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New Mexico Energy Efficiency and Ethics 30 PDH Discount Package 2

PACKAGE NO: NM30R-03
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Tips on Saving Energy in Your Home
COURSE NO: M04-044
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Tips on Saving Energy in Your Home
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides tips and information on how to save energy and money in your home through simple and achievable changes.

 

In the face of our current global sustainability challenges, it is our duty as a society to make individual changes to our personal lives to reduce our impact wherever possible. These changes should start within our homes, and contrary to what the majority may believe, we actually have the ability to save money and energy in our own home.

 

Saving energy reduces the demand for the resources needed to make energy, and improving your energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to an electric power grid. This results in reduced utility bills and additional money in your pocket. Furthermore, improving your energy efficiency can also improve the comfort of your home and your quality of life.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to electrical, mechanical, and sustainable engineers, homeowners and contractors as well as others interested in learning more about how to save energy and money in homes.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the importance of conducting a home energy audit
  • Learning about energy savings by weatherizing your home
  • Understanding the importance of heating and cooling considerations
  • Learning about the role of landscaping in energy reduction
  • Familiarizing with the possible renewable energy options available to homeowners
  • Understanding the basic principles of energy savings in relation to vehicles and fuels
  • Familiarizing with the financial systems that are available in the US for supporting energy saving initiatives
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Tips on Saving Money and Energy in Your Home” by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) “Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
TIPS ON SAVING ENERGY IN YOUR HOME (1.85 MB)
Course Quiz
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 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: High Performance Data Centers Best Practices
COURSE NO: M06-037
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
High Performance Data Centers Best Practices
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the best practices for a high performance data center utilizing the following systems: air management, air-side economizer, centralized air handling, cooling plant optimization, direct liquid cooling, free cooling with water side economizer, humidification controls alternatives, power supplies, self-generation and uninterruptable power supply systems along with a case study/benchmark findings for each of the above systems.

 

Data centers can consume 25 to 50 times as much electricity as standard office spaces. With such large power consumption, they are prime targets for energy efficient design measures that can save money and reduce electricity use. But the critical nature of data center loads elevates many design criteria -- chiefly reliability and high power density capacity – far above efficiency. Short design cycles often leave little time to fully assess efficient design opportunities or consider first cost versus life cycle cost issues. This can lead to designs that are simply scaled up versions of standard office space approaches or that re-use strategies and specifications that worked “good enough” in the past without regard for energy performance. The Data Center Design Guidelines have been created to provide viable alternatives to inefficient building practices.

 

The 6 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, electrical and computer engineers, as well as architects and any other technical personnel interested in gaining a better understanding of energy savings in data centers.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning how to select high performance mechanical and electrical data center equipment and understand their various energy efficient configurations/ applications
  • Understanding how to efficiently layout data center equipment through air management best practices
  • Learning how to benefit from free cooling (air-side and water-side) economizers in data centers
  • Familiarizing with the different cooling plant optimization best practices in data centers
  • Learning how direct liquid cooling is applied to data centers
  • Familiarizing with the humidification control alternatives in data centers
  • Understanding how UPS systems can be efficiently utilized in data centers
  • Reviewing several case studies illustrating the above systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “High Performance Data Centers” a Design Guidelines Sourcebook published January 2006 by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
High Performance Data Centers (2.54 MB)
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 PG&E 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: Cost, Performance and Maturity of Electricity Storage Technologies
COURSE NO: R05-002
Cost, Performance and Maturity of Electricity Storage Technologies
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the cost, performance and maturity of electricity storage technologies, with much of the discussion focusing on recent developments in battery technology.

 

The sections of the course are organized by technology and provide a snapshot of the status, trends in deployment, data sheets on performance, and design features. Estimates of life-cycle costs for each technology are also provided, along with the key assumptions used. Emerging technologies still in the early research and development stage are noted in the last section of the course but are not reviewed in detail.

 

In general, electricity storage technologies can be classified by the power they can deliver and the time required delivering it.  Thus compressed air energy storage and pumped hydro are capable of discharge times in tens of hours with power ratings reaching 1000 MW. In contrast to these large sizes, flywheels and batteries cluster in the lower end of the discharge duration spectrum, ranging from a few seconds to 6 hours.

 

This 5 PDH online course is intended for electric systems engineers/planners, storage system vendors, and regulators concerned with the design and implementation of stationary energy storage systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Pumped hydro
  • Compressed air energy storage
  • Sodium-sulfur batteries
  • Sodium-nickel-chloride batteries
  • Vanadium redox batteries
  • Iron-chromium batteries
  • Zinc-bromine batteries
  • Zinc-air batteries
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Flywheel energy storage
  • Lithium-ion family of batteries
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Cost, Performance, and Maturity of Electricity Storage Technologies” which is based on Chapter 2, “Electricity Storage Technologies, Cost, Performance, and Maturity” of the “DOE/EPRI Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA,” February 2015.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Cost, Performance and Maturity of Electricity Storage Technologies (3.78 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 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 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: Future Energy Sources
COURSE NO: M03-047
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Future Energy Sources
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the state-of-the art, cutting edge efforts by scientists and engineers in the United States who are involved with research to continue to find alternate energy sources for the future.  These energy sources will be of vital importance to sustaining and improving the quality of life on planet earth and beyond.  This course explains how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) leads the world in the conception, design, construction, and operation of these large-scale devices.  It also discusses that these machines have enabled U.S. researchers to make some of history's important scientific discoveries, with spin-off technological advances leading to entirely new industries.

 

Throughout its history, the Department of Energy's Office of Science has designed, constructed, and operated many of the Nation's most advanced, large-scale research and development user facilities, of importance to all areas of science.  These state-of-the-art facilities are shared with the science community worldwide and contain technologies and instrumentation that are available nowhere else.  As the steward of America's national laboratories, the Department of Energy has a special responsibility to plan for and propose Office of Science investments for the future that will serve to advance the national, energy, and economic security of the United States.

 

This 3 PDH online course is intended for engineers who are interested in current and future state-of-the art energy sources that will provide good stewardship of America's limited energy sources.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
  • National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center
  • National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS)
  • Advanced Light Source (ALS)
  • Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  • High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Center for Neutron Scattering
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled “Four Years Later: An Interim Report on Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook August 2007” publication by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
FUTURE ENERGY SOURCES (2.0 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 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: Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD)
COURSE NO: M01-011
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD)
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents a brief overview of under floor air distribution (UFAD) systems which are raised floor systems within which plenums are used to deliver conditioned air to the space through floor grills. This course also describes the costs associated with installing UFAD systems.

 

Recent trends in today's office environment make it increasingly more difficult for conventional centralized HVAC systems to satisfy the environmental preferences of individual office workers using the standardized approach of providing a single uniform thermal and ventilation environment.

 

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, designers, contractors, building professionals, and all personnel interested in gaining a better understating of UFAD systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the principles of operation behind UFAD systems
  • Knowing the advantages and limitations associated with UFAD systems
  • Familiarizing with the cost considerations associated with the installation of UFAD systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Alternative Air Conditioning Technologies: Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) "of the Department of Energy (DOE) publication DOE/EE-0295 and FEMP.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) (1.31 MB)
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 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 Process Heating Systems Performance
COURSE NO: M05-026
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Improving Process Heating Systems Performance
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes basic process heating applications and equipment, and outlines opportunities for energy and performance improvements. It also discusses the merits of using a systems approach in identifying and implementing these improvement opportunities for Fuel-Based and Electric-Based heating systems. Furthermore, it provides recommendations to financially justify process heating improvement projects (System Economics).

 

Process heating is essential in the manufacture of most consumer and industrial products, including those made out of metal, plastic, rubber, carbon fiber, concrete, glass, and ceramics. Process heating systems are broken into three basic categories: Fuel-Based Process Heating, Electric-Based Process Heating, and Steam-Based Process Heating all of which are discussed in details.

 

This 5 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical, industrial and process engineers, designers, manufacturers and all personnel involved in the planning, design and installation of process heating systems.

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the basics behind process heating operations
  • Familiarizing with the common types of process heating systems and equipment
  • Recognizing efficiency opportunities for fuel-based and electric-based heating systems
  • Learning how to financially justify process heating improvement projects
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Department of Energy (DOE) Publication "Improving Process Heating System Performance" Sourcebook Third Edition.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
IMPROVING PROCESS HEATING SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE (1.6 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Sections 1 to 5 and Appendix A of 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 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: Renewable Energy from the Ocean
COURSE NO: R02-007
Renewable Energy from the Ocean
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of ocean energy technology as a source of renewable energy for U.S. Federal sites. It investigates ocean energy resources and new technologies under development to capture that energy. A brief history of the technologies is presented, as well as each technology's commercial market development status.  Benefits and barriers to research and development are also examined along with various devices currently being validated in the field.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers interested in gaining an overview of the production of energy from renewable sources.

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about wave, tidal and marine current
  • Learning about tidal potential energy and ocean thermal energy conversion
  • Learning about the available total energy resources for each type of ocean energy
  • Learning about the energy conversion technologies for each type of ocean energy
  • Understanding the benefits of each type of ocean energy
  • Familiarizing with current projects
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy document, "Ocean Energy Technology Overview", dated July 2009.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Renewable Energy from the Ocean (2.05 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 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 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: Ethics in Professional Practice
COURSE NO: LE2-007
Ethics in Professional Practice
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course, background on the philosophical models that guide ethical behavior is discussed and then applied to specific situations in engineering codes of ethics. This course is based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Professional Practice Curriculum, Volume 8, Section: Engineering Ethics.

 

Many engineering organizations have drafted codes of ethics to which their members are required to commit.  Generally, these codes are quite similar and are based on a few fundamental principles which provide guidance to professional engineers in common situations. Nevertheless, there are many difficult or ambiguous situations in which the best ethical solution is difficult to determine.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers seeking to learn ethical principles and how to apply them to their professional practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Determining ethical behavior using several philosophical models
  • Evaluating a practical situation in terms of a professional code of ethics
  • Identifying situations that represent conflicts of interest and formulate a proper response
  • Applying the standards of professional ethics in technical communication
  • Recognizing environmental impacts of engineering work
  • Considering principles of sustainable development in the performance of professional duties
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Ethics in Professional Practice" published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (This course document is reproduced by permission of the ASME (www.asme.org). You may also download from or view this course document on the ASME's website by clicking on Ethics in Professional Practice).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Ethics in Professional Practice (268 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 credit. The quiz will be based on this ASME 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: Estimating the Environmental Effects of Green Roofs
COURSE NO: C02-075
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Estimating the Environmental Effects of Green Roofs
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides insight on how to estimate the positive environmental effects of green roof installations in cities. This is accomplished by providing a brief introduction to the basic concepts and definitions relating to urban environmental pollution, followed by a case study of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

 

A green roof—also called a vegetated roof or eco-roof—is a roof with soil and plants placed on top of a conventional roof. Green roofs are growing in popularity, as they have proven to be a cost-effective strategy for creating more livable and sustainable cities. Integrating nature-based solutions like green roofs into the urban landscape has several benefits to the environment, public health, and society.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to architects, sustainability, environmental, and building engineers, as well as other technical personnel interested in learning more about the numerous benefits of green roof installations in urban areas.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning how green roofs benefit the environment and public health
  • Familiarizing with green roofs using as a case study (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Understanding the analytical process, methodology, and tools used in estimating the benefits of green roof installations
  • Understanding the limitations of the model and results of the presented case study
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Estimating the Environmental Effects of Green Roofs”, prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, publication number EPA 430-S-18-001.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
ESTIMATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF GREEN ROOFS (3.7 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 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.

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