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Training Opportunities & Resources


  • Industrial Refrigeration Systems Energy Management:

    With a focus on industrial refrigeration systems that use ammonia as the refrigerant, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to reduce energy usage and operating costs, and improve the reliability of refrigeration systems. This training will focus on technical basics, operation of refrigeration systems, energy efficiency potentials, and case studies of successful energy efficiency projects and implementation strategies.
    3/23, Puget Sound Energy, Bothell Campus | Click for details | View brochure


  • Powerful Business Energy Conference – Keeping Current in a Transforming World:
    The Powerful Business Energy Conference is a bi-annual conference sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, and Snohomish County PUD. The conference, aimed at commercial building owners and managers, building operations and engineering staff, architects, engineers, and property developers, offers practical energy solutions and opportunities to gain knowledge, connections, and success regarding energy efficiency projects. Attendees learn strategies to improve energy performance and sustain operational cost savings.
    4/4, Lynnwood Convention Center | Click for details
  • Adjustable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency:
    This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content, which will cover the benefits of pulse-width modulation technology and well as identifying and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs will be provided.
    4/23, Snohomish County PUD, Room TC2-BC | Click for details | View brochure


  • Compressed Air Challenge – Level 1
    Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Increase your company’s profitability with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, efficiency, energy savings, and increased product quality. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
    5/1, Tacoma Power, Room ABS B-1 | Click for details | View brochure


  • ASHRAE Learning Opportunities – The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) offers a wide range of professional development seminars and short courses. Elearning, Career Enhancement, Certification. Click for 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.