Implementing Deep Retrofits: A Whole Building Approach  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU

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Implementing Deep Retrofits: A Whole Building Approach fosters competency in developing retrofit
solutions that demonstrate integrated, holistic, and synergistic approaches to energy-efficient retrofits. The goal is to yield higher performance results than are achieved with standard, individual, and routine energy conservation measures. Develop skills in scoping opportunities and drafting a statement of work; building system synergies and areas of technology integration; and selecting a contractor. Success stories will also be reviewed.


Elaine Gallagher Adams, Rocky Mountain Institute   

Elaine Gallagher Adams is a licensed architect and senior consultant with the buildings program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). She has a wide range of experience in historic preservation, energy conservation, and green operations, with expertise in passive solar design and rehabilitating existing buildings, campuses, cities, and regions. Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in historic preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design and a master's of architecture from the University of Kansas..

Jesse Dean, Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory   

Jesse Dean is an engineer in NREL's Integrated Applications Office where his primary areas of expertise include commercial building retrofit analysis, solar energy system analysis, and building energy modeling. Mr. Dean participated in the development of an in-depth energy assessments training course for FEMP and serves as the technical lead for a series of new technology demonstration projects. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University and a master's of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado..

Ab Ream, Federal Energy Management Program   

Ab Ream is an Energy Technology Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program. His program specialties cover operations and maintenance (O&M), energy audits, training, metering, commissioning, and measurement and verification. Mr. Ream has chaired the executive committee for GovEnergy, and now manages the Federal O&M Working Group. Prior to his DOE experience, Mr. Ream was the Facilities Energy Program Manager for the U.S. Coast Guard. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland..

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Select appropriate facilities for deep retrofits and set performance objectives;
  • Employ an integrated design process and end use technology applications for deep retrofits;
  • Determine how facility managers will ensure optimal performance; and
  • Identify DOE and industry resources to support decision making.