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Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

October 1, 2014

Using equipment samples, in-class activities, and other interactive teaching techniques, Ryan Stroupe of the Pacific Energy Center will introduce mechanical system concepts to building professionals that have little or no previous training in this area. The class will start with fundamentals, such as thermal comfort, heat transfer, load calculations, and psychrometrics. He will cover mechanical system components from actuators to zone thermostats, followed by the integration of these parts into heating, cooling, and ventilating systems. Ryan will also discuss low energy strategies, control systems, and code compliance along with information on optimal operation and building commissioning. This class is designed for building owners, architects, facilities personnel, energy consultants, and other building professionals interested in an overview of mechanical system basics.

Register online.

Start: October 1, 2014 8:30 am
End: October 2, 2014 4:30 pm
Cost: Free

December 18, 2014

This class will review a new type of lighting that takes into account both energy efficiency and human factors. Topics will include research on light and human health, defining human perception, subjective lighting measures, and the implications of lighting quality for real life applications. We will explore how the advancements in lighting technology and controls are opening new opportunities for (bio) Dynamic Lighting systems that are good for people, save energy, and are a natural fit for Smart Grid fluidity. We will hear from Regulators, Specifiers, Academic Researchers and PG&E Program and Product teams. There will also be demonstrations and student hands-on experience with lighting fixtures and software controls. This is a fun and informative class for both beginners and intermediate levels.

Register online. Registration opens on 10/19/2014

Date: December 18, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: Free