online seminar examines the process pin-pointing potentially overlooked
and profitable energy efficiency investment opportunities, while effectively
managing and avoiding associated risks.
Learning Units Eligible
course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits.
The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn
18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit
annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health,
Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable
Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in
40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented
mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.
Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider
within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing
Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
REALTIME PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
JACKSON, Ph.D., an energy economist with over 35 years experience,
is currently president of the consulting firm of Jackson Associates,
as well as leader and research director of the Smart Grid Research
Consortium. He has assisted hundreds of firms, both large and
small, with energy efficiency, demand response investment, and
distributed energy analyses. Dr. Jackson is also author of Energy
Budgets at Risk (EBaR): A Risk Management Approach to Energy
Purchase and Efficiency Choices (Wiley Finance). As creator
of the EBaR risk management approach, he recently developed
associated EBaR software. In addition, he holds a patent on
the Market Analysis and Information System (MAISY) drill-down
process, now licensed to Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and other software
firms. Widely published in his fields of expertise, Dr. Jackson
previously served as professor at Texas A&M University,
chief of the Applied Research Division at the Georgia Tech Research
Institute, and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida.
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 live, interactive online session.
Risk management incorporates weather, performance and other uncertainties in energy efficiency project analysis, identifying profitable low risk efficiency investments overlooked with traditional short payback criteria. This two-hour online seminar explains how to translate energy analysis and audit data into financial risk management results for presentation to CEOs, CFOs and other financial decision makers.
Traditional building energy efficiency investment analysis applies "best estimates" of program impacts, capital and installation costs, O&M costs and other factors to estimate expected investment returns. However, uncertainty over the actual value of these items, along with uncertainty over weather, future energy prices and other factors causes financial decision-makers to discount these “expected” results , requiring simple paybacks as short as one or one-and-a-half years.
The purpose of this course is to show how to avoid the “short-payback trap” by presenting decision-makes with financial analysis based on the widely-used Wall Street Value at Risk analysis process. This approach quantitatively combines engineering project information with important sources of uncertainty, predicting both returns and risks. This analysis puts energy efficiency and demand response investment evaluations on equal footing with other capital investments, facilitating the executive project approval process.
The instructor will review barriers to selling energy efficiency projects, energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) financial analysis basics, discuss current EE and DR investment evaluation practices, review modern investment risk management fundamentals, and provide analysis examples. Risk management representations of IRR, NPV, ROI, cash flow, capitalization and greenhouse gas impacts will be presented. The course is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of how to develop C-level key financial risk management performance measures based on EE and DR engineering analysis results to gain approval of energy-efficiency projects.
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FEES (per participant):
$295, regular / $245, AEE member, non-profit org.
Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and
video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with
other users. All participants must individually pre-register for
the desired course in order to participate.
If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations
for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633,
more details about seminar registration terms, what to
do if you miss a session, and AEE's cancellation, substitution or
transfer policy CLICK HERE.
DATES AND TIMES
offering(s) of the Identifying Profitable Energy Efficiency
Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists
of one 2-hour
teleconferencing session, for a total of 2 hours of instruction.
on November 16, 2017 with
session dates and times as follows:
Completion of the
program is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course
(Eastern time US)
am - 1:00 pm
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
course is designed for those who are involved in identifying the
most profitable energy efficiency investment opportunities, while
effectively managing associated risks. Those who will benefit most
from this program include:
engineers and managers
estate investors (e.g., REIT managers)
organizations providing financing for building efficiency investments
MEP and consulting engineers
and other design professionals
efficiency program managers