November 2011 - Energy Retrofits - 1.5 PDH

Post date: Nov 01, 2011 12:53:53 PM

Description:HVAC very well may be the largest energy user in a commercial building. When you add heating, cooling, and ventilating together and treat them as a single system (as they generally are), it is 45 to 70% of the building’s energy use. For comparison, lighting is usual just 10-30%. Of course a lot depends on climate, building type, and building usage, but HVAC should be a major retro-fit target for those who are concerned about energy conservation.Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be guided thru the steps recommended to improve HVAC energy efficieny in an existing commercial building.

    2. How to identify the areas of energy improvement

    3. Discuss HVAC interaction with other building systems (envelope and lighting) as related to energy use

    4. How to act quickly on the “low hanging fruit”

    5. Discuss energy saving HVAC technologies


Stacy Gualandi, LEED AP, is a Product Manager at HVAC Solutions, a TEC company. Stacy has been with TEC since 2005 when she started as a sales engineer. She is experienced with heat pump systems (geothermal and variable refrigerant flow), energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), make-up air units, and other commercial equipment. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As always, our meetings are open to all comers: members, non-members, engineers and non-engineers! Please come and joins us!

Please RSVP by Monday, November 14!

Don't forget the time change on November 6!

Lunch Meeting - November 17

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EST

Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:30 pm EST

(note extended time for lunch preso)

Tippecanoe Place

620 W. Washington St.

South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - November 17

Cost: $20 (includes dinner and drinks)

Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CST

Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:30 pm CST

Dante's House of Pizza

1734 - 45th Avenue

Munster, IN 46321


Tippecanoe Place

Dante's House of Pizza