I2SL's High-Tech Talks Webinar Series Presents:

A New Return on Investment and Energy Analysis Tool for Evaluating Laboratory Energy Savings Strategies

December 9, 2011
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

When required to compare different energy efficiency strategies, engineers often reach imperfect conclusions. Using programs incapable of taking both pre- and post-processing data into account, coupled with the frequent need to create a custom spreadsheet for each situation that arises, can yield conflicting results. So what can be done to achieve an accurate comparative analysis, especially when faced with multiple energy conservation strategies that can interact to impact total savings?

This webinar demonstrated how the energy analysis tool and return on investment (ROI) spreadsheet tool works to evaluate the combined savings of multiple different laboratory energy efficiency measures. The tool looks at items such as chilled beams, multiple types of heat recovery, demand-based controls, VAV fume hood controls, evaporative cooling, and other approaches using typical meteorological year 3 (TMY3) temperature and humidity data for 1,700 United States and international cities.

This easy-to-use, multi-dimensional tool has been validated by numerous utilities and can be used for energy incentive rebate calculations, as well as environmental impact mitigation measurements in terms of metric tons of carbon dioxide, among other measures.

The webinar was presented by Gordon Sharp, chairman of Aircuity, Inc., who has more than 25 years of wide-ranging entrepreneurial experience and more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of energy efficiency and laboratory controls.


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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Attendees of this course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers and one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL if you need to receive professional development hours for viewing the webinar.

Instructor Biography

Gordon Sharp

Gordon Sharp is the chairman of Aircuity, Inc., and founder, former president, and chief executive officer of Phoenix Controls. During his tenure with Phoenix Controls, Mr. Sharp led the development of this world leader in laboratory airflow controls that was acquired by Honeywell in 1998. In 2000, Mr. Sharp founded Aircuity, a smart airside energy efficiency company that was spun out of Honeywell. Mr. Sharp is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Sharp is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), the nonprofit foundation that hosts the I2SL Annual Conference and formerly cosponsored the Labs21 Annual Conference, a member of the ANSI/AIHA Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Committee, and a member of the ASHRAE SSPC standard 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities committee.


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