Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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SUMMER Energy Management Certificate
Annual Specialized Training Event

Coming July 2018

EMC is an advanced certificate program designed for Engineers, Technicians, and Facility Maintenance & Energy Managers. EMC is a performance based certificate 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.

Energy Trust of Oregon Incentives

Do you work in Energy Trust of Oregon service territory? If so, participants may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 to help cover the cost of the Energy Management Certificate. Take a look at the Incentive form for eligibility criteria.

Don't know if you're in Energy Trust territory? Check out Energy Trust's service territory map.

Quotes from Previous EMC Participants

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 at the University of Oregon and the Lane Community Colleg LEED Platinum certified building (the "building that teaches") in the heart of downtown Eugene. Transportation will be provided to offsite field trips.

Lodging & Meals:

Meals and Lodging are included in the cost of the program. Lodging will be in a "green" dorm at the University of Oregon and meals will be taken at the UO Dorm dining hall.

Program Cost:

The cost of the EMC course is $4,500 and includes an intensive two week workshop, room and board, all course materials including pre-programed spreadsheets and applications which are immediately useful upon return to your workplace, a tool lending program (dataloggers, light meters, multimeters, etc) and direct project consulting during the year following the workshop.

The Program:

July 09 - Introductions and Overview, 1/2 day (Hatten-Ebbage)

               Evening Program: 6-9PM Desert and Detailed Introductions

July 10 - Introduction to Energy Auditing and Datalogging (Hatten)

July 11 - Lighting Fundamentals (Hansen)

July 12 - Glazing, Insulation, and Building Envelope (Brown)

               Evening Program: 6-9PM EMC 04 Student Presentations

July 13 - Electrical Fundamentals (Fraser)

July 14 - Heating and Cooling Fundamentals (Marinello)

July 16 - Secondary HVAC Systems (Jackson-Gistilli)

July 17 - Controls Fundamentals (Hart)

July 18 - Central Plant Equipment (Carmichael)

July 19 - Energy Auditing 1 (Hatten)

July 20 - Energy Auditing 2 (Hatten)

Additional information to follow or by calling Roger Ebbage at 541 463 6160

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!

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, all lodging and meals 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
    Education + 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 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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