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  FAST TRACK BEP CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE FOR BUSINESS ENERGY PROFESSIONALS  

Seminar Agenda


  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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