Building energy efficiency (BEE) is critical to developing affordable, reliable, and low-carbon energy systems. However, understanding the basics of BEE can be challenging, given its deeply intertwined technology, policy, and finance dimensions. Further, while BEE is a rapidly expanding, multi-billion-dollar global industry, market, behavioral, and institutional barriers often hinder its uptake.
In this course, Dian Grueneich – one of the world’s leading EE experts – and Stephen Comello, examine the fundamentals and complexities of BEE, including key technologies, policies, and finance tools. You’ll learn to assess the potential energy, cost and non-energy benefits of a BEE intervention. You’ll discover the next frontiers of BEE including “data-driven” intelligent efficiency, building decarbonization, and BEE’s role in international climate efforts.
You Will Learn
- The foundations of building energy efficiency
- Stakeholder motivations and barriers
- The roles of technology, policy and finance
- New frontiers in intelligent efficiency and building decarbonization
- Steven Chu - William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University and 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy
- Steve Nadel - Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
- Dr. Andrew McAllister - Commissioner, California Energy Commission and Board of Directors Chair, National Association of State Energy Officials
And many more distinguished speakers.
- Basic concepts: Energy, Buildings & Energy Efficiency
- Economics & Finance
- Digital, Analytical & Platform Tools
- BEE & Carbon Emissions
This course is approximately 5.5 hours of video content with 1.5 hours of coursework.
- $295 per online course
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