Energy Conservation Best Practices in Industrial, Commercial Environments, Transportation and Residential Sectors

Regular price $415.00

Earn 8 PDH | .8 CEU (Total course 8 hours)

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, ET. both days

This course caters to Building Operators, Energy Engineers, Energy Managers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, Energy Professionals, Sustainability Managers and other industry stakeholders who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the concept of energy and utilities, and would like to learn about methods, best practices and strategies for reducing energy demand, energy consumption and energy costs in an industrial, commercial, transportation, and residential environments.

Pertinent statistical data for all of these sectors are discussed to help the participants appreciate the significant energy cost differences among these four sectors. The importance of our faceted energy outlook is explained and discussed. This course addresses, in depth, usage, cost and conservation of energy in its more common forms such as electrical, compressed air, fuel/natural gas, steam, and heat, etc. This course will familiarize attendees with various ways of reducing energy cost through well planned, specific and results oriented projects and proven methods of operation.

The instructor-with years of experience in energy project implementation and energy program/process development–shows how substantial energy cost reduction can be achieved with little or no capital investment, and in some cases, how cost of energy can be minimized without making substantial reductions in actual energy consumption.

Some of such projects can be pursued in collaboration with and through sponsorship of local utility companies and incentive programs. Some of the myths associated with electricity and gas contracts are exposed. Energy audits and tools needed to perform audits are discussed. Energy Management Systems and Energy Monitoring Systems, are covered. The attendees will also be, briefly, introduced to some of the more proven renewable energy alternatives. The audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic. Board acceptance guarantee.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Apply principles and concepts associated with common forms of energy (electric, hydrocarbon, compressed air, steam, stack heat, etc.) in an industrial or commercial environment to assess the energy intensity and energy productivity differences between alternative manufacturing and process systems, with a clear understanding of the physics and engineering fundamentals of energy in its various forms.

• Apply energy engineering metrics - associated with different forms of energy, i.e. electrical, hydrocarbon fuel energy, heat energy, pressure energy, etc. - to quantify how much energy is being consumed and how efficiently energy is being utilized in operations and facilities of various types. Examples of energy metrics include MMBtus, MMBtus/ton or product, kWh, kWh/ton of product, Joules, etc.

• Identify, evaluate and implement high value energy conservation opportunities based on energy facts, energy engineering principles, application of SCADA, Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition, type Energy Management Systems (EMS). Develop architecture and design of EMS systems for specific energy measurement, real-time monitoring – and in some cases – energy conservation related control applications.

• Know the symbiotic relationship between energy efficiency and equipment sustainability. Apply proven energy engineering and equipment sustainability best practices that can minimize overall energy intensity and enhance equipment durability in industrial, commercial and residential facilities, and in transportation arena.

• Apply a four-faceted approach in the development of corporate or facility level energy management plan. This four-faceted approach includes: (1) Focus on Energy Productivity Improvement, (2) Focus on Energy Cost Minimization, (3) Focus on Energy Supply/Source and (4) Energy Storage.

• Apply Power Factor and Load Factor improvement engineering principles and methods to enhances electrical power quality, electrical energy productivity and electrical equipment sustainability. Calculation of power factor and load factor will be illustrated in addition to quantification of the benefits realized through these efforts.

• Distinguish between high efficacy and low efficacy lighting systems on the basis of watts/lumen or watts/foot-candle and apply coefficient of utilization approach in the design and specification of facility illumination systems – all, ultimately precipitating in lower overall energy intensity.

• Apply proven best practices in the HVAC realm to achieve optimal HVAC system operation and higher energy productivity.

• Apply proven best practices in the operation and maintenance of compressed air systems to maximize their utilization and to minimize energy intensity associated with compressed air generation, distribution and consumption.

Class Schedule:

Part I
- Four Faceted Vision of Energy. Energy Basics and its Various Forms. Energy Facts and Statistics
- Electricity Basics and Electrical Rate Schedules
- EMS/BMS, Energy Monitoring and Building Monitoring Systems

Part II
- Cogeneration
- Energy Conservation in HVAC Systems, Steam Systems, Compressed Air Systems, Residential Facilities and in the Transportation Sector
- Energy Audits
- Energy Conservation Tips; “The Low Hanging Fruit”
- Financial Justification and Implementation of Energy Projects

Why you shouldn’t miss this seminar – How this seminar can benefit your organizations, what is unique about this course:

• Are you responsible for reducing the energy intensity, or increasing the energy productivity, in your operations or those of your clients’, and you feel inadequately prepared to lead the effort; or perhaps you don’t know where to begin? Then, this seminar is a must.

• Do you, as an engineer, facility manager or energy manager, feel that your knowledge and understanding of larger energy cost reduction opportunities needs enhancement? Then you must not miss this proven and frequently updated seminar.

• Do you feel that financial justification of energy conservation projects is an “uphill battle” in your organization? Then, this seminar will give you the opportunity to air you challenges and frustrations. You will learn about some proven approaches – both technical and financial – for successful energy project funding and implementation.

• How often do you get a chance to attend a course or a seminar that is presented by the author of the books on the subject matter? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to interact and learn from Bobby Rauf, the author of the texts, titled: (1) Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers, and (2) Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers. (Copies of these books are available at additional cost).

• As an engineer, energy professional, facilities manager do you find the concept of power factor, the application and benefits of VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives), application of EMS (Energy Management Systems) – as energy conservation measures – elusive? Then, this seminar will present an excellent opportunity to remedy that.

• So, as a plant engineer, facilities manager or energy professional, you know that the compressed air is a costly resource from energy point of view, yet, you are not sure where to begin short of performing audits and hiring “experts” to curb the cost associated with the operation of large air compressors and minimization of compressed air wastage. This seminar will show you practical, common sense and proven best practices to make a measurable difference, with the least amount of\ cost.

• Some seminars and courses end up being monotonous monologues from the presenter to the audience. Not this one. In this seminar, you will get an opportunity to air questions, share your success stories in the energy arena, learn how to avoid costly mistakes, through discussions with the instructor and other members of the audience.

Who should attend:
• Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Unit) requirements. This energy seminar couples engineering concepts and knowledge with energy conservation concepts and best practices.

• Facility Managers, Engineering Managers, Building Operators, Energy Professionals,, Project Managers and other executives who feel a need to enhance their energy engineering knowledge, to make informed decisions on energy projects or programs.

• Professionals, who are not experienced in the energy realm, including energy project proposal development staff, energy project financial analysts and technical writers.

• Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for obtaining energy project proposals.

• Construction managers who manage energy project installations.

• Energy professionals preparing for Energy Manager certification.

• Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, include energy engineering courses, training, or seminars.

Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA

Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses and holds a patent in process controls technology. He’s a member of ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.

Mr. Rauf develops and instructs professional development or continuing education, energy and engineering skill building, and engineering cross-training courses. Some of his major clients include accredited universities in the US and abroad, major US and international corporations, and governmental institutions. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.

During his long career with PPG Industries, Inc. as Senior Staff Engineer, his responsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in the energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena.