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Benchmark Energy Factor Training (SPE-500, SPE-501)
The CSA benchmark energy standards specifies which information is to be gathered and how system parameters are to be measured or calculated using transparent, uniform, validated, repeatable, and consistent methods of measurement.
The BEF standards provide guidance in defining methodologies for defining system boundaries, the essential load required to perform the work within the boundary and conversion of this load using performance factors to determine the essential energy. This defines the minimum essential energy required to perform the work based on best available technology. The BEF is defined as the ratio of the actual energy to the estimated essential energy within the same system boundary.
The benchmarking information can be used as part of an overall energy management system (EnMS) or other related purposes. Understanding advantages and opportunities of the BEF methodology compared to current industry benchmarking practices will increase utilization of the concept.
This one-to-two-hour online course provides training and guidelines to the application of benchmark energy factor (BEF) industrial energy efficiency standards.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the differences and limitations of the conventional benchmarking practices and BEF approach and applications.
- Explain how to apply the basic principles of the BEF approach to a typical industrial system or process (ISP)
- Energy managers
- DSM program administrator staff
- Energy service professionals
- Industry associations and institutions
What is Included
Quick reference guide
Estimated Completion Time Hours
1-2 Hours (90 days course access)
Module 1: Conventional energy performance benchmarking – Length: approx. 30 mins
- What is benchmarking
- Conventional benchmarking approach
- Barriers and limitations of conventional benchmarking
- Defining and industrial system or process
- Introduction to benchmark energy factor
Module 2: Application of Benchmark Energy Factor (BEF) for industrial systems & processes – Length: approx. 45 mins
- Overview of BEF
- Determine actual energy use
- Computing and reporting the BEF
- Energy savings using BEF
- SPE-500-17, Conventional energy benchmarking and introduction to benchmark energy factor (BEF) for industrial systems and processes
- SPE-501-18, Ideal state benchmarking and application of benchmark energy factor for industrial systems and processes
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