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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:
What do I want to know about this building (or subsystem)?
What data do I need to answer my questions?
How do I go about getting that data?
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!
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 is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. 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 LinkedIn integration.
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]
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)