Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities
This online engineering PDH course describes how local governments can improve the energy efficiency of their water and wastewater facilities. The course focuses primarily on three strategies: 1) equipment upgrades, 2) operational modifications, and 3) modifications to facility buildings.
In addition, policy mechanisms that some local governments have used to support energy efficiency programs in their operations are described. Investment and financing opportunities, including federal, state, and other programs that may be able to help water and wastewater facilities with information or financial and technical assistance, are presented.
The course presents two case studies of water or wastewater facilities that have successfully improved energy efficiency in their operations. Additional examples of successful implementation are provided throughout this course.
This 4 PDH online course is intended for civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and municipal engineers concerned with reducing the environmental impact of their local government through the introduction of sustainable technologies.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Establishing the facility's energy policy and overall energy improvement goals
- Assessing current energy baseline status
- Identifying energy objectives and targets
- Upgrading equipment such as pumps and blowers
- Modifying operating practices such as reducing the amount of energy required to perform specific tasks
- Modifying the facility such as installing efficient lighting, heating and cooling equipment
- Maintaining the energy improvement program
- Learning with case studies
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities” which is based on the Environmental Protection Agency document, “Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities, A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs”, from the EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, 2013.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.
Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.