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Hotel Engineering & Operations Staff

This learning path is designed for hotel engineering and operations teams. The courses supplement and support strategies to improve energy efficiency of hotel property operation. Topics include energy audits, benchmarking, codes, and standards; building automation, HVAC, and lighting; motor controls, power drives, power factor, and harmonics; electrical concepts and medium voltage switchgear; and maintenance best practices. These are recommended courses based on your role, but you are welcome to explore additional courses not included in this learning path.


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This learning path is designed for hotel engineering and operations teams. The courses supplement and support strategies to improve energy efficiency of hotel property operation. Topics include energy audits, benchmarking, codes,...
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Course content
  • Building Controls I: An Introduction to Building Controls
    • Course Overview
    • Online Course
    • Course Assessment
    • Course Feedback
    • Reference Materials
      • Course Transcript
  • Building Controls II: Control Sensors
  • Building Controls III: Introduction to Control Loops.
  • Building Controls IV: Two Position and Floating Responses
  • Building Controls V: Proportional and PID Responses
  • Building Controls VI: When to Use Each Response
  • Building Controls VII: Interactive Illustration of PID Response
  • Building Controls VIII: Controllers and Controlled Devices
  • Building Envelope-US Version
  • Efficient Motor Control With Power Drives Systems
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Audits Instrumentation I: Electrical, Lighting, Temperature and Humidity Measurement
  • Energy Audits Instrumentation II: Pressure, air flow, water flow, combustion testing, RPM, compressed air leak detection, and general audit instrument
  • Energy Efficiency Fundamentals
  • Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems I
  • Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems II
  • Financing and Performance Contracting for Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Going Green with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • HVAC and Characteristics of Air-US Version
  • HVAC and Psychrometric Charts-SI Version
  • HVAC and Psychrometric Charts-US Version
  • Maintenance Best Practices for Energy Efficient Facilities
  • Measurement and Verification Including IPMVP
  • Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
  • Power Factor and Harmonics
  • US Energy Codes and Standards
  • Electric Vehicles: Plugging into Smarter Energy Management
  • Lighting I: Lighting Your Way
  • Lighting II: Defining Light
  • Lighting III: Lamp Families: Incandescent and Low Pressure Discharge
  • Lighting IV: Basic Lamp Families: High-Intensity Discharge and LED
  • Lighting V: Economics
  • Lighting VI: Calculating Required Lamps with the Lumen Method-SI
  • Lighting VI: Calculating Required Lamps with the Lumen Method-US Units
  • Electrical Concepts
  • Building Envelope Metric Version
  • HVAC Systems I: Introduction to HVAC Systems
  • Financial Analysis of Projects I
  • Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects II
  • HVAC Systems II: All-Air Systems and Temperature Control
  • HVAC Systems III: Air-and-Water and All-Water Systems
  • Motors: A Performance Opportunity Roadmap
  • Energy Efficiency Drivers in Europe
  • The Future of Medium Voltage Switchgear