How to Do an Energy Audit
Pacific Gas and Electric Company hosts a free three-day energy-efficiency training course that targets organizations and individuals that promote energy-efficiency opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits in their communities. The training sessions will help attendees understand, coordinate and leverage various company programs for the promotion of local energy-efficiency initiatives. Attendees will learn about company rebate incentive programs and their respective policies, energy audit programs and energy audit techniques.
The intention of this three-day workshop is to develop the energy auditing skills of individuals associated with small-and medium-sized (under 500 kW) commercial facilities. We will provide an overview of building technologies with an emphasis on distinguishing older, inefficient equipment from newer efficient systems. The overview of building technologies and efficiencies will include modules on lighting, mechanical systems, motors, refrigeration, gas, envelope, kitchen equipment and renewables. In-class exercises and a mock-audit at the end of the last day will allow the attendees to apply what they have learned. Though geared to non-experts, attendees should have a fundamental understanding of building components and energy concepts.
Course topics may include the following:
- Energy-efficiency terminology
- End-use technologies such as lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and motors
- Energy-efficiency measures
- An overview of non-residential energy-efficiency programs
- An in-depth discussion of energy audit components such as utility billing analysis, auditing strategies, visit tasks and customer interviews
To register, go to our classes website, select "audits" as the primary topic and hit the "show classes" button. The dates and locations for the three-day audits class will be provided in the created list of audit-related classes. Questions can be directed to Ryan Stroupe.
NOTE: Participants must attend all session days for training completion.