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Energy Cost Reduction Using Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5 S, Lean Manufacturing & Behavioral Energy Change-On

Energy Cost Reduction Using Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5 S, Lean Manufacturing & Behavioral Energy Change-On
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Price: $495.00
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NOTE: 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, email:

Presented online in a series of two live two-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide you with an understanding of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, 5 S, Kaizen, and Behavioral Energy Change as energy cost reduction measures, and explain how to apply these programs in your organization to achieve significant energy savings.

AIA Learning Units Eligible

This 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.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the two live teleconferencing sessions.

About the Seminar

Organizations are increasingly realizing the power of applying systematic improvement and cultural programs for energy reduction. These programs are different from the classic energy audit based context, which would typically involve only a limited number of people. By contrast, the programs described in this training seminar...

• Six Sigma
• Kaizen
• 5 S
• Lean Manufacturing
• Behavioral Energy Change

characteristically employ a very broad group of people in a very specific and systematic way in order to reduce energy use. In fact, programs like 5 S and Behavioral Energy Change will likely involve everyone. This systematic, broader involvement makes possible both increased and longer lasting energy savings.

Buildings and facilities can use these programs to identify energy savings opportunities at all levels, including operator level -- something that can be overlooked with traditional energy audits. Very often adding just one of these programs, or even some of its core elements, can serve to bridge the gap between simply identifying opportunities and ultimately taking effective energy saving action. The overall goal of this training course is provide you with an understanding of the basics of each of these programs, as well as to show you how to employ its specific methods -- either in part or in total -- for sustainable and increasing energy savings. You will leave the seminar with specific tools you need to start using your new knowledge, including real-world project examples and results.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the ENERGY COST REDUCTION Using Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5 S, Lean Manufacturing, and Behavioral Energy Change Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 4 hours of instruction.

Beginning on February 1, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Completion of both modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

MODULE 1: 2 hour

General Overview
• Why these programs
• The important universal change equation C = D + V + S
• Defining and getting dissatisfaction
• Defining your energy visions
• Defining steps to achieve visions
• Program steps - Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, 5 S, Behavioral Energy Change

Six Sigma
• What is Six Sigma?
• Six Sigma Cycle - Define, Measure, Analyze, Implement, Control
• Proper problem/project definition
• Process mapping
• Basic statistical analysis
• Cause and effect matrix
• Failure mode and effects analysis
• Control plan - how to keep your savings
• Example energy project and savings

• What is Kaizen?
• Basic Kaizen process steps
• Energy Kaizen process steps and considerations
• Kaizen energy calculations, keeping score
• Kaizen event follow-up process - how to keep your changes/savings
• Building on Kaizen event success
• Example energy Kaizen event and savings

MODULE 2: 2 hours

Lean Manufacturing
• What is lean manufacturing?
• The seven wastes (muda)
• The pillars of lean:
   – manage by fact
   – 5 S
   – pull systems
   – streamlining flow
   – overall equipment effectiveness
   – process capability
• Value stream mapping
• Demand analysis
• Lean manufacturing - energy examples

5 S
• 5 S - overview
• Review - seven wastes, from 5S standpoint
• The eighth 5 S waste - energy
• Description of each S from energy viewpoint:
   – sort
   – set
   – shine
   – standardize
   – sustain
• 5 S scoring and maintaining systems
• Incorporating energy into 5 S
• Example forms and rating systems, including energy

Behavioral Energy Change (BEC)
• What is behavior, and how do we change it?
• Why BEC program makes sense
• Using ABC model to define steps - Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequence
• Different types of consequences
• ABC matrix analysis for energy change
• Example BEC manufacturing program
• How to pursue within an area or organization

Your Realtime Program Instructor

KEVIN VIDMAR currently serves as Vice President of Energy Services for Loureiro Engineering Associates, a full service environmental, remediation, health, safety, energy, building systems, design, installation, and construction firm with offices in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Mr. Vidmar has more than 25 years of industrial experience, and has worked with over 200 manufacturing sites worldwide for the purpose of optimizing their energy reduction opportunities, including the use of Behavioral Energy Change, energy reduction through Six Sigma and Kaizen programs, as well as the more typical conservation and efficiency improvement strategies. Mr. Vidmar holds a B.S. from Miami University, and an M.S. from Vanderbilt University in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering. He is a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Energy Auditor, and a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for both 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.