Recorded Thursday, August 4, 2016 · 1pm

Free to view; $95 for credit

chart a course to energy efficiency

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define tools that can be used to better understand energy use in school buildings.
  • Explain the primary components of a school energy audit.
  • Discuss energy saving technologies commonly installed during school renovations.
  • Describe energy savings opportunities achieved during school renovations.

Who should attend?
School operations, facilities, custodial and maintenance personnel; administrators; principals; energy and sustainability managers; and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in energy efficient school facilities.

School districts across the country are proving energy efficient buildings can reduce operating costs and create better learning environments. For these districts, one-to-one replacements are a thing of the past. They plan ahead to avoid missed opportunities for potential energy savings. Join us to discuss a systematic approach to project planning in schools.

Get to know your facility from the inside out. We’ll discuss electrical energy use tracking, energy savings opportunities and setting energy goals. From the HVAC system to the pool, we’ll focus on key equipment in schools and provide the information you need to reduce energy use at the time of renovation. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of an energy audit and outline the essential questions to ask when working with an energy consultant.

Webinar outline


  • Utility bills
    • Peak and off peak charges


  • Sub meter different buildings and parts of buildings and track electrical usage
  • Energy Star building score
  • Setting goals to reduce energy

Resources and planning assistance

  • Types of energy audits
  • Expanding your scope
    • Lighting—What is the lumen level of the spaces? Do they meet Illuminating Engineering Society of North America recommendations?
      • LED lighting examples for different types of spaces
      • Popular lighting fixtures
    • HVAC
      • Fans and motors
        • VFDs on fans
        • VFDs on pumps
      • Introduction Building Automation Systems
        • What is a BAS?
        • What are its benefits?

Low hanging fruit—Low cost/no cost measures

Case studies

  • HVAC
    • VFDs—Fan motors, pump motors
      • Energy savings
    • BAS
      • Energy savings
    • Demand limiting using air handling units
      • kW
    • Demand control ventilation
      • Energy savings
  • LED lighting—Including occupancy sensors, daylighting, dimming
    • Energy savings

Focus on Energy

  • Prescriptive incentives
  • Custom incentives

Questions and answers

In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

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 0.125 CEUs (1.25 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1.25 LU.

BOC This course offers up to 1.25 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This webinar is approved for 1 continuing professional development point 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 1 CE hour. 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 0.1 CEUs for this program.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 1 PDH 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).

Our education sponsors:

We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

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