Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning Specialist

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

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The Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning Specialist Certificate of Achievement is designed to meet the high industry demand for the unique skills necessary in managing energy and the commissioning of new and existing facilities. United States Green Building Council has proclaimed Commissioning to be mandatory to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This program will help students meet the new Energy and Building Commissioning standards and is designed to help the student learn the information and skills necessary to begin working in the industry. Safety, environmental impact issues, indoor air quality, and equipment maintenance and operation will be emphasized throughout the program.

To obtain the Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning Specialist Certificate of Achievement at Sacramento City College, a student must complete all of the courses in the Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning Specialist required program with grades of “C” or better.

Career Opportunities
Upon completion of the Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning Specialist Certificate of Achievement, students will be qualified for employment in the following industry sectors: government (federal, state, county, and city agencies), health care, utilities, construction, facilities management, engineering, high technology, food production, and manufacturing. Typical job titles include: commercial building commissioning specialist, commercial energy auditor, energy management and efficiency technician, stationary engineer, air conditioning and refrigeration technician, maintenance mechanic, boiler operator, automatic control technician, solar, photovoltaic, wind (renewable and sustainable) energy technician, wholesale and manufacturer’s sales representative.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and practices of commissioning controls and mechanical systems that are used in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, pumping, and water treatment.
  • apply knowledge of commissioning to better meet entry level and advanced employment standards.
  • commission an HVAC mechanical system and a Direct Digital Control (DDC) system.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and practices of measuring and optimizing the energy efficiency of mechanical systems that are used in heating, ventilating, air conditioning, pumping, and water treatment.
  • apply knowledge of how to measure and optimize the energy efficiency of mechanical systems to better meet entry level and advanced employment standards.
  • measure and optimize the energy efficiency of an HVAC mechanical system, thermal storage system, and a Direct Digital Control (DDC) system.
  • evaluate and improve air conditioning problem-solving skills.
  • solve air conditioning system problems with the use of industry specific computer applications.
  • design commercial air conditioning systems.
  • estimate commercial air conditioning systems.

Certificate of Achievement (COA)
The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.