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.

$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

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:

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:

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;

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!


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

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 or (920) 737-8154.

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