This pre-event workshop will highlight the advantages of re-tuning from the energy savings and occupant-comfort perspectives. This workshop will provide insights into re-tuning principles and offer a practitioner's guide for how to apply the re-tuning approach. It will also include training on the use of interval metered data and trend data to uncover potential opportunities, as well as a checklist approach for evaluating building energy systems for best practice control. Training will be provided on several of the most impactful re-tuning measures.
Ron Underhill, Certified Energy Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Read Bio
Ron Underhill, certified energy manager, is a specialist with the Energy Technology Development (ETD) group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) since 2011. He has worked at PNNL since 1992 and has more than 35 years of experience in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning field—related primarily to application of controls. Prior to working at PNNL, Ron worked for 10 years at a Fortune 100 company where he was responsible for the design, installation, and startup of building automation systems in commercial buildings. This carried over to his work with PNNL's Facility and Operations department, where he first worked before joining the ETD group. He is currently supporting several projects for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. General Services Administration. Ron was on the PNNL team that was awarded the 2004 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will:
- Understand the concepts behind the re–tuning approach;
- Start applying the re–tuning approach;
- Identify operational problems and deficiencies in their buildings; and
- Craft smart recommendations for improved controls and operational sequences.