Welcome everyone----KUA intro everyone and round table introductions
CLASS II AUDITORsJames ClaytonWanda DeVallePedro MartinezSENIOR CONSERVATION SPECIALISTSScott GrievesPete Perez
Definition of Green BuildingGreen building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from new to current design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.
Cooling 80, away from home 82/84--- 8%
It is important to keep the A/C system clean and working properly. Remember to always change the filter before it is clogged. It is recommended to replace filters every 30 days or less. Remove signs of mold promptly.Through our site energy audits, we have confirmed that if you don’t change your A/C filters regularly, you can add 10% or more on cooling costs.
Insulate tank and pipes will help reduce heat loss.Consider installing a water heater timer for added control and reduced run times.Repair hot water leaks as soon as they are found (notice leak in picture).Water heating accounts for 14% to 27% of the usage and is the second biggest user of energy.Consider upgrading to a more efficient type water heater (Electric instant demand water heaters are not recommended) KUA recommends water heaters with a higher Energy Factor .94 or greater.Geo-Spring Hybrid Water Heater is one of the highest rated at EF 2.35.
Save Up to $60 with Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Lighting accounts for between 7 to 15% of household energy use. If you replace 5 of your most used standard light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescents, you can save roughly $60 each year on electricity. We recommend Energy Star compact fluorescents which are tested for quality and longevity. Today's compact fluorescents fit most household fixtures and give off the same light (color and steadiness) as incandescents, using only 1 quarter to 1 third the energy and lasting 10 times as long.A compact fluorescent bulb is initially more expensive than a standard bulb, butcan save $30 to $60 dollars on electricity during its lifetimereduce maintenance (replacing)keep half a ton of heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the air
Unplug your chargers when you're not charging. Every house is full of little plastic power supplies to charge cell phones, PDA's, digital cameras, cordless tools and other personal gadgets. Keep them unplugged until you need them. Use power strips to switch off televisions, home theater equipment, and stereos when you're not using them. Even when you think these products are off, together their "standby" consumption can be equivalent to that of a 75 or 100 watt light bulb running continuously. Enable the "sleep mode" or “hibernate” features on your computer to use less power when inactive.Allowing your computer to hibernate saves energy and is more time-efficient than shutting down and restarting your computer from scratch. When you're done for the day, shut down.
Talk briefly about Government taxes incentives, this is the contractors responsibility to fill out the necessary paper work for the customer.Seal leaks– example: electric panels, duct work, exhaust vent, fixtures and building shell Remember the goal! “Reduce the customer energy bill” ….let’s work together on this!
Renewable sustainability versus non-sustainability…Explain cost, design, and future government goals and incentives.Renewable Energy vs. Nonrenewable energyMost homeowners purchase all the energy needed to heat, cool, light, and operate their homes—often a combination of electricity and natural gas, propane, or heating oil (examples of nonrenewable energy sources). With on-site renewable energy options—primarily solar, wind, geothermal and micro-hydropower—homeowners can become self-sufficient in meeting some or all of their energy requirements. Local and Federal government incentivesMany utilities (power companies) across the country offer grid tie connect incentives for the renewable energy generation you do not use. This left over energy from your renewable energy sources is transformed back on to the utilities grid for other to use.Examples of renewable energy sources:SolarWindFuel cell technologyMicro hydroSelf generation another fossil fuel typeFurther explanation on energy sustainability. “We can plant and harvest more trees (Renewable), but can we make more oil (non-renewable)” Quote from Kristen Robinson M.S., my instructor at the FSU…
The pointers of the dials move in the direction of the arrows. When a pointer is between two numbers (as in dial “d”), write down the lower number, the number the pointer has gone past. If the pointer is on a number, look at the dial to the right of it. If the pointer has not passed 0, record the smaller number. If the pointer on the dial to the right has passed 0, record the number closest to the left pointer. The example above would be read as 73256. A fast spinning meter disc could come from several common sources. As you search for the cause of unusually high electric consumption in your home, check for the following red flags: • A faulty thermostat on a baseboard heater or portable space heater. • A refrigerator or freezer located in your garage or outdoor shed. • A well pump that runs continuously. • The frequent operation of the back-up heat on your heat pump.
Explain the forms used.Explain the Energy Audit---The E.A. is recommendations for energy conservation measures. Contractor has no additional paper work other than providing the customer a detail receipt for repairs or replacements. Work preformed, paid and license # etc. for verification.Verification of repairs/ replacement will be conducted and rebates will be denied if work is not done correctly.
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Explain references and places they can learn more information from…Remember our goal “The less it runs, the less it cost’s”Questions?
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Successful energy reduction, upgrades and maintenance involves a more efficient use of energy through controls and enhancements. The enhancements usually require an initial investment that will offer a yield in financial savings from reduced energy costs.
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KUA Staff Energy Conservation Training Energy Conservation Division By: Scott Grieves, CEA Sr. Energy Auditor Kissimmee Utility Authority
KUA Energy Conservation Team SENIOR ENERGY CONSERVATION SPECIALISTS CLASS II ENERGY AUDITORS
How much energy can my A/C consume? Approximately 50% of your electric bill or morePage 2
Thermostat Savings • Choose the correct thermostat for you’re A/C system. • Mount the thermostat correctly on the wall to low or to high could cause a problem. • Thermostats should not be installed in a corner, near a window or next to a door way. • Installing a programmable thermostat can save you up to 10% a year by raising or lowering the temperature.Page 10
What is the recommended temperature settings? • Summer/Cooling 80 or when away from home 82/84 . • Winter/ Heating 68 or when away from home OFF.Page 9
How often should I have my A/C system serviced? • KUA recommends preventive maintenance once a year to include a duct inspection.Page 3
How often should I run my poolpump? • Winter 4 hours or less • Summer 6 hours or less • “Remember the pump doesnt make the water blue the chemicals do.”Page 27
High bill complaint what do I do? • Listen to the complaint • Ask questions on routines and efficiencies • Check the account • Review the usage/bill • Review the re-read • Transfer to Class II Audit • Schedule a Site Class III Energy AuditReview
“High Bill /Energy Audit” Process Customer calls : Free Energy Audit I want Rebates high bill…needs help!! Request how to I apply? Review EnergyConservation information Customer Y Satisfied? N Customer Satisfied? Y N Advise Customer Of Energy Audit: Take name and contact number –Advise of Information at Refer to Class II Auditor KUA.com Customer Y Satisfied? Customer N Satisfied? Y N Advise Customer Of On- Site Offer to mail out Energy Audit: ‘High Bill Packet’ Schedule Class III Energy Audit End Call End
Should I upgrade my water heater? YES! • Insulate the pipes • Wrap insulation around the tank • Add a tank timer • Replace to a higher EF ratio .94 or greater • Thermal Solar water heater • Electric or Gas instant demand • Hybrid Heat Pump water heaterPage 12,13
What temperature should it be? • KUA recommends set the water heater at 120 on both elements. • Repair leaks promptly. If it’s a hot water leak the combined usage of water and electric could be high.Page 12,13
Should I switch to cold water? • Most of the energy used is between 80% to 85% in rinsing and washing clothes. • Washing in cold can cut a laundry load’s energy use in half .Page 25
What uses the most water in a home? • Toilets 41% • Bathing and showers 37%Page 15
What is the best window? • KUA recommends for optimum efficiency a Low-E/ SHGC <.30 window or better. • Energy Star qualified windows have a rating of SHGC <.30 or better.Page 22 add
How should I run my fans? • Only run ceiling fans or any other fan when the room is occupied. • Fans only make you feel cooler by moving air they do not make cold air. • “The Less it Runs, The Less it Cost’s.”Page 4 add
How much can Energy Star Save? • Energy Star certified models can save you between 10% to 50% by incorporating advanced technologies that use less energy and water then standard models.Page 5
Insulation • KUA recommends R-30 to R-38 for ceiling insulation. • Insulating the home and sealing the duct- work can save 10% to 30% on the energy bill. • Up to 40% of cooling is lost through leaks in the duct-work.Page 20,21
What is Radiant Heat Barrier? • A radiant barrier is a shiny foil that reflects heat away. • Adding a radiant barrier to the attic can reduce cooling costs. • Compare other applications where radiant foils are used in our environment.Page 21
Cooking with less energy • KUA recommends to use your microwave whenever possible. • Using a microwave or a smaller convection oven helps to reduce cooking times and save energy.Page 23
Refrigerator/ Freezers • For maximum efficiency, KUA recommends setting refrigerator temperatures between. • Refrigerator 37 and 40 • Freezer at 5Page 24
Renewable VS Non-renewableRenewable energy source Non-renewable energy source
References• Florida Energy Systems Consortium http://www.floridaenergy.ufl.edu/• Florida Green Building Coalition http://floridagreenbuilding.org/• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, http://www.epa.gov/• U.S. Department of ENERGY, http://www.energy.gov/• Database of State Incentives and Renewable Energy, http://www.dsireusa.org/
Q&A• Successful energy reduction, upgrades and maintenance involves a more efficient use of energy through controls and enhancements. The enhancements usually require an initial investment that will offer a yield in financial savings from reduced energy costs.