Course Details

The Energy Efficiency course takes a comprehensive look at energy efficiency strategies at both the portfolio and asset levels with actionable insights on policy and reporting guidelines, energy efficiency best management practices and LEED certifications.

  • 7 Chapters

  • 76 Minutes

  • 64 Slides

  • Video Webinar Style

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Course Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Sustainability Budget Quick Reference

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Reporting Guidelines

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Best Management Practices

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Best Certifications

  • 6

    Chapter 6

    • Case Studies

  • 7

    Chapter 7

    • Resources

  • 8

    Resources

    • Resources (download)

What You'll Learn

The Energy Efficiency Course takes a comprehensive look at energy efficiency strategies at both the portfolio and asset levels. Instructed by Verdani Founder and President, Daniele Horton and Senior Energy Engineer, Chris Wei, this sustainability course will guide you through proven strategies to save and optimize building energy.

Topics covered include policy and reporting guidelines, energy efficiency best management practices and LEED certifications. Our insights will help you understand key tactics for on and off-site renewable energy, recognizing energy baselines and ways to effectively monitor and track performance. Diving deeper into the energy efficiency strategies, we explain the importance of variable frequency drives (VFD’s), submetering and the key elements to identifying the best retrofit upgrades. We take you through the steps of how to conduct an energy audit and how they are instrumental in implementing an energy efficiency strategy.

This course is a crucial component of Verdani's Sustainability Course Series and has been designed to provide you with the most important elements for analyzing, implementing and monitoring a successful energy efficiency program.

Meet the Instructors

Director of Engineering, MS, PE, CEM, LEED AP O+M

Chris Wei

Chris is the Director of Verdani’s Engineering Department and oversees all technical projects, including support on technical credits related to all green building certification projects. With 10 years of engineering experience, Chris has conducted technical assessments for a variety of buildings throughout the United States. These assessments include ASHRAE energy audits, ENERGY STAR certifications, and indoor air quality assessments. He works daily with building owners on developing effective strategies to benchmark their data, identify energy conservation opportunities, and implement building optimization projects.

Founder and CEO of Verdani Partners: LEED Fellow, LEED AP O+M, CEM, MDes, Associate. AIA,

Daniele Horton

Daniele Horton has over 20 years of professional experience including architecture, corporate sustainability, real estate and project management. Daniele is President and Founder of Verdani Partners, a full-service sustainability and ESG management consulting firm with projects totaling 750 million SF across 4,000 properties in diversified portfolios. She is Sustainabilty Advisor to Verdani’s largest accounts, and with over 100 industry presentations over the course of her career, Daniele is a leading voice in global sustainable real estate particularly on the topics of climate mitigation and resiliency strategies. Daniele is also a MSRE professor at University of San Diego.

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