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Energy Management Systems: 
Taking Control of Your Facility’s Energy Consumption

Find out how to purchase and use an EMS to improve energy efficiency and boost your bottom line.

An Energy Management System (EMS) provides commercial property managers, building owners and facility engineers precise and up-to-date control over a facility’s energy use. The benefits of an EMS include monitoring and optimizing building equipment, analyzing and improving energy consumption, and developing best practices. SRP and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is offering an informative one-day technical training that takes an in-depth look at EMS and their benefits.

Attendees of this full-day training event will learn and cover topics such as:

  • Planning for, evaluating, specifying, and procuring a control system.
  • Utilizing HVAC and energy science to maximize system use.
  • Evaluating the impacts of schedule ECM changes.
  • Understanding and working with bin data to evaluate loads and usage.
  • Determining the appropriate EMS option for your facility.
  • Developing cost analysis and exploring ways to verify savings.
  • Discussing an overview of incentives offered by SRP Business Solutions.

We highly recommend bringing your laptop to this training so that you can follow along with the presentation. 

The presentation and any handouts associated with the class will be forwarded to you via email. As part of our efforts to be more sustainable, we will not provide printed copies of the presentation.

Who is your instructor?

Bruce Martz has an MBA and is a licensed Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM). He has worked in the HVAC industry for over 40 years as an account manager, sales manager and project manager. He teaches part-time at Gateway Community College on subjects related to HVAC. Bruce has worked for both HVAC manufacturers as well as mechanical contractors in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He has continually worked to promote energy management and conservation.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are an industry professional looking to expand your knowledge or are seeking continuing education units (CEU) this class is for you. All are welcome!

Seating is limited. Register today.

REGISTER

Cost:

$200 per participant

Discount for SRP Business Customers and SRP staff, contact Nate Meissner at nmeissner@nexant.com for details.

Please note: Invoicing is only available to governmental customers or by pre-approval. All unapproved invoice requests will be considered unpaid, and the registration will be void.  Please make checks payable to AEE.

When:

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Registration and breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SRP Business Solutions
Website: savewithsrpbiz.com

You may contact us at (602) 236-3054 or email savewithsrpbiz@srpnet.com


APS Solutions for Business – Electrification of Building Systems and Equipment Training: The Next Frontier

While the concept of all-electric buildings has been around since the days of the World’s Fair, advances in technology and the emphasis on reducing carbon emissions have renewed business’ interests in going electric. Join the APS Solutions for Business Team and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for a full day workshop as we explore what an all-electric building could look.

At the end of the training, you’ll:

  • Be familiar with the market trends around electrification
  • Understand the pros and cons of all-electric buildings
  • Know which traditional and emerging technologies are available to support building electrification
  • Be able to address the technical challenges and design implications of all-electric buildings

Block your schedule for Wednesday, November 13th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N. 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets
$150 general public, $75 for APS Customers and Trade Allies
Includes breakfast, lunch and parking

Attendees will receive CEUs

Everyone is welcome!

This workshop is part of the APS Energy Insights training series – a collection of in-person classes and free webinars. We are committed to providing education and resources that help Arizona businesses manage their energy use, save money and achieve their sustainability goals. You do not need to be an APS customer to attend, so please forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues. Information on upcoming classes can be found at aps.com/training.

Program funded by APS customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). All payments of rebate funds are contingent upon funding availability and continued approval of the program by the ACC.


APS Solutions for Business
Building Science Basics Training: Energy Savings By Design

Modern building science is all about optimizing energy systems and utilizing engineering analysis to inform the early stage design of buildings. Join the APS Solutions for Business Team and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for a full day of training as we discuss the basics of building science and its impact on performance.

This training will explore emerging technologies that can be incorporated into the design of buildings to make energy savings and load shifting easier than ever. This includes the latest trends in façade design, heat gain mitigation, daylighting and passive energy management strategies.

At the end of the training, you’ll:

  • Understand the role of building science in today’s architecture, engineering and construction industries
  • Be able to identify the elements of integrated building systems
  • Know how to select an appropriate design strategy based on climate, exposure, indoor climate class and building type
  • Understand the contribution of individual building systems toward the sustainability of buildings and the comfort of occupants

Block your schedule for Wednesday, October 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tempe Mission Palms Resort and Conference Center
60 E 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets
$150 general public, $75 for APS Customers and Trade Allies
Includes breakfast, lunch and parking

Attendees will receive CEUs

Everyone is welcome!

This workshop is part of the APS Energy Insights training series – a collection of in-person classes and free webinars. We are committed to providing education and resources that help Arizona businesses reduce their energy costs and achieve their sustainability goals. You do not need to be an APS customer to attend, so please forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues. Information on upcoming classes can be found at aps.com/training.

Program funded by APS customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). All payments of rebate funds are contingent upon funding availability and continued approval of the program by the ACC.


October 2019 AEE Monthly Meeting

October’s AEE meeting will be held at the offices of ECS Arizona. (see below for address) The feature topic (Human Centric Lighting) will be presented by Karl Justin CEM, CLEP, CDSM, Owner/Member

Karl with be giving an onsite demonstration of this exciting technology at their offices.

We now have pre-registration available for our monthly meetings via Eventbrite. Just follow the below link to take advantage of this new service. We will be automatically notified and will note your payment and pre-registration in our roster.

Please RSVP to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-aee-monthly-meeting-tickets-71552293837

When: Thursday October 10th, 12:00-1:30

Where: ECS Arizona

1 E. Deer Valley Road Suite 211
Phoenix, AZ 85024

Cost: $20.00

The parking garage is directly to the west of the building on Holly, and will be validated at the front desk.

Have you joined the local AEE Chapter?

  1. Do you need to pay your 2020 membership dues?
  2. Only $20 for the year!
  3. If you haven’t joined the local chapter yet, you can join online (Eventbrite) or send your application to:

AZ AEE
PO Box 53999
Mail Station 4627
Phoenix, AZ 85072

  1. OR – you can get a 2020 local membership application at the meeting.
  2. Don’t forget to visit our website;   http://www.aeearizona.org

We’re always looking for some good presenters for our monthly meetings, if you know of anyone interested in presenting on energy related topics, please forward them my email


Refrigeration Training

Learn about basic refrigeration and the energy efficiency measures that have the most impact on the cost of operating refrigeration systems.

SRP and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is offering full-day training on refrigeration on March 21st as part of our Energy Efficiency Technical Training series. We invite facility managers, maintenance staff, plant engineers, consultants and building owners to join us for a class focused on grocery and convenience stores. We will also discuss applications for any commercial facility with refrigeration needs.  LED lighting will also be discussed as lighting is the second highest utility category for stores after refrigeration. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees of this full-day training will learn and cover topics such as:

  • The fundamentals of the refrigeration cycle
  • About energy efficiency measures that have the most impact on energy bills
  • How EEMs (Energy Efficiency Measures) can improve the shopping experience and product quality
  • Discuss new technologies and their potential impact or uncertainties.
  • How to evaluate LED lighting products – not all are created equal
  • Rebate opportunities offered through SRP Business Solutions
  • All attendees will receive a certificate of class participation upon completion of a class evaluation survey.

We highly recommend bringing your laptop to this training so that you can follow along with the presentation.

The presentation and any handouts associated with the class will be forwarded to you via email. As part of our efforts to be more sustainable, we will not provide printed copies of the presentation.

Who are your instructors? 

Sarah Speck has been an Energy Engineer II at Franklin Energy Services, LLC since 2014. She has over 10 years of experience working with customers on energy conservation and incentive programs with Franklin Energy, LLC; specializing in refrigeration technologies for business customers.  Sarah has obtained the AEE credentials of Certified Energy Manager and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) credentials of Engineer in Training.

Wayne Dobberpuhl is an Executive Vice President at Nexus Integration Solutions.  He has 40 years of experience in the energy field ranging from energy efficiency program management to energy efficiency consulting to power plant design and betterment. Wayne is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona and a Certified Energy Manager.

Who should attend?

Whether you are an industry professional looking to expand your knowledge or are seeking continuing education units (CEU) this class is for you. All are welcome!

If you are an SRP commercial customer or employee you may be eligible for a discount, contact SRP Business Solutions for additional information.

Seating is limited. Register today!

TRAINING DETAILS 

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Agenda:
• 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.: Registration and breakfast
• 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Program

Location:
Nexant
3100 West Ray Road
Suite 230
Chandler, AZ 85226
Cost: $200 per participant*

*Discount for SRP Commercial Customers and SRP staff. Contact SRP Business Solutions for details. Please note: Invoicing is only available to governmental customers or by pre-approval. All unapproved invoice requests will be considered unpaid, and the registration will be void. Please make checks payable to AEE.

Register Today


Spring 2019 CEM Offering

The Arizona chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) will kick off their Certified Energy Manager (CEM) training in February 2019. This semester-long course is offered every year to help those in the energy field expand their knowledge and gain the recognition they deserve. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening starting February 5th and will conclude with the certification exam on May 7th. Tuition is $1,400 and includes all class materials as well as the testing fee. If you have attended our course in the past, but need to retake the CEM exam, the cost is $200.

2019 CEM Certification

  • Dates: February 5th – May 7th, 2018
  • Class: Held every Tuesday @ 5:30 PM
  • Location: 20830 N. Tatum Blvd. Ste. 330, Phoenix, AZ 85050
  • Cost: $1,400
  • Cost for retake: $200

Click here to enroll

What is a CEM?

A Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building or industrial plant. The CEM® is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost effective approach. CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies. CEM’s have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having a CEM on staff.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Mike Green at noah@nexusintegratedsolutions.com or (920) 737-8154.

Platinum Program Sponsors

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For opportunities to sponsor the AZ AEE contact Noah Mundt at noah@nexusintegratedsolutions.com

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