The majority of EMC classes will be held in the University of Oregon's Living Learning Center in Eugene, Oregon. Some classes will be held in Lane Community College's LEED certified building (the "building that teaches") in the heart of downtown Eugene. Participants will stay in residence units on the University of Oregon campus.
The EMC costs $4,500 which includes, the course and all course materials, room and board, follow up assistance during the project implementation phase of the program, and an equipment lending program. Check with your local utility for scholarship assistance or call NWEEI (541-463-6160) for information.
** Sign up with a Colleague or Friend & Both People Receive $500 off Registration.**
If you sign up with a colleague or friend, both people will receive $500 off the total cost of registration. This offer can not be combined with any other discount NWEEI may offer. The offer is intended for the 2016 summer EMC Program and expires 07/11/16. NWEEI may or may not choose to extend the offer for the following year.
Cancellation Policy: If registration is canceled two months prior to the beginning of the 2-week workshop, you will receive a full refund less $200 for handling. If cancellation occurs less than two months prior to the 2-week workshop, there is a 50% forfeiture fee. Substitutions will be allowed.
EMC is significantly more valuable than conventional, testing-based certification programs. Certification from NWEEI is proof of actual hands-on experience!
EMC consists of four parts:
Pre-Workshop Prep, In-residence Workshop, Workplace Project & Certification
The pre-course assignment is designed to make sure all students are beginning the workshop from the same fundamental knowledge base. The assignment requires students to review an actual energy audit report and find intentionally placed errors. The purpose is to familiarize students with a formal audit reporting style, calculations used in energy analysis, and typical energy measures.
During the classroom portion of EMC, students are immersed in energy efficiency fundamentals and practices. The intensity of this portion of the program demands that students work extended hours, including two evenings and one Saturday. The curriculum consists of:
Day 01 - Introductions and Overview
Day 02 - Energy Systems Overview
Day 03 - Electrical Fundamentals
Day 04 - Glazing, Insulation and Building Envelope
Day 05 - Lighting
Day 06 - Heating and Cooling Fundamentals
Day 07 - Secondary HVAC Systems
Day 08 - Controls Fundamentals
Day 09 - Plant Equipment
Day 10 - Energy Auditing I
Day 11 - Energy Auditing II
Students return to their place of employment where they must implement their energy efficiency project based upon information obtained during classroom instruction. In order to obtain a certificate of completion, students must: 1) choose an appropriate project 2) gather project baseline data 3) implement the project 4) measure & verify project energy savings.
Workplace projects are fully supported by NWEEI staff in that we provide remote and on-site (when possible) assistance plus access to our knowledge base and lending library of resources and datalogging equipment.
At the end of the project year, students are encouraged to formally share project results with the next EMC class. Each student must demonstrate energy management skills by showing a return-on-investment (ROI) in energy costs before we award a certificate of completion.
The EMC course is taught by a diverse staff of energy professionals, each of whom carries the highest credentials within their disciplines.
Previous presenters have included:
- July 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "Our Environmental Destiny"
- Donald Aitken, Renewable Energy
- Steven Strong, Solar PV Design
- Richard Heinberg, Fossil Fuels and Society
- Jim Lloyd, Creative Facilities Management
- Paul Hawken, 2003 EMC Honorary Chair
- William McDonough, 2002 EMC Honorary Chair
- Jim Benya, Lighting Design
- GZ Brown, Integrated Design
- Mike Hatten, Integrated Design
- Gaylen Ohmart, Integrated Design
- Reid Hart, Building O&M and Building Comfort