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Energy Conservation in Industrial & Commercial Environments - Online Seminar

Energy Conservation in Industrial & Commercial Environments - Online Seminar
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Price: $895.00
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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 3-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to educate facility professionals, energy professionals, and others who are interested in learning practical, proven strategies for reducing energy costs in industrial or commercial environments.

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 realtime during the live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.

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.

About the Seminar

This course earns .8 CEUs, 8 PDHs and 1.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for facilities managers, engineers, technicians, energy managers, and other facility-involved professionals to enhance their understanding of energy use and utilities, and to learn methods and strategies for reducing energy costs in an industrial or commercial setting. The seminar addresses usage, cost and conservation of energy in its more common forms, such as electrical, compressed air, natural gas, steam and heat.

Seminar attendees will learn various methods of reducing energy costs through well-planned, specific, results-oriented projects — which in some cases can be pursued in collaboration with and through sponsorship of local utility companies. Specific examples of energy conservation projects in industrial settings will be presented. Some of the myths associated with electricity and gas contracts will be exposed. Energy audits and tools needed to perform audits will be also be covered. Methods for formulation of an effective energy plan will be detailed. Finally, the benefits and architecture of energy management systems (EMS) and automated HVAC systems will be discussed.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Energy Conservation in Industrial & Commercial Environments Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two four-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.

2018 Dates to be Decided | 4 Hours per Day | 11 am - 3 pm

Completion of both modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

The Energy Conservation in Industrial & Commercial Environments Online Seminar will be presented in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, covering the following topics:

  • Energy Facts

    • Energy consumption - energy conservation
    • Energy costs
    • Energy supply
    • Energy facts and statistics
    • Energy cost/rate profile
    • Energy information sources
  • Energy Basics
    • Definitions
    • Energy unit conversions
    • Energy in its common forms
  • Electricity Basics, Power Factor & Motors
    • Essential fundamentals of electricity in industrial and commercial environments
      • Voltages
      • Current
      • Resistance
      • Capacitive reactance
      • Inductive reactance
      • Impedance
      • Power and power factor
      • Motor speed calculation
      • Motor line current calculation
    • Standards
    • Power distribution systems
  • Electrical Rate Schedules & DSM Programs
    • Electric utility rate schedules
    • Tips on utility rate schedules and contracts
    • Cost reduction through utility rate schedules
    • Energy performance contracting
    • Load factor
    • Power bill calculation
    • DSM programs
    • Automated energy management systems
    • Web based SCADA and reporting
    • Metering
    • Cost allocation and bill calculation
    • Power monitoring and reporting
    • Utilities, alarms and security monitoring
    • HVAC monitoring
    • Automated energy monitoring systems, the future
  • Lighting & Energy Conservation
    • Lighting terms and definitions
    • Lighting information sources
    • Savings opportunities
    • Daylighting
    • LED light systems
    • Lighting information sources
  • Cogeneration, Renewable and Emerging Energy Technologies
    • Cogeneration
    • Cogeneration cycles
    • On-site generation or cogeneration?
    • Emerging renewable energy technologies
  • Energy Conservation & HVAC
    • Definitions of common HVAC terms
    • Maintenance and performance tips
    • HVAC systems; the refrigeration cycle
    • Automated HVAC systems
    • EMS, energy management systems
    • Areas of potential savings
  • Compressed Air & Energy Conservation
    • Compressed air leak management
  • Steam & Energy Conservation
    • Boilers
    • Steam traps
    • Areas of potential savings
  • Energy Management, Energy Plan & Audits
    • Development of energy plans
    • Introduction to energy audits
  • Financial Justification & Implementation of Energy Projects
    • Life cycle cost
    • Cost justification case study with time value of money
    • Project flow chart
    • Project Gantt chart
  • Energy Information Websites

Your Realtime Program Instructor

BOBBY RAUF , P.E., C.E.M., MBA, most recently served as a senior staff engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. He brings to this program hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical, controls, energy and mechanical projects. Mr. Rauf has also served as adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs. His teaching experience also includes conducting professional development courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a process controls-related patent.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all program modules (total of 8 hours of instruction), 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.