Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam. Fee is for seminar only and for programs held in continental US. Pricing for courses held outside the continental US will be higher depending on course location and travel. 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
CEM Certification Gains Industry Recognition...
AEE's Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification program is:
Accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Recognized by U.S. DOE Better Buildings.
Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco.
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 the hotel, be sure to mention AEE, the name of the seminar and any applicable discount code.
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/ cem . (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.)
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 QFs 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.
JAMES A. MCCOOL PE, CEM, CxA, FMA, LEED AP, is currently director of engineering for Sain Engineering Associates, Inc., a firm providing energy consulting services such as audits, commissioning of new and existing facilities, and training in energy conservation. During the previous 41 years, he has worked in management, design, sales, and technical support/installation within the HVAC, card access, and fire alarm industries. He served as Project Manager and Commissioning Authority for Procomm Solutions, LLC. to provide commissioning services for HVAC, lighting controls, and renewable energy systems. He worked for 20 years in various roles of management and technical support for Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. His experience also includes design of HVAC and controls for Rust International Corp. and as a Project Engineer for a mechanical contracting firm in Alabama.
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.
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)
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 at seminars@ae ecenter.org
CREATING A STRATEGIC ENERGY REDUCTION PLAN Scott Offermann