Control Engineering Content Manager Peter Welander talks with Yaskawa’s Manager of Marketing Communications Neil Koepke about the benefits of using variable frequency drives. While Welander visited the Americas headquarters for Yaskawa in Waukegan, Illinois, Koepke showed three different types of motors in a demonstrator that was built jointly by Yaskawa and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The demonstrator’s first cell shows a constant speed across-the-line motor and its flow control is varied with an outlet damper.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Editor Amara Rozgus stops by the Engineering Career Fair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
At the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, Baldor Electric talks with Group Publisher Jim Langhenry about the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and what the new motor efficiency requirements mean to the end user.
Patrick Lynch, Project Manager and Editor with Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine sits down with National Sales Manager Mike Madden from Gamewell-FCI to discuss life safety technologies, NFPA code changes, and the evolving life safety marketplace.