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Energy Management in the Age of COVID-19

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$59.00

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$ 99.00

7/21/2020

11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: Barry Abramson, PE, LEED AP O+M

New HVAC operating strategies that reduce the risk of virus transmission include increased ventilation, expanded operating hours, and enhanced air filtering. These strategies will increase energy usage in many buildings. How significant will this increase be? Are there energy-saving measures that can offset the increase, or go even further to reduce usage to below pre-pandemic levels? This informative webinar will explain and quantify the adverse energy impacts of the newly required HVAC operational changes.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:

  • COVID-19 related HAVAC operating strategies and how they increase a building’s energy usage
  • Models that quantify those energy usage impacts
  • Five key approaches to identify no-cost/low cost measures and quick-payback retrofits to help make up for increased energy usage

Barry Abramson Barry Abramson has devoted his professional life to improving the energy efficiency, environmental impact and economic performance of buildings.  As Principal of Servidyne, a consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, he has provided energy and sustainability consulting services for 40 years. He serves on ASHRAE Committee SPC211 that wrote the Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits. He is the past Chair of the USGBC’s LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. He was Principal Investigator for an ASHRAE research project on HVAC equipment service life, with results published in the ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Applications. Barry graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 15 states, a LEED AP O+M, and an ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional.

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