Seminar Agenda

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The Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals Online Seminar will be presented in the following six 2-hour teleconferencing modules:

SESSION 1: 2 hours

Welcome / Introductions
• What Is a BEP?
• The Need for a Business Energy Professional

Energy Fundamentals
• Energy Conversions
• Load Factor
• Heating and Cooling Degree Days
• Point of Use Costs
• Energy Formulas - Resource

Need for Energy Management
• Active Energy Management
• Environmental Impacts/Requirements
• Energy Policy Act 2005
• Resources: U.S. DOE, EIA, U.S. EPA, FEMP, OIT, Energy Star

SESSION 2: 2 hours

Energy Accounting
• Collecting and Organizing Utility Data
• Spreadsheet Tools
• Calculating the Energy Use Index
• End Use Analysis
• Charts and Graphs
• Energy Interval Data


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
• Certifications
• Energy Star Portfolio Manager


SESSION 3:
2 hours

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)
• Green Power

• Transportation vs. Bundled Service
Rate Development

Electric and Gas Procurement
• Fuel Choices
• Electric Procurement
• Gas Procurement
• Overall Strategies


SESSION 4: 2 hours

Energy Economics and Financing
• The Importance of Knowing Finance
• Economic Evaluations
    -- Life Cycle Costing
    -- Simple Payback
    -- Present Value
    -- Future Value
    -- Net Present Value
    -- Internal Rate of Return
    -- After Tax Cash Flows
• Alternative Financing

    -- Direct Purchase Methods
    -- Leasing Methods
    -- Performance Contracting


SESSION 5:
2 hours

Building Systems Overview

Lighting

• Basics (lumens, foot candles, efficacy, CRI, Color Temp, CU)
• Lamps

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
    -- Components
    -- System Efficiency Improvements
• Industrial Processes


SESSION 6:
2 hours

Commissioning
• Is Commissioning Necessary and Cost Effective?
• Associated Costs
• Phases of Commissioning
• Guidance for the Commissioning RFP
• Documentation

Measurement and Verification (M&V)
• Reasons for M&V
• M&V Targets
• Minimizing Risk
• M&V Options
• 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
• Online Resources
• Study Guide
• Suggested Books

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