Advanced Benchmarking, Virtual Energy Auditing and Building Controls Training

Welcome to the NBI course on Advanced Energy Benchmarking and Building Controls for Energy Efficiency. In this course, we will focus on:

  • Advanced building energy benchmarking
  • Benchmarking tools
  • Virtual energy auditing tools
  • Building Controls in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings

This portion of the course includes four individual modules. Each one should take approximately one hour to complete. Modules 1-3 should be completed in order, as the concepts build on one another. The content on Controls in ZNE Buildings stands alone and this module may be completed separately. Follow the links below to open a particular module. Included there you will find instructions and learning objectives.

Module 1: Introduction to Advanced Benchmarking

Module 2: Portfolio Manager and FirstView

Module 3: Practicum – From Building Data to Analysis

Module 4: Controls in ZNE Buildings





These modules were developed in partnership with South Seattle College for the Sustainable Building Science Technology program.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1406320.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.