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Understanding, Making & Using Energy Metrics - Online Seminar

Understanding, Making & Using Energy Metrics - Online Seminar
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Presented online in a series of two live two-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide you with an understanding of the principles behind energy metric (measurement) systems, and also how to correctly and easily prepare and use many different metrics for tracking energy use and energy reduction progress.

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 two live teleconferencing sessions.

About the Seminar

This course earns .4 CEUs, 4 PDHs and .8 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

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.

Managing and reducing energy use and its resulting carbon footprint is a goal that virtually all organizations are well advised to pursue. No matter what such a program's context or scope, it is critical that any energy management program incorporate useful energy metric (measurement) systems. Energy metrics are needed before, during, and after any system or site changes, in order to be able to demonstrate true project or overall progress. However, many organizations are not sufficiently informed about which system of metrics to use, especially at site level, to show true energy savings progress.

This seminar will provide you with understanding of how to properly measure energy use and energy management program progress. It will discuss simple to very complex energy metric systems, providing real world examples of successfully employed energy metric programs. The instructor will show you how to define and simplify the inputs and outputs of each individual metric. You will also see clear illustrations of what the energy data itself can tell if it is organized and analyzed correctly.

You will leave this course with a much clearer understanding of how to organize, and analyze energy data, and how to optimally use energy metric systems that make true sense for your organization. Drawing from his more than 20 years experience preparing and analyzing comprehensive energy metrics, your instructor will empower you with practical tips to help you simplify and improve your overall program, show you several important energy metric "do's and don'ts," and give you the opportunity to get expert answers to your specific energy metric questions.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Understanding, Making & Using Energy Metrics Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 4 hours of instruction.


2018 Dates to be Decided - Example session dates and times as follows:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Day 2
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 hours

General - Energy Data
• Why Energy Metrics - Performance Management, ISO 14001/50001, etc.
• Types of Data to Collect, Use
• Understanding Utility Bills
• How to Easily Obtain Utility Data
• What Utility Data to Use for Metrics
• Data Frequency Considerations

Metrics Overview
• Metric Types to Cover-Overview
• Macro (Full Site) Metrics
• Micro (Sub-Section) Metrics
• Submetering Considerations
• Utility Specific Metrics, Including Compressed Air, Steam, etc.
• To Cover for Each Metric:
   – How to prepare, with examples
   – Reasons, when to use
   – Problems with use
   – How to improve its use
   – How to analyze (or how to let the data tell its true story)

Basic Energy Metrics
• Point in Time, Month to Month, Year to Year
• 12 Month Averaging

Basic Relational Metrics
• Degree Day (DD) Explanations
• Balance Point Temperature
• Weather Normalization Using DD
   – Heating Degree Days (HDD)
   – Cooling Degree Days (CDD)
• Simple Production Normalization

MODULE 2: 2 hours

Energy Metrics and Benchmarking
• Energy Use Intensity (EUI) - When and How to Use
• Self Comparison - Reasons, Problems, Examples
• Comparison to Others - Reasons, Problems, Examples
• EPA Energy Star - Explained, Examples
• Other Normalized Benchmarks, such as BTU / Sq. Ft. / HDD

Intermediate/Advanced Metric Systems
• Cumulative Sum Analysis (CUSUM)
• Combined Metrics
   – 12 month averages and HDD or CDD
   – Production and weather (two effect)
• Multiple Product Normalization
• Specialized Metrics such as Compressed Air
• Action, Departmental Metrics

Commercial Metric System Considerations
• Generic Types
• General Considerations - Costs, etc.

Typical Problems with Energy Metrics
• How to Recognize and Manage Non-Alignment
• How to Define and Manage Metrics Overload
• Ensuring Data Auality, and Ease of Use
• Metric Generation - How Often, by Whom

Summary and Further Examples

Your Realtime Program Instructor

KEVIN VIDMAR, C.E.M., C.E.A., C.R.M., 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.

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.