Building systems efficiency learning pathway released on Education @USGBC | U.S. Green Building Council
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Legrand's Susan Rochford shares her excitement about the new pathway on systems-level efficiency.

Energy efficiency in buildings is about so much more than getting one unit online and working properly. It’s about the interdependencies and relationships between various systems and how they work together to achieve optimal results. By embracing systems-level thinking, planning and execution, building owners and operators can achieve maximum efficiency.

Legrand is a proud supporter of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI), which champions a systems perspective. The initiative aims to provide greater insight into the potential for energy savings when buildings are designed and operated in a way that leverages this point of view.

Over the past several years, the SEI has released two reports detailing the principles and practices that can have the greatest impact on building level energy efficiency:

  1. Greater Than the Sum of its Parts: The Case for a Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency identifies five key strategies for promoting a systems approach.
  2. Going Beyond Zero: A Systems Efficiency Blueprint for Building Energy Optimization and Resilience contains 84 specific recommendations to achieve greater building efficiency, for audiences ranging from policymakers to building owners.

With so much excellent content being generated about system level efficiency, I am pleased that USGBC has created a new learning pathway on its Education @USGBC platform. This pathway organizes numerous individual lessons and modules on achieving greater efficiency through a systems approach.

The learning pathway is tailored for building operators, design teams, facility managers, energy managers, contractors and engineers aiming to further reduce building energy consumption through a systems-level approach to energy efficiency.

I hope you find this learning pathway both educational and inspiring.

Explore the new learning pathway