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M&V 2.0: New Developments and Applications

September 12, 2017

David Jump, PhD, P.E.
Project Manager, kW Engineering

As our energy management practices turn toward deep energy savings projects, continuous energy management programs, and sustainability practices, there is more interest in and use of data from advanced metering systems. The short time interval data from these systems provides rapid feedback on a building’s or system’s energy performance, and advanced analytic methods enable more accurate accounting of savings. However the industry is realizing that the analytic methods are more complex and less understood and may act as barriers to their application by most stakeholders. This presentation will clarify the process and requirements in applying “M&V 2.0” to a project, discuss common issues, identify useful tools, and demonstrate its benefits in case studies.

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M&V 2.0: A User's Guide for the Latest Release

June 8, 2017

David Jump, PhD, P.E.
Project Manager, kW Engineering

EMC is the largest energy conference and technology expo on the West Coast. As part of Track 2, High Performance & Green Buildings, David presented on M&V 2.0: A User’s Guide for the Latest Release. He clarified the process and requirements in applying “M&V 2.0” to a project, discussed common issues, and demonstrated its benefits in case studies.

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Harnessing Technology to Improve M&V

June 2, 2016

David Jump, PhD, P.E.
Project Manager, kW Engineering

David presented “Harnessing Technology to Improve M&V” at “The Financing Community Takes Another Look at Measurement and Verification Requirements: Will Stipulated Savings Survive?” session of this workshop. He shared how to:

  1. Understand key risks in energy savings performance projects.
  2. Understand the four M&V Options, level of rigor, best applications.
  3. Define M&V 2.0 concepts and applications.
  4. Understand advantages over traditional M&V methods.

Commissioning Lighting Control Systems

May 16, 2016

Senior Commissioning Provider, kW Engineering

Pete Samaras, PE, LC, LEED AP
Preconstruction Manager, DPR Construction

Commissioning providers can usually count on finding a sequence of operation for the HVAC system. Sequences for the lighting design are usually missing or incomplete. This presentation focuses on lighting sequences of operation during design, construction, and commissioning. It looks at how the sequence is set up in the OPR, how it moves through the basis of design and drawings/specifications, the challenges contractors face when trying to program lighting systems, and the CxP’s role in making sure the sequences are present, implementable, and maintainable.

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Standard 211P: Taming the "Wild West" of Commercial Building Energy Audits

Jim Kelsey, P.E., BEAP, LEED AP
President, kW Engineering

At the CxEnergy 2016 Conference and Expo from April 11-13, Jim Kelsey presented on Standard 211P. This standard will change the way that ASHRAE defines Level 1, 2 and 3 energy audits, including energy auditor qualifications and options for online audit delivery and data exchange formats. Jim, the chairman of the committee developing the standard, provided vital insight for energy auditors and those with plans to hire one.

Attendees learned about:

  1. The basic purpose for each of the ASHRAE Audit Levels 1, 2 and 3
  2. New reporting procedures that will likely be part of the new ASHRAE Energy Audit Standard
  3. How BuildingSync can be used to communicate energy audit results
  4. Common credentials that have been used qualify energy auditors

Top 8 Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Systems/Controls Commissioning

February 26, 2016

Senior Commissioning Provider, kW Engineering

Rick Miller, PE, LEED AP, LC, CLCATT
President, RNM Engineering

Lighting and lighting controls have changed at a lighting pace over the past 5 years. This presentation describes leading dos and don’ts for lighting design and lighting controls commissioning for new construction and existing buildings. It describes the importance of setting up the project for success with the OPR, BOD, and Title 24 NRCC forms. It goes through the basics of creating a sequence of operations with examples, including a section on demand response. Resources to additional presentations are given at the end.

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November 5, 2014

Jim Kelsey, P.E., BEAP, LEED AP
President, kW Engineering

Many schools are finding it difficult to deliver the value promised by Prop 39 funding. Regulatory hurdles are high, filing requirements can be difficult, and it’s hard for districts to sort out whether vendors are presenting measures that will help save energy, or just help spend the money. In this session we help you sort the wheat from the chaff. Jim Kelsey, P.E., a nationally recognized expert on energy efficiency, will provide insights into which strategies result in real cost savings to schools, what energy efficiency measures are safe, sound and reliable, and what snake oil smells like.

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August 19, 2014

James Donson, P.E., LC, BEAP, MIES
Senior Engineer II, kW Engineering

Bruce Chamberlain, CEM
Project Manager, Engineering

kW Engineering presented this paper written by James Donson (lead author), Bruce Chamberlain (co-author) and Jon Schoenfeld (co-author) at this year’s ACEE Summer Study. This paper identifies and describes the potential non-lighting energy and operational benefits associated with advanced lighting controls (ALCs) and provides decision makers with a justification to specify integrated building systems. The authors include a discussion of ALC system network topologies and associated, enabled lighting efficiency measures. The paper will provides an in-depth analysis of control strategies that provide non-lighting energy savings in new construction and existing buildings applications.

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Jim Kelsey, P.E., BEAP, LEED AP
President, kW Engineering

Through his experience as Chair of ASHRAE’s proposed Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, Jim Kelsey has had unique exposure to nation-wide perspectives on what energy audits should be for utilities, program administrators, and end-users’ multiple internal stakeholders. Energy audits have become common practice, but there is wide variation in qualifications and deliverables. Jim covered trends that challenge the development of a credible energy assessment industry, guidelines for the often misinterpreted ASHRAE Audit levels, best practices for auditors, and how software is changing the landscape for data collection, analysis and reporting results.

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