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PE Guide to the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings

Jeffrey Havelin, P.E.


Course Outline

This two hour course specifically reviews the preparation of a Statement of Energy Performance, which is a stand-alone document designed to communicate not only a building's energy performance, but also its physical characteristics, operating characteristics, and conformance to current indoor environmental standards. Once validated by a professional engineer (PE), the Statement of Energy Performance becomes an official document that can be used to apply for the ENERGY STAR label. The role of the PE is essential to the credibility of the outcome. Professional Engineers provide unbiased engineering services and are legally bound to uphold standards of ethics. Because of this high level of professionalism, experience, and expertise, a PE is required to validate each Statement of Energy Performance for it to be considered "official" whether it is used to apply for the ENERGY STAR label or for any other purpose. Services performed by Professional Engineers in connection with the ENERGY STAR or Portfolio Manager shall in no way be construed to diminish or otherwise modify the responsibilities or liability of the original designer or operator of the building.

Since January 1999, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided the public the means to quickly and easily assess - or benchmark - the energy performance of commercial buildings relative to similar buildings in the United States. Accounting for the most significant drivers of energy intensity such as weather and building characteristics, buildings whose performance is among the nation's top 25 as an ENERGY STAR building.

This course is based entirely on the Publication EPA 430- F -01-XX, June 2003 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR ® Label for Buildings prior to taking a quiz for credit. You will be quizzed on the attached document on its entirety.

Learning Objective

This course will review the following topics and energy performance principles for various types of buildings.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for architects and engineers who our involved or interested in learning about energy consumption, illumination, heating or ventilation of buildings or the preparation of a Statement of Energy Performance.


Benefit for Attendee

Attendee of this course will be learning about energy consumption, illumination, heating or ventilation of buildings, and the preparation of a Statement of Energy Performance.


Course Content

This course is based entirely on Publication EPA 430- F -01-XX, June 2003 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR ® Label for Buildings.

The link to the course materials is as follows:

Publication EPA 430- F -01-XX, June 2003 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR ® Label for Buildings (PDF 283KB)


You need to open or download above document to study this course.


Quiz

Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.


DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.