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Training Opportunities & Resources


  • Mogul Base LED Lamps for Retrofits. High intensity discharge (HID) light bulbs or “lamps,” with a large screw-in “mogul” base socket, are used in various commercial lighting applications including roadways, parking lots, building exteriors, and high bay interiors. This webinar describes performance and safety tests of a selection of mogul base LED replacement lamps for energy efficient retrofits.
    Sep. 24, 12p; click for details
  • West Coast Irrigation Efficiency Webinar. Agricultural growers are more concerned than ever about increasing both water and energy efficiency in addition to improving crop yield and quality. Precision irrigation does just this by releasing the right amount of water in the right place at the right time. This webinar features presentations on emerging technologies by experts on both drip and pivot irrigation systems. Growers, utilities, irrigation consultants, researchers and policy makers are all encouraged to attend.
    Sep. 28, 12p; click for details
  • Lighting Design Lab Fall Series:

    CFL and HID Fixtures. LED Retrofit or Replace
    LED technology continues to penetrate every type of lighting application. Upgrading existing compact fluorescent (CFL) and high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures shows promise, but has a number of pitfalls that must be addressed if projects are to be successful. In this Intermediate Level class, we will look at some of the basic challenges and apply them in a workshop setting to allow for the free flow of ideas and to show that not all situations can be solved with just one solution.

    Design Strategies for Existing Buildings
    There are many reasons for updating the lighting in an existing building: energy savings, reducing the maintenance cycle, or simply replacing fixtures that are at the end of their life. No matter the reason, it is an excellent opportunity to enhance the quality of the existing space, whether the project is a shopping mall, an office, or a parking garage. This Intermediate Level class will provide perspective on best lighting practices for existing buildings and how to evaluate the suitability of potential light fixture selections.

    Sep. 30  (other dates available at regional locations); click for details


  • BOC Webinar: What's Your Favorite Diagnostic Tool. Hear from four BOC instructors about their favorite tools for investigate problems in their (and customer) buildings. Examples include an ultra-sonic flow meter to diagnose a chilled water system, a thermocouple procedure for comfort complaints, and tools for testing economizer functionality.
    Oct. 22; click for details


  • Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems and Cooling Towers. Chilled ​Water ​Systems, ​which ​provide ​cooling ​for ​industrial ​and ​commercial ​facilities, ​often ​account ​for ​a ​major ​portion ​of ​the ​energy ​consumed ​in ​these ​facilities. ​Attendees ​will ​learn ​how ​technology ​improvements ​can ​reduce ​energy ​costs ​by ​more ​than ​half. ​Topics ​include ​chiller ​machinery, ​refrigerant ​options, ​the ​impact ​of ​using ​variable ​speed ​for ​compressors, ​and ​system ​pumps.
    Nov. 12-13; Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue; click for registration & details


  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL): Commercial Building Re-tuning project for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program is a low-cost path to energy efficiency and cost savings.
  • NEEA held a succesful symposium in Seattle to present the business case for the adoption of LED streetlights with controls. Click for details.