The Center for Sustainable Building Research is offering a series of 3 training sessions on “Bridging From Design to Operations: Designing, Owning and Operating a High Performance Building.” These sessions will address how to design and operate buildings so they meet the B3 Sustainable Building 2030 (SB 2030) Energy Standard.

The SB 2030 Energy Standard is a progressive energy conservation program designed to significantly reduce the energy and carbon in Minnesota commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. All Minnesota State bonded projects — new and substantially renovated — that have not already started the Schematic Design Phase on August 1, 2009 are required to meet the Minnesota Sustainable Building 2030 (SB 2030) energy standards.

The cost is $100 for this session.


Where: University of Minnesota, Building 140 Nolte Center, U of MN, 315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Instructors: Garrett Mosiman and Peter Herzog

Session description

This session will explore the tools available to ensure that buildings use as little energy as possible to function optimally. These tools include building commissioning, maintenance staff and occupant training, energy efficient operational practices and building performance monitoring. Using building performance data and other methods to validate and improve on design and construction decisions will also be explored—providing strong tools for iterative learning and innovation. The strategies presented in this session are intended to improve the likelihood that a building maximizes its potential efficiency and performance.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

•  Explain the benefits of monitoring, evaluation, and education to design firms, clients, and building occupants
•  Explain and advocate for energy-focused commissioning on projects
•  Instruct building maintenance and operations staff on optimizing building performance
•  Explore methods of trouble shooting and dynamic commissioning methods for bringing a new building into
   alignment with predictions