Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the BEP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on BEP certification, CLICK HERE. Seminar pricing will be higher for courses held outside of continental U.S. For Hawaii courses, the fee is $2,695.
AN IN-DEPTH PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE BEP EXAMINATION A FIVE-DAY SEMINAR
A condensed version of this training program is also available in a Realtime Online format. CLICK HERE for details.
VIDEO: Discussing the Business Energy Professional (BEP) Program
A Conversation with instructor Mark Roche
Recommended Professional Reference Books for BEP Candidates
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.
Dates, Locations and Hotel Information
Oct. 15-19, 2018 / Charlotte, NC Held in conjunction with WEEC. For hotel options visit the WEEC website
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
This program is designed for professionals who supervise and manage technical professionals in energy. These professionals may not be engineers, technicians or even technically oriented but they are business oriented. Procurement, management, energy accounting and reporting, performance contracting management, alternative financing, utility rates and project financing are critical elements of their job. They need an understanding of how energy efficiency opportunities impact the "bottom line" for their customers. They need to be able to communicate in non technical terms the advantages and disadvantages of the various efficiency opportunities available. This program will enable these professionals to document that they understand the techniques necessary to excel. The BEP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day five of each seminar -- only to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitted a completed BEP application and fee.
For instructions on obtaining your BEP application or for further information on the BEP program, visit www.aeecenter.org/bep.
Basic Skills Required for This Seminar Although the BEP certification is not strongly technically based, there are still some formulas and calculations utilized in the presentation of this seminar which are essential to understanding some of the basic principles of business energy management. Those needing a refresher program covering effective use of a hand calculator and use of formulas may wish to participate in the Basics of Energy Management self-study seminar prior to taking this seminar. For more information, please visit www.aeecenter.org/training.
WHAT IS BEP?
WHY ENERGY MANAGEMENT?
ENERGY AUDITING (Non-Technical) Purpose Procedure Equipment useful to BEP
CODES AND STANDARDS OVERVIEW
ENERGY FUNDAMENTALS BTUs and therms kJ Energy balance basics Fan laws (non-technical overview)
MARK R. ROCHE, C.E.M., C.E.P., B.E.P., C.I.A.Q.P., has more than 30 years experience in nuclear and fossil fuel power generation, energy delivery, energy management, utility marketing, and customer service. He has developed and presented a number of instructional programs on energy management and professional development, with a concentrated focus on how to implement effective energy management programs. Mr. Roche is the current Board Chairman and core instructor for AEE's BEP and CDSM programs, as well as a CEM training course instructor. He is currently the regulatory rates manager covering DSM and storm hardening for Tampa Electric Company.
RICHARD J. COSTELLO, P.E., C.E.M., C.D.S.M., C.L.E.P., is president of Acela Energy Group, an energy consulting group specializing in energy procurement and load management, as well as energy conservation training and auditing. He was previously founder and president of Westwood Energy Group. Mr. Costello brings to this program broad experience in the fields of energy conservation, load management, utility services, and negotiations/agreements related to power, natural gas, and tariffs.
FEES Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for BEP certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the BEP 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: 8:00 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 5: 8:00 - 10:00 am Exam on Day 5 Following Seminar: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (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 them at terese@aeecenter .email@example.com