This seminar will provide commercial building owners, managers and operational staff an understanding of the ASHRAE Level Energy Efficiency audit requirement under the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance. ASHRAE audits are detailed surveys of a building's energy costs and efficiency. The audit identifies energy savings and provides a cost benefit analysis of recommended energy conservation measures. The ordinance requires owners of commercial buildings over 10,000 sq. ft. to perform ASHRAE energy audits every five years and the first of the assigned deadlines is quickly approaching.
At the completion of the seminar, participants will have the knowledge they need to confidently decide what level of ASHRAE audit to conduct, who should perform the ASHRAE audit, what resources will need to be dedicated and what steps to take after an ASHRAE audit report is completed. An overview of a retro-commissioning study, which can be submitted for compliance in lieu of an ASHRAE audit, will also be provided.
- 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. : What is required by the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance
- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Description of the levels of ASHRAE audits and how to get the most out of the audit
- 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Description of retro-commissioning as an alternative to an ASHRAE audit
- 10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Q and A and wrap-up discussion