Building Energy Analytics Case Study

Online

Length: 1 module

Instructor: Andy Shapiro

Subjects: Green Building: Zero Net Energy, Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Passive House

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Description

In this free lecture, Andy Shapiro will ask and answer questions relative to understanding how well a new, small, well-insulated house is performing on energy use and temperature control:

Andy uses the example of a 22’ x 26’ two-story and basement house in Vermont with a single air source heat pump on the first floor. The owner finds she needs an electric heater on the second floor to maintain comfort temperature when working, contrary to design expectations. Andy shows how he uses available electricity usage data and simple instrumentation to look at temperatures in the house, the data he gathers and what he does with that data.

You will see Andy’s answers to the questions above in the particular context of this building. He includes information on measurement equipment, its upsides and downsides, what he learns and how he learns it—data gathered and analysis—including all the bumps along the way!

Free Lecture Video

Enroll today to view the 37-minute lecture video, which is available any time.

Q+A Call Recording

You'll also have access to a recording of a Q+A call in which Andy Shapiro answers questions about his free lecture and also his full Building Energy Analytics course.

Self-Paced Online Course

This online course is both self-serve and self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible for as long as the course is offered on the HeatSpring.com marketplace, with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.

Instructor

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Andy Shapiro

President for Life, Energy Balance, Inc.

With a B.A. in engineering from Brown University, Andy Shapiro, through his company Energy Balance, Inc, has been providing energy consulting and design services to a wide variety of clients since 1988. He works with homeowners, architects, engineers and builders, as well as towns, landlords, non-profit housing organizations, and electric utilities. Services range from...[more]

Course Outline

Video Lecture, Discussion, and Q+A Call Recording

In this module, you'll watch the video lecture, listen to the Q+A call recording, and discuss the material with other students.

  • Building Energy Analytics Case Study (37 minutes) (Video)
  • 16-minute Q+A call recording (Download .mp3)
After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video)
  • Optional Extra Video: Mechanicals for Efficient Homes (1 hour 46 minutes) (Resource)
  • Join the Alumni Network: Add education to your LinkedIn profile in one click (Resource)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)

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