Building Re-tuning

Building Re-tuning (BRT)

Over time, wear and tear, improper operation, lack of maintenance, and changing use can lead to energy inefficiencies and increased operating costs in institutional, commercial, or industrial buildings. Building Re-tuning (BRT) is a low-cost approach to re-commission a building to restore or exceed its original performance.

PennTAP offers training and education intended to help those involved with building operations learn how to operate buildings more efficiently, reduce operating costs, and provide energy savings.

BRT Training Workshops

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), PennTAP conducts training workshops on BRT.  In March of 2017, PennTAP conducted a larger Facility Operations Workshop in State College, PA.  In the coming year, PennTAP will be offering more regional BRT training throughout the state.  Contact us for details!

The BRT training workshops typically provide the following:

  • Training on current best practices and equipment
  • Tips for DOE tools to use for energy benchmarking and tracking
  • Rebate program and other funding resource information
  • Networking with other facility managers, building operators, and financial personnel
  • Shared success stories on energy-efficient solutions and lessons learned
  • Practical experience from hands-on BRT walk-throughs in representative facilities
  • An overview of building operator certification (BOC) and how it can help your organization. View information on upcoming BOC-specific training

Contact PennTAP for more information on our BRT services, and check the events page for information on upcoming BRT workshops.