Architects, engineers, developers, and facilities managers have numerous choices when determining fuel sources for commercial buildings, whether those choices involve the practicalities of space and water heating, the aesthetics of fireplaces, fire pits, and outdoor lighting, or the functionalities of building site energy needs.

Combined with these choices is the ever-increasing need to build and plan not only cost-effectively, but with sustainability in mind. This course will help specifiers compare the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of fuel sources and storage options, as well as examining the flexibility and reliability of propane, so that they can more readily determine which fuel source best meets the needs of individual commercial projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess different fuel sources as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Review the basic principles of propane as a building fuel source.
  • Evaluate the power demands of a commercial building and the most efficient and sustainable options for meeting those demands.
  • Analyze ways in which propane can solve commercial building challenges and enhance design.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of propane usage best practices.