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Training Opportunities & Resources

May

  • WEBINAR: Optimizing Existing Data Centers to Increase Efficiencies & Lower Operating Costs. Cooling is a massive energy hog for a data center, eating up a large share of the operations budget. But tweaks to your existing data center’s HVAC system and daily operations can dramatically reduce your cooling costs. How much can you save by optimizing your facility?
    5/23/18, 10a-11a (PST) - Click for details

June

  • WEBINAR: Solar and Roofing: Don’t Let Solar Panels Ruin Your Roof. Facilities managers are looking to solar installations as a means to improve sustainability and reduce their electric bill. Your roof is a smart place to implement solar PV panels, but poor planning and installation could cause major problems. Without the right precautions, you can void your warranty, compromise thermal performance and ruin waterproofing.
    6/6/18; 10a-11a (PST) - Click for details
  • WEBINAR: Three Solutions for Plug Load Control: Understanding Your Needs and Exploring Your Options. Nineteen percent of energy use in US office buildings is attributed to plug loads, reported the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.  In addition, office equipment is projected to be the fastest-growing end use between 1998 and 2020, according to US Department of Energy. This course will cover the basics and evolution of plug load control and code adoption particularly in commercial environments. It will also cover the three ways that you can meet ASHRAE 90.1, looking more closely at the options that are available to you and how they work.
    6/18/18; 10a-11a (PST) - Click for details

September

  • Energy Efficiency of Chiller Water and Cooling Towers:

    Chilled Water Systems: 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.
    Cooling Tower: course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance.
    9/11 – 9/12/18, 7:30a - 4:30p
    Snohomish County PUD, Commission Room, 2320 California St, Everett, WA 98201
    Click for details | View brochure

Ongoing

  • 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.

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