Performing Remote Audits using the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Module 2: FEDS Software Introduction  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1 Hour
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
0.20 CEU

Performing Remote Audits using the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is a six-module training series for federal energy professionals, contractors, and energy services industry professionals to learn the federal facility auditing requirements, types of remote audits, how to use the FEDS building analysis tool, and how to perform remote audits and analyze the building data with FEDS.

The second module of the training series is titled “FEDS Software Introduction” and will cover the following topics: Attendees will receive an introduction to the key features of FEDS; Single and multiple building energy simulation and analysis; Robust inference engine; Identify cost-effective technology retrofits; Built-in life-cycle cost analysis; Attendees will receive an overview of the applications of FEDS; EISA/Energy Act-compliant assessments; Project identification and development; Resiliency planning; Climate impact assessment; and Campus evaluations.

Completing all six modules will cover the full remote audit process beginning from the federal evaluation requirements to performing the remote audits and identifying efficiency measures with FEDS. Individual modules may be reviewed to provide a refresher on specific remote audit or FEDS topics. The modules will be available to view on WBDG after the webinars are held.


Bob Dahowski, Senior Sustainability Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Bob Dahowski, senior sustainability engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has more than 25 years’ experience in building energy simulation and analysis, advanced technologies, carbon management, and techno-economic assessment. He holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering and is the development and training lead for the FEDS software. Bob has worked extensively with federal, state, municipal, and commercial energy managers and engineers on building energy auditing and applications of FEDS to meet a variety of goals, including analyses of facility energy efficiency, decarbonization, resilience, and climate change impacts.

Travis Stanislaus, Research Engineer, Buildings Systems Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Travis Stanislaus is a research engineer in the Buildings Systems Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Travis has a mechanical engineering background focused on energy systems and he specializes in energy and water auditing, building modeling, facility controls investigation, critical mission and utility infrastructure analysis, and distributed generation microgrid analysis to meet facility and campus energy and water efficiency and resilience goals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the key features of FEDS;
  • Recognize how to identify cost-effective technology retrofits through FEDS; and
  • Recognize how to apply FEDS.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: