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Characterizing Brownfields

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

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.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

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.

Course Introduction

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.


Course Content

The associated course materials are contained in an Adobe Acrobat copy of the US EPA publication:

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Course Summary

This course discusses the elements of a unique and proven process to develop and implement an energy management system at their facility.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

US Environmental Protection Agency



Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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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.