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Introduction to Energy Auditing
 # Title and Descriptions                                                                                  Hours

1.0 Energy and Energy Efficiency Fundamentals                                                                  40
     Students will review energy and electricity concepts as they pertain to energy audits and
     understanding building energy performance.
1.1 Energy Concepts and Energy Resources Review                                                                10
     Learning objectives
     Students will be able to define energy, energy efficiency, and energy conservation.
     Students will be able to name the forms of energy and examples of each form and to provide
     examples of how energy is changed into different forms.
     Students will be able to define and list renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and
     understand and communicate the economic, social, and environmental pros and cons of each.
     Students will understand how each source of energy fits into the overall national energy profile.

     Activities
     Activity 1: Energy Concepts Review
     This activity assesses what students already know about energy efficiency and identifies concepts
     that students want to learn.

     Activity 2: Forms of Energy
     This activity is a launching point for students to begin to think about and to assess the different
     forms of energy used each day.

     Activity 3: Energy Jeopardy Game
     The Energy Jeopardy game activity guides students through a review of energy fundamentals,
     forms of energy, thermodynamics and energy efficiency concepts.

     Activity 4: Class Energy Sources Debate
     This activity teaches students about the history and harvesting processes of different types of
     renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, and the pros and cons of each source.

1.2 Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution                                                      15
     Learning Objectives
     Students will be able to map the pathway of electricity from the power plant to its end use.
     Students will identify the power mix used by your utility to produce electricity.
     Students will understand the environmental, social and economic concerns of electricity
     production as a context for the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
     Students will be able to explain the operation of the electrical grid.
     Students will understand that there are inefficiencies in power plants and the grid that lead to a
     significant amount of wasted energy.



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 # Title and Descriptions                                                                                    Hours

    Activities
    Activity 1: What is a Power Plant?
    Students learn how power plants generate electricity and map out the energy pathway from the
    energy source to the home.

    Activity 2: Utility Power Mix
    Students use the EPA Power Profiler website to identify the fuels used by their utility to generate
    electricity.

    Activity 3: Community Power Plant
    Students learn about the social, environmental and economic issues associated with generating
    power

    Activity 4: What is the Power Grid?
    Students investigate the national and California electrical grids

    Activity 5: Energy: The US in Crisis?
    Students use the California energy crisis of 2000-01 as a case study for understanding the
    economic, political and social impacts of energy shortages

1.3 Energy Consumption by Building Types                                                                         15
    Learning Objectives
     Students will understand the main categories of building energy consumption: lighting, electrical
     devices, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
     Students will understand that different building types use energy in different ways.
     Students will be able to prioritize energy efficiency measures for a building based on the building’s
     energy consumption profile.
     Students will understand the importance of energy production and consumption within the greater
     context of sustainability.
     Students will be able to define the zero energy building (ZEB) concept and communicate the
     steps towards achieving zero energy.

    Activities
    Activity 1: Energy Consumption
    Small groups design structures using limited resources to understand basic requirements of a
    building.

    Activity 2: What is a Zero Energy Building?
    Students research the concepts behind zero energy buildings, investigate current zero energy
    building projects and then design their own zero energy homes.

    Activity 3: Energy Smart Schools
    Students will assess what it means to become an “energy smart school.”

    Activity 4: Design your Own Zero Energy Home
    Students will creatively design a zero energy home.



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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                 Hours

2.0 Energy Calculations                                                                                        45
      Students will learn how to identify and calculate whole building energy consumption, energy costs,
      and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the consumption of energy.
2.1   Energy Metrics                                                                                           15
      Learning objectives
      Students will be able to calculate power demand, energy consumption, energy costs and
      greenhouse gas emissions of electrical and natural gas powered devices.

      Students will be able to use energy conversion factors.

      Students will understand the difference between electrical power and electrical energy.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Computer Energy Graph
      Students learn about the difference between electrical power and electrical energy.

      Activity 2: Energy Calculations
      Students learn how to calculate operation cost and greenhouse gas emission

      Activity 3: Electric Demand and Electricity Use
      Students investigate load profile of a high school.

      Activity 4: Personal Energy Calculator
      Students learn about power and energy conversions by measuring their personal energy output.

      Activity 5: Metrics That Matter
      Students calculate their schools energy consumption and then convert that into a variety of
      equivalencies

      Activity 6: Energy Consultant: Hot Tub
      Students use energy calculations to determine the most cost effective approach to heating a hot
      tub.

2.2   Utilizing Meters and Energy Bills                                                                        30
      Learning objectives
      Students will understand the purpose of electrical and natural gas meters in tracking energy
      consumption.
      Students will learn how to use whole building electric and natural gas meters to measure building
      energy consumption.
      Students will understand the role meters can play in reducing energy consumption.
      Students will understand how to read a utilities bill for energy.
      Students will be able to identify and communicate key factors influencing energy consumption at
      the school.
      Students will be able to utilize school energy bills to benchmark school energy consumption.




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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                 Hours

      Activities
      Activity 1: Energy Meters: What They Are, How They Work, and New Technologies
      Students will learn how to read electric and natural gas meters.

      Activity 2: Home Energy Bills and Factors That Influence the Amount of Energy Used at Your
      School
      Students research how to read an energy bill.

      Activity 3: Electric Demand at your School
      Students identify their school’s peak electric demand, demand charges.

      Activity 4: School Energy Bill Analysis and Benchmarking
      Students utilize the school’s energy bills to calculate its energy use index (EUI).

      Activity 5: Assessing the School’s Energy Usage
      Students analyze daily meter-reading data (from Activity 1) and compare it to the school’s energy
      bills
3.0   Energy Consumers and Efficiency Measures                                                             115
      Students identify energy consumers and efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption of
      electrical devices, lighting, and HVAC
3.1   Electrical Devices/Phantom Loads                                                                     40
      Learning objectives
      Students will be able to identify standard plug loads found in the residential and school setting.
      Students will be able to utilize watt meters to identify run watts and phantom load of plug loads.
      Students will be able to identify upgrade and operational measures, calculate and communicate
      energy savings based on recommendations.
      Activities
      Activity 1: Class Plug Load and Phantom Load Audit
      Students utilize watt meters and standard plug load energy estimates to calculate the energy
      consumption of the plug loads in the classroom.

      Activity 2: Measuring Energy Consumption Using Watt Meters
      Students will use watt meters to analyze power and energy consumption of electrical devices,
      energy efficiency measures at the school: Students assess phantom loads in the school.

      Activity 3: Computer Power Management Project
      Students research various network based power management (NBPM) packages

      Activity 4: Refrigerator Savings Analysis.
      Students identify and calculate savings from replacing older refrigerators and freezers with new,
      more energy efficient models.

      Activity 5: Measuring Motor Efficiency
      Students use infrared thermometers to measure the heat buildup in a functioning motor.

      Activity 6: Energy Awareness Campaign
      Students develop an implementation plan for changing the energy use profile of the school.



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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                  Hours

3.2   Lighting                                                                                              40
      Learning Objectives
      Students will be able to identify standard lighting types and their components, paying special
      attention to linear fluorescent.
      Students will be able to calculate energy consumption and cost to operate light fixtures.
      Students will be able to identify lighting retrofits and calculate energy savings based on the
      recommendations.
      Students will understand how to use a light meter to measure the illuminance of classroom
      lighting.
      Students will know how to identify de-lamping opportunities and calculate energy savings based
      on the recommendations.
      Students will demonstrate understanding of properties of light, including lumen output, color
      rendering and color temperature.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Comparing Light Bulb Temperatures
      Students utilize infrared thermometers and watt meters to understand the connection between
      energy efficiency and temperature in a CFL and incandescent light bulb.

      Activity 2: Determining Energy Costs of Exit Lights
      Students conduct exit sign surveys, calculate annual energy consumption and savings if replaced
      with LED exit signs.

      Activity 3: Magnetic or Electronic Ballasts?
      Students use Flicker Checkers to identify ballast type of overhead lighting.

      Activity 4: Class Lighting Analysis
      Students conduct a lighting audit of the classroom.

      Activity 5: Recommended Lighting
      Students design a T12 to T8 overhead lighting retrofit.

      Activity 6: Comparing Light Bulb Outputs
      Students will use a light meter and a watt meter to compare the energy use and light output.

      Activity 7: Measuring Light at Different Distances
      Students determine appropriate lighting levels in a room.

      Activity 8: Light and Reflectance
      Students will assess how light reflects off different types of surfaces.

      Activity 9: Daylighting
      Students will understand the disadvantages associated with artificial lighting and be introduced to
      opportunities that incorporate natural light.

      Activity 10: Lighting Efficacy
      Students learn about the measure of lighting efficiency known as efficacy.


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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                 Hours
      Activity 11: De-Lamping
      Students use light meters to identify opportunities for de-lamping.

      Activity 12: Assessing School Lighting
      Students conduct an overhead lighting assessment of the school.

      Activity 13: Overhead Lighting
      Students learn about outdoor lighting and its environmental impacts.

      Activity 14: School Outdoor Lighting Audit
      Students will determine how much energy the school’s outdoor lighting is using and.

3.3   Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Water Heating                                   20
      Systems
      Learning Objectives
      Students will be able to describe the components of an HVAC system.
      Students will determine the factors that influence the efficiency of an HVAC system.
      Students will make and test hypotheses about HVAC systems and cost effectiveness.
      Students will make and test hypotheses about HVAC systems and energy efficiency.
      Students will know how to determine the factors that influence the efficiency of a water heating
      system.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Improving the HVAC System Efficiency
      In this activity students will be introduced to the components of an HVAC system.

      Activity 2: Thermostat Check-up
      In this activity, students will be using a temperature and relative humidity meter to determine
      whether the school’s thermostat is accurate.

      Activity 3: Checking the Ventilation System
      Students will learn about the importance of airflow balance in a building’s ventilation system.

      Activity 4: School Tour of HVAC Equipment
      Take a tour of the school heating and cooling equipment. Discuss efficiencies of the system with
      school or district personnel.

      Activity 5: School Tour of Water Heating System
      Students tour the school’s water heating system and discuss its efficiency with district or school
      maintenance personnel.

3.4   Building Envelope                                                                                    15
      Learning Objectives
      Students will be able to explain how heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection and
      radiation) and infiltration specifically influence the building envelope.
      Students will be able to give examples of how the building envelope can be improved using an
      understanding of heat transfer mechanisms.

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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                  Hours
      Students will make and test hypotheses about building envelope design and heat transfer
      mechanisms.
      Students will understand the relationship between the building envelope and the energy
      consumption of heating and cooling equipment.
      Students will conduct a building envelope audit and recommend weatherization measures.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Forms of Heat Transfer
      Students will learn about heat transfer and how heat transfer relates to the building envelope, and
      discuss how to control heat transfer in and out of a building.

      Activity 2: Fundamentals of a Building Envelope
      Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of a building envelope.

      Activity 3: School Draft Survey
      Students survey the school to identify drafts, or leaks in the building envelope and develop
      recommendations to direct the school in realizing substantial fiscal and energy savings.

      Activity 4: Convective Heat Transfer Equipment
      Students learn how heat transfer mechanisms and infiltration specifically influence the building
      envelope.

      Activity 5: Investigating Heat Loss Through Walls
      Students take temperature measurements at various places along the inside wall of the building to
      look for areas of heat loss.

4.0   Energy Audit Best Practices                                                                               60
      Students will learn about and practice the various aspects of the energy audit, utilizing the
      classroom as the training ground.
4.1   Pre-Audit Activities                                                                                          5
      Learning Objectives
      Students will understand that a comprehensive energy audit program includes initial outreach and
      scheduling, the walkthrough and occupant interviews, data analysis and report writing, presenting
      the report to the client, and a follow-up.
      Students will be able to develop an action plan, complete with tasks and a timeline, for completing
      an energy audit.
      Students will understand the importance of professionalism, listening to a client, respecting a
      client’s home, and being able to effectively relay information through strong oral and written
      communication.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Energy Audit Action Plan
      Students develop an action plan for conducting an energy audit for a small business, using the
      Energy Audit Action Plan template.




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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                    Hours

4.2   The Walk-through                                                                                                5
      Learning Objectives
      Students will develop and analyze client questionnaires relevant to time of use of equipment.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Client Questionnaire
      Students figure out what information they will need from the client and come up with a list of
      questions to ask the client while conducting the energy audit walk-through.
4.3   Analysis and Reporting                                                                                          5
      Learning Objectives
      Students will understand how to develop recommendations and calculate savings to reduce
      energy consumption.
      Students will be able to pinpoint rebates for energy efficiency measures and incorporate rebates
      into calculating the initial cost of an energy efficiency upgrade or retrofit.
      Students will be able to utilize spreadsheets to organize and analyze energy audit data.
      Students will be able to develop and present reports on the results of their energy audits.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Developing Recommendations
      Students brainstorm various recommendations we can make to reduce energy consumption.

      Activity 2: Plug Load/Lighting Audit Report Template
      Students utilize a spreadsheet to calculate energy consumption and savings based on their
      recommendations and develop a savings report.
4.4   The Follow-up                                                                                               45
      Learning Objectives
      Students will understand and can implement techniques to foster energy efficient behaviors in
      building users.
      Students will be able to develop and analyze surveys.
      Students will know how to collect and analyze data on comfort to heating, cooling and lighting.
      Students will be able to teach others how to conduct energy audits.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Personal Experiences with Energy Wasting Behaviors
      Students investigate the school, identify common energy-wasting behaviors, and develop
      recommendations and strategies for fostering more energy efficient behaviors.

      Activity 2: School CBSM Project
      Students research CBSM and then develop social marketing campaigns.

      Activity 3: Comfort Survey.
      Students will develop a comfort survey for the school or buildings in the community.

      Activity 4: Energy Audit Training
      Students will develop and deliver energy audit trainings to another class at their school or group in
      the community.

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5.0   Practice Energy Audits                                                                                   185
      Student teams will conduct comprehensive energy audits, and then report on their findings.
5.1   Residential Energy Audit                                                                                  60
      Learning Objectives
      Students will demonstrate an understanding of the process for completing a residential energy
      audit.
      Students will observe conditions they find in the residence and record data on provided forms.
      Students will analyze energy consumption and be able to identify recommendations for energy
      savings.
      Students will complete and present an energy audit report.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Audit Report Test Run
      Students fill in the Residential Energy Survey Form using false data.

      Activity 2: Outreach Script
      Students come up with an outreach script to use when finding and scheduling clients for the
      energy audits.

      Activity 3: Residential Audit Planning and Outreach
      Student groups will each conduct at least 4-7 residential energy audits using the tools, materials,
      skills and knowledge previously developed in this section and preceding units.

      Activity 4: Energy Audit Walkthrough
      Student groups will conduct the walkthrough portion of their scheduled energy audits utilizing the
      Residential Energy Survey Form to collect data on each household or apartment.

      Activity 5: Analysis and Reporting
      Student groups will input data from the Survey Forms into the LBL Home Energy Saver website
      and utilize the Residential Audit Calculator and the Residential Audit Report template to complete
      audit reports for each household from Activity 4.

      Activity 6: Residential Audit Follow Up
      Students will contact or visit the households audited to determine if any recommendations have
      been implemented, encourage the adoption of their recommendations, and answer any lingering
      questions.
5.2   School Energy Audit                                                                                       60
      Learning Objectives
      Students will demonstrate an understanding of the process for completing an energy audit for a
      school.
      Students will observe conditions they find in the school and record data.
      Students will analyze energy consumption and be able to identify recommendations for energy
      savings.
      Students will complete and present an energy audit report.




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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                    Hours

      Activities
      Activity 1: Commercial/School Audit Template Test Run
      Students review the Commercial/School Audit Template and discusses how it can be customized
      for each audit, and from this template create an Energy Survey Form.

      Activity 2: Outreach Script
      Students review the outreach scripts they developed for the residential audits and revise for
      outreach to school personnel.

      Activity 3: School Audit Planning and Outreach
      Student groups will each conduct at least one school energy audit using the tools, materials, skills
      and knowledge previously developed in this section and in preceding units of this course.

      Activity 4: Energy Audit Walkthrough
      Student groups will conduct the walkthrough portion of their scheduled energy audits.

      Activity 5: Analysis and Reporting
      Student groups will complete audit reports for each school from Activity 4.

      Activity 6: School Audit Follow Up
      Students will contact or visit the school previously audited to determine if any recommendations
      have been implemented, to encourage the adoption of their recommendations, and to answer any
      lingering questions.
5.3   Commercial Energy Audit                                                                                     65
      Learning Objectives
      Students will demonstrate an understanding of the process for completing a commercial energy
      audit.
      Students will observe conditions they find in the building and record data.
      Students will analyze energy consumption and be able to identify recommendations for energy
      savings.
      Students will complete and present an energy audit report.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Commercial Audit Test Run
      Class as a whole visits a commercial facility to practice the audit and collect data using the Energy
      Survey Forms they developed for the school energy audits.

      Activity 2: Outreach Script
      Students review the outreach scripts they developed for the residential and school audits and
      revise for outreach to commercial clients.

      Activity 3: Commercial Audit Planning and Outreach
      Student groups will each conduct at least 3-5 small commercial energy audits and at least 1-2
      large commercial audits.

      Activity 4: Energy Audit Walkhrough
      Student groups will conduct the walkthrough portion of their scheduled energy audits.


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      Activity 5. Analysis and Reporting
      Student groups will complete audit reports for each facility from Activity 4.

      Activity 6: Commercial Audit Follow Up
      Students will contact or visit the clients previously audited to determine if any recommendations
      have been implemented, to encourage the adoption of their recommendations, and to answer any
      lingering questions.
6.0   Energy Auditor Certification Programs                                                                      15
      Students will examine HERS, RESNET, Building Performance Institute, and Weatherization
      Workforce Training programs.
6.1   Energy Auditor Certification Programs                                                                      15
      Learning Objectives
      Students will know there are different energy audit certifications for different types of energy
      audits, understand and be able to communicate the various types of energy audit certifications,
      Students will be able to identify the requirements for certification, and understand the jobs
      available for individuals certified as energy auditors.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Technical Standards
      Students will identify the components of each program and the relevance of each certification.

      Activity 2: Exploring Certification Agencies and Careers of Interest
7.0   Energy Auditor Certification Programs                                                                      25
      Students will research and interview local stakeholders about the impacts of various codes and
      regulations related to energy auditing
7.1   Energy Auditor Certification Programs                                                                      25
      Learning Objectives
      Students will demonstrate an understanding of Title 24, Part 6, of the California Code of
      Regulations and how it drives energy efficiency in residential and non- residential construction and
      remodel projects.
      Students will create a brochure for builders on how to comply with Title 24.
      Students will be able to analyze regulations, building codes and other initiatives encouraging or
      mandating energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.
      Students will demonstrate an understanding of the economic, social and environmental issues that
      drive the development of regulations and incentives.
      Students will be able to work in groups to come up with an initiative to expand the use of solar.
      Students will understand the role that energy auditors play in facilitating and verifying compliance
      to energy efficiency codes and regulations.

      Activities
      Activity 1: Understanding Title 24
      Students will come to understand the different standards as they relate to residential and non-
      residential new construction and remodel projects.

      Activity 2: State and Local Incentive Programs
      Students examine state and local incentives that affect green building practices.

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  # Title and Descriptions                                                                                      Hours

      Activity 3: Impact of Regulations on Local Builders and Architects
      Students gain insight into the perspectives of builders and architects in the community who have to
      deal with various energy efficiency regulations on their building projects.

      Activity 4: Your City’s Energy Initiatives
      Students take a field trip to their City Hall to find out what their local government is doing to
      encourage energy efficiency.

      Activity 5: Clean Energy Initiatives
      Students will weigh the economic and social issues surrounding clean energy initiatives.

8.0   Career Outlook                                                                                                20
      Students will investigate markets and career options for energy auditors
8.1   Markets for Energy Auditors                                                                                   20
      Learning Objectives
      Students will analyze trends in energy consumption, cost and energy development and relate them
      to the market for careers in energy.
      Students will be able to describe outcomes of a new energy technology or regulation as it relates
      to careers in energy.
      Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between global climate change and
      careers in energy.
      Students will be able to describe what it means to be a professional in a career in energy
      efficiency.
      Students will analyze skills and abilities required in a career and relate them to their own skills and
      abilities.
      Students will be able to assess personal, educational and career skills that are transferable to
      various jobs.

      Activities
      Activity 1: The Future of Careers in Energy
      Students will look at current trends in energy development and consumption to draw conclusions
      on the energy career outlook of the future.

      Activity 2: Job Shadow
      Students set up a job shadow conduct an interview and report on their findings.




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