Webinar Aims to Assist Building Owners Through the Pandemic Shutdown

The Energy Management Association (EMA), affiliate Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and other partners will conduct a webinar filled with advice and content aimed at assisting building owners and facility managers through the pandemic shutdown.

The Managing Facilities Through the Pandemic: Energy Saving Tips for Facility Operations webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM Eastern. Register for the webinar.

The webinar will cover practical ideas for saving energy in unoccupied or near empty buildings. The energy-saving ideas and strategies are focused on facility operations during the Pandemic, but many of the suggestions that will be covered in the webinar will be valuable during the transition of building operations back to normal operations with occupied facilities. Joining the webinar will be representatives of EMA affiliate AABC, AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) member ETC (and clientele) with support from EMA Associate Member BuildingFit. Panelists include:

  • Mike Kelly, TBE, CxA, president, American Testing, executive vice president AABC
  • Bryan Conrad, EBCP, energy education coordinator, Prince William County Public Schools
  • Glen Anderson, PE, Sr engineering vice president, ETC Group
  • Jim Crockett, PE, senior project engineer, ETC Group
  • Christopher Cox, PE, engineering manager, utility services, Nexant

The event has been approved for one AIA Learning Unit, which is accepted by most related credentialing bodies for continuing education requirements.

The learning objectives for the webinar include:

  • Learn to find, recognize, and resolve non-obvious (and obvious) energy waste during a shutdown.
  • Understand how adjustments and changes made during this time may not solve root problems, which may impact persistence.
  • Learn basic HVAC savings measures all facility personnel should be implementing in their facilities permanently.
  • Understand how best to utilize your staff during a shutdown to capture long term energy gains.

EMA is a trade association dedicated to providing education, training and certification in the field of building and facility energy efficiency. Its Energy Management Professional Certification (EMP) has achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Workforce program.

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