Oregon Energy Efficiency 30 PDH Discount Package 2
Courses in this Package
Tips on Saving Energy in Your Home (M04-044)
High Performance Data Centers Best Practices (M06-037)
Future Energy Sources (M03-047)
Water Efficiency Management Guide for Mechanical Systems (M02-055)
Solar Energy Fundamentals (M04-018)
Advancing Systems and Technologies to Produce Cleaner Fuels (P03-003)
Cost, Performance and Maturity of Electricity Storage Technologies (R05-002)
Innovating Clean Energy Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing: Process Heating (D03-007)
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.
- 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
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 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
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.
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.
- 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
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
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.
This online engineering PDH course provides information on advancements made in systems and technologies related to oil and natural gas development to produce cleaner fuels. It pays special attention to advancements aimed at reducing the environmental impact associated with the production of oil and natural gas. It also discusses the safety conditions for those involved in the development process.
Fossil fuel resources account for 82% of total U.S. primary energy use because they are abundant, have a relatively low cost of production, and have a high energy density—enabling easy transport and storage. The infrastructure built over decades to supply fossil fuels is the world’s largest enterprise with the largest market capitalization. Of fossil fuels, oil and natural gas make up 63% of energy usage. Across the energy economy, the source and mix of fuels used across these sectors is changing, particularly the rapid increase in natural gas production from unconventional resources for electricity generation and the rapid increase in domestic production of shale oil. The United States will, for the foreseeable future, continue to rely heavily upon oil and natural gas to support its economy, national security, and energy security.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to petroleum, chemical, mechanical and sustainability engineers and other technical personnel who are interested in learning more about the trends in advancing oil and gas development systems and technologies.
- Understanding the Oil and Gas industry in the Energy Economy of the United States
- Familiarizing with the latest technological advancements in Oil and Gas
- Learning about the emerging research opportunities and the four themes to address R&D challenges
- Learning the about the Oil and Gas challenges through specific technology assessments
- Understanding the risks associated with the various aspects of oil and natural gas development
- Learning from past oil and natural gas development mistakes and disasters to ensure they are not repeated
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.
- 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
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.
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.
This online engineering PDH course provides information about the energy savings potential for process heating systems in the manufacturing industry.
Process heating accounts for about 70% of all process energy (energy applied to convert material into manufactured products) used in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Past research investments in process heating and related topics have led to innovations that have improved industrial energy efficiency. Although no significant, pervasive process heating breakthroughs have been adopted recently by industry, incremental technology advances have been achieved in a few areas.
Process heating unit operations are fundamental to materials transformations and a wide range of manufacturing operations. Advances in process heating technologies could not only lead to lower manufacturing energy and emissions and associated costs, but could enable the manufacture of improved materials, technologies, and products.
This 3 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, chemical, sustainability and industrial engineers as well as others interesting in learning more about the potential energy saving opportunities for process heating systems in the U.S.
- Familiarizing with the concepts and definitions of industrial process heating
- Understanding the distinction between fuel, steam, electrical, and hybrid-based process heating systems
- Learning about various technology advances and opportunities for energy savings / energy reduction
- Familiarizing with the risks, uncertainties, and other considerations associated with industrial process heating systems