Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Commissioning for Energy Efficiency Class

About the Class:
Do you have a background in commercial:
-Building operations and controls?
-Electrical contracting?
-Mechanical engineering?
-Mechanical contracting?
-TAB (testing, adjusting, balancing)?
-Controls installation?
-Energy Auditing?
-General contracting?

This could be the course for you!

Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center
WHEN: 7/16/2012 — 5-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-3 Saturdays
WHERE:Georgetown campus, South Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108

Upon course completion, the successful student will be able to:

-Comprehend the range of commissioning types.
-Identify when, where and what type of commissioning may be appropriate for their building or project and what elements make up a successful project.
-Understand the role of a building operator in the commissioning process and how they can reduce cost through active participation in the process.
-Assist with field commissioning activities and report writing.
-Establish a list of expected work products (deliverables) from a third party commissioning service provider that enhances the operation and maintenance of buildings.


July 16—August 11, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-9 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m.— 3 p.m.


Building Commissioning is a systematic process that spans the entire life of a building from project inception and design to construction and occupancy. It is a quality-oriented process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the quality and performance of facilities, systems, and assemblies meets defined objectives and criteria. Tests evaluate performance of systems to measure their performance, effectiveness, and energy efficiency.

In this 54 hour course, students will focus on:

-Terminology and history of commissioning, and the current state of commissioning practice
-The commissioning process for existing and new buildings
-Applicable codes, standards and commissioning guidelines
-Scheduling and project integration
-Test procedure development and use
-Field testing and report writing
-Application of the commissioning process to various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, exteriors, plumbing, power, and controls)
-Career pathways
-During lab work and site visits, students will use hardware, tolls, software, and calculations


COMPASS English scores equivalent to 11th grade reading and writing level or, transcript showing 2.0 GPA in equivalent English class. Course requires high school level algebra and computer literacy including Excel, prior experience with basic energy calculations and basic financial data preparation for project proposals. Exceptions by permission of the instructor.

Questions? Want to sign up?
Please contact:
Rob Watt

Questions About Course Content?
Please contact:
Jason Petrait

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