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Lesson: Lighting Introduction
Artificial lighting consumes a lot of electricity in buildings. This lesson cover the principles of lighting design and the impact of lighting selection on building electricity consumption. The lesson discusses the following topics: lighting that supports occupant activities, features and components of lighting devices and specific benefits of energy-efficient lighting. This is a 1.5 hour session.
BPI (0.75 CEUs)
Lesson: Reducing Baseload Cost
Buildings use energy all year. Some of that energy use is seasonal. Heating energy in the winter, and cooling energy in the summer. Baseload energy is what we use consistently over the year. This lesson is about reducing baseload consumption, and its cost. This lesson will cover the following: baseload’s relative impact on total energy use, how to derive baseload energy use from power bills, how to audit, recognize and prioritize baseload devices, post improvement monitoring and sizing PV systems to match reduced baseload costs. This is a 1.5 hour session.
BPI (0.75 CEUs)
Lesson: Residential Refrigerators
Refrigerators and freezers use a lot of electricity. This lesson discusses when it makes economic sense to replace an old refrigerator. Older refrigerators can use four times more electricity than new energy-efficient models! This lesson will cover the following: how much electricity building owners can save by improving existing refrigerators, how much electricity building owners can save by replacing existing refrigerators, how to calculate annual refrigerator operating costs and how to select new refrigeration with important energy-efficiency features. This is a 1.0 hour session.
BPI (0.50 CEUs)
Lesson: Water Heater Basics
Most buildings in the US still rely on storage-tank water heaters. This lesson covers the features of storage-tank water heaters, along with some new water-heater designs. This lesson will cover the following: how to identify water-heater types, their main components and their efficiency features, how to identify signs of energy and safety problems, how to increase existing storage-tank efficiency and how to select high-efficiency water heaters for retrofit or new construction projects. This is a 1.6 hour session.
BPI (0.80 CEUs)
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