2016 Guiding Principle II, Optimize Energy Performance  

Education Type: 
1 Hour


AIA Learning Units: 
1.0 LU | HSW
0.1 CEU

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In the course, 2016 Guiding Principles for Existing Sustainable Federal Buildings, Guiding Principle II,
Optimize Energy Performance, you will learn strategies for meeting the compliance requirements and providing recommended evidence of compliance for the updated 2016 Guiding Principle II.

This course focuses on meeting and documenting compliance with the Guiding Principle II, and covers related topics including energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy generation, measurement and verification, and benchmarking.


Michael Myers, LEED AP, Allegheny Science & Technology   

Michael Myers has been at the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability for nearly 30 years. As a nationally known consultant from Austin, TX, Mr. Myers has developed energy efficiency programs for utilities, municipalities, and businesses. He has served as the Senior Sustainability Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation's Energy and Environmental Services, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Research Program, and Energy Services Manager for the City of Austin, where he led the creation of the city's nationally acclaimed Green Building Program.

Nicolas Baker, LEED AP, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy   

Nicolas Baker is the program manager for the FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs, as well as the Legislative Coordination program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs provide strategies, training, best practices, and technical assistance to help Federal Agencies meet their sustainability goals and better adapt to climate change. For over 14 years, Mr. Baker has been involved in multiple aspects of sustainability from environmental science to civil engineering, green architecture policy consulting, and climate change mitigation. While at FEMP, he has managed multiple projects dealing with training and implementation of energy/water management, green building design, and climate change resiliency requirements throughout the Federal Government. Mr. Baker holds an MS in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a BS in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Updated metric requirements, recommended evidence of compliance, and related resources for meeting Guiding Principle II;
  • Using tools, such as the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, to baseline and benchmark facilities, assess existing conditions, identify opportunities for improvement, and establish implementation plans and metrics to comply with the Guiding Principles;
  • Requirements for implementing life cycle cost-effective renewable electric energy and thermal energy projects on-site; and
  • Requirements for tracking and continuously optimizing energy performance, and installing building level meters for electricity, natural gas, and steam.