Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have joined together to develop a deployment model for commercial building re-tuning training. This collaboration will result in increased opportunities for building operators and engineers nationwide to learn the building re-tuning process and methodology and use it to identify and capture energy savings in their buildings.
Over the next 12 months, the BOMA/CBEI/DOE partnership will pilot two re-tuning trainings at BOMA local associations utilizing a train-the-trainer approach. Attendees will help bring re-tuning training to scale by using the material to train other end users, such as facility engineers, either within their own companies’ building portfolios or within their local community.
Greg Carnegie, Reno’s Energy Program Manager is involved in the Re-Tuning Training program. “As building systems become more complex and maintenance budgets become increasingly constrained, the tendency to overlook or misdiagnose basic building efficiency issues becomes more prevalent. This class provides an opportunity for building maintenance and facility staff to step back and see the bigger building efficiency picture, and sharpen their building efficiency diagnosis skills.”