Commissioning workshop set for Selma

PG&E will present a free workshop for commissioning new and existing buildings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at Selma City Hall, 1710 Tucker St. in Selma.

Ryan Stroupe from PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, is the workshop instructor.

Building commissioning is the process of verifying that all the subsystems for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, fire and

life safety, building envelopes, interior systems, utility plants, sustainable systems, lighting, wastewater controls and building security achieve the owner’s project requirements as intended by the building owner and as designed by the building architects and engineers.

Interest in commissioning is on the rise, because the process can improve building performance while reducing energy use. The full-day course will explore the benefits of building commissioning including reduced energy use, improved building performance and fewer change orders during the construction process.

The process for commissioning both new and existing facilities will be contrasted. The course will also explore commissioning requirements imbedded in sustainability standards like LEED and CalGreen.

Course content will be illustrated with past and current case study projects for new and existing buildings. The training will include in-class exercises and links to publicly available resources.

Commissioning costs and incentives will also be discussed.

Registration can be done at http://tinyurl.com/7yxosx2.