TRAINING & EDUCATION
EMA Conducting Free Webinar: “Essential Techniques and Calculations for Energy Managers & Commissioning Authorities”
(Washington, DC August 23, 2019)— The Energy Management Association announced it will conduct a 2-hour training webinar on September 19, 2019 instructed by EMA President Robert Knoedler, PE, EMP, CxA, of Hanson Professional Services. The webinar will review calculations, formulas and unit conversions needed for ASHRAE level audits and commissioning (Cx) activities. Among the many topics covered are: establishing an energy baseline, analyzing utility consumption, energy performance benchmarks, identifying/evaluating energy conservation measures (ECMs).
The potential to reduce energy consumption in existing and new commercial buildings is enormous. On average, 30 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Getting at potential energy savings requires careful analysis, astute interpretation of data, effective project execution and thorough measurement and verification of results. This webinar will provide an overview of this process along with multiple real-time calculations that support it.
Webinar Title: Essential Techniques and Calculations for Energy Managers & Commissioning Authorities
When: Thursday, Sept. 19 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central / noon – 2:00 p.m. Mountain / 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific
Duration: Two hours
Registration Link: https://www.energymgmt.org/emp-webinar/
Instructor: Robert Knoedler, PE, EMP, CxA, Hanson Professional Services (EMA President)
- Understanding the importance of energy management and its synergy with commissioning
- Key qualifications and services for an energy manager
- Energy planning, auditing and savings persistence – process and strategies
- Understand the importance of professional technical certificates and the experience, training and competencies they represent
Continuing Education Credits: AIA 2 LU
EMA, ENERGY STAR Cohosting Webinar: State and Local Energy Policies: Trends in Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure
Watch Now and Earn a CEU!
EMA is making the video of this webinar available free on demand. To earn a CEU just watch it and take the quiz afterward. Pass the quiz and your downloadable certificate will be generated immediately.
The trend continues for state and local governments to require commercial building owners to benchmark their buildings using ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager, and to submit the results for public disclosure. These disclosure laws are driving demand for both benchmarking services as well as efficiency projects to help building owners improve upon the performance levels revealed through benchmarking. In some jurisdictions, requirements include regular energy audits or retro-commissioning for buildings that aren’t certified or don’t achieve a certain score. Commissioning and energy services providers can take advantage of this trend by understanding which localities have disclosure ordinances, what the reporting deadlines are, and by offering timely services to support compliance and improvement of scores. This webinar will provide viewers with the resources to identify disclosure laws by location, type and requirements.
Webinar Title: State and Local Energy Policies: Trends in Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure
Sponsors: EMA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | ENERGY STAR Program
Duration: One hour
Presenters: Brendan Hall, Program Manager, ENERGY STAR; Edward Armstrong, Executive Director, EMA
- Understanding the trend toward energy transparency through state and local government policies
- Knowing the role of ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in government policies in order to support compliance
- Identifying ordinances that incorporate requirements for improvements and how those laws are structured
- Understanding the business opportunity that benchmarking laws present for engineering and architecture firms
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