June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Energy Conversion and Conservation
The xxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxx partnered, under the lead of xxxxxxxxxx of the xxxxxxxxxx, and received a grant from the Ohio Department of Development to develop a statewide program to train students from colleges and universities to perform commercial energy audits. xxxxxxxxxx was responsible for obtaining college and university partners from strategic locations around the state of Ohio and training those partners. Collectively, these partners performed a total of 49 audits. Priority was given to government and educational facilities. xxxxxxxxxx students performed 16 commercial audits which included defined energy efficiency measures, (EEM), and energy, cost and CO2 savings. A formal report was given to the appropriate facilities personnel which documented the audit and savings.
As a strong partner, the xxxxxxxxxx has had a Department of Energy funded Industrial Assessment Center since the 1980’s and has performed over 960 industrial assessments. They have developed software, spreadsheet, and recommendation formats which they shared with the Ohio Lean Building project partners. Training sessions brought all the project partners together to learn to use the materials and a report format which was developed and used by all the partners for conducting the audits. The students selected to participate in the program had a combination of energy management and HVAC courses and exceptional skills in excel and programing. The students, under the direction of their advisor, visited the facilities, collected data from blueprints, specifications, item counting, and data logging systems. The structure of the project, examples of software and spreadsheet used, report format, examples of frequent energy efficient measures are presented in this paper.
Gilbert, R. (2017, June), Ohio Lean Building and Workforce Development Project Provides Students with Real-World Experience Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28715
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