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October 09, 2014

October 2014 Chapter Meeting
October 09, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Energy Audit Industry: Creating (and Sustaining) Credibility

$40.00 GG ASHRAE Members
$50.00 after 05:00 pm October 3

$50.00 Non-members
$55.00 after 05:00 pm October 3

$0.00 Students

$320.00 Vouchers For Golden Gate Members

$40.00 AEE Bay Area Member
$50.00 after 05:00 pm October 3

Jim Kelsey, P.E., BEAP, LEED AP
President, kW Engineering 
The Energy Audit Industry: Creating (and Sustaining) Credibility

Golden Gate ASHRAE welcomes the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers


  5:30 pm   Registration and Social Hour
  6:30 pm   Dinner, Announcements and Introductions
  7:30 pm   Main Program
  8:30 pm   Adjourn


Jim Kelsey founded kW Engineering in 1998 to follow his passion for finding innovative and reliable ways to save energy in commercial and industrial facilities. He is an active ASHRAE contributor and led the development of the ASHRAE’s Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits. Jim teaches ASHRAE’s course on energy auditing, and at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center. He currently chairs ASHRAE’s Proposed Standard 211 on Energy Audits for Commercial Buildings and serves on the Board of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council. Jim has a degree in physics and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Currently he is working on using technology to make energy audits more cost effective and actionable for clients.


Through his experience as Chair of ASHRAE’s proposed Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, Jim Kelsey has had unique exposure to nation-wide perspectives on what energy audits should be for utilities, program administrators, and end-users’ multiple internal stakeholders.  Energy audits have become common practice, but there is wide variation in qualifications and deliverables. The speaker will cover trends that challenge the development of a credible energy assessment industry, guidelines for the often misinterpreted ASHRAE Audit levels, best practices for auditors, and how software is changing the landscape for data collection, analysis and reporting results.

To view the presentation slides online click here, or view below.