Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CWEP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CWEP certification, CLICK HERE.
A PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE CWEP EXAMINATION A TWO-DAY SEMINAR
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.
For a printable PDF of AEE's brochure describing this seminar, Click Here.
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call, be sure to mention AEE and the name of the seminar you will be attending to receive the group rates.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Water is one of the most essential natural resources. More and more businesses - both large and small, industries, institutions, utilities, cities and governmental agencies are looking for strategies to reduce water usage to their reduce costs and as a part of their larger sustainability plans. Implementing water-efficient technologies or techniques is often a team effort involving individuals with varied backgrounds, responsibilities and levels of expertise.
This comprehensive two-day instructional program is designed to help educate those who have responsibilities in the sustainable or utility efficiency field on best practices for maximizing results and understanding water efficiency basics. Attendees will learn technical and organizational strategies, including conducting a water efficiency site assessment, water billing, relevant terminology, federal, state and municipal mandates and policies, and water measurement and verification, along with water supply options and water balancing development.
The seminar is designed to serve as a preparatory training vehicle for the examination required to be completed by those interested in obtaining AEE's Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) certification. The seminar is also open to those who simply wish to benefit from the training provided, and do not wish to sit for the exam following the seminar.
By obtaining the CWEP certification, participants will gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of technical and operational water efficiency principles. The program also serves as a fundamental building block for additional individual professional development such as obtaining the Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CDSP) or the Business Energy Professional (BEP) designation.
Who Should Participate: This program will provide an ideal training and potential career advancement opportunity for the following water efficiency and management involved professionals:
Energy service professionals
Certified Energy Managers (CEMs) and Certified Energy Auditors (CEAs)
Energy management professionals needing water efficiency strategies
Government Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs)
Facility and maintenance managers
Building technicians and operators
Building owners and property managers
Federal, state and municipal planners
Energy and facilities champions
Sustainability professionals and Certified Sustainable Development Professions (CSDPs)
Energy and water administrators
Government facility managers
New facility entrants into the water efficiency field
Returning veterans seeking an energy and sustainability related career
CERTIFICATION Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the CWEP exam, you must submit your completed CWEP application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your CWEP application form, or for further information on the CWEP program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification/CWEP.
Policy & Standards
Utility Analysis & Benchmarking
Units of measure
Water utility billing
Water rates & marginal cost of water
Valuing on-site production costs
Investment grade audit
Building pressure: static vs. dynamic
Life cycle cost analysis
Types of meters
Exemptions (evaporative, landscape)
Garbage disposals / scullery stations
Tray wash stations
HE washers & dryers
Industrial applications: tunnel washers
Ozone pool treatment
HVAC & Mechanical Equipment
Pumps, compressors, condensers
Softening & Filtration Systems
Sterilization, Medical & Lab Equipment
Sterilizers / autoclaves
Vacuum pumps & air compressors
Roto-evaps, stills, aspirators
Lasers, icroscopes, film processors
MRI, X-ray, linear accelerator
Water Supply Options / Sources
Non-potable fresh water
Alternative water sources
Storm Water Management
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
FRANCIS WHEELER brings over 15 years of progressive water efficiency and conservation business management experience in all facets from advanced design through construction and measurement and verification. He has worked for multiple water conservation companies, a Fortune 500 energy services company (ESCO) and founded Water Savers, LLC. Mr. Wheeler is a seasoned executive with profit and loss responsibility who has been involved in water efficiency performance contracting since the 1990s. He is active within several trade associations and is frequently invited to speak on the topic of water efficiency. Before beginning his career in the water business, Mr. Wheeler was a Chief of Information and Personnel Security at HQ United States Marine Corps. He attended the University of Maryland while stationed in Japan as well as the Marine Corps University during his 12 year military career.
FEES Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for CWEP certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CWEP exam.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Exam on Day Following Seminar: 8:00 am / exam check-in 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / exam (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTERNATE ENERGY: ASSESSMENT & IMPLEMENTATION REFERENCE BOOK James J. Winebrake, Ph.D.