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(BEMU) – Building Energy Management University™ / Staff Training and Energy Management Skills Development

ENERGY MANAGER UNIVERSITY © – Building Success offers exclusive an energy manager training experience that no other firm in the industry can provide. We have condensed years of real world HVAC, Controls, Energy, Operations and Maintenance Management into a focused educational series targeted to help building owners to pay the gas and electric utilities the least amount possible and save the most amount of energy that is fiscally practical

STARTING WITH BTUS AND ENDING WITH KBTU – BTU’s are the basic building blocks of HVAC. KBTU are the building blocks energy managers use to keep track of the energy used to produce and distribute HVAC. HVAC consumes 50 to 70% of the gas and electricity used to provide heating, cooling and fresh air to a building. If your energy manager isn’t an expert in heating, ventilating, air conditioning and controls, then you have the wrong energy manager.   However, if your energy manager is lacking these skills we can help educate them and set up an energy management system to make their positions one of the most valuable in your organization. We teach that there is a simple numeric relationship between the energy a building uses, the utility dollars paid to the gas and electric utility companies and a building’s HVAC and control systems. We train energy managers to understand and apply this concept to their specific buildings. Any energy manager must have an expert’s knowledge and expertise in building heating, ventilation and air conditioning HVAC fundamentals, equipment, systems and controls to function at a high level to provide any sustainable value to their clients.


  • Setting up Your Buildings for Sustainable Gas and Electric Utility Cost Management and Energy Conservation Savings
  • BTUs and Heat Transfer Theory, The relationship of Property, People and Production (PPP) in HVAC Design,
  • Distributing BTUs’ using Pressure, AirFLOW, Temperature and Humidity, (PATH) with Corresponding Definitions and Units of Measure,
  • HVAC Equipment Components used in Circulating BTUs around a building with Motors, Dampers, Coils and Controls (MDCC),
  • Combining HVAC Equipment into Eight Differing HVAC System Types,
  • Building Control Theory and the two states of all controls, Analog and Digital,
  • Building Control System (BAS) Make Ups, Controllers, Outputs, Inputs, Labor and Subcontractors, (COILS),
  • Energy Types, Units and Measures, kWh, kW, Therms,
  • Understanding Utility Companies and the Varying Unit of Costs, $/kWh, $/Therm and How they Change
  • Understanding Weather and Common Units of Measure, Heating Degree Days, (HDD), Cooling Degree Days (CDD), and how seasons affect the Amounts you Pay Utility Companies
  • Building Types, Building Activities, HVAC Systems and How they Affect Utility Cost and Energy Consumption
  • The Relationships of BTU HVAC Distribution, Weather, Building Types; as these Factors Compose 50% to 70% of the Dollars Paid to Gas and Electric Utility Companies
  • Discovering if Your Building is Running as Cost Effectively and Energy Efficiently as Possible to Heat and Cool Your Building
  • Why Recommissioning Studies are a Waste of Money, Unless you are Ready to do Something
  • How to Set Your Building Up for an Energy Management Program
  • Keeping Track of Energy Savings and Utility Dollar Savings, by Normalizing FT2, Weather, Seasons, Changes
  • How to Always have the Upper Hand when Dealing with Contractors and Engineers Hired to Prevent Building Energy and Utility Dollars Waste
  • SAAS – Software as a Service, Energy Information Services and How Not to Get Ripped Off
  • Energy Star® and LEED® Red Flags, What you don’t Know Could Hurt You.
  • How to Develop an Energy Management and Utility Cost Containment Program