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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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SUMMER Energy Management Certification
Annual Specialized Training Event

July 11 - 22, 2016

EMC is an advanced certificate program designed for Engineers, Technicians, and Facility Maintenance & Energy Managers. EMC is the only certification program that requires each student to implement an efficiency project, resulting in immediate hands-on experience for the student, and rapid energy savings for clients and employers.

This program goes beyond the fundamentals and teaches a broad spectrum of energy management principles and techniques. Topics include building energy use, glazing, insulation, building envelope, heating/cooling, secondary HVAC, controls, central plant equipment, energy auditing, operation and maintenance. Each topic is covered by a discipline expert.

Quotes from Previous EMC Participants

  • "My only disappointment was that I didn’t get to do this training three years ago, when I first embarked on Resource Conservation Management."

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    Katherine Morris Assistant to the Director, Oregon State University
  • "I think all of us would agree that those two weeks were special in a couple of ways. First, we learned so much beneficial information, that will impact all of us forever (yes, even me). Second, we formed some friendships that will always be valued."

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    Susan Pommier Specialist, Portland General Electric
  • "Get ready for a whole lot of very useful information crammed into two short weeks."

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    Thomas McDowell RHT Energy Solutions
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Location

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.

Cost

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.

Register Today!

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

Register

Registration for professional training is quick and easy. You may even qualify for free training through your employer and/or a paid scholarship.

Register Today!

Limited Discount!

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.

Want to know more about the EMC?
Contact us!

Independent Evaluation

How do we know the EMC works?

An independent evaluation of the EMC program was conducted and the resulting “Market Progress Evaluation Report” examines the program over the years 2000-2002 – including participant case studies!

pdfEMC - 3rd Party Evaluation.pdf

thumbnail of book cover Book IN PRINT!

Peter Herzog provides a method, analysis techniques, and the step-by-step guidance that will permit a facility operator or energy manager to tap into the same energy and cost savings available to paid performance contractors – while keeping the savings in house.

This is a must-have book for anyone operating a building.

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How does the value of EMC stack up?

  • $4,500


    includes 2 weeks of classroom instruction, course materials, room and board. PLUS access to an auditing equipment library as well as technical support and guidance from staff during the project year.

    PRE-REQUISITES
    None Required
    90+hrs (2-weeks) in-class
    + one year

    to complete an energy project

    2-weeks instruction + project with verifiable energy savings & ROI OFFERED SINCE
    2000
  • $1,995


    plus $400 exam fee
    *price approximate - 2016

    PRE-REQUISITES
    Education + Experience


    ex. 4 year degree and 3 yrs experience; or 2-yr degree and 6 years experience

    Various

    5-day training seminar or approved classes at specific colleges

    4-hour exam
    REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION
    OFFERED SINCE
    1981
  • $1,150


    plus $400 exam fee
    *price approximate - 2016

    PRE-REQUISITES
    Multiple Education and Experience

    ex. 4 yr degree and less than 3 yrs experience

    12 hours training
    online or live seminars
    4-hour exam
    REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION
    OFFERED SINCE
    2009
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How does EMC compare in value?

  • $4,500


    includes 2 weeks of classroom instruction, course materials, room and board. PLUS access to an auditing equipment library as well as technical support and guidance from staff during the project year.

    PRE-REQUISITES
    None Required
    90+hrs (2-weeks) in-class
    + one year

    to complete an energy project

    2-weeks instruction + project with verifiable energy savings & ROI OFFERED SINCE
    2000
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EMC Fine Print, Limitations & Legal Disclaimers

We try and keep these limitations as clear as possible but please contact us if you require further clarification.

  1. NWEEI’s guarantee for a return on your training investment is contingent upon the participant’s successful completion of the required energy efficiency project. We do not issue certificates to participants who are unable to prove energy savings.
  2. $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.
  3. Follow up assistance during the project implementation phase of the program is included with the cost of registration. It includes (but is not limited to) direct contact to instructors or NWEEI support staff via phone or email. Access to borrow from an extensive equipment library and equipment monitoring diagnostic tools (Free to borrow. Not inclusive of shipping/handling costs). Ability to request additional educational materials from NWEEI's document and resource library. Ability to request technical assistance to review documents, plans or reports. In some limited cases, direct on-site assistance can be provided to help directly assist with the project implementation or planning stages.
  4. Cancellation Policy - Cancellations 2 months prior to start of the workshop will be issued a full refund less $200 handling fee; less than 2 months a 50% forfeit fee. Participant substitutions are allowed. NWEEI reserves the right to cancel up to 2-weeks prior to start of workshop if a minimum number of registrations is not met.
  5. Payment must be paid in full by the registration cut-off date (normally 2-weeks prior to start of workshop) unless other arrangements have been made