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 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 three-hour and one two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.
Beginning on March 28-30, 2018 , with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
The Energy Conservation in Industrial & Commercial EnvironmentsOnline Seminar will be presented in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, covering the following topics:
Energy consumption - energy conservation
Energy facts and statistics
Energy cost/rate profile
Energy information sources
Energy unit conversions
Energy in its common forms
Electricity Basics, Power Factor & Motors
Essential fundamentals of electricity in industrial and commercial environments
Power and power factor
Motor speed calculation
Motor line current calculation
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
Power bill calculation
Automated energy management systems
Web based SCADA and reporting
Cost allocation and bill calculation
Power monitoring and reporting
Utilities, alarms and security monitoring
Automated energy monitoring systems, the future
Lighting & Energy Conservation
Lighting terms and definitions
Lighting information sources
LED light systems
Lighting information sources
Cogeneration, Renewable and Emerging Energy Technologies
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
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.
AUTOMATED DIAGNOSTICS AND ANALYTICS FOR BUILDINGS Edited by Barney L. Capehart, Ph.D., and Michael R. Brambley, Ph.D.