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Energy Efficiency 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30R-04
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Compressed Air Energy Efficiency
COURSE NO: M06-013
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Compressed Air Energy Efficiency
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course explains how the selection, control and maintenance of compressed air plant can improve energy efficiency and reduce running costs.

 

In terms of electrical power usage and direct electrical power costs, the air compressor installation is probably the highest and most inefficient in terms of energy usage. Roughly 80 to 90 percent of the electricity used to operate compressed air systems is converted to low-temperature waste heat. This lost energy can quickly add up, each year costing individual manufacturers as much as double the purchase and installation cost (first-cost) of the entire system.

 

Most manufacturing facilities use compressed air for at least some functions; for many plants, energy for compressed air systems can account for up to 35% of the total electrical power billing of a facility.  Over 15% of total motor energy in the industrial sector goes to producing compressed air, yet compressed air systems are inherently inefficient, producing only one unit of useful work for every 5 units of energy input. It is obvious that the electrical costs of your particular installation need to be fully understood.

 

This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design professionals, service technicians, operational & maintenance personnel, energy auditors and facility engineers and all personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in compressed air energy efficiency.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compressor Types and Controls: Familiarizing with the various types of compressors commonly used and how the control systems are matched to the needs of the users.
  • Compressed Air Systems Auxiliary Components: Understanding the key components of compressed air system and what each component does. Learning about the air storage, air drying, piping, filtration and air cleaning methods.
  • Selecting the Right Compressor Package: Ability to compare various options on the technical parameters and energy efficient features.
  • Compressed Air System Assessments: Understanding the energy audit methodology.
  • Energy Efficiency Measures: Learning about the common losses in compressed air systems and the ways to conserve energy.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document tilted, "Compressed Air Energy Efficiency".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Compressed Air Energy Efficiency (768 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Energy-Efficient Windows for Residential Buildings
COURSE NO: M06-028
Energy-Efficient Windows for Residential Buildings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents guidelines to help engineers, builders, homeowners, and designers select energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all U.S. climate zones. It includes information about window products, attributes, and performance. It provides cost/benefit information about window energy-savings and about non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning demands. The guidelines also provide information about the energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area, shading conditions, and about proper window installation.

 

Residential buildings account for about 21% of total energy consumption in the United States, and windows alone are responsible for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that upgrading the nation's current window stock to meet DOE's long-term performance goals could save more than 2 quadrillion Btu.  Clearly, expanding the use of energy-efficient windows should be of interest to engineers and others interested in reducing energy consumption.

 

This 6 PDH online course is intended for engineers, builders, homeowners, and designers interested in saving energy in residential buildings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding efficiency measures such as U-Factor and SHGC
  • Knowing the concepts of visible transmittance, air leakage, and condensation resistance
  • Learning about glazing types
  • Understanding the effects of using low-conductance spacers and gas fills
  • Learning about frame types
  • Understanding the relation of energy efficient windows to energy codes
  • Learning about energy and cost savings for new and replacement windows
  • Becoming familiar with life cycle cost analysis
  • Understanding the effects of orientation, window area, and shading
  • Learning about proper installation techniques
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the DOE document, "Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection," prepared by John Carmody and Kerry Haglund of the University of Minnesota under NREL Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 (Subcontract No. KNDJ-0-40338-02), November, 2012.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Energy-Efficient Windows for Residential Buildings (8.55 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this USDOE publication.
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 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.

COURSE TITLE: HVAC Tips for Green Buildings
COURSE NO: M10-002
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Tips for Green Buildings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses some of the proven energy efficiency HVAC concepts for the new building projects. The course focuses on the design of energy efficient building architecture, building construction materials, HVAC equipment design considerations, energy, refrigerants, construction practices, indoor environment quality and commissioning practices.

 

Buildings as they are designed and used today, symbolize unrestrained consumption of energy and other natural resources with its consequent negative environment impact. Green HVAC design means improving a facility's indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy consumption as much as possible.

 

Like many other appliances, the cost of your indoor comfort system includes not only its initial price, but also the ongoing costs of operation and maintenance. This means that the cooling and heating equipment and controls that you select today will continue to impact your finances for as long as you occupy the building. That's why investing in a high efficiency comfort system and maintaining your comfort system makes sense.

 

This 10 PDH online course is intended for engineers, architects, realtors, building owners, facility managers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and educators and other  professionals interested in learning about tips for green buildings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Importance of bio-climatic/solar passive building design, building siting, day-lighting and other architectural elements for minimizing HVAC loads
  • Affect of energy efficient lighting and appliances on HVAC system
  • Principles of heat transfer and the parameters affecting the selection of energy efficient building envelope materials for roof, walls, glazing and insulation
  • Criteria for selecting appropriate cooling system for your application - package units, ductless split, central chiller systems
  • Impact of CFC compounds on ozone depletion and adopting environment friendly refrigerants
  • Principles of cooling tower operation and importance of cooling water treatment
  • Selection criteria for hydronic system including chilled water & condenser water pumps, variable speed pumping, chilled water distribution schemes, piping and heat recovery
  • Selection criteria for energy efficient air distribution system including air handlers, variable air volume systems, optimal air distribution systems, and ductwork.
  • The heat recovery devices and systems such as airside & waterside economizers, enthalpy & heat wheels, heat pipe systems and run-around systems
  • Alternate system designs using dedicated outdoor air handling systems, demand control ventilation, displacement ventilation, hybrid ventilation, heat pumps and evaporative cooling systems
  • Energy efficient space heating systems including furnaces, boilers, heat recovery devices, radiant slab and panel heating systems
  • The concepts of thermal energy storage and energy management systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document tilted, "HVAC Tips for Green Buildings".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Tips for Green Buildings (960 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifty (50) questions to earn 10 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Improving Energy Efficiency of Boiler Systems
COURSE NO: M06-022
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Improving Energy Efficiency of Boiler Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides simple facts and energy efficiency opportunities in the areas of combustion management, makeup & feed water management, condensate return, blow-down system, waste heat recovery and steam distribution & utilization.

 

Fuel consumers face a double challenge. One is economic - to get the best heating value for every fuel dollar. The other is environmental - to keep emissions low, at least within legislated limits. Fortunately, what benefits the first objective also benefits the second. A boiler installation costing $75,000 can easily consume over $400,000 in fuel every year.  Consequently, even with very economical fuel costs, a difference of just a few percentage points in boiler efficiency can translate into substantial savings. Understanding boiler operating costs is the key to maximizing investments year in and year out.

 

This 6 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, chemical & process engineers, system design engineers working in power, oil & gas, chemical, metal & mining, manufacturing and engineering industries, energy auditors, operational and maintenance personnel who are involved in the design and operation of boiler systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the direct and indirect methods for evaluating boiler efficiencies
  • Establishing list of energy losses in a boiler system
  • Learning about combustion analysis; excess air control and air-fuel mix
  • Learning about heat recovery systems (economizers, preheater, flue gas condensing etc)
  • Familiarizing with waterside and fireside problems
  • Understanding the various boiler water treatment approaches
  • Understanding the importance of condensate recovery
  • Learning about blowdown optimization and waste heat recovery using flash tanks/ heat exchangers
  • Learning about energy efficiency in steam distribution and steam utilization
  • Applying automation using burner controls and oxygen trims
  • Utilizing boiler audit checkpoints & questionnaire
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Improving Energy Efficiency of Boiler Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Improving Energy Efficiency of Boiler Systems (536 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Professional Engineer's Guide to Energy Star® for Commercial Buildings
COURSE NO: C02-027
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Professional Engineer's Guide to Energy Star® for Commercial Buildings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is fully based on the US Environmental Protection Agency guide, “2009 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR® Label for Buildings” and is divided into 6 modules, each covering a single topic and contains a purpose, background, expectations, hints and tips, and questions and answers. Where needed, industry standards are referenced and tables are provided to illustrate the relevant standard requirements.

 

ENERGY STAR® labeling of the building is an effort by US Environmental Protection Agency to help mitigate the society’s impact on the environment and climate change. The process requires Professional Engineers to validate each statement of Energy Performance that is used to apply for the Energy Star label. As a program of the US government, the program is free. However, it does require a professional engineer to review the application and perform a detailed field assessment and verification.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for professional engineers who plan, design, install, and operate building services systems. This course is intended to assist the PE community in understanding the requirements of the Statement of Energy Performance, the Data Checklist, and the expectations and limitations of the PE’s role in the ENERGY STAR labeling process.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the qualifications required for Energy Star Labeling
  • Understanding the requirements of validating the Energy Performance Statement
  • Understanding the categories of building types eligible for Energy Star Labeling
  • Understanding the data required to validate the physical characteristics of the building
  • Understanding the data required to validate the operating characteristics of the building
  • Understanding the verification requirements of all forms of energy used for building operation
  • Understanding the verification requirements of the thermal conditions of the building
  • Understanding the verification requirements of the illumination requirements of the interior and exterior spaces
  • Understanding the verification requirements of the minimum ventilation rates and acceptable indoor air quality of indoor spaces
  • Understanding the format of various forms and checklists
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled “2009 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR® Label for Buildings”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
PE's Guide to Energy Star® Label for Commercial Buildings (1.0 MB)
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 this EPA publication.
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 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.

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