Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
This six hour course provides valuable information for anyone who is asked to address energy management issues. Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses. It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses, and served on the steering committee for the development of the text.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to
enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the energy issues facing the water and wastewater industry;
- Understand the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach;
- Understand the keys elements of the “Plan” phase;
- Understand what is involved in getting ready to start an energy program;
- Understand how to establish energy management goals;
- Understand how to secure management commitment;
- Understand how to obtain program visibility;
- Understand how to choose an energy fenceline;
- Understand how to establish energy improvement program leadership;
- Understand how to secure and maintain employee buy-in;
- Understand how to communicate results;
- Understand how to benchmark energy efficiency;
- Understand how to conduct an energy audit;
- Understand what constitutes baseline information;
- Understand what legal requirements may apply;
- Understand what other requirements may apply;
- Understand how to establish a compliance baseline;
- Understand what constitutes an energy policy;
- Understand how to identify activities and operations that consume energy;
- Understand how to prioritize activities and operations;
- Understand how to prioritize potential energy improvement efforts;
- Understand how to establish energy objectives and targets;
- Understand ;how to define performance indicators;
- Understand what constitutes the “Do” phase;
- Understand how to develop energy action plans;
- Understand how to develop a management system;
- Understand what constitutes energy operational controls;
- Understand what constitutes the “Check-Act” phases;
- Understand what energy operations you currently monitor and measure;
- Understand how to determine what else needs to be monitored or measured;
- Understand how to develop a plan for maintaining the efficiency of energy equipment;
- Understand how to review the progress of your energy targets;
- Understand what actions are needed to adjust or correct off-target energy goals;
- Understand how to monitor and/or reassess compliance status;
- Understand how to align energy goals with business/operational goals;
- Understand how to apply lessons learned from other facilities;
- Understand how to expand the involvement of management and staff; and
- Understand how to communicate success.
The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in developing and implementing an energy management program.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendees of this course will understand how to select, design, install or operate and maintain a drinking water or wastewater disinfection treatment systems, and will greatly reduce the learning curve for any professional.
Manufacturing and government services such as water and wastewater utilities require energy. Energy costs are continuing to rise to almost unacceptable levels. The electric energy sources currently being used have significant climate change issues. Managing a facility’s energy is becoming an increasingly important issue for everyone. This course offers a unique approach that has proven highly successful in addressing quality, environmental management and occupational health and safety issues. It follows the Deming Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. It is expected that this approach will assist in addressing the energy management issues facing us all.
The associated course materials are contained in an Adobe Acrobat copy of the US EPA publication:
click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document
for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first
save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save
Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This course discusses the elements of a unique and proven process to develop and implement an energy management system at their facility.
information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or
Environmental Protection Agency
you finish studying the
above course content,
you need to
take a quiz
to obtain the PDH credits.
DISCLAIMER: The materials
contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty
on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials
are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional
advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed
by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making
use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes
any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.