Ohio Energy Efficiency and Ethics 30 PDH Discount Package 1
Courses in this Package
Home Energy Savings: A Practical Approach (M09-001)
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades (M03-022)
Water Efficiency Management Guide for Mechanical Systems (M02-055)
Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs (M02-042)
Wind Turbine Technology (R04-009)
Continuous Energy Improvement in Motor Driven Systems (E08-007)
Engineering Ethics for Ohio Professional Engineers (OH2-002)
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.
- 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
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 presents guidelines on how to reduce mechanical system water use in residential buildings. Mechanical systems are frequently utilized to provide heating and cooling for residential properties. They typically fall into two categories: centralized and decentralized systems.
Centralized mechanical systems provide heating and cooling from a central location, such as a mechanical room or utility penthouse. These systems are more common in mid- and high-rise multifamily properties and can include cooling towers, boilers, and steam systems, each of which uses water as the heat transfer medium. As a result, the use of water for building heating and cooling can be significant and using sound management practices is a good opportunity for water savings.
Decentralized mechanical systems treat each unit of a multifamily property as its own space, as if each unit were a stand-alone single-family residence. These systems do not typically use process water, so they are not the focus of this water efficiency management guide.
This 2 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, environmental and civil engineers, as well as other technical personnel who are interested in learning more about reducing water use in mechanical systems.
- Understanding the basics principles behind single-pass cooling, cooling towers and boiler/steam systems
- Understanding mechanical system water use
- Familiarizing with the maintenance and best management practices
- Knowing the mechanical systems retrofit and replacement options
- Familiarizing with the water savings calculations and assumptions
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 provides a brief overview of wind turbine technology and its associated components, discusses the financial considerations and the technological improvements that would be required to increase the reliance on wind energy in the future.
Current turbine technology has enabled wind energy to become a viable power source in today’s energy market. Advancements in turbine technology that have the potential to increase wind energy’s presence are currently being explored through areas of study including reducing capital costs, increasing capacity factors, and mitigating risk through enhanced system reliability.
This 4 PDH online course is intended for renewable, sustainability, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineers, as well as other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of wind turbine technology.
- Familiarizing with the basic configuration of the modern wind turbine
- Knowing the options in improving wind turbine technology
- Understanding the technical and financial risks involved in wind technology
- Familiarizing with offshore wind technology
- Learning about distributed wind technology (DWT) and their applications
This online engineering PDH course presents the fundamental information and necessary guidance required to assist the Manufacturing and Process industries in optimizing their electric motor driven systems which leads to substantial energy / cost savings.
Electric motors are among the least well-managed industrial equipment, even though motor-driven equipment accounts for approximately 70% of the electrical energy consumed by process industries and approximately 90% for electrical intensive industries. Motors that are not properly managed can result in billions of dollars in wasted energy and operating costs to an industry.
A detailed analysis of the U.S. motor systems inventory indicates that this energy use could be reduced by 11% to 18% if plant managers implement all cost-effective applications of mature and proven energy efficiency technologies and practices. It is worth noting that the suggested improvements are not necessarily limited to the U.S., but can be implemented in any industry around the world that utilizes motor driven systems.
This 8 PDH online course is applicable to electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineers as well as other technical personnel interested in learning more about improving the operation of motor driven systems.
- Familiarizing with motor energy management and best practices
- Understanding the different types of utility charges
- Learning about the steps involved in conducting a motor survey
- Familiarizing with motor specification and selection considerations
- Estimating motor load and efficiency
- Analyzing motor efficiency opportunities
- Conducting plans for improving motor efficiency
- Familiarizing with the opportunities to improve system efficiencies
- Understanding the importance and practicality of power factor correction
This online engineering PDH course presents the laws and rules of ethics and professional responsibility governing the practice of engineering in the State of Ohio. Excerpts from Chapter 4733 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 4733 of the Ohio Administrative Code, which relate to the rules of profession conduct, continuing education requirements, proper use of seal and other pertinent regulatory provisions 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 Ohio 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 thirty (30) professional development hours, two (2) of which must be relative to the rules of professional responsibility, conduct and ethics. The remaining hours shall relate to the licensee's area of practice.
- Understanding the Ohio laws and rules regulating the practice of engineering in the State of Ohio and their application to Professional Engineers
- Understanding the rules of professional responsibility, professional conduct and engineering ethics
- Familiarizing with the Ohio disciplinary process and the various violations and corresponding penalties imposed by the board