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G194
PE Guide to the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings

Jeffrey Havelin, PE

This two hour course specifically reviews the preparation of a Statement of Energy Performance, which is a stand-alone document designed to communicate not only a building's energy performance, but also its physical characteristics, operating characteristics, and conformance to current indoor environmental standards. Once validated by a professional engineer (PE), the Statement of Energy Performance becomes an official document that can be used to apply for the ENERGY STAR label. The role of the PE is essential to the credibility of the outcome. Professional Engineers provide unbiased engineering services and are legally bound to uphold standards of ethics. Because of this high level of professionalism, experience, and expertise, a PE is required to validate each Statement of Energy Performance for it to be considered "official" whether it is used to apply for the ENERGY STAR label or for any other purpose. Services performed by Professional Engineers in connection with the ENERGY STAR or Portfolio Manager shall in no way be construed to diminish or otherwise modify the responsibilities or liability of the original designer or operator of the building.

Since January 1999, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided the public the means to quickly and easily assess or benchmark the energy performance of commercial buildings relative to similar buildings in the United States. Accounting for the most significant drivers of energy intensity such as weather and building characteristics, buildings whose performance is among the nation's top 25 as an ENERGY STAR building.

This course is based entirely on the Publication EPA 430- F 01-XX, June 2003 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings prior to taking a quiz for credit. You will be quizzed on the attached document on its entirety.



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