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Seventhwave: Optimal chiller plant and ventilation system performance

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The first part of this course will focus on the heart of an applied HVAC system—the chiller. Participants will review ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requirements, explore the most current chiller technologies and trends, examine various types of chiller plant configurations, and point out common pitfalls and corrections to improve operations. Energy saving strategies including chiller tower and pump pressure optimization, chilled water reset and condenser energy recovery will also be discussed.

The second part of this course will take a deep dive into ventilation fundamentals. Participants will review ASHRAE Standard 62.1 requirements and explore various types of ventilation systems. Energy saving ventilation strategies including demand controlled ventilation and exhaust air energy recovery will be discussed, as well as the design and control of dedicated outdoor air systems.

Seventhwave: Optimal chiller plant and ventilation system performance

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The first part of this course will focus on the heart of an applied HVAC system—the chiller. Participants will review ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requirements, explore the most current chiller technologies and trends, examine various types of chiller plant configurations, and point out common pitfalls and corrections to improve operations. Energy saving strategies including chiller tower and pump pressure optimization, chilled water reset and condenser energy recovery will also be discussed.

The second part of this course will take a deep dive into ventilation fundamentals. Participants will review ASHRAE Standard 62.1 requirements and explore various types of ventilation systems. Energy saving ventilation strategies including demand controlled ventilation and exhaust air energy recovery will be discussed, as well as the design and control of dedicated outdoor air systems.

Midwest Solar Expo

Monday, April 30, 2018 to Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The 2018 Midwest Solar Expo returns to Minneapolis for its 5th annual conference, exhibition and Smart Energy Symposium. Join us as we continue to drive the conversation on the Midwest solar market – gain insights from industry experts, receive hands-on product training, enjoy Happy Hour and entertainment while networking with 400+ solar professionals from across the value chain.

MREA: Advanced PV Installation Workshop - MREA Carport

Monday, April 30, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018

In this five-day workshop in Custer, WI, students will participate in both lecture and hands-on installation activities to construct a 19.4 kW PV canopy structure. Participants will work as part of a crew led by a professional installation team that has been installing PV systems since 1979. Lecture topics include site safety, system design, component sizing, equipment selection, structural considerations, installation best practices, and National Electrical Code requirements.

Note: This course contains a prerequisite of Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101) or equivalent training. If you'd like to take PV 101 before the workshop begins, please contact Jenny Heinzen (jennyh@midwestrenew.org or 715-592-6595 x-108) to get enrolled in an online course that works with your schedule. 

CREATE Webinar: The New North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certifications

Friday, April 27, 2018
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a certification organization for renewable energy professionals, specialists, and those new to the areas of photovoltaics, solar heating, and small wind technologies. This webinar, offered by the Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE) will provide an overview of NABCEP and how its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative developed three new specialty certifications in PV Design, PV Installer, and PV Commissioning & Maintenance. Topics to be covered include:
 
• Process NABCEP follows to develop industry related certifications.
• Overview of the PV Design Specialist, PV Installer Specialist, and PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist certifications.
• Eligibility pathways to take the specialty certification exams and how the certifications can promote careers, visibility, and public image of the renewable energy industry.
• How certifications benefit the PV market, consumers, and other renewable energy stakeholders. 
• NABCEP’s Course Catalog and how it is designed to help candidates find the right training courses to earn a NABCEP certification, recertify, or find relevant information so that they can remain informed about changes in the renewable energy industry. 

EPA Webinar: Introduction to the Local Government Solar Project Portal

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join EPA to learn about how you can take advantage of the resources that EPA, NREL, and DOE offer, participate in targeted trainings with experienced local governments and industry experts, and share your experiences with other local governments. EPA will also introduce the Local Government Solar Project Portal which provides tools and resources to aid local governments through each step of the project development pathway. 

DOE Better Buildings Webinar: Advanced Energy Design Guidelines for K-12 Schools

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This webinar will review the recently released Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy (AEDG). Recognizing that many schools have limited staff and resources, the AEDG provides step-by-step direction to support elementary, middle, and high schools in their pursuit of zero energy performance goals for deep retrofits and new construction projects. The technical guidance should enable school districts to take energy-efficiency goals from concept to fruition, and is meant to complement existing resources and strategies. Join this webinar if you are an educator, administrator, architect, engineer, or other buildings operations professional who is interested in pursuing zero energy schools or has experience in zero energy projects.

Seventhwave Webinar: Small commercial sector: beyond lighting program strategies

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The small commercial sector is historically difficult to reach due to diversity in business types and other market barriers. As federal lamp standards become more stringent and market penetration of efficient products grows, lighting-only programs will have increasing difficulty achieving savings goals. Seventhwave will present research that provides a holistic look at energy savings beyond lighting in the small commercial sector. Using data from surveys and in-depth site visits, we identify common characteristics and recommend program strategies for increased participation in energy efficiency programs.

Seventhwave: Blowers and controls: new wastewater treatment plant technologies

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This course from Seventhwave will cover the basics of blower operation and energy use for wastewater treatment, explore the latest blower and control technologies, and provide an opportunity to tour the Sun Prairie Wastewater Treatment Plant. Additional topics covered include: technology selection and system scaling, integration of new technologies in existing systems, and energy cost analysis.

HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

Monday, April 23, 2018 to Thursday, April 26, 2018

The conference on home performance and weatherization provides education and networking opportunities to over one thousand residential energy efficiency professionals.

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Location
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

 

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