North Dakota Energy Efficiency 30 PDH Discount Package
Courses in this Package
Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Energy Systems (M08-002)
Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Water and Wastewater (M02-011)
Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs (M02-042)
Heat Recovery Ventilators (M02-049)
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades (M03-022)
Improving Process Heating System Performance (M05-014)
Professional Engineer's Guide to Energy Star® for Commercial Buildings (C02-027)
Small Wind Electric Systems to Power Your Home (R02-003)
Solar Energy Fundamentals (M04-018)
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.
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
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.
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This online engineering PDH course describes a wide variety of sustainable concepts and practical ideas related to water and wastewater systems including discussions of water management concepts, plumbing design concepts, fixture selection considerations and more sophisticated concepts such as graywater collection and rainwater harvesting. Although the reference text discusses Federal Facilities, the principles apply to all building types. Part VI of this source material focuses on the water and waste water systems within a facility.
Sustainable design involves integration of multiple disciplines. The goal of effective water management is to reduce water consumption without compromising the performance of equipment and fixtures. Using water more efficiently is a green strategy for several reasons: it reduces pressure on sometimes-limited water resources; it reduces the amount of energy and chemicals used for water and wastewater treatment; and to the extent that the use of hot water is reduced, increases energy savings with associated environmental benefits.
This 2 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.
- Water management
- Toilets and urinals
- Showers, faucets, and drinking fountains
- Electronic controls for pumbing fixtures
- Reclaimed water
- Graywater collection and use
- Rainwater harvesting
- On-Site wastewater treatment systems
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 VI, Water and Wastewater.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
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).
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).
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.
- 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
- Learn how to financially justify process heating improvement projects
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Department of Energy (DOE) Publication "Improving Process Heating System Performance" Sourcebook.
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.
- 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
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”.
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.
- 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
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S Department of Energy, "Small Wind Electric Systems" publication.
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.
- 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.