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June 2014 – November 2019

Jun
17
Tue
2014
Fundamentals of Measurements and Verification @ Albany, NY
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm

Register

Course Description

Presented by PSD and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) this comprehensive training course is designed to provide the necessary training for those seeking to achieve the status of Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). More details about the CMVP designation can be found at www.aeecenter.org/certification/CMVP.

Proven energy savings are now playing a significant role in financing energy management programs, whether through energy performance contracts or through emission trades under schemes such as the clean development mechanism of the UNFCCC. While interest in savings data is growing, the state of the art in determining savings has also been rapidly evolving. This seminar will examine current best practices for determining and documenting savings, specifically reviewing the current edition of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Attendees will learn the process of designing a proper M&V program for their projects, including cost/accuracy tradeoffs, baseline adjustments, interactive effects, types of savings, maintaining transparency, and analysis methods. Examples of specific techniques will be presented, along with common pitfalls which can result in unreliable savings reports. These techniques are central to management under the new ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems. Class time will include problem solving and debate.

Through participating in a “fundamentals” course, persons experienced in M&V will also appreciate the assembly of all of the issues, the debates, and engagement at their own level with expert instructors.  The CMVP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CMVP application and fee. Advance reading of IPMVP Volume I (available at www.evo-world.org) would be useful reading before the exam, though not required.

Accreditation: 2 AIA CEUs, 20  PDHs

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Course Outline

Reasons for M&V
• Types of uses for M&V
• M&V’s role in financing

Current M&V Protocols
• Relationship of IPMVP and other guidelines

IPMVP
• Its evolution
• Overview of IPMVP Options A, B, C & D

Developing an M&V Plan
• Principles of M&V
• Scope of energy to be monitored
• Differences between M&V for industry and for buildings
• “Cost avoidance” or “normalized savings?”
• Choosing independent variables for routine baseline adjustments
• Sources of data
• M&V budgets
• Selecting the baseline period and data
• Measurement systems design, commissioning & maintenance
• Baseline analysis methods
• Various forms of savings computation
• Valuing savings
• Routine procedures and QC
• Managing the uncertainty created by sampling, metering, modeling and unknowns
• Bias and rounding
• Reporting procedures
• Coordinating with other purposes
• When to do the M&V Plan

Current Issues in M&V
• Coping with missing data
• Cost/uncertainty tradeoffs
• Monitoring IAQ

Baseline Adjustment
• Why they are necessary
• Who does what, when

Key Elements of Success: Theory & Examples of IPMVP Options 

• Details of IPMVP methods
• Retrofit isolation (IPMVP Options A & B): Instrumentation issues
• Whole facility (IPMVP Option C): Utility billing issues
• Calibrated simulation (IPVMP Option D): Simulation issues
• Lessons from tough experience

Selecting Options: Which One Is Best Suited For My Project?

Adherence with IPMVP

Jun
20
Fri
2014
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification @ Free Webinar
Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Interest in M&V related skills as they apply to the built environment continue to grow, by building owners, practitioners, financiers and other stakeholders in the energy efficiency sector. Our Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification training provides an understanding of procedures and workflows for developing and executing M&V plans.

Please join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Fundamentals of M&V training, and how it can benefit you and your business.

Aug
1
Fri
2014
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Become a rater member of the PSD HERS Rater Provider.

Aug
7
Thu
2014
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

Accreditation: 4 RESNET PDCs upon completion.

 

Sep
4
Thu
2014
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Become a rater member of the PSD HERS Rater Provider.

Sep
16
Tue
2014
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ West Chester, PA
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: September 16th  8am -12pm
Location: West Chester, PA (one hour from Philadelphia)
Trainer:
Jim Phelps

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

Accreditation: 4 RESNET PDCs upon completion.

 

Sep
17
Wed
2014
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Pittsburg, PA
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: September 17th 8am – 12pm
Location: Pittsburg, PA
Trainer:
Jim Phelps

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

Accreditation: 4 RESNET PDCs upon completion.

 

Sep
29
Mon
2014
HERS Energy Rater Training (RESNET Certification) @ Part Online Training - Part Ithaca, NY Field Training
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

22 CEUsfor this class

Register

Date:

  • Sept 29 to Oct 10 (online portion)
  • Oct 27 – Oct 30 (field portion)

Time:

  • 9am to 12pm (online portion)
  • 9am to 5pm (field portion)

Location: Online + Classroom/field portion in Ithaca, NY

Why take this course?

  • Expand your business into the growing field of home performance.
  • Provide certified HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.
  • Work with home builders and architects to design and build energy efficient homes.
  • Consult with homeowners on how to improve their home’s energy efficiency, comfort and safety.

Who should take this course?

  • Contractors seeking to diversify into home performance. This includes HVAC; home builders; insulation/air sealing; remodeling; windows/doors; siding; plumbing; handyman; renewable energy installers; Indoor air quality; roofing; home automation.
  • BPI Certified professionals seeking to become RESNET certified HERS Raters.
  • Energy Auditors and Home Inspectors seeking the income potential by adding new services.
  • Architectural firms seeing to establish an in-house HERS Rater.
  • Weatherization (WAP) professional
  • Anyone seeking an exciting building performance career or business.

Course description:

Ten 3-hour online sessions spread over 2 weeks + 4 classroom/field days. This training will familiarize participants with the process and science of conducting an energy rating, and prepare you to successfully pass the HERS certification test and perform ratings of newly built houses. The course will examine “the house as a system,” including energy and moisture transfer, the thermal envelope, air leakage problems and solutions, ventilation and indoor air quality, windows, as well as basic energy load calculations, and diagnostic testing using a blower door, infrared thermography, and a duct blaster. Following the class, students will apply for certification with an accredited Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider. The online training, combined with classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of home energy ratings, and communicate these to potential customers.
  • Explain the basics of energy efficient mortgages, energy improvement mortgages, the Energy Star Homes program, and related products to potential customers.
  • Perform infield inspections and diagnostics necessary to produce a home energy rating, including blower door leakage testing and duct leakage testing.
  • Operate rating software and produce required reports.
  • Produce accurate and unbiased home energy ratings, from building plans and from field inspections.
  • Describe the follow-up process required for completion of the rating and loan process.
  • List the goals, services and responsibilities of the national home energy rating system.

Become a rater member of the PSD HERS Rater Provider.

Upon completion of the course you will receive 22 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Oct
21
Tue
2014
RESNET Combustion Safety & Workscope (CAZ) Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Long Island, NY
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register

4 PDCsfor this class

Date & Time: October 21st 8am – 12pm
Location: Long Island, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

Accreditation: 4 RESNET PDCs upon completion.

Oct
30
Thu
2014
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification @ Free Webinar
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Interest in M&V related skills as they apply to the built environment continue to grow, by building owners, practitioners, financiers and other stakeholders in the energy efficiency sector. Our Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification training provides an understanding of procedures and workflows for developing and executing M&V plans.

Please join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Fundamentals of M&V training, and how it can benefit you and your business.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
RESNET Combustion Safety & Workscope (CAZ) Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Boston Area, MA
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register

4 PDCsfor this class

Date & Time: November 12th 8am – 12pm
Location: Boston Area, MA
Trainer:
Jim Phelps

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

Accreditation: 4 RESNET PDCs upon completion.

Fundamentals of Measurements and Verification @ New York, NY - Green Light NY, Suite 609
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm

Register

Credits

20 PDHs for this class

2 CEUsfor this class

Course Description

Presented by PSD and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) this comprehensive training course is designed to provide the necessary training for those seeking to achieve the status of Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). More details about the CMVP designation can be found at www.aeecenter.org/certification/CMVP.

Proven energy savings are now playing a significant role in financing energy management programs, whether through energy performance contracts or through emission trades under schemes such as the clean development mechanism of the UNFCCC. While interest in savings data is growing, the state of the art in determining savings has also been rapidly evolving. This seminar will examine current best practices for determining and documenting savings, specifically reviewing the current edition of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Attendees will learn the process of designing a proper M&V program for their projects, including cost/accuracy tradeoffs, baseline adjustments, interactive effects, types of savings, maintaining transparency, and analysis methods. Examples of specific techniques will be presented, along with common pitfalls which can result in unreliable savings reports. These techniques are central to management under the new ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems. Class time will include problem solving and debate.

Through participating in a “fundamentals” course, persons experienced in M&V will also appreciate the assembly of all of the issues, the debates, and engagement at their own level with expert instructors.  The CMVP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CMVP application and fee. Advance reading of IPMVP Volume I (available at www.evo-world.org) would be useful reading before the exam, though not required.

Accreditation: 2 AIA CEUs, 20  PDHs

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Course Outline

Reasons for M&V
• Types of uses for M&V
• M&V’s role in financing

Current M&V Protocols
• Relationship of IPMVP and other guidelines

IPMVP
• Its evolution
• Overview of IPMVP Options A, B, C & D

Developing an M&V Plan
• Principles of M&V
• Scope of energy to be monitored
• Differences between M&V for industry and for buildings
• “Cost avoidance” or “normalized savings?”
• Choosing independent variables for routine baseline adjustments
• Sources of data
• M&V budgets
• Selecting the baseline period and data
• Measurement systems design, commissioning & maintenance
• Baseline analysis methods
• Various forms of savings computation
• Valuing savings
• Routine procedures and QC
• Managing the uncertainty created by sampling, metering, modeling and unknowns
• Bias and rounding
• Reporting procedures
• Coordinating with other purposes
• When to do the M&V Plan

Current Issues in M&V
• Coping with missing data
• Cost/uncertainty tradeoffs
• Monitoring IAQ

Baseline Adjustment
• Why they are necessary
• Who does what, when

Key Elements of Success: Theory & Examples of IPMVP Options 

• Details of IPMVP methods
• Retrofit isolation (IPMVP Options A & B): Instrumentation issues
• Whole facility (IPMVP Option C): Utility billing issues
• Calibrated simulation (IPVMP Option D): Simulation issues
• Lessons from tough experience

Selecting Options: Which One Is Best Suited For My Project?

Adherence with IPMVP

Jan
29
Thu
2015
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Why Become a HERS Rater @
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training. The training and testing, which includes both classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

This webinar is free, and our trainers will be available to answer your questions. Please register in advance and we will send you a link.

Become a rater member of the PSD HERS Rater Provider.

Mar
2
Mon
2015
HERS Energy Rater Training (RESNET Certification 22 CEU) @ Part Online Training - Part NY Field Training
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm

Register

22 CEUsfor this class

Date:

  • March 2-6 and March 9-13 (online portion)
  • March 24-27 (field portion)

Time:

  • 9am to 12pm (online portion)
  • 9am to 5pm (field portion)

Location: Online + field portion in a TBD location in Central New York

Why take this course?

  • Expand your business into the growing field of home performance.
  • Provide certified HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR and LEED.
  • Work with home builders and architects to design and build energy efficient homes.
  • Consult with homeowners on how to improve their home’s energy efficiency, comfort and safety.

Who should take this course?

  • Contractors seeking to diversify into home performance. This includes HVAC; home builders; insulation/air sealing; remodeling; windows/doors; siding; plumbing; handyman; renewable energy installers; Indoor air quality; roofing; home automation.
  • BPI Certified professionals seeking to become RESNET certified HERS Raters.
  • Energy Auditors and Home Inspectors seeking the income potential by adding new services.
  • Architectural firms seeing to establish an in-house HERS Rater.
  • Weatherization (WAP) professional
  • Anyone seeking an exciting building performance career or business.

Course description:

Ten 3-hour online sessions spread over 2 weeks + 4 classroom/field days. This training will familiarize participants with the process and science of conducting an energy rating, and prepare you to successfully pass the HERS certification test and perform ratings of newly built houses. The course will examine “the house as a system,” including energy and moisture transfer, the thermal envelope, air leakage problems and solutions, ventilation and indoor air quality, windows, as well as basic energy load calculations, and diagnostic testing using a blower door, infrared thermography, and a duct blaster. Following the class, students will apply for certification with an accredited Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider. The online training, combined with classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of home energy ratings, and communicate these to potential customers.
  • Explain the basics of energy efficient mortgages, energy improvement mortgages, the Energy Star Homes program, and related products to potential customers.
  • Perform infield inspections and diagnostics necessary to produce a home energy rating, including blower door leakage testing and duct leakage testing.
  • Operate rating software and produce required reports.
  • Produce accurate and unbiased home energy ratings, from building plans and from field inspections.
  • Describe the follow-up process required for completion of the rating and loan process.
  • List the goals, services and responsibilities of the national home energy rating system.

Become a rater member of the PSD HERS Rater Provider.

Upon completion of the course you will receive 22 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Jun
9
Tue
2015
Fundamentals of Measurements and Verification (20 PDH + 2 CEU) @ Albany, NY
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm

Register

Credits

20 PDHs for this class

2 CEUsfor this class

Date and Times:

  • June 9, 2015 (8am-4pm)
  • June 10, 2015 (8am-4pm)
  • June 11, 2015 (8am-noon)

Course Description

Presented by PSD and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) this comprehensive training course is designed to provide the necessary training for those seeking to achieve the status of Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). More details about the CMVP designation can be found at www.aeecenter.org/certification/CMVP.

Proven energy savings are now playing a significant role in financing energy management programs, whether through energy performance contracts or through emission trades under schemes such as the clean development mechanism of the UNFCCC. While interest in savings data is growing, the state of the art in determining savings has also been rapidly evolving. This seminar will examine current best practices for determining and documenting savings, specifically reviewing the current edition of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Attendees will learn the process of designing a proper M&V program for their projects, including cost/accuracy tradeoffs, baseline adjustments, interactive effects, types of savings, maintaining transparency, and analysis methods. Examples of specific techniques will be presented, along with common pitfalls which can result in unreliable savings reports. These techniques are central to management under the new ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems. Class time will include problem solving and debate.

Through participating in a “fundamentals” course, persons experienced in M&V will also appreciate the assembly of all of the issues, the debates, and engagement at their own level with expert instructors.  The CMVP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CMVP application and fee. Advance reading of IPMVP Volume I (available at www.evo-world.org) would be useful reading before the exam, though not required.

Accreditation: 2 AIA CEUs, 20  PDHs

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Course Outline

Reasons for M&V
• Types of uses for M&V
• M&V’s role in financing

Current M&V Protocols
• Relationship of IPMVP and other guidelines

IPMVP
• Its evolution
• Overview of IPMVP Options A, B, C & D

Developing an M&V Plan
• Principles of M&V
• Scope of energy to be monitored
• Differences between M&V for industry and for buildings
• “Cost avoidance” or “normalized savings?”
• Choosing independent variables for routine baseline adjustments
• Sources of data
• M&V budgets
• Selecting the baseline period and data
• Measurement systems design, commissioning & maintenance
• Baseline analysis methods
• Various forms of savings computation
• Valuing savings
• Routine procedures and QC
• Managing the uncertainty created by sampling, metering, modeling and unknowns
• Bias and rounding
• Reporting procedures
• Coordinating with other purposes
• When to do the M&V Plan

Current Issues in M&V
• Coping with missing data
• Cost/uncertainty tradeoffs
• Monitoring IAQ

Baseline Adjustment
• Why they are necessary
• Who does what, when

Key Elements of Success: Theory & Examples of IPMVP Options 

• Details of IPMVP methods
• Retrofit isolation (IPMVP Options A & B): Instrumentation issues
• Whole facility (IPMVP Option C): Utility billing issues
• Calibrated simulation (IPVMP Option D): Simulation issues
• Lessons from tough experience

Selecting Options: Which One Is Best Suited For My Project?

Adherence with IPMVP

Aug
6
Thu
2015
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Why Become a HERS Rater @
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training. The training and testing, which includes both classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

This webinar is free, and our trainers will be available to answer your questions. Please register in advance and we will send you a link.

Become a rater member of the PSD HERS Rater Provider.

Sep
28
Mon
2015
HERS Energy Rater Training (RESNET Certification 22 CEU) @ Part Online Training - Part NY Field Training
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

Register

22 CEUsfor this class

Date:

  • Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 – 9 (online portion)
  • Oct. 27-30 (field portion)

Time:

  • 9am to 12pm (online portion)
  • 9am to 5pm (field portion)

Location: Online + field portion in a TBD location in Central New York

Why take this course?

  • Expand your business into the growing field of home performance.
  • Provide certified HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR and LEED.
  • Work with home builders and architects to design and build energy efficient homes.
  • Consult with homeowners on how to improve their home’s energy efficiency, comfort and safety.

Who should take this course?

  • Contractors seeking to diversify into home performance. This includes HVAC; home builders; insulation/air sealing; remodeling; windows/doors; siding; plumbing; handyman; renewable energy installers; Indoor air quality; roofing; home automation.
  • BPI Certified professionals seeking to become RESNET certified HERS Raters.
  • Energy Auditors and Home Inspectors seeking the income potential by adding new services.
  • Architectural firms seeing to establish an in-house HERS Rater.
  • Weatherization (WAP) professional
  • Anyone seeking an exciting building performance career or business.

Course description:

Ten 3-hour online sessions spread over 2 weeks + 4 classroom/field days. This training will familiarize participants with the process and science of conducting an energy rating, and prepare you to successfully pass the HERS certification test and perform ratings of newly built houses. The course will examine “the house as a system,” including energy and moisture transfer, the thermal envelope, air leakage problems and solutions, ventilation and indoor air quality, windows, as well as basic energy load calculations, and diagnostic testing using a blower door, infrared thermography, and a duct blaster. Following the class, students will apply for certification with an accredited Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider. The online training, combined with classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of home energy ratings, and communicate these to potential customers.
  • Explain the basics of energy efficient mortgages, energy improvement mortgages, the Energy Star Homes program, and related products to potential customers.
  • Perform infield inspections and diagnostics necessary to produce a home energy rating, including blower door leakage testing and duct leakage testing.
  • Operate rating software and produce required reports.
  • Produce accurate and unbiased home energy ratings, from building plans and from field inspections.
  • Describe the follow-up process required for completion of the rating and loan process.
  • List the goals, services and responsibilities of the national home energy rating system.
Upon completion of the course you will receive 22 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Oct
20
Tue
2015
Fundamentals of Measurements and Verification (20 PDH + 2 CEU) @ New York, NY - Building Energy Exchange, Suite 609
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Register

Credits

20 PDHs for this class

2 CEUsfor this class

Date and Times:

  • October 20, 2015 (8am-4pm)
  • October 21, 2015 (8am-4pm)
  • October 22, 2015 (8am-noon)

Course Description

Presented by PSD and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) this comprehensive training course is designed to provide the necessary training for those seeking to achieve the status of Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). More details about the CMVP designation can be found at www.aeecenter.org/certification/CMVP.

Proven energy savings are now playing a significant role in financing energy management programs, whether through energy performance contracts or through emission trades under schemes such as the clean development mechanism of the UNFCCC. While interest in savings data is growing, the state of the art in determining savings has also been rapidly evolving. This seminar will examine current best practices for determining and documenting savings, specifically reviewing the current edition of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Attendees will learn the process of designing a proper M&V program for their projects, including cost/accuracy tradeoffs, baseline adjustments, interactive effects, types of savings, maintaining transparency, and analysis methods. Examples of specific techniques will be presented, along with common pitfalls which can result in unreliable savings reports. These techniques are central to management under the new ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems. Class time will include problem solving and debate.

Through participating in a “fundamentals” course, persons experienced in M&V will also appreciate the assembly of all of the issues, the debates, and engagement at their own level with expert instructors.  The CMVP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CMVP application and fee. Advance reading of IPMVP Volume I (available at www.evo-world.org) would be useful reading before the exam, though not required.

Accreditation: 2 AIA CEUs, 20  PDHs

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Course Outline

Reasons for M&V
• Types of uses for M&V
• M&V’s role in financing

Current M&V Protocols
• Relationship of IPMVP and other guidelines

IPMVP
• Its evolution
• Overview of IPMVP Options A, B, C & D

Developing an M&V Plan
• Principles of M&V
• Scope of energy to be monitored
• Differences between M&V for industry and for buildings
• “Cost avoidance” or “normalized savings?”
• Choosing independent variables for routine baseline adjustments
• Sources of data
• M&V budgets
• Selecting the baseline period and data
• Measurement systems design, commissioning & maintenance
• Baseline analysis methods
• Various forms of savings computation
• Valuing savings
• Routine procedures and QC
• Managing the uncertainty created by sampling, metering, modeling and unknowns
• Bias and rounding
• Reporting procedures
• Coordinating with other purposes
• When to do the M&V Plan

Current Issues in M&V
• Coping with missing data
• Cost/uncertainty tradeoffs
• Monitoring IAQ

Baseline Adjustment
• Why they are necessary
• Who does what, when

Key Elements of Success: Theory & Examples of IPMVP Options 

• Details of IPMVP methods
• Retrofit isolation (IPMVP Options A & B): Instrumentation issues
• Whole facility (IPMVP Option C): Utility billing issues
• Calibrated simulation (IPVMP Option D): Simulation issues
• Lessons from tough experience

Selecting Options: Which One Is Best Suited For My Project?

Adherence with IPMVP

Feb
28
Tue
2017
ADVANCE ASSET SCORE MODELING (FREE) @ Online
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Students will focus on how the Building Energy Asset Score Tool can accommodate them in complex real-world situations and deep-dive into complex scoring examples.

  1. Welcome and introduction to speaker.
  2. Advanced HVAC inputs using Asset Score.
  3. Constructing complex building geometries.
  4. Importing data from EPA Portfolio Manager.
  5. Exporting completed Asset Score project to an OpenStudio Model.
  6. Questions and suggestions for future advanced course topics

To visit the DOE Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

Mar
6
Mon
2017
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm

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Dates: March 6th-9th
Times: 1pm-5pm

 

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings
Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

May
19
Fri
2017
Introduction to the Building Energy Asset Score (FREE) @ Online
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Learning Objectives: Students will be introduced to the Building Energy Asset Score. In the Introductory webinar, students are guided through the Asset Score interface as part of creating a new building. They will develop an understanding of the basics for navigating within the tool and gain insight into some best practices for using the tool. Students will be made aware of other educational opportunities such as the video training curriculum, the community of users in the user forum, and getting help with models through the help desk. To visit the Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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May
26
Fri
2017
Advanced Asset Score Modeling (FREE) @ Online
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Students will focus on how the Building Energy Asset Score Tool can accommodate them in complex real-world situations and deep-dive into complex scoring examples.

  1. Welcome and introduction to speaker.
  2. Advanced HVAC inputs using Asset Score.
  3. Constructing complex building geometries.
  4. Importing data from EPA Portfolio Manager.
  5. Exporting completed Asset Score project to an OpenStudio Model.
  6. Questions and suggestions for future advanced course topics

To visit the DOE Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View System Requirements

Jun
2
Fri
2017
Introduction to the Building Energy Asset Score (FREE) @ Online
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learning Objective:

Learning Objectives: Students will be introduced to the Building Energy Asset Score. In the Introductory webinar, students are guided through the Asset Score interface as part of creating a new building. They will develop an understanding of the basics for navigating within the tool and gain insight into some best practices for using the tool. Students will be made aware of other educational opportunities such as the video training curriculum, the community of users in the user forum, and getting help with models through the help desk. To visit the Building Energy Asset Score website go to: http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-asset-score

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View System Requirements

Jun
13
Tue
2017
Energy Star 3.0/3.1 Online Training @ Online
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm

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ENERGY STAR 3.0

Why Take The Course:

  • Home buyers are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes and recognize the ENERGY STAR label.
  • Differentiate your business by demonstrating your commitment to quality, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and the environment.
  • Builders of ENERGY STAR homes experience less risk of post sale issues; higher customer satisfaction; and meaningful competitive differentiation.

Course Description:

This 16 hour training will be split up into 4 convenient half day online sessions. Each session will be held from 9am – 1 pm Eastern.

This training will cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR for New Homes version 3 program. The training will include an ENERGY STAR v3.0/v3.1 Overview, Rater Design Review Checklist, Rater Field Checklist, and question answer sessions. At the conclusion of the training each participant will take an online test to qualify for the completion certificate.

This training is approved for 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits and 16 BPI continuing education credits.

Materials: All attendees will receive a downloadable manual for:

  • Rater Design Review Checklist
  • Rater Field Checklist
  • Program Essentials
  • Program Requirements

Trainers: Ethan MacCormick and Emelie Cuppernell (Meet the Trainers)

This training is approved for 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits and 16 BPI continuing education credits.

Aug
1
Tue
2017
TREAT Single Family Online Training @ Online
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

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Only 4 hours over 2 days, so it’s easy to fit in your schedule!

Time: 1pm to 5pm each day

Price: $225

Interested in reducing your modeling effort? TREAT Single Family training is perfect for new and current TREAT users. We’ll teach you the best practices needed to streamline your modeling time. Reducing data input effort, calibrating your models, and ensuring that your projects are accurate and show savings!

This eight-hour training will help you get the most from TREAT, our award-winning energy modeling software.  The course focuses predominately on using TREAT for single family residential projects. We will cover a bit of Multifamily modeling towards the end of day 2!

  • Learn techniques to streamline the modeling process and complete more models in less time.
  • Learn the TREAT essentials you’ll need to become more productive.
    • Utilizing smart defaults and preferences to reduce your modeling effort!
  • Create a sample building energy model during the class.
  • Learn more about some of the latest features available in TREAT 3.5!

Creating a model of energy usage can be complex!  This training covers the TREAT features, including the Project Wizard, that will help you create TREAT models quickly and efficiently.

Accreditation: 6 BPI CEUs

 

Oct
28
Mon
2019
ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction and Certified Homes @ Online: 1pm-5pm each day (5 days)
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

To begin or maintain an active partnership with ENERGY STAR, an organization must have at least one individual on staff who is a certified Rater and has completed the required training through an accredited training provider. This training combines the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3 training with the Multifamily New Construction ENERGY STAR Version 1 Training required by January 1st 2020. This training meets this requirement, and will earn you enough PDHs to renew your Rater Certification for 3 years!

Nov
20
Wed
2019
ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Rater Training @ Online: 10am-2pm each day (3 days)
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm

To begin or maintain an active partnership with ENERGY STAR, an organization must have at least one individual on staff who is a certified Rater and has completed the required training through an accredited training provider. Any organization wishing to participate in the new Multifamily New Construction ENERGY STAR program must complete the MFNC Version 1 Training by January 1st 2020. This training meets this requirement, and will earn you enough PDHs to renew your Rater Certification for 3 years!