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You asked for it... We listened! We've put together fourteen (Yes 14!) of our premium energy training courses AND 14 PDH/1.4 CEU credits for a fraction of the price!

Subscribe and save to get exclusive access for an entire year to on-demand, educational webinars covering a wide range of energy topics—from energy master planning, combined heat and power, and solar microgrids, to human centric lighting, creating sustainability plans, and smart buildings. Presented by thought leaders in the industry, including Stan Walerczyk, Jared Higgins, and Antonia Graham, our Energy Course Subscription gives you instant access for the first time to learn new skills and techniques when you want, where you want.

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Reducing Energy, Water, and Tax Bills for Facilities

Presenter: Fraser Allport
Are you overpaying on your facility’s three largest variable costs: energy, water, and taxes? Join Fraser Allport, CEO, to explore how to reduce your facility’s utility and tax bills and give your facility a 21st century competitive advantage by combing green technologies (green hardware and smart software) with tax incentives and rebates in a cost-reduction action plan designed to obtain, quantifiable and sustainable resource and cost-savings results. Learn how to incorporate total quality control and total workplace management into your facility with the Deming Principles.

Most facilities substantially over-pay three of their largest variable costs (energy, water, and tax bills) because their hardware, software, and processes are outdated and not integrated. In an environment and future where running lean and green is not only possible, but will be required, facility managers and CFOs must learn how to vet and implement green capital improvements, including: holistic (whole building) and integrated (hardware interfaces with software) systemswhich enable facilities to run at peak efficiency and profitability.

Join Fraser Allport, CEO of Energy, Water, and Taxes LLC to explore the opportunities in holistic (whole building) and integrated “smart project” systems resulting in operations cost and resource (energy and water) reductions and their application in a start-to-finish action plan. In this online training webinar, you will learn the “forensic engineering” tools for designing and implementing a start-to-finish action plan; Allport’s Four Point Math Model for selecting projects that generate positive cash flow from day 1; and how to construct a mathematical Cost Benefit Analysis identifying project ROI, payback period, and tax incentives. Additionally, we will discuss how to deal with the oncoming Green Code ordinances, and how to leverage green projects at your facility. Attendees will also come away with takeaway articles: “The Five Myths of Going Green”, “The Ten Minute Tax Tune-up”, and “Audit Checklist for Initial Facility Examination”. Finally, participants will gain the resources for obtaining free and easy access to the world’s best people, information, technology, and financing for reducing energy, water, and tax bills at your facility.

This course teaches you holistic, efficient, and effective systems for facility success and sustainability, and how to enable your facility and its C-Level executives to compete, prosper, and survive in the 21st century.


Energy Master Planning for Facilities

Presenter: Jared Higgins, PE, CEM, CPMP, GGP
With energy regulations and costs on the rise, many companies are implementing Energy Master Plans (EMPs) to reduce their energy consumption and costs. These EMPs analyze facility systems, identify potential issues, and outline energy conservation measures to meet today and tomorrow's regulations. Do you have an Energy Master Plan in place? Should you?

Join returning speaker Jared Higgins to explore how to design an Energy Master Plan (EMP) for your facility (or facilities) that reduces your energy use, meets federal and state regulations, AND lowers your operational costs.

In this online training webinar, we'll start with an in-depth look at Energy Master Planning (EMP), what it encompasses, and the driving forces behind its development (e.g., increasing regulations, codes, etc.). We'll then explore the key system considerations (e.g., building envelope, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.), and step through how you can analyze these to identify potential energy and cost issues AND savings. Higgins will then walk us through the A-to-Z of how to design an effective Energy Master Plan. Within this discussion we'll outline the key energy plan elements, how to identify and incorporate potential energy savings, how to identify and meet federal and state regulations, how to incorporate utility rebates, AND how to plan for increasing conservation in the future. Finally, we'll take a look at what's coming down the road for facilities and energy conservation, and provide some best practices and tips to prepare your facility for tomorrow's energy goals.


Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

Presenter: Anne Hampson, MBA
According to recent reports, emergency power outages cost U.S. industries an average of $40-$150 billionevery year. As a result, energy resiliency is (or should be) on the agenda of every organization. And at the forefront of this discussion is Combined Heat and Power (CHP, aka cogeneration) thanks to its ability to simultaneously produce electric and thermal energy from a single fuel source offering organizations a cost-effective and efficient heating, cooling, and energy resiliency solution…in AND out of emergencies.

Join Anne Hampson to explore the opportunities in combined heat and power (CHP, aka cogeneration), its applications for critical facilities, and how you can assess and implement CHP systems at your facility to reduce your energy spend and secure your energy resiliency.

In this online training webinar, we’ll begin by exploring combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration), how it works, its applications, and its benefits. Within this discussion, we’ll take a special look at CHP as a reliable solution for today’s energy resiliency and grid congestion problems, and what industries are good candidates for CHP installations. We’ll also discuss combined heat and power’s economic and environmental benefits, including: energy efficiency, reliability, and cost-savings, as well as reduced CO2 emissions and grid congestion. Following this discussion, Hampson will outline how to assess your facility as a candidate for CHP, the available opportunities, and the best practices for successful development and implementation of CHP at your facility. Finally, we’ll discuss the emerging economic and policy drivers for the exploding growth of CHP – including the recent U.S. executive order to accelerate CHP investments – and what these mean for you.

By the end of this webinar, you will have a good understanding of what combined heat and power (CHP) is, how it can be a solution to your energy reliability challenges, and how you can go about implementing CHP at your facility.


Human Centric Lighting

Presenter: Stan Walerczyk
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) is becoming a key element of facility lighting design and retrofits thanks to its ability to improve employee performance while reducing facility energy spend. Are you using HCL at your facility? Should you?

Join Stan Walerczyk to explore Human Centric Lighting (HCL), its real-world applications and technologies, and how you can implement HCL at your facility to improve productivity AND reduce your energy spend.

In this online training webinar, we'll take a closer look at Human Centric Lighting (HCL), its use in facility lighting design and retrofits, and its performance benefits and cost savings. Within this discussion, Walerczyk will outline the elements and considerations in designing Human Centric Lighting (visual and non-visual), its application types (e.g., daylight, specific-fixed Kelvin lighting, tunable LED lighting, etc.), and available technologies (e.g., dimming, Kelvin changing, etc.). We'll take a look at the soft and hard advantages and data, and compare these to traditional lighting upgrades. Additionally, we'll take a tour of two real-world installations, their results, and the best practices learned. And finally, Walerczyk will walk you through how to select and implement the best HCL technologies and products at your facility to maximize your performance results and energy/cost savings.

This class will help you understand Human Centric Lighting; educate clients; choose products; specify mock-ups and projects; manage installation, commissioning, and evaluations; and write case studies.


Maximize Your Energy Savings with Lighting Solutions

Presenter: Gregory Davis
Stop wasting energy and savings on your lighting. Join Gregory Davis, Chief Technology Officer at Lumetric, Inc. to explore lighting efficiency technology as a means to maximize your energy efficiency and increase your savings. We’ll discuss efficiency opportunities, technologies, and applications available in lighting, and compare solutions (e.g., application, maintenance, lifespan, etc.) for your best ROI.

In the United States today, roughly 25% of our daily electrical usage is spent in lighting our homes, businesses, streets, and manufacturing facilities. Additionally, as energy costs continue to rise and outpace personal and business income, there looks to be no hope of reprieve in the future. Efficient and effective lighting solutions offer a viable option for residential, commercial, and municipal consumers to increase their energy efficiency resulting in a reduction in usage and increase in savings.

Join Davis to explore lighting as an energy efficiency solution with real wallet results. This webinar will discuss available lighting solutions, applications, and savings. Additionally, we will cover techniques to evaluate, compare, and identify the best lighting solutions to meet your lighting, energy, and budget needs, reduce your demand, and keep you out of the dark.

At the end of this webinar, you'll walk away with an understanding of the opportunities and applications for UAVs for variety of environmental, infrastructure, agriculture, and construction sites, as well as an action plan to get UAVs flying at your site. 


Creating Your Sustainability Plan

Presenter: Antonia Graham, MPA, CSM, Env Sp
Creating a sustainability plan that works is no easy task. The key? Planning for success from day one by defining your audience, elements, implementation process, and goals upfront. After all, if you don’t know where you want to go…how can you get there?

Join Antonia Graham for the second session in our Creating Sustainability Programs That Stick Master Class Series, exploring the step-by-step of how you can build your sustainability plan for success, including: defining your audience, target, and key elements; setting your goals and key performance indicators (KPIs); crafting and rolling-out your implementation plan; and tracking your program with key metrics and analysis.

In this online training webinar, we’ll dig into what makes sustainability plans successful and how you can implement this in your planning. Within this discussion, we’ll identify the key elements of a successful sustainability plan (from audience and target identification through implementation), discuss how you can best define these, and outline how to tie goals to each. We’ll take a deeper look at considerations and challenges when defining your audience and targets, and how defining these upfront can help you better craft your message. We’ll also discuss implementation best practices and take a look at some real-world examples. And, we’ll take a look at how best to set your plan’s goals, metrics, and key performance indicators and how to track these to ensure your goals are being met. Finally, Graham will present real-world best practices and step-by-step examples of successful sustainability plans.

By the end of this session, you will be able to create a sustainability plan that will be used to lead your organization or community into a more sustainable future!


Sustainability Programs and Green Marketing

Presenter: Antonia Graham, MPA, CSM, Env Sp
It’s important to have support for your sustainability plan, but it is not always easy to get everyone to buy in. So ask yourself, is your organization or community buying into your sustainability program?

Join Antonia Graham for Sustainability Programs & Green Marketing, the first session in our Creating Sustainability Programs That Stick Master Class Series, exploring sustainability (what it really is and isn’t); how to avoid “greenwashing” and employ successful green marketing techniques; and how you can better engage your community and/or organization to buy into and commit long-term to your sustainability programs.

In this online training webinar, we’ll tackle the nebulous subject of “sustainability”, its different interpretations, and how you can define what it means to your organization. Within this discussion, we’ll outline sustainability’s common interpretations, perceptions, and challenges, and take a look at how to identify these in your organization. We’ll also take a look at the challenge of gaining (and keeping) stakeholder buy-in. Addressing these challenges, Graham will present real-world “greenwashing” and green marketing techniques highlighting what works (and doesn’t). And we’ll outline how you can employ the best of these marketing techniques within your programs to gain long-term buy in AND create lasting change.

Whether you’re in the waste, water, infrastructure, or energy fields, if you are responsible for sustainability initiatives in your organization or community, would like to be, or simply are an advocate looking for some tips and tricks, this webinar is for you!


Deploying Solar + Storage Microgrids

Presenter: C.J. Colavito, REP
With the recent advancements in coupling solar/photovoltaic (PV) systems with energy storage, many organizationsfrom government to hospitalsare requiring interactive microgrid capability for their solar systems. The challenge? Providing reliable battery backup and energy storage capabilities for solar systems in a cost-effective way.

Join C. J. Colavito—PowerGen's 2014 Paper of the Year author—to explore solar microgrids with interactive battery bank installations, including: how they work, design considerations and specifications, implementation best practices, and how you can install a solar microgrid system with interactive energy storage at your site.

In this online training webinar, we'll explore the different types of solar microgrid with interactive battery bank installations, how each works, how it differs from inactive designs, and the pros and cons of each. Building on this discussion, we'll take a look at the key design, installation, and safety considerations and specifications for interactive solar microgrid systems (e.g., energy storage, site evaluation, calculations, point of interconnection, sequence of operations, etc.) and how these differ from grid-tied solar PV systems. Colavito will outline the step-by-step design and installation process and best practices for implementing a solar microgrid with interactive energy storage at your site. Additionally, we'll take a look at Colavito's lessons learned (in design, engineering, project management, logistics, and safety) from his recent interactive solar microgrid with interactive battery bank installation and the resulting best practices to apply to your project. Finally, we'll explore the financial opportunities of these systems to generate revenues, capture incentives, take advantage of federal tax credits, and create savings through the energy storage system.


2015 International Energy Conservation Code Update

Presenter: Jared Higgins, PE, CEM, CPMP, GGP
The recently released 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) continues its aggressive path toward lowering commercial energy consumption to ultimately achieving net zero. In addition to adding cool roofs, daylighting, controls, and building power to the building codes and updating HVAC and power regulations, the 2015 IECC release offers additional efficiency package options required to obtain compliance. And earn 0.1 AIA approved CEU credits!

Are you up-to-date on the 2015 IECC commercial codes AND is your building compliant?

Join Jared Higgins, PE to review the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial requirements (both mandatory and prescriptive), new efficiency package options, energy compliance methods, and how you can select the best efficiency package and approach to make your buildings compliant.

In this online training webinar, we'll review the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial updates and what these mean to you. Within this discussion, we'll dissect the 2015 IECC commercial code requirements for each building system (e.g., HVAC, lighting, building power, controls, etc.), differentiate the mandatory vs. prescriptive codes, and outline how you can identify and implement these at your site to meet compliance. Additionally, we'll review the different energy code compliance methods (including the prescriptive method and the total building performance method) and discuss how you can select and apply the best approach for your efficiency and compliance plans. We'll discuss the added 2015 building efficiency package options necessary to meet compliance, and explore how you can identify the best efficiency package options for your buildings. Finally, we'll take a look at the evolution of the IECC from the first HVAC regulations to its current state, and we'll jump forward to our code predictions for future releases of the IECC commercial code.

At the end of this webinar, you'll walk away with an understanding of the opportunities and applications for UAVs for variety of environmental, infrastructure, agriculture, and construction sites, as well as an action plan to get UAVs flying at your site.


Proving Success with Metrics and Social Marketing

Presenter: Antonia Graham, MPA, CSM, Env Sp
So you’ve created your sustainability plan, rolled it out, and it’s in full swing...but, is it working? And…can you prove it? After all, you can’t manage what you can’t measure.

Join Antonia Graham for the final session in our Creating Sustainability Programs That Stick Master Class Series, exploring how you can better measure and manage your sustainability plan, including: defining and tracking to measurable sustainability indicators; driving awareness and long-term behavioral change with proven social marketing strategies; and ultimately measuring the effectiveness of your sustainability plan.

In this online training webinar, we’ll discuss real-world best practices for managing and measuring the effectiveness of your sustainability plan. Within this discussion, we’ll take a look at measurable program indicators as a key element of your sustainability plan, how you can define these within your program, and how you can effectively track your program’s progress to these indicators. Additionally, Graham will discuss the importance of community-based social marketing as an essential element of your implementation plan and how you can implement these techniques to drive program awareness, adoption, and long-term behavioral change. Finally, we’ll take a look at some of the program metrics and social marketing tactics being applied today, and how you can apply them to go beyond awareness to behavior change, and ultimately success.


Advances in Water Source VRF Technology - A New Era of Efficiency

Presenters: Kevin Miskewicz & Charlie Landherr
Sponsored by: Mitsubishi Electric
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is exploding in the US, thanks to its ability to simultaneously heat and cool in different zones and recover heat from one zone to another, resulting in significant energy savings. One facet contributing to this half-billion dollar segment growth is water source VRF technology which combines the benefits of a geothermal system with the control of VRF zoning. Are you using water source VRF at your facility? Should you be?

Join Kevin Miskewicz and Charlie Landherr for a webinar exploring Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF); the available technologies, how they differ, and the features and benefits of each; and how you can integrate VRF with your geothermal or other closed loop systems.

In this online training webinar, we'll take a look at water source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems, how they differ from air source VRFs, the available technologies, and the features and benefits of each. Within this discussion, Miskewicz and Landherr will outline how you can pair VRF with your building's geothermal (or other closed loop) system to improve your zone heating management, increase your energy efficiency, optimize occupant comfort, and earn LEED® points. And finally, we'll take a look at the recent technological developments in water source VRF that have ushered in a new era of efficiency, why so many engineers have implemented water source VRF systems in their designs…and what's coming in the future.


Next Generation Lighting - Integrating PoE with the IoT  

Presenters: John CasadonteKen Skorseth
Sponsored by:
 Cree, Inc.

Until recently, lighting controls have depended on a heavy web of electrical circuitry often costly and complex to operate. Until now. With the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Power over Ethernet (PoE), lighting control has become more efficient, less costly, and a key component of intelligent, high-performing buildings.

Join John Casadonte for a webinar exploring Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting, its key elements and applications, and how you can leverage PoE with the Internet of Things (IoT) to maximize your energy savings, minimize operational costs, optimize your space utilization, and improve employee comfort and safety.

In this online training webinar, we’ll start with a look at the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to your facility’s lighting. Within this discussion, we’ll explore IoT’s drivers and systems, how it integrates, and its benefits. Casadonte will explain why lighting is moving to an IP network and how you can integrate IoT with your lighting to realize the benefits (e.g., custom user experience, improved productivity, less energy spend, lower maintenance costs, etc.). We’ll then take a look at Power over Ethernet (PoE), its key components and systems, how it integrates and connects, and how when integrated with the IoT, it takes your lighting to the next level while significantly lowering your costs. Finally, Casadonte will outline how PoE lighting opens the door to a better integrated, more efficient, and high-performance smart building.


Smart Building Best Practices: Integrating Building Automation with Energy Management

Presenters: Kevin Callahan, John Lee, Michael SabinashJulian Webb, & Kevin Binnie
Sponsored by: Alerton, Coopertree Analytics, Delta Controls, Intermatic, Schneider Electric, and Weil-McLain
Today’s smart buildings do more than just contain systems (e.g., lighting, HVAC, etc.), they connect them. The result? An interconnect web of responsive subsystems sharing information to optimize building performance, smart grid responsiveness, and inhabitant environment. Are you up-to-date on the new technologies available?

Join us for a smart building technology showcase exploring the latest in building automation and smart building systems, the current and future applications, applied best practices, and real-world case studies.

This on-demand technology showcase includes brief presentations by five industry leaders on the following topics and a question and answer session to follow:

  • Optimizing Your Facility with Advanced Building Management Systems
    Presenter: Kevin Callahan, Alerton
    Today’s Building Management Systems (BMS) do more than just turn the air on and off. Join us to explore BMS systems, their key elements, benefits, and the different solutions you can install at your facility.
     
  • Lighting Control & Integration – Challenges and Solutions
    Presenter: John Lee, Intermatic
    Lighting can be responsible for ~35% of a building’s electricity use, thanks to poor design, inefficient equipment, and poor controls. Join us to learn how you can integrate lighting controls with Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) alongside total facility control solutions to achieve your energy efficiency goals. 
     
  • The Future of Wireless Networks and Technology
    Presenter: Michael Sabinash, Schneider
    While wireless networks and technology is accepted among consumers…the use in commercial buildings is slow. Join us as we discuss the wireless technology myths, the facts, and the best case scenarios for your building.
     
  • The Benefits of Hydronic Heating
    Presenter: Julian Webb, Weil-McLain
    Hydronic heating offers one of the most efficient and versatile air and surface comfort heating solutions for buildings. Join us to explore the hydronic heating systems, their key components (e.g., boilers, heat emitters, piping systems, etc.), environmental benefits, and energy savings.
     
  • Using Analytics to Help Smart Buildings Deliver
    Presenter: Kevin Binnie, CopperTree Analytics
    Building and energy management systems are becoming increasingly integrated, offering real-time data available on-demand. If your building systems aren't integrated, when the C-Suite executive start asking for on-demand building performance and cost reports…how are you going to answer? Join us to explore business energy management systems (BEMs), their reporting capabilities, analytics, and how you can integrate these with your existing system.

Using LEDs for Parking Lighting - Better Safety and Energy Savings  

Presenter: John Casadonte
Sponsored by: Cree, Inc.
Your business' parking garage or lot is the first (and last) impression on your visitors. As such, safety and lighting are critical.

Join John Casadonte for a webinar exploring LED lighting solutions for parking areas, their benefits and real-world case study applications, and how you can implement LEDs in your parking areas to improve your parking environment and safety, energy efficiency, and cost savings.

In this online training webinar, we'll start by exploring the evolution of parking area lighting, common safety issues and challenges, and the impact of LED lighting on parking area safety and energy efficiency. Building on this, Casadonte will walk you through how you can evaluate whether to re-lamp or retrofit your parking areas with LEDs, as well as estimate the potential energy and cost savings. Additionally, Casadonte will outline how you can implement LED lighting solutions in your parking areas and the keys to ensuring a smooth transition, short payback, and minimal maintenance. We'll also take a look at LEDs in action through several real-world case studies demonstrating the impact of LED lighting solutions, their measured benefits on parking environment, safety, and energy efficiency, and the final retrofit results.

 

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you one year access to the presentation(s) from the order date.


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