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Minnesota Energy Efficiency and Ethics 24 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: MN24R-01
PACKAGE PDH: 24
PACKAGE PRICE: $288
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Energy Systems
COURSE NO: M08-002
Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Energy Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes a wide variety of integrated sustainable concepts and practical ideas from design to facility operation that will help with the integration of the various systems within the building. Part V of this source document focuses on the energy using systems of a facility including HVAC, lighting, water heating, energy control, motors, etc.

 

In today's building industry the concept of integrated sustainable design has taken root and is branching out into full blossom.  Green is considered the responsible way to design.  Integrated design is a process whereby the various disciplines involved in design (architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, interior design professionals, etc.) work together to come up with design solutions that maximize performance, energy conservation, and environmental benefits.

 

This 8 PDH online course is applicable to all engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding "green" integrated building design in general and more specifically for federal buildings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Energy and conservation issues
  • Boilers, air distribution systems, chillers, absorption cooling
  • Desiccant dehumidification
  • Ground-source heat pumps
  • HVAC technologies to consider
  • Heat-recovery water heating, solar water heating
  • Fluorescent lighting, electronic ballasts, lighting controls, exterior lighting
  • Office, food service, and laundry equipment
  • Energy management
  • High-efficiency drives, variable-frequency motors, power factors
  • Electric power systems analysis
  • Microturbines, fuel cells, photovoltaics, wind energy, biomass energy systems
  • Combined heat and power systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you will need to review the material contained in the Greening of Federal Facilities, Second Edition, May 2001, Part V, Energy Systems.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Energy Systems (1.0 MB)
Course Quiz
In this course, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty six (46) questions to earn 8 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Engineering Ethics for Minnesota Professional Engineers
COURSE NO: MN2-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Engineering Ethics for Minnesota Professional Engineers
Note: This 2 PDH engineering ethics course is applicable only to Minnesota Professional Engineers. It is also offered as a recorded video presentation and as a live interactive webinar.
Accepted in:
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the laws and rules of ethics and professional responsibility governing the practice of engineering in the State of Minnesota. Excerpts from Chapter 326 of the Minnesota Statutes and Titles 1800 and 1805 of the Minnesota Administrative Rules, which relate to the laws and rules of professional conduct are presented in this course.

 

Engineering ethics is (1) the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering and (2) the study of related questions about moral conduct, character, ideals and relationships of peoples and organizations involved in technological development (Martin and Schinzinger, Ethics in Engineering).

 

Since engineers are faced with frequent moral and ethical dilemmas while practicing their engineering profession, this course will provide you with moral and ethical guidance in your decision making process. Most importantly, it will provide you with insight on how to conduct, respect and protect your engineering practice with the utmost professionalism.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to Professional Engineers licensed in the State of Minnesota and who are required to demonstrate continuing professional competency in engineering ethics as a condition of their license renewal. For each renewal period, every licensee must complete twenty four (24) professional development hours, at least two (2) of which must be relative to professional responsibility, conduct and ethics.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Overview of the laws and rules regulating to the practice of engineering in the State of Minnesota
  • Understanding the roles of the Minnesota Board and its disciplinary authority
  • Understanding the Minnesota Board disciplinary process
  • Learning about engineering ethics and the laws and rules of professional conduct and responsibility
  • Review of ethical and disciplinary case studies depicting various and corresponding penalties
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled “Engineering Ethics for Minnesota Professional Engineers”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Engineering Ethics for Minnesota Professional Engineers (132 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 course 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.

COURSE TITLE: Flywheels for Rapid-Response Regulation of Electricity Grid
COURSE NO: R01-007
Flywheels for Rapid-Response Regulation of Electricity Grid
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes a flywheel’s ability to follow a rapidly changing control signal in a way that the value of regulation from the flywheel is worth significantly more than regulation provided by generation plants. It documents a particular demonstration plant’s performance as a high-value regulation resource and the possible financial costs and benefits from a commercial flywheel storage plant used as a regulation resource.

 

Regulation of an electrical grid involves balancing electricity supply capacity with the minute-to-minute fluctuations of electricity demand.  The need for cost-effective regulation is growing rapidly as variable sources of power such as wind and solar power generation become more common.  Currently most regulation is provided by conventional thermal electric generation plants. These plants provide ‘up’ regulation by increasing output when electricity demand exceeds supply and ‘down’ regulation by reducing output when electricity supply exceeds demand.

 

An alternative to using generation for regulation is to use storage. The storage facility provides up regulation by discharging energy into the grid and down regulation by absorbing energy from the grid.  Notably, the rate of power from (or into) flywheel energy storage can change much more rapidly than output from thermal electric generation plants.  Generation plants’ output (up or down) changes by percentage points per minute whereas flywheels’ output can change from full output (discharge) to full input (charging) – and vice versa – within a few seconds.

 

This 1 PDH online course is intended for engineers working for electricity storage vendors, technology developers, system integrators and advocates, energy policymakers and researchers.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding flywheels energy storage’s overall performance as a regulation resource
  • Knowing the advantage that flywheels have over generation for regulation
  • Understanding the methodology for evaluating flywheel storage cost and performance
  • Knowing the financial viability of using flywheel storage as a grid regulation resource
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Flywheels for Rapid-Response Regulation of Electricity Grid Course” which is based on the Sandia Report, SAND2009-6457, "Benefits from Flywheel Energy Storage for Area Regulation in California—Demonstration Results” by Jim Eyer, October 2009.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Flywheels for Rapid-Response Regulation of Electricity Grid Course (264 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this DOE 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs
COURSE NO: M02-042
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of cool roofs, which can help many building owners save money while protecting the environment. It illustrates how cool roofs work, what kinds of cool roof options are available, and how to determine if cool roofing is an appropriate energy efficiency option for your building.

 

Just as wearing light-colored clothing can help keep a person cool on a sunny day, cool roofs use solar-reflective surfaces to maintain lower roof temperatures. Traditional dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150ºF (66ºC) or more in the summer sun. A cool roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50°F (28ºC) cooler.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, architects, designers, contractors, building owners, and all personnel interested in gaining a better understating of cool roofs.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding what is a cool roof
  • Learning about the different types of cool roofs
  • Knowing if you should use a cool roof
  • Learning about cool roof selection and application
  • Knowing the precautions and considerations behind cool roofs
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Department of Energy (DOE) Publication “Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs”, Building Technologies Program, published on July 2010.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs (912 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twelve (12) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Heat Recovery Ventilators
COURSE NO: M02-049
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Heat Recovery Ventilators
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the need for mechanical ventilation in homes as well as explains the components of an HRV system, how to operate and maintain the system, and how to solve operating problems.

 

The importance of ventilation in today's more energy-efficient homes is universally recognized. Introduced as a requirement for airtight homes, continuous ventilation systems are now common in new housing and major home renovations. Because of the energy savings generated, the system of choice is often a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV).

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to architects, engineers, designers, contractors, homeowners, and manufacturers interested in gaining a better understanding in residential heat ventilators.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the need for mechanical ventilation in houses
  • Understanding the HRV system
  • Learning how to operate the HRV
  • Familiarizing with the HRV routine maintenance procedures
  • Familiarizing with the HRV troubleshooting guide
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Heat Recovery Ventilators" publication of the Natural Resources provided by Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heat Recovery Ventilators (922 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 this 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
COURSE NO: M03-022
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course identifies the opportunities for improving the performance of the heating and cooling system based on the type of system that is in place.

 

Heating and cooling systems are the largest single consumers of energy in buildings. These systems condition the air within a building so that occupants are comfortable. Heating and cooling systems consist mainly of chillers, boilers, cooling towers, and pumps. There are central heating and cooling systems, and unitary systems that combine heating and cooling. Opportunities exist for improvement to both central and unitary systems.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, contractors, designers and other technical professionals who are involved in the retrofit of existing heating and cooling systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the best opportunities available for upgrading central cooling systems including chillers, cooling towers, water side economizers and pumps
  • Understanding the best opportunities available for upgrading central heating systems including boilers and furnaces
  • Understanding the best opportunities available for unitary systems including packaged or rooftop units, split system packaged units, air source heat pumps and water loop heat pump systems
  • Learning about new strategies aimed at saving energy such as geothermal heat pumps, district cooling and heating, radiant heating and cooling, cool storage, high temperature difference distribution, evaporative cooling, and non-electric cooling
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Heating and Cooling System Upgrades" of the Energy Star Building Manual. (Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades (2.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA/DOE 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Small Wind Electric Systems to Power Your Home
COURSE NO: R02-003
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Small Wind Electric Systems to Power Your Home
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course focuses on small wind electric systems which can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. It begins by providing tips on how to make our homes more energy efficient and whether the system works for us or not. Also, it illustrates the basic parts of a small wind electric system: how it works; how to size a wind turbine; how to calculate the energy generated by the system; as well as how to determine if there is a good source of wind on the property. In addition, this course provides information on how to connect the system to the utility grid and if it is practical or not; as well as information about going "Off-Grid", i.e. Hybrid.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and electrical engineers, architects, construction professionals, developers, homeowners and any other technical personnel interested in gaining a better understanding of the design and installation of small wind electric system.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Determining if wind electric systems work for you
  • Learning how to make your home more energy efficient
  • Understanding the basic parts of a small wind electric system and how it works
  • Learning how to size a wind turbine and determine how much energy will the system generate
  • Familiarizing with the costs associated with the installation of a wind turbine
  • Determining wind capacity on the site and siting wind turbine locations
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S Department of Energy, "Small Wind Electric Systems" publication. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Small Wind Electric Systems to Power Your Home (1.39 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twelve (12) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Solar Energy Fundamentals
COURSE NO: M04-018
Solar Energy Fundamentals
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course properties of electromagnetic radiation will be discussed and basic calculations for electromagnetic radiation will be described. Several solar position parameters will be discussed along with means of calculating values for them. The major methods by which solar radiation is converted into other useable forms of energy will be discussed briefly. Extraterrestrial solar radiation (that striking the earth's outer atmosphere) will be discussed and means of estimating its value at a given location and time will be presented. Finally there will be a presentation of how to obtain values for the average monthly rate of solar radiation striking the surface of a typical solar collector, at a specified location in the United States for a given month. Numerous examples are included to illustrate the calculations and data retrieval methods presented.

 

This 4 PDH  online course is intended for mechanical and electrical engineers, energy professionals and architects who are interested in gaining a better understanding of solar energy. After completing this course, you will have basic knowledge about solar electromagnetic radiation, will be familiar with fundamental solar parameters, will be able to obtain or calculate values for those parameters and use them in calculations, and will be able to obtain values for average monthly rate of solar radiation striking the surface of a typical solar collector in the United States for a given month.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Know the different types of electromagnetic radiation and which of them are included in solar radiation
  • Be able to calculate wavelength if given frequency and frequency if given wavelength for specified electromagnetic radiation
  • Know the meaning of absorbance, reflectance and transmittance as applied to a surface receiving electromagnetic radiation and be able to make calculations with those parameters
  • Be able to obtain or calculate values for solar declination, solar hour angle, solar altitude angle, sunrise angle, and sunset angle and use them in calculations
  • Know the major methods by which solar radiation is converted into other useable forms of energy.
  • Be able to obtain an estimated value for monthly averaged extraterrestrial radiation on a horizontal surface for a specified month and latitude between 20 and 65 degrees.
  • Be able to obtain values for the average monthly rate of solar radiation striking the surface of a solar collector with one of several standard tilt angles at a specified location in the United States for a given month.
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the course document titled "Solar Energy Fundamentals".
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Solar Energy Fundamentals (1.84 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 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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