Education & Training


Training Curriculum Flow Chart


Title Content
Technology Update Current energy efficient technologies in commercial and industrial facilities
Implementing Energy Efficiency Projects Energy assessments for cost-effectiveness
“Save Energy at Home” — Home Energy Survey Residential energy efficiency, surveying, basics of electricity, energy systems, utility bills, heating/cooling, appliances, water conservation
How to Manage your Business’ Energy Costs Small/medium businesses: lighting and air conditioning systems, electric rates, how to reduce energy costs, work plan
Lighting Systems Efficiency Identify options for more effective and energy efficient commercial and industrial lighting
Motor Efficiency Types, efficient features, and how to repair or replace
Adjustable Speed Drives Adjustable and variable frequency drives, application issues
Unitary HVAC Intro Fundamentals of HVAC systems for residential and small-to-medium commercial facilities; types, energy efficiency measures, system components
Unitary HVAC Advanced Controls, replacement economics, operation, and ventilation
Chilled Water Systems Central plant, owning and operating strategies, chiller machinery
Air Handling Systems Efficiency Variable and constant air-volume systems, ventilation, economy cycle, efficiency opportunities
Cooling Tower Efficiency Sizing, design, features, efficient operation, maintenance, and water savings
Energy Management Systems (EMS) Current technology for facility control methods, communication networks
Natural Gas Systems Efficiency Mechanical heating, combustion process, furnace, boilers, water heaters
Steam Boilers and Water Heating Efficiency Types, components, controls, energy efficiency measures
Compressed Air System Efficiency Types, applications and operations, improving overall system efficiency
Commercial Refrigeration Refrigeration concepts, refrigerant issues, efficiency measures, restaurants, food stores, processes
Power Quality Issues for Management Terminology, essential concepts, improvements
Industrial Refrigeration Applications, equipment, energy savings, operating efficiency, economics
Evaporative Cooling for Commercial and Industrial Facilities Technology, economic considerations, and maintenance for commercial and industrial buildings
Thermal Energy Storage System technologies, applications, economic considerations
Heat Pump Water Heating for Commercial and Industrial Facilities Operation, equipment, emerging trends, creative applications, case studies
HVAC System Testing for Energy Efficiency Field testing, data acquisition instruments, analysis
Distributed Energy Resources Role of distributed technologies, cogeneration, fuel cells, photovoltaics, common grid-connected configurations
Energy-Intensive Manufacturing Plastics processing, metal processing, industrial heating, and other similar processes
Prime Movers Owning and operating electric motors or internal combustion engines, driving pumps, compressors
Natural Gas Compression and Oil Extraction Aspects of the gas and oil industry, motors, engines, energy efficiency opportunities
Energy Efficiency Survey Techniques and methodology to conduct facility data for energy efficiency analysis
Electricity Rates Customized for the different utility companies; terms, concepts, types of rates, metering, components, ratemaking
Energy Buying Choices — Evaluating Your Options: Electric Utility Basics and the Restructured Electric Power Market Physical and regulatory structure of the electric utility system; demand, energy, load factors, legislation, direct access
“Watts Up” with my Air Conditioning Bill? — How to Address Air Conditioning Billing Complaints For utility company customer service representatives to understand what makes customer bills higher
Clean Profits for Drycleaners — Cutting Your Costs through Energy Efficiency Steam systems, boilers, lighting, and other equipment
Clean Profits for Your Coin Laundry — Cutting Your Costs through Energy Efficiency Water heaters, washing machines, dryers, lighting, and other equipment
California Title 24 Residential HVAC Quality installations for residential applications
California Title 24 Commercial HVAC Quality installations for commercial applications
California Title 24 Food Store Refrigeration Food storage applications for grocery stores
California Title 24 Refrigerated Warehouses Achieving and exceeding standards, new ideas, best practices
DR-101: Understanding Demand Response Concepts, Title 24, related programs, implementation logistics
DR-201: Demand Response Projects: Processes and Incentives Processes, roles, responsibilities, and reporting
DR-202: Finding Customer Opportunities for Demand Response Benefits to businesses, performing a facility assessment, and selling to customers
DR-301: Calculating Load Reduction for Demand Response Projects Establishing a kW baseline, DR strategies, hands-on practice
DR-302: Field Auditing Techniques for Demand Response Opportunities Estimating potential DR applications
DR-401: Technical Coordinator Facilitation: Managing Auto-DR Projects Typical tasks for implementation of Auto-DR projects, creating a scope of work
DR-402: Planning New Construction for Demand Response Guidelines, integrating DR capabilities into new facility designs, Title 24, LEED credit