Thursday, May 19, 2016 · 8 am–noon
Marriott Courtyard Madison West/Middleton, Middleton, WI
Cost: $129

keep a watchful eye on energy use


  • Define “energy management information systems.”
  • Describe the capabilities of EMIS.
  • List the primary ways EMIS can be used to report energy performance.
  • Discuss how other facilities have used EMIS to reduce energy costs, improve profitability and make informed decisions.
  • Explain a utility billing structure and the difference between energy and demand.
  • Identify specific key energy drivers and explain how they can be used to create a predictive energy model.

In order to get the most out of this course, please bring answers to the following questions with you to class:

  1. What is the annual energy spend of you facility broken down by electric, natural gas and any other fuel source?
  2. Your organization’s energy information—who is it shared with, how is it shared and at what frequency?
  3. Currently, what is the biggest challenge you face that could be solved with improved energy information?
  4. Does your organization have a stated energy goal? If so, what it is?

Building owners, facility managers and engineers, energy efficiency specialists, energy and sustainability managers, commissioning authorities, property managers, architects, engineers, utility representatives, maintenance and operations personnel and anyone interested in energy management information systems.

Here’s a game for you. How many definitions of “energy management information systems” can you come up with in two minutes? A quick Google search reveals at least five. Clearly, the marketplace is not on the same page. No wonder there is confusion. Join us in May to clear up any misunderstandings of industrial and commercial EMIS and address the barriers to implementation.

We’ll define and summarize the components and capabilities of EMIS. The value of an effective system and how to take action to improve production efficiency, energy management and energy savings will be emphasized. We’ll share effective communications strategies to get through to decision makers, as well as successful case studies demonstrating how improved data and reporting drove energy saving changes.

7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8 am–noon: Program

The registration fee for attending this half-day course is $129, which includes continental breakfast. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given. In order to receive IACET credits, you will also need to participate in the assessment that takes place at the training; this will most often be in the form of quiz

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.375 CEUs (3.75 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 3.75 LU.

BOC This course offers up to 3.75 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This course is approved for up to 3.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 3.5 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.

IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 3.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification and Master Electrician License.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 3.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

Introduction and course overview

  • EMIS defined
  • The value of EMIS and what they can and can’t do

Start with the end

  • Energy and demand defined
  • Energy bill example
  • Where does energy fit in?
  • What will drive action?
  • Energy management principles
  • Who needs to see it and when
  • Communicating energy goals and saving potential

Case study

  • Distribution center backsliding
  • OSB Mill product energy cost accounting

Energy reporting

  • Energy comparison
  • Heat maps
  • Cumulative sum tracking
  • Dashboards
  • Avoided cost
  • Production normalization
  • Enterprise roll-up

Case study

  • Pump station operation
  • Demand limiting strategies
  • Quality control of utility data

Data acquisition and analytics

  • EMIS data types
  • Energy metering hardware and data acquisition units
  • Energy account centers
  • Production, environmental and operational data
  • Data transmission methods
  • Calculated values
  • Predictive models

Key features for industrial and large commercial applications

  • Diverse and flexible data integration capability
  • Data security and quality assurance
  • Data exporting
  • Enterprise level functionality
  • Predictive modeling capability
  • Project tracking functionality
  • Alerting functionality

EMIS specification

  • EMIS stakeholders
  • EMIS solution tiers
  • Installation and ongoing operational costs
  • Factors to consider in EMIS providers

Conclusion and questions and answers

Marriott Courtyard Madison West/Middleton
2266 Deming Way
Middleton , WI

Our education sponsors:

We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

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