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North Carolina Energy Efficiency 15 PDH Discount Package 2

PACKAGE NO: NC15R-08
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Home Energy Savings: A Practical Approach
COURSE NO: M09-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Home Energy Savings: A Practical Approach
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on a wide variety of energy-related topics, ranging from simple weatherization, insulation, heating and cooling system improvements in homes, to installing and maintaining efficient water heaters, home appliances and solar panels.

 

Every year, a typical family in the United States spends around half of its home energy budget on heating and cooling. Unfortunately, many of those dollars are often wasted, because conditioned air escapes through leaky ceilings, walls and foundations, or flows through inadequately insulated attics, pipes, exterior walls and basements. In addition, many appliances, heating systems and air conditioners aren’t properly maintained, are old and inefficient, compared to models being sold today.

 

By properly maintaining your existing heating and cooling equipment (or replacing aging units with high-efficiency models), addressing weatherization and insulation issues at your house and getting into the habit of using energy efficiently all the time, you can save 10 to 30 percent (or more) on your utility bills every year. You will also help reduce pollution at utility plants that use fossil fuels to generate electricity.

 

This 9 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers as well as energy specialists who are interested in learning more about home energy-saving considerations and the collection of systems that work together to achieve peak energy savings and to increase a home’s overall comfort.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the major sources of air leaks and energy use in a typical home
  • Learning about different sealing and insulating materials, their main characteristics and applications
  • Understanding the energy saving considerations for heating and cooling systems
  • Learning about a set of energy-related units, ratios and terminologies
  • Learning about water heating systems and the different approaches to lowering water-heating costs
  • Familiarizing with energy-efficient tips and practices for major home appliances
  • Familiarizing with the building blocks of solar PV systems
  • Gaining a general overview of contracts, installation, maintenance and monitoring of solar energy systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Home Energy Savings: A Practical Approach”, which is based on the Iowa Energy Center Publication Home Series 1 to 5.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HOME ENERGY SAVINGS : A PRACTICAL APPROACH (7.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty-five (45) questions to earn 9 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: Water Efficiency Management Guide for Bathroom Suites
COURSE NO: M01-019
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Water Efficiency Management Guide for Bathroom Suites
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic information on how to improve water management, reduce property water use, and subsequently improve EPA Water Score.

 

Bathrooms offer a clear opportunity for properties to save significant amounts of water. Use of toilets, faucets, showerheads, and other sanitary fixtures in the bathroom suite typically represent a significant percentage of water use in properties. Replacing bathroom fixtures with water-efficient products, and WaterSense labeled products when applicable, can provide the most significant opportunity for water and energy savings, particularly in older buildings with inefficient fixtures.

 

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and sustainability engineers, as well as other technical personnel who are interested in improving water management and minimizing wastewater.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Knowing the background and importance of water management for bathrooms
  • Familiarizing with bathroom maintenance best management practices
  • Understanding water savings calculations for toilets, bathroom sink faucets, bath and shower diverters, and showerheads
  • Knowing the replacement options when installing new toilet fixtures or replacing old, inefficient products
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Water Efficiency Management Guide: Bathroom Suite”, which is based on the EPA document “Water Efficiency Management Guide Bathroom Suite”, reference EPA 832-F-17-016d, dated November 2017.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
WATER EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR BATHROOM SUITES (780 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 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: Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls
COURSE NO: E01-012
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic information on wireless occupancy for lighting controls.

 

Lighting use constitutes about 20% of the total energy consumption in commercial buildings. Adding lighting controls is a simple retrofit option than can save on energy costs while helping to meet agency and federal energy savings mandates. Some energy codes and federal standards require the use of lighting controls.

 

Studies have shown that adding lighting controls can reduce lighting energy use 10% to 90% or more depending on the use of the space in which the sensors are installed. One study conducted on a university campus found that installing wired occupancy sensors to control lighting in more than 200 rooms in 10 buildings provided an annual cost savings of about $14,000 with a simple payback of 4.2 years.

 

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to electrical engineers and others interested in gaining knowledge about wireless occupancy for lighting controls for a better sustainable design.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the different types of occupancy sensors and their characteristics including microphonic, ultrasonic, bluetooth, video image and dual technology
  • Gaining a general overview of the codes and standards of lighting controls
  • Learning about the types of light source to use for occupancy sensors
  • Understanding how wireless sensors are powered and the best practices in using wireless sensors
  • Learning about the cost considerations for wire and wireless sensors
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, " Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls”, which is based on the US department of Energy document “Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls: An Applications Guide for Federal Facility Managers”, dated December 2019.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
WIRELESS OCCUPANCY SENSORS FOR LIGHTING CONTROLS (1.4 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 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: 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.

COURSE TITLE: Understanding Solar Photovoltaic System Performance
COURSE NO: R02-018
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Understanding Solar Photovoltaic System Performance
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents a performance analysis of 75 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed at federal sites, conducted by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) with support from National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

 

System data is analyzed for key performance indicators including availability, performance ratio, and energy ratio by comparing the measured production data to modeled production data. The analysis utilizes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s System Advisor Model (SAM), which combines a description of the system (such as inverter capacity, temperature derating, and balance-of-system efficiency) with environmental parameters (coincident solar and temperature data) to calculate predicted performance.

 

The measured performance metrics are useful in that they provide realistic expectations of performance, and owners of existing systems may compare their own measured performance values to the average and focus on corrective actions.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and electrical engineers and energy specialists who are interested in learning more about the performance of solar photovoltaic systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the key performance indicators of PV systems
  • Understanding the research methodology of the proposed study
  • Analyzing a statistical summary of key performance indicators across a sample of PV systems and drawing conclusions
  • Gaining an overview of the future steps and resources for agencies interested in improving photovoltaic system performance
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Understanding Solar Photovoltaic System Performance”, which is based on the DOE document “Understanding Solar Photovoltaic System Performance: An Assessment of 75 Federal Photovoltaic Systems”, Publication No. DOE/GO-102021-5627, dated December 2021.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
UNDERSTANDING SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE (1.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) 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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