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An Introduction to Electrical Power Requirements for Buildings

COURSE NO: E02-006
PDH CREDIT: 2
An Introduction to Electrical Power Requirements for Buildings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will introduce you to an approach you can use to determine electric power requirements for buildings and multi-building developments and activities. You will learn about terminology, acquisition and analysis of preliminary load data. You will learn how to estimate individual loads, emergency loads, area loads, and loads for entire developments and activities. You will learn about basic considerations for power sources and other considerations when purchasing primary electric power from a utility.  You will also be introduced to considerations when customer-generated emergency and uninterruptible power is required for certain activities.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for all of the engineers, architects and construction professionals who are members of the building and infrastructure design and construction team.  It will give non-electrical engineers an introduction to the issues the electrical engineers on the design team deal with in estimating electric power requirements for buildings, developments and activities. It will also give electrical engineers who have limited experience with building design an introduction to electric load estimating methodology.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning how to convert motor horsepower to input kilovolt-amperes for preliminary estimates
  • Learning the definition of Demand Factor and how it is used to determine power requirements
  • Learning the definition of Coincidence Factor and how it is used to determine power requirements
  • Learning the definition of Diversity Factor and how it is used to determine power requirements
  • Learning the definition of Load Factor and how it is used to determine power requirements
  • Learning recommended Demand and Load Factors for a wide variety of buildings and activities
  • Learning how to quickly estimate lighting power requirements from illumination levels for various areas
  • Learning guidelines for selection of Demand Factors
  • Learning guidelines for selection of Load Factors
  • Learning about the three types of emergency power loads
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Electrical Power Requirements for Buildings".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Electrical Power Requirements for Buildings (591 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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