The North Carolina Department of Administration
STATE ENERGY OFFICE
INVITES YOU TO EARN AN
ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
(Regular cost over $4,600)
No Charge* to Utility Savings Initiative Partners
Specifically directed to managers, engineers, maintenance, purchasing and
Custom designed for North Carolina State and Local Government,
Non-Profits, Universities, Community Colleges and K-12 Schools
For successful completion of the course students will be required to
demonstrate the application of knowledge gained from the course by
submitting a brief description of a successful project they implemented and an
action list of proposed energy efficiency projects for their facility.
Attendees will share their brief description of a successful project they
$$$$ 14-Day Program
SAVE YOUR AGENCY 2 days approx. every 3 weeks
ENERGY DOLLARS college training not required
$$$$ limited space available (50)
PROPOSED Mark Your Calendar
Dec. 11-12, 2007 Apr. 23-24, 2008
SCHEDULE Jan. 23-24, 2008 May 21-22, 2008
OF Feb. 13-14, 2008 June 25-26, 2008
CLASSES Mar. 26-27, 2008
Location: McKimmon Center, NCSU, Raleigh
For more information, see the following pages, or visit the State Energy Office website at
www.energync.net, or contact Len Hoey at the State Energy Office,
email email@example.com or phone (919) 733-1891.
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ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA COURSE CONTENT
I. MANAGING ENERGY FOR GREATER PROFITABILITY
Energy Futures – Outlines past and present issues associated with energy consumption
including the laws of supply and demand and government regulation.
Understanding Electric Utility Rates/Costs – Provides explanations of electrical terminology,
including such terms as kilowatts, kilowatt-hours, contract vs. actual demand, power factors,
time-of-use rates, load factors, and riders. This portion also covers issues associated with
electric rates as a marketing tool and ways to ensure you are on the most advantageous rate.
Demand Side Management – The method by which consumers can manage current and future
electrical load growth by utilizing customer oriented programs and initiatives. This ensures least
possible cost with highest quality service. Also includes discussion of Integrated Resource
Energy Calculations – Includes discussion of energy conservation factors and provides useful
formulas used for estimating energy consumption and projecting energy savings.
Energy Legislation – An overview of some governmental energy legislation on such areas as
coal mining, electricity, nuclear energy, oil & natural gas, and energy efficiency. Also provides
a look at the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005, PURPA, etc.
Organizational Structure – Information to help you organize an energy management program
within your company and how to update an energy policy for maximum effectiveness,
networking and strategic planning.
How to Involve Employees – Provides methods to facilitate group input from employees.
Techniques include silent brainstorming and discussion methods.
Economic Evaluation – Provides information about funding energy management programs to
obtain simple payback, rate of return, internal rate of return, and life cycling costing.
Survey Instruments – The newest information on the best tools available, including
multimeters, electrical power analyzers, light and sound meters, thermometers. Also includes
tools which measure air properties, liquid/mass flow, vibration, speed of fans, belts, motors, etc.
Strategic Planning – Ideas and issues related to the development of a strategic energy plan for
your organization. Plans will address energy availability and costs.
Procurement of Fuels – Discussion of Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 and FERC Orders
including 436, 636, and 888. Reviews alternatives for entering gas spot market and advantages
vs. disadvantages of self-help gas.
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Case Study – Outlines an energy management survey for a chosen organization. Gives savings
summary table which shows potential annual savings dollars, estimated costs, and year of
Simulated Walk-Thru Survey – In-depth auditing techniques, so you can learn to use energy
II. IMPROVING EQUIPMENT EFFICIENCIES
Compressed Air Systems – Fundamentals of compressed air including economic evaluations
and tips to improve usage.
Cogeneration – Fundamentals of cogeneration including topping and bottoming cycles and
current available technologies.
Heat Recovery – Significant points related to the recovery of waste heat such as: Where is it
available? How can it be utilized in another application? Also, this section outlines types and
nature of mechanisms, processes and equipment available to affect heat recovery.
Lighting – Fundamentals of energy efficient lighting including advantages vs. disadvantages of
different light sources, such as incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
Boilers and Steam Systems – Steam traps as an energy problem, the cost of wasted steam,
steam system efficiency, steam quality and other topics related to increased steam efficiency are
covered in this portion.
EMS Systems – Functions and application of Energy Management Systems including localized
EMS, Remote limited and Multifunction EMS, and Centralized Computer-based EMS.
Thermal Storage – Fundamentals of thermal energy storage (TES) systems includes a
discussion of system types and general applications.
HVAC Systems – Includes a discussion of the basic HVAC process as well as system types,
distribution systems, airside economizers, and fan law applications.
Chillers/Cooling Towers – Background on chillers and the improvement of performance, by use
of chiller performance curves. Tips on ways to optimize chiller efficiency.
III. INDUSTRIAL ENERGY PROCESS AND BUILDING ANALYSIS
Electric Utility Industry – Past and present of resource industries and a look at energy futures.
Performance Contracting – Includes a look at extra costs involved and factors for
consideration of performance contracting. Also includes financing methods and contract
characteristics, and ways to minimize risk.
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Building Envelope Analysis – Load estimation, insulation properties, etc.
Electro-technology – How the increased use of electricity can sometimes reduce the cost of
Indoor Air Quality – The importance of IAQ and procedures associated with restricting
contaminants in the air.
Geothermal Heat Pump – Fundamentals of the geothermal heat pump including different
systems and factors affecting design and performance.
Industrial Ventilation – Standards and methods associated with providing adequate ventilation
for appropriate Indoor Air Quality.
Desiccant Cooling – An overview desiccant cooling and its applications.
Preventative Maintenance – Definitions and benefits for PM; also, how to begin; helpful
checklists for maintaining PM programs.
Process Energy Analysis – Training for achieving Process Energy Optimization.
Dan Mull, PE, CEM, CLEP, CDSM
President, Carolina Consulting Group, Inc.
30 years of electrical utility and energy management experience
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
Individuals satisfactorily completing the course will be awarded 0.7 CEUs for each day of
instruction. To receive CEUs, and to be eligible for an Energy Management Diploma upon
successful completion of a test, a minimum of 90% of course attendance is required.
TIME: REGISTRATION 8-8:30, CLASS 8:30-4:30, 1 HOUR ON YOUR OWN
Refreshments provided daily; morning and afternoon.
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations are requested to notify our office
72 hours in advance of the program date.
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Energy Management Diploma
REGISTRATION FORM DUE December 10, 2007
Complete all sections and email this page to State Energy Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Fax to 919/733-2953, or mail to State Energy Office, Attn: EMD, Len Hoey, Mail Service
Center #1340, Raleigh, NC 27699-1340 by December 10, 2007. (First class Dec. 11)
Registration 8:00-8:30am; Class 8:30am-4:30pm; One hour on-your-own lunch break.
Questions? contact Len at 800-662-7131, 919-733-2230, email@example.com (919) 733-
Date of Birth (for CEU’s) Tel. #
Email MSC #
Approving Manager Name Title
*** Normal NCSU tuition for alternative three week course is $4,600 Govt. rate***
No tuition charge to Utility Savings Initiative Partner Utility Managers or their designees. Class
size limited to 50. Attendance of 90% is required for completion of the course and to take the
Energy Management Diploma exam. For successful completion of the course students will be
required to demonstrate the application of knowledge gained from the course by submitting a brief
description of a successful project they implemented and an action list of proposed energy
efficiency projects for their facility. Class attendees will also share their brief example of a
successful energy management project at the end-of-course luncheon.
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