The majority of EMC classes will be held in Lane Community College's LEED certified building (the "building that teaches") in the heart of downtown Eugene. Transportation will be provided to offsite field trips.
Lodging & Meals
Participants will need to arrange their own lodging. There are 4 hotels within walking distance and many more that are accessible via public transit.
Within a few blocks walking distance
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Eugene Downtown University Area (closest to Downtown Campus)
- Timbers Motel
- Hilton Eugene
- Inn at 5th Street
Participants will also need to arrange for their own food with the exception of lunch which will be provided every day there is class (no class on Sunday). Many excellent restaurants and grocery stores are close by for breakfast and dinner and we are happy to make recommendations.
The EMC costs $3,750 which includes, the course and all course materials, 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.
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