- TRAINING FOR BUILDING TECHNICIANS: ENERGY EFFICIENCY & SUSTAINABILITY (prep: BEST certification)
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The Association of Energy Engineers is a Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an approved EPP.
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.
A FOUR-DAY SEMINAR
LOCATIONS & DATES
This four-day live seminar will not be offered again during the current calendar year. However, you may wish to consider hosting an inhouse BEST training course at your own location by contacting 770-279-4391.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This course is designed to provide building operators, maintenance personnel and technicians working in commercial buildings with the necessary training needed to achieve sustainable, energy-efficient high performance buildings, while meeting all applicable building codes and standards. The program also serves as a preparatory vehicle for AEE's Building Energy and Sustainability Technician (BEST) professional certification exam. Instruction will cover "best practices" for improving energy efficiency through enhanced operations and maintenance, assessing each specific area of building systems and operational practices. Energy measurements and instrumentation for determining energy consumption will also be examined.
ABOUT BEST CERTIFICATION
The BEST certification process requires meeting specified BEST eligibility requirements, along with the submitting of a separate BEST application and $300 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The BEST exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day 4 of each seminar -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. To obtain your BEST application form or see further information on the BEST program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification.
Introduction and Class Overview
Building Utilities, Rate Structures & Related Savings Opportunities
Financial Considerations for Equipment Purchases
• Simple payback calculations
Energy Audits and Instrumentation
Lighting: Interior & Exterior
• Technology changes – phaseout of old technologies
Large Office / Room Energy Savings
• Pros/cons of fully automated solution
• Low-cost solutions
Savings Opportunities in Kitchens
• System types and thermal zoning
• Building HVAC operating schedules and setpoints
• HVAC equipment sizing, efficiency and fan power
• Controls and other energy efficiency options
Service Water Heating System
Building Heat Transfer
Refrigeration Equipment and Systems
Building Automation Systems for Energy Management
Mechanical Systems: Motors
Compressed Air Systems
Energy Savings in Offices and Function Rooms
Maintenance Opportunities and Scheduling
• Properties of sustainable buildings
• Building rating systems (LEED and Energy Star)
• Distributed and renewable generation
• Benefits and barriers to cogeneration
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
SCOTT DUNNING, Ph.D., P.E., C.E.M., is a professor and director of the University of Maine School of Engineering Technology. As founding director of the university's Industrial Assessment Center, he has led over 200 industrial assessments of facilities throughout New England. He currently performs commercial audits for the Efficiency Maine Trust. Dr. Dunning is recognized as a national expert in energy efficiency, and has lectured and written widely in the field. He is a senior member of IEEE, a commissioner for the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., and past chair of the Engineering Technology Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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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 Day 1: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seminar Hours Days 2 and 3: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seminar Hours Day 4: 8:00 - 12:00 pm
Exam on Day 4 Following Seminar: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
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