28 Jun '12, 6pm

Commissioning (not just) for California | Path to Zero Energy Buildings:

For many years, California has led the way in progressive energy efficient building measures, and the state is pursuing an aggressive long-term goal of making 50 percent of all existing commercial buildings net zero by 2030. To this end, the California Commissioning Collaborative recently organized a workshop that convened a broad cross-section of industry experts to explore market-driven ways to further promote increased building efficiency. They also examined how commercial whole building approaches can provide a pathway to deeper energy savings through various measures including retrofits and commissioning. Commissioning is a peer review or onsite verification process that ASHRAE defines as "a quality-oriented process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the performance of facilities, systems, and assemblies meets defined objectives and criteria.” The strategy...

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