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WPL Publishing to Host
Webinar on Maximizing Value in Retro-Commissioned Buildings.
The interactive event, set to take place Dec. 3, is suited for a
wide range of professionals within the construction community,
including architects, engineers, public and private owners,
developers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors,
consultants, and facility and property managers.
Early next month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help
various professionals within the construction community pinpoint the
best options for making their buildings more energy efficient
through "retro-commissioning," also known as "existing building
commissioning" or "re-commissioning."
The webinar will present the fundamental strategies for
understanding retro-commissioning. The 90-minute event will focus on
the systematic process used for understanding the operation of the
building’s major energy-using systems, options for optimizing energy
performance, and a plan to achieve energy savings. With an emphasis
on the commercial-building sector, participants will learn about
developing a commissioning plan, conducting the investigation and
analysis phase, documenting energy-use breakdowns, listing operating
problems, and identifying capital improvements. To register for the
webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EST),
In addition, webinar participants will review appropriate strategies
to implement no- or low-cost operational improvements, staff
training, and the updating of a building-operating plan. This
program is ideal for anyone seeking focused training on
commissioning activities during the occupancy phase of the building
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During the program,
entitled "Maximizing Value in Retro-Commissioned Buildings,"
webinar attendees will learn how to do the following:
Identify options for optimizing
energy performance and enhancing building operations.
Understand how to develop a
commissioning plan to achieve energy savings.
Assess the steps in the
investigation and analysis phase of retro-commissioning.
Review energy-use breakdowns.
Review appropriate strategies to
implement no- or low-cost operational improvements.
Evaluate staff training options.
Update the building operating
will be Kelly Gearhart, founder and principal with the international
consulting firm Triple Green Building Group LLC.
With locations in the San Francisco Bay area; Atlanta; Savannah,
Ga.; and Sophia, Bulgaria, Triple Green provides expertise to
design, construction, and building-operations professionals;
governments; corporate entities; and non-profit organizations
seeking approaches to building and development through sustainable
project planning and design, Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) consulting and administration, education, and
training. Triple Green is a national member of the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC), a sustainability education developer, and
one of few international USGBC authorized delivery partners for the
LEED core curriculum.
Following Ms. Gearhart’s presentation, there will be an interactive
10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so
each registration site can have multiple participants for one low
price. To register, visit
WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and
development resources for the construction industry via live
webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com).
Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent
newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and
insightful commentary about recent developments involving
construction law, green buildings, building information modeling,
and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.