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Basic Skills Required for Seminar 

This course assumes basic problem solving skills including quick and accurate use of a hand calculator; ability to use basic algebra; and ability to set up problem solution expressions and calculations from a written problem statement. Those needing a refresher in these skills may wish to participate in the Basics of Energy Management online seminar prior to taking this seminar. 

MODULE 1

1 Codes and Standards and Indoor Air Quality   
2 Energy Audits and Instrumentation  
3 Utilities Procurement

Objectives:

  • Evaluate Jurisdictional codes or operating standards that may dictate the characteristics of the facility.
  • Analyze the facility and gather data to development cost effective opportunities.
  • Investigate rate structures and evaluate alternative Energy Procurement Options.

 

MODULE 2

Is It the Green or Just Green?"

1. Utility Bills Analysis, Baseline and Benchmarking   
2. Energy Accounting and Economics   
3. Green Buildings, LEED, and ENERGY STAR  
4. Alternative Financing

Objectives:

  • Investigate rate structures, convert energy into costs, and evaluate fuels from a Point of Use viewpoint.
  • Evaluate the economic viability of facility improvements following simple standard principles of the time value of money.
  • Investigate and reduce the environmental impact of the facility, as well as Energy Star, LEED and Green Globes International programs.
  • Understand the financial options and financing opportunities available, including Performance Contracting and Measurement and Verification.

 

MODULE 3

1. HVAC Systems   
2. Building Automation and Control Systems   
3. Maintenance and Commissioning

 
Objectives:

  • Evaluate and optimize the heating, ventilation, and conditioning requirements and energy usage.
  • Understand the types and purposes of the building controls and automation systems and apply strategies to improve energy efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Investigate the operating characteristics of the equipment, evaluate the capabilities of the operating staff, and integrate recommissioning and optimization to the operations, maintenance, and repair.

MODULE 4

  1. Building Envelope
  2. Lighting
  3. Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Objectives:

  • Evaluate and optimize the heating, ventilation, and conditioning requirements and energy usage.
  • Understand the types and purposes of the building lighting systems and apply strategies to improve energy efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Investigate the operating characteristics of the HVAC system and evaluate the capabilities of the operating staff, and integrate system optimization with utility demand management and rate structure 

MODULE 5

 

  1. Electrical Systems
  2. Motors
  3. Drives and Compressed Air

Objectives:

  • Evaluate and optimize the electrical systems within facilities and  evaluate energy usage.
  • Understand the types and purposes of a motor and apply strategies to improve energy efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Investigate the operating characteristics of the equipment, evaluate the driven system and optimize the operations, maintenance, and efficiency.

 

MODULE 6

 

  1. Industrial Systems
  2. Boiler and Steam Systems
  3. Cogeneration and CHP Systems

 Objectives:

  • Evaluate and optimize the compressed air, waste heat, insulation, and pumping systems often found in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities.
  • Understand the types and purposes of boilers and steam systems and apply strategies to improve energy efficiency and effectiveness.  
  • Investigate the operating characteristics of cogeneration, distributed generation and renewable energy systems and integrate and optimize the energy costs.
Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course for Energy Managers - Module 1
CLINT D. CHRISTENSON, C.E.M., is currently a consultant and instructor providing optimization services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. He previously served as Senior Buildings Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Senior Energy Engineer with NORESCO, Inc., and the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. Clint served as the Director of Oklahoma State University's Industrial Assessment Center while pursuing a Ph.D. His broad experience in energy management has included the conducting of over 150 industrial, commercial, and institutional energy surveys over 20 years. He has published widely in the energy field, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.  

 

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