Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals (BEP) -Online Seminar
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Presented online in a series of four 2½-hour and one 2-hour live time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP®) certification examination. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in the non-technical aspects of supervision and management of energy projects.
Discussing the Business Energy Professional (BEP) Program
A Conversation with instructor Mark Roche
Recommended Professional Reference Books for BEP Candidates
You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the six live teleconferencing sessions.
About the Seminar
Become a Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP). Here's your opportunity to take part in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed both to expand your knowledge in the field, and to serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP) certification. Completion of this seminar also fills the training requirement for BEP candidates. (Optionally, you may also consider taking the Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Business Energy Professionals live course, offered at several locations throughout the U.S. each year.)
The online Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals places emphasis on understanding how effective energy management planning and implementation impact the "bottom line." You'll get up to speed on how new technologies and policy changes will impact your energy management decision making, as well as how better to communicate in non-technical terms the viability of energy cost-saving strategies. Topics include procurement, energy accounting/reporting, performance contracting, utility rate analysis, project financing options, and much more. The course covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the BEP examination.
Complete Your Certification Application & Register for an Exam
This program covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the AEE's certification exam. The exam can be taken at a remote testing center. For more about certification and testing, visit aeecenter.org, then select the required certification and complete step 2 of the application process.
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The following offering(s) of the Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2½-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.
Beginning on Dates to Be Decided with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
3 pm - 5:30 pm
3 pm - 5:30 pm
3 pm - 5:30 pm
3 pm - 5:30 pm
3 pm - 5:30 pm
SESSION 1: 2.5 hours
Welcome / Introductions
What Is a BEP?
The Need for a Business Energy Professional
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
Point of Use Costs
Energy Formulas - Resource
Need for Energy Management
Active Energy Management
Energy Policy Act 2005
Resources: U.S. DOE, EIA, U.S. EPA, FEMP, OIT, Energy Star
Collecting and Organizing Utility Data
Calculating the Energy Use Index
End Use Analysis
Charts and Graphs
Energy Interval Data
SESSION 2: 2.5 hours
Codes and Standards
Basic Energy Codes
EPACT 2005 / 1992
ASHRAE Standards 90.1 & 62
Green Buildings Programs
What Are Green Buildings?
Energy Star, LEED for Commercial Buildings
LEED NC and EB
Site and Source Energy
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Utility Rate Structures
Knowledge of Different Types of Costs Recovered in Rates
(commodity, distribution, fixed vs. variable, power cost adjustments, etc.)
Primary vs. Secondary Service
Power Factor Adjustments
Interruptible and Firm Power
Block Rates, Time of Use Rates, Real Time Pricing
Rate Analysis (comparing alternatives)
Transportation vs. Bundled Service
SESSION 3: 2.5 hours
Electric and Gas Procurement
Energy Economics and Financing
The Importance of Knowing Finance
-- Life Cycle Costing
-- Simple Payback
-- Present Value
-- Future Value
-- Net Present Value
-- Internal Rate of Return
-- After Tax Cash Flows
SESSION 4: 2.5 hours
-- Direct Purchase Methods
-- Leasing Methods
-- Performance Contracting
Building Systems Overview
Basics (lumens, foot candles, efficacy, CRI, Color Temp, CU)
HVAC Systems / Chillers
Industrial Systems Overview
Electric Utility System
Gas Utility System
Steam Systems: Boilers, Turbines, Heat Exchangers
Motors and Pumps
-- Motor Basics
-- Importance of Motor Management
-- Energy Savings
-- Variable Volume Options
-- Selecting / Replacing Motors
Compressed Air Systems
-- System Efficiency Improvements
SESSION 5: 2 hours
Is Commissioning Necessary and Cost Effective?
Phases of Commissioning
Guidance for the Commissioning RFP
Measurement and Verification (M&V)
Reasons for M&V
International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)
Energy Management Oversight & Energy Reduction Strategies
Energy Monitoring and Systems
Implementing Energy Management Programs
ANSI/MSE 2000 Georgia Technical Institute
Bringing It All Together
Resources / Exam Prep
Scope of Exam
Your Realtime Program Instructor
MARK R. ROCHE, C.E.M., C.E.P., B.E.P., C.I.A.Q.P., has more than 25 years experience in nuclear and fossil fuel power generation, energy delivery, energy management, utility marketing, and customer service. He has developed and presented a number of instructional programs on energy management and professional development, with a concentrated focus on how to implement effective energy management programs. Mr. Roche also serves as a core instructor for AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP) program, as well as chair of the BEP board, and as a member of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) board. He is currently the regulatory rates manager covering DSM and storm hardening for Tampa Electric Company.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all six two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.
You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.
Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.