ENERGY STAR’s Updated Module on Efficient Buildings
October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
ENERGY STAR recently updated its commercial building efficiency curriculum to make it more targeted and interactive. The resource set explores, in three units, why commercial building efficiency matters, the barriers to it, strategies for overcoming those barriers – including detail on the ENERGY STAR program – and practical, applied learning for students on assessing a building’s efficiency in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Instructors can use the annotated slide decks, template certificate of completion, and additional materials to teach an interactive, applied course module or short course. Students who complete the module or short course will be better positioned to engage with the growing number of benchmarking requirements and voluntary programs across the country.
Brendan Hall, Public Sector Program Manager, EPA ENERGY STAR Buildings program
Brendan Hall is a Public Sector Program Manager with the EPA ENERGY STAR Buildings program. He’s been in the role for two years, serving as the higher education lead for the program and one of two staff supporting state and local governments across the country. Before EPA, Brendan worked on energy issues for the City of Ann Arbor in Michigan, where he went to graduate school, receiving a Masters of Public Policy and a Masters of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan.
Jake Hildebrant, Assistant Professor, Institute of Engineering at Murray State University
Jake Hildebrant is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Engineering at Murray State University, and the program coordinator for the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program. He holds a M.S. in Engineering Technology Management from Western Kentucky University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from Murray State University.