CEM TRAINING COURSE FOR GOVERNMENT INVOLVED ENERGY PROFESSIONALS


Earns 3.2 CEU / 32 PDH

Member/Government/Non Profit Price: $1,695.00
Non-Member Price: $1,895.00

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Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam. To complete the certification application process ($400 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CEM certification, CLICK HERE.


AN IN-DEPTH PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE CEM EXAMINATION

A FOUR DAY SEMINAR

LOCATIONS & DATES

CEM Certification Now ANSI Accredited

AEE's Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI Standard 17024 is well-recognized within the industry as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.

NEW - AEE Certifications Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco

Local Law 87 for New York City requires all buildings over 50,000 square feet to perform retro-commissioning of systems, and to submit an energy efficiency report based on a building audit performed by a qualified energy auditor. Under Local Law 87, AEE's Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor certifications are approved energy auditor certifications, and the Certified Building Commissioning Firm, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and Existing Building Commissioning Professional certifications are approved retro-commissioning certifications.

The City of San Francisco's Department of the Environment now recognizes a Certified Energy Manager, Existing Building Commissioning Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional with at least two years' experience as qualified to provide energy auditing services. Under the city's Environment Code Chapter 20 Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, an energy audit is required every five years.

San Diego, CA / June 16-19, 2014
DoubleTree San Diego Downtown: (619) 239-6800

Dallas, TX / October 20-23, 2014
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center: (972) 934-8400


ABOUT THE SEMINAR

This special 4-day seminar, follows the same core outline as the Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers, but has been specially tailored for professionals involved in government energy programs and projects. It provides an in-depth, comprehensive learning and problem-solving forum for those who want to achieve optimum results in the field of energy management, and to prepare to take the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) examination. The program begins by examining the basic fundamentals within all key areas of energy management, also incorporating considerations which must be taken into account in projects involving the government, along with an overview of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

From there, the instructors systematically move to a "working level" knowledge, covering the specific principles and techniques needed to really get the job done. This approach has been specially designed to fulfill the needs of professionals who seek a broader and more detailed learning experience than can be provided in the shorter energy management training courses. In only four days, you can gain the knowledge and confidence it takes to effectively apply state-of-the-art principles of energy management, and to achieve control over energy costs— whether your project involves a single facility or developing an energy management program for multiple federal, DOD, state or municipal facilities.

The CEM certification process requires meeting specified CEM eligibility requirements, along with the submitting of a separate CEM application and $400 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The CEM examination is administered at each seminar site beginning at 8:00 am on the morning following the final day of instruction -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. NOTE: You must bring a hand calculator to the seminar and to the exam, since CEM testing policy does not allow computers, tablets or cell phones to be used for calculations during the exam.

To obtain/print your CEM application form or see further information on the CEM program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification. (The CEM exam administered in conjunction with this seminar is the same exam given to all CEM candidates, and does not itself include any added emphasis on government energy programs or projects.)


Basic Skills Required for This Seminar
This course assumes basic problem-solving skills, including quick and accurate use of a hand calculator, ability to use basic algebra, and ability to set up problem solution expressions and calculations from a written problem statement. Those needing a refresher program in these skills may wish to participate in the Basics of Energy Management the Economic Analysis Review for the CEM Exam, the Electrical Systems Review for the CEM Exam, or the HVAC Systems Review for the CEM Exam self-study seminars prior to taking this seminar. For more information, please visit www.aeecenter.org/training.


SEMINAR OUTLINE

THE NEED FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT
IN GOVERNMENT FACILITIES

The role of energy management in national priorities
Overview of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
Utility Demand Response programs - energy efficiency and peak demand reduction
Government energy cost control
Facility operation improvement:
- Reducing energy costs
- Reducing environmental emissions
- Improving quality and productivity

CONDUCTING AN ENERGY AUDIT
Purpose of the energy audit
Facility description and data needs
Major systems in the facility
Data forms for recording information
Collecting the actual data
Identification of preliminary energy management opportunities

ENERGY AUDIT INSTRUMENTATION
The need for instrumentation
Light level meters
Electric meters – Voltages, current, power, energy, power factor
Temperature-measuring instruments
Combustion efficiency measurement
Air flow and air leak measurement
Thermography
Data logging

ENERGY CODES AND STANDARDS
Building codes
ASHRAE standards (62, 15, 3, 90.1)
ASME, IEEE, and other standards
Federal legislation – NECPA, PURPA, NGPA, CAAA, NEPA of 1992
CFC replacements – Montreal Protocol, Global Climate Change
National Energy Policy Act of 2005
Proposed tax incentives 2002

BUILDING ENERGY USE AND PERFORMANCE
Fuel types and costs
Energy content of fuels
Energy conversion factors
Building envelope
Natural gas purchasing
Retail wheeling of electricity
Major building energy use systems

ENERGY ACCOUNTING IN BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
Energy use index, energy cost index
Where energy is used in facilities
Lighting and HVAC energy use

ENERGY RATE STRUCTURES
Identifying types of energy used
Electric rates, gas rates
Oil, coal, and other rates
Steam and hot water rates
Factors in controlling fuel costs
Utility incentive programs

ELECTRIC RATE STRUCTURES
Short history of electric rates
The difference between power and energy
Electric meters
Components of electric rates
Example rate structures
Factors in controlling electric costs
Electric utility incentive programs
Special schedules (interruptible, TOU, real-time pricing)

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND LIFE CYCLE COSTING (LCC)
Economic decision analysis
Simple economic measures
The time value of money
Present and future values
Cost and benefit analysis
Life Cycle Costing for the Federal Energy Management Program - NIST Handbook 135
Building Life Cycle Costing (BLCC) Software
Private sector issues - After tax cash flows

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING
Role of performance contracting
Different sources (loans, stock sales, bonds, etc.)
FEMP and alternative financing
True lease, capital lease, bonds, etc.

WASTE HEAT RECOVERY
Objectives: design criteria
Types and maintenance of heat exchangers
Recuperators; economizers

FUEL SUPPLY AND FUEL SWITCHING
Alternative fuel choices
Technology choices – HVAC systems, boilers, heaters, industrial processes
Benefits of deregulation – electric, gas, and oil

ELECTRICAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Peak load reduction
Power factor improvement
Energy management control systems
Load management
Harmonics and other power quality issues

LIGHTING
Basics of lighting and current lighting technologies
New lighting technologies
Economic evaluation of example lighting improvements
Lighting standards
EPA Green Lights program
T12, T8, T5 lamps
Compact fluorescents
HID, sulfur lamps

MOTORS AND ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVES
How motors work
High-efficiency motors
Examples of cost-effective motor changes
Use of adjustable speed drives
Example of cost-effective ASD use
Improved motor belts and drives
Compressed air management
Adjustable speed drive alternatives:
– eddy current clutches
– permanent magnet clutches
– variable frequency drives
– inlet and outlet vane control, etc.

HVAC SYSTEM
Types of HVAC systems and new technologies
The vapor-compression cycle
Air conditioning loads
Chiller improvement example
Control, thermal storage, absorption systems

CONTROLS AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Night set back
Optimum start/stop
Enthalpy economizers
Temperature resets
PID controls, pneumatic controls
Control characteristics
DDC

INSULATION
Types of insulation
Heat flow calculations
Economic levels of insulation
Passive thermal energy
Process insulation

GREEN BUILDINGS, LEED® & ENERGY STAR
Green buildings and sustainable design
U.S. Green Buildings Council and LEED
LEED certification: LEED -- NC, EB, CI, CS
ASHRAE 90.1 energy cost budget method
Energy and atmosphere, indoor environmental quality, water efficiency
EPA and the ENERGY STAR program
ENERGY STAR building label
Energy performance ratings and profile manager

BOILERS AND STEAM GENERATION
Basics of combustion systems – excess air control
Boiler efficiency improvement – blowdown management, condensate
return, turbulators
Combustion controls
Waste heat recovery
Steam traps – purpose and testing
Process insulation
Example of boiler improvement

COGENERATION (CHP)
What is cogeneration
Types of cogeneration cycles
Examples of cost-effective use of cogen
QF’s and deregulation
Use of waste for fuel
Fuel cells, microturbines, etc.

MAINTENANCE
Maintenance management systems
Monitoring for maintenance
Infrared photography for maintenance
Cost of – Air, steam, gas leaks; uninsulated surfaces

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING
Different financing methods
Attributes of each method
After-tax cash flow analysis




ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS


STEPHEN P. SAIN, P.E., C.E.M., C.M.V.P., C.E.P. is President of Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) in Birmingham, Alabama. SEA is a leading provider of Resource Efficiency Management (REM) services for facility owners/operators, worldwide. Mr. Sain brings to this program more than twenty-five years of experience in the energy engineering industry, including involvement in numerous energy efficiency and alternative financing projects, especially for United States Federal agencies. Mr. Sain has traveled throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and South Africa teaching energy conservation, life-cycle costing, alternative financing, and measurement & verification seminars for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, NASA, General Services Administration, Edison Electric Institute and the Association of Energy Engineers.

T. KENNETH SPAIN, P.E., C.E.M., C.L.E.P., LEED AP, is an experienced energy analyst with three decades of experience in applied energy management and engineering. Mr. Spain is an on-call Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville following 25 years of full-time service managing energy efficiency programs and conducting conferences and training programs to help government, institutional, industrial and commercial clients identify and understand life-cycle cost-effective energy strategies appropriate to their facilities. He was author of the "DoD Energy Managers Handbook (2nd ed., 1996)," and is a Federal Energy Management Program FEMP-Qualified Life Cycle Cost Instructor.



FEES
Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for CEM certification and exam requires a separate fee of $400. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam.

Regular Fee: $1895
AEE Member Fee: $1695
Government & Nonprofit Fee: $1695
Team Discount: Deduct $100 per Registrant*
*How to qualify for team discounts


SEMINAR HOURS

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: 7:30 am
Seminar Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Exam on Morning Following Seminar: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (exam sign-in 7:30 am)
(separate pre-application required to sit for exam)



REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE

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 valerie@aeecenter.org

 

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