A PE's Guide to Verifying Commercial Building Applications for ENERGY STAR® Certification
This online engineering PDH course provides Licensed Professionals (LPs) with step-by-step instructions on how to correctly verify the reported data of applications and assess indoor environmental quality of U.S. buildings.
Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for nearly 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per year. Through ENERGY STAR®, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works with owners and managers of our nation’s commercial buildings to help them strategically manage their facilities’ energy performance, cut energy use, lower utility bills, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
More than a dozen types of commercial buildings can earn EPA’s mark of superior energy efficiency – the ENERGY STAR, which is recognized by 90% of American consumers. Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR must perform in the top 25% of buildings nationwide compared to similar buildings, and their performance must be verified by a licensed professional.
The role of the LP is to verify that all energy use is accounted for accurately, the building characteristics have been properly reported, and indoor environmental quality has not been compromised in pursuit of energy conservation. By verifying the completeness and correctness of the application submitted to the EPA, the LP helps to ensure the integrity of the ENERGY STAR certification.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to professional engineers who are interested in learning about the verification process of commercial building applications for the ENERGY STAR® certification.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Gaining an overview of energy use in commercial buildings in the U.S. as well as EPA’s mark of superior energy efficiency
- Familiarizing with the eligibility criteria for individuals verifying the applications for ENERGY STAR
- Learning about the different stages of the ENERGY STAR application process
- Understanding the detailed process by which the LP should verify the accuracy of each element on the application
M03-053 - APPENDIX A - INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY MEASUREMENT FORM FOR ENERGY STAR (1.2 MB)
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