Continuing Education Credits
The pursuit of energy efficiency in new construction and existing building stock has led to an overall reduction in overall energy consumption. Plug and Process Loads, sometimes referred to as Parasitic, Phantom, or Vampire Loads, are loads which typically do not provide comfort to occupants and are unrelated to general lighting, heating, ventilation, and water heating. They also consume approximately 5% of the U.S. primary energy (DOE Buildings Energy Data Book 2010).
While the overall energy ?pie?-chart is getting smaller, the plug and process loads ?slice?, even if it does not increase, takes on a bigger percentage of the end-uses. Join us for a discussion about how to define these loads and strategies, both occupancy and design driven, on how to reduce their impact.
Heidi Perry, PhD,ﾠ Director of Sustainability, ThinkEco Inc.
In her role as Director of Sustainability at ThinkEco, Dr. Perry leads efforts utilizing ThinkEco?s technologies in plug load energy-efficiency and demand-management studies. She manages the data collection and performs the quantitative analysis for these studies. With a firm belief in the mantra ?you can?t manage what you don?t measure?, Heidi uses this data to reveal energy waste and discover opportunities to reduce energy consumption. Heidi holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Columbia University and B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Washington.
Ante Vulin, Sustainability Manager, YR&G
Ante is a Sustainability Manager at YR&G with expertise in building energy optimization through energy auditing, whole building energy simulation, and design assistance. He specializes in mechanical and ventilation issues in new and existing buildings, focusing on using analysis to identify cost-effective design strategies for improving building performance and reducing building operating and first costs. He is an EIT and a BPI-certified Multifamily Building Analyst. Ante has a SB in Civil Engineering from MIT.
GBCI CE Hours (LEED CMP Credits): 1.0ﾠ(Project Site Factors; Project Surroundings and Public Outreach)
AIAﾠContinuing Education Credit: LU 1.0ﾠ (AIAﾠcredits may also be used by NY State Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors - See Sections 17 & 18 here)
New York, NY 10036
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