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FEMP trains Federal agency managers about the latest energy requirements, best practices, and technologies through eTraining Courses, First Thursday Seminars, and webinars.

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On demand training is listed after live training. All training is free unless otherwise noted.

Live
Sep 16, 2014
1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
1.5 hours

ESPC Life-of-Contract (LOC) Administration: Agency Responsibilities and FEMP LOC Services

This webinar is for agency personnel responsible for the administration of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) task order contract during the performance period through contract closeout.

Live
Sep 17, 2014
11 a.m. Eastern Time
2.5 hours

Placing UESC Task Orders with the GSA Areawide Webinar

This webinar will show a step-by-step approach to placing a utility energy service contract (UESC) task order under a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Areawide Contract.

Live
Sep 24, 2014
2 p.m. Eastern Time
1.5 hours

Introduction to ESPC ENABLE Webinar

The Introduction to Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Webinar provides attendees an introduction to the ESPC ENABLE program, an overview of the process, and next steps on how to move forward with a project at your facility.

Live
Oct 9, 2014
2 p.m. Eastern Time
1.5 hours

The Federal Guiding Principles Checklist in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

This webcast will teach Federal energy and sustainability professionals how to use EPA's ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to help ensure compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Existing Buildings required by Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. Students will learn about the purpose and scope of Portfolio Manager and the Guiding Principles Checklist; learn how to establish and share data within a Portfolio Manager account; and gain insight into available reporting tools and mechanisms. The webcast will also provide information on using Portfolio Manager to meet energy benchmarking requirements required under 42 USC §8253(f).

Live
Oct 14, 2014
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
1 Hour
Online

Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Tool Training

The Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Tool Training webinar provides information on how to use the DC Pro tool suite to profile data center energy use and identify energy efficiency actions.

Live
Oct 28, 2014
11 a.m. Eastern Time
1.5 hours

Utility Energy Service Contracts Training for Utility Representatives

Webinar helps Federal agencies and utility representatives understand the legal parameters, contracting requirements, financing options, and other aspects of utility energy service contract agreements.

Live
Nov 3-4, 2014
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Advanced Utility Energy Services Contracting (UESC) Workshop

This new advanced workshop will examine strategies and methods used by experienced contracting officers and their technical teams from project development to contract award and post-acceptance.

Live
Nov 5-6, 2014
Cape Canaveral, Florida

2014 Fall Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar

Hosted by Florida Power and Light

Live
Nov 13, 2014
2 p.m. Eastern Time
1.5 hours

The Federal Guiding Principles Checklist in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

This webcast will teach Federal energy and sustainability professionals how to use EPA's ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to help ensure compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Existing Buildings required by Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. Students will learn about the purpose and scope of Portfolio Manager and the Guiding Principles Checklist; learn how to establish and share data within a Portfolio Manager account; and gain insight into available reporting tools and mechanisms. The webcast will also provide information on using Portfolio Manager to meet energy benchmarking requirements required under 42 USC §8253(f).

Live
Dec 11, 2014
2 p.m. Eastern Time
1.5 hours

The Federal Guiding Principles Checklist in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

This webcast will teach Federal energy and sustainability professionals how to use EPA's ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to help ensure compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Existing Buildings required by Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. Students will learn about the purpose and scope of Portfolio Manager and the Guiding Principles Checklist; learn how to establish and share data within a Portfolio Manager account; and gain insight into available reporting tools and mechanisms. The webcast will also provide information on using Portfolio Manager to meet energy benchmarking requirements required under 42 USC §8253(f).

On Demand
1.5 hours

Achieving Energy Security in Federal Facilities

Achieving Energy Security in Federal Facilities builds competency in protecting critical missions by integrating energy security measures into all aspects of operations.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Achieving Energy-Efficient Data Centers with New ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines

Achieving Energy-Efficient Data Centers with New ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines explores energy and HVAC control strategies, with an emphasis on reliability and best practices related to the new American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) 9.9 Data Center Class Guidelines for controlling temperature, and air volume in high-intensity data centers. The seminar included project examples demonstrating cost-effective operations and payback periods that result from an in-depth engineering approach.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Acquiring Low Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Vehicles for Federal Fleets: Meeting EISA Section 141 Requirements

EPA, FEMP, and GSA present this webinar, intended for Federal fleet managers at all levels, on successfully acquiring low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles for Federal fleets to meet the requirements of Section 141 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA Section 141).

On Demand
1 hour

Adopting LED Technology: What Federal Facility Managers Need to Know

The Adopting LED Technology: What Federal Facility Managers Need to Know course will provide an overview of the current status of LED technology as it relates to maturing applications, cautions, control options, and tools and resources to federal facility managers who make informed decisions.

On Demand
3.5 hours

Advanced Electric Metering in Federal Facilities

This course provides Federal energy and facility managers with the knowledge and skills to take full advantage of the benefits of advanced electric metering systems. The course discusses the components of an advanced electric metering system that meet Federal requirements and help sites take full advantage of metered data. Emphasis is placed on the data analysis, including selecting the appropriate software tools and conducting analyses that achieve quantifiable results.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings - Data Centers

This course covers the best known methods for reducing the energy-intensity of data centers by utilizing server-virtualization, optimizing the temperature within the data center, selecting energy-efficient cooling options, how to arrange server racks and aisles and many other efficiency opportunities. It emphasizes the need for server administrators to work with, rather than independent of facility operators.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings - Laboratories

This course addresses the six areas that are most responsible for energy waste in laboratories including the air handling systems and fume hoods and provides numerous suggestions for reducing energy use.

On Demand
3 hours

Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities

Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities provides Federal Facility and Energy Managers with the knowledge and competencies to contract for the design and installation a Building Automation System (BAS) in an existing Federal facility, including the ability to apply General Services Administration (GSA) Smart Building Standards into the goal setting process and design objectives.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Combined Heat and Power: An Integrated Approach to Energy Resources

FEMP First Thursday Seminars provide training for Federal energy and environmental professionals. Leading experts address timely topics in 90-minute sessions, offered live via satellite or through streaming video at your desktop. This seminar will explore technologies, applications, and successful examples to optimize heat and power resources at your site.

On Demand
4.5 hours

Commissioning for Existing Federal Buildings

This course is designed for Energy and Facility Managers who manage commissioning processes for existing federal buildings. Focusing on proven strategies in the federal sector, the training is designed to achieve the maximum benefits of commissioning efforts.

On Demand

Commissioning for Federal Facilities

Commissioning for Federal Facilities covers ongoing commissioning processes to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use, and indentify retrofits for commercial and institutional buildings and central plant facilities.

On Demand
15 minutes

Complying with the EPAct 2005 Section 701 Requirement to Use Alternative Fuel in Dual-Fuel Vehicles

The Federal Energy Management Program presents this eTraining course to help participants comply with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) 2005 Section 701 requirement to use alternative fuel in dual-fuel vehicles.

On Demand

Compressed Air Assessment Basics

The Compressed Air Assessment Basics webinar is presented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on the basics of conducting compressed air assessments.

On Demand
2.5 hours

Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout

Renewable energy, leveraged from natural, renewable resources, delivers electricity, heating, cooling, and other applications to Federal facilities and fleets. This course focuses on the planning and implementation of distributed-scale renewable energy projects, those smaller than 10 megawatts. The course outlines a detailed 10-step process from technology screening to project closeout. Explored are online tools and resources available for the selection of cost-effective renewable energy projects on federal sites.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Energy 101

Energy 101 provides an introduction to Federal energy management. The training is designed for new Federal energy managers and others wanting an overall introduction to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency.

On Demand
90 minutes

Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach

This seminar will describe a step-by-step method to conduct an "energy efficiency expert evaluation"—a customized process to meet site-specific energy goals. This approach combines the most effective features of an energy audit and retro-commissioning, while avoiding the limitations of each.

On Demand
8.5 hours

Energy Savings Performance Contracting

It's not contracting business as usual! Learn about one of the Government's premier tools to finance facility energy improvements. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a contracting vehicle that allows federal agencies to accomplish energy projects for their facilities without depending on appropriations to pay for the improvements. An ESPC project is a partnership between the customer (a government organization) and an energy service company (ESCO).

On Demand
3.5 hours

Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Five Phases to Success

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of energy saving performance contracts (ESPC), an alternative financing vehicle that allows Federal agencies to complete energy-savings projects without up-front capital costs and special Congressional appropriations by partnering with an energy service company.

On Demand
4.5 hours

Energy-Efficient Federal Purchasing

This course provides hands-on learning and practice to teach professionals about finding, specifying, and selecting energy-efficient products. The course outlines the financial and environmental benefits of buying energy-efficient products, and summarizes the legal requirements underpinning Federal Acquisition Regulations, which mandate the purchase of ENERGY STAR, low standby power, and FEMP-designated products.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Energy-Efficient Product Procurement

Learn how to meet executive order and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements on purchasing FEMP designated and ENERGY STAR products.

On Demand
4.5 hours

Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide

A Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) is a mutually beneficial partnership between a Federal agency and a utility for the purpose of energy management services. This course reviews contracting language and available templates in detail and discusses advanced best practices.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Federal Fleet Infrastructure and Electric Vehicles

Gain insight into ways to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and partner with other entities to advance the use of electric vehicles in Federal fleets.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Federal Fleet Management 101

Meet Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and other Federal fleet requirements through best practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum consumption while increasing alternative fuel use and fleet fuel efficiency.

On Demand
2.5 hours

Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements provides Federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with knowledge and skills to develop an on-site renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on a Federal site. On-site renewable energy generation projects help agencies meet Federal mandates, including EPAct 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, and agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans.

On Demand
45 minutes

FEMP Exterior Solid State Lighting Initiative: High- Performance Parking Structure Lighting for Federal Facilities

This webinar provides attendees with an exterior SSL technology update, an overview of product and application-related support resources available from FEMP, and case studies of exterior SSL applications. Focus is placed on a performance specification that allows the user to select SSL, induction, or fluorescent technology, and apply it in a manner that helps ensure energy-efficient, high-quality lighting results.

On Demand
1.5 hours

FEMP Exterior Solid State Lighting Initiative: High-Performance Parking Lot Lighting for Federal Facilities

This webinar provides attendees with an exterior SSL technology update, an overview of product and application-related support resources available from FEMP, and case studies of exterior SSL applications. Focus is placed on a performance specification that energy managers can use to help ensure that their SSL sites deliver high-quality lighting while saving energy and minimizing maintenance requirements.

On Demand
1 hour

FEMP FOA for Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

This webinar will review FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that was issued on November 5, 2013.

On Demand
1 hour

FEMP Large-Scale Renewable Energy Guide

This Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) webinar introduces the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Guide, describes FEMP's approach to large-scale renewable energy projects, and provides guidance to Federal agencies and the private sector on how to develop a common process for large-scale renewable projects.

On Demand
95 minutes

Financing and Pricing Evaluation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)

The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Pricing and Financing webinar helps Federal agencies learn how ESPCs can finance the reduction of facility energy use and costs.

On Demand
5.5 hours

Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

Learn how to utilize life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to improve Federal economic-based decision making, determine the total cost of ownership of project alternatives, and make informed decisions on energy and water efficiency investments. In addition, participants will apply key requirements and supplemental economic measures to federal investment decisions such as those for individual and interdependent building system acquisitions for new construction and major renovations. A video tutorial will demonstrate how the latest version of the Building Life Cycle Costing (BLCC) software can turn readily available inputs into sound investment decisions.

On Demand
1.5 Hours

Goal-Based Contracting for Energy Efficient Buildings

FEMP First Thursday Seminars provide training for Federal energy and environmental professionals. Leading experts address timely topics in 90-minute sessions, offered live via satellite or through streaming video at your desktop. This seminar will cover ways to implement performance-based contracts that achieve high-performance buildings with low energy profiles. Learn about upfront contract provisions that lead to measurable performance benchmarks in building construction and operations.

On Demand
25 minutes

Guiding Principles: Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality

Webinar provides an overview of the Guiding Principles for enhancing indoor environmental quality.

On Demand
30 minutes

Guiding Principles: Getting Started

This webinar will provide an overview of the Guiding Principles (GP) for Existing High-Performance Sustainable Buildings, and will discuss planning, strategies, documentation, reporting and data integrity for compliance.

On Demand
30 minutes

Guiding Principles: Optimize Energy Performance

This webinar will provide an overview of the Guiding Principle: Optimize Energy Performance for Existing High-Performance Sustainable Buildings.

On Demand
20 minutes

Guiding Principles: Protect and Conserve Water

Webinar provides an overview of the Guiding Principles (GP) for protecting and conserving water for existing high-performance sustainable buildings.

On Demand
20 minutes

Guiding Principles: Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials

Webinar provides an overview of the Guiding Principles for reducing environmental impact of materials for existing high-performance sustainable buildings.

On Demand
1 hour

High Efficiency Parking Lighting for Federal Agencies: The Time Is Now to Join LEEP and Get the Resources You Need

State-of-the-art lighting technology can provide rapid return on investments by reducing energy use 20% to 70%, compared to typical practice. Some have also realized significant reductions in lighting maintenance costs, in part because of the longevity of the new technologies. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) encourages Federal agencies to take advantage of these energy saving lighting systems, and to highlight their commitment and successes by joining the Lighting Energy in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Implementing Deep Retrofits: A Whole Building Approach

Implementing Deep Retrofits: A Whole Building Approach fosters competency in developing retrofit solutions that demonstrate integrated, holistic, and synergistic approaches to energy-efficient retrofits. The goal is to yield higher performance results than are achieved with standard, individual, and routine energy conservation measures.

On Demand
2 hours

Introduction to Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology

Learn how to use alternative financing tools to plan and implement energy and water saving measures and renewable energy systems in your Federal facility.

On Demand
30 minutes

Introduction to ECAM

This training session is part of a three-part series exploring energy charting and metrics (ECAM).

On Demand
1.5 hours

Introduction to Executive Order 13514

The Introduction to Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 training provides an overview of definitions, baseline measurements, and other requirements outlined by the new executive order.

On Demand
40 minutes

Introduction to Federal Renewable Energy Goals and FEMP Services

Introduction to Federal Renewable Energy Goals and FEMP Services provides an overview of Federal renewable energy goals and requirements, as well as available FEMP services and assistance.

On Demand
100 minutes

Introduction to the E.O. 13514 Federal Fleet Guidance and Handbook

This course offers an introduction to the Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 Section 12 Guidance Document and its accompanying Federal Fleet Management Handbook.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Labs, Data Centers, and High-Tech Facilities

Learn about Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 requirements and best practices for improving the energy and environmental performance of Federal laboratories, data centers, and high-tech facilities.

On Demand
3 hours

Launching a Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC): Getting to Yes!

This course covers initial steps to develop a Utility Energy Services Contract, how to build a solid team, ways to evaluate financing and contracting options, and early steps to initiate a UESC with a serving utility.

On Demand
4 hours

Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities

Focused on managing the Water Assessment process in Federal facilities, this course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Manager to comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

On Demand
3 hours

Measurement and Verification in ESPCs

The course is intended to provide students with a thorough understanding of the key issues in energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) measurement and verification (M&V) so that they can negotiate for better M&V in their projects.

On Demand
1.5 hours

New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Gain knowledge of the current legislative drivers relative to ASHRAE standards and which buildings fall under which standard. Learn about major changes in the most recent versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code. Understand the actual requirements for new federal buildings and learn whole building simulation to maximize energy efficiency while maintaining cost effectiveness.

On Demand
1.5 hours

New Lighting Technologies

New Lighting Technologies illustrates the uses and benefits of spectrally enhanced light (SEL) and solid-state lighting (SSL), such as LEDs. Topics include best deployment opportunities, correct applications, project examples, and measurement and verification protocols.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Operations, Maintenance, and Commissioning

Operations, Maintenance, and Commissioning is no-cost training that provides an overview of operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices with a focus on corrective, preventive, and predictive infrastructure requirements and commissioning for existing buildings.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Placing UESC Task Orders Under a GSA Areawide Contract

Learn a step-by-step approach to placing a utility energy service contract (UESC) task order under a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Areawide Contract.

On Demand
4 hours

Planning an Energy Assessment for Federal Facilities

Focused on managing the Energy Assessment process in federal facilities, this course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Manager to comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

On Demand
45 Minutes

Procuring Solar Energy for Federal Facilities: Practical Guidance

Solar energy is positioned to play a significant role in Federal agency sustainability initiatives to meet renewable energy targets. Procuring solar energy and technology, however, can pose a unique set of challenges. This webinar outlines steps to successfully procure solar energy for your Federal facility.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Renewable Energy

Learn about requirements and best practices for utilizing renewable energy for electricity, heating, cooling, and other applications at Federal facilities.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Renewable Power Purchases and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

This 90-minute webinar offers insight into leveraging renewable power purchases and RECs to meet Energy Policy Act of 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, and other Federal mandates.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Rethinking Operations and Maintenance for High-Performance Buildings

Learn about engagement programs for key stakeholders -- including building owners, operators, and occupants -- in the design, construction, and operation of sustainable facilities. Find out about a cyclical process that involves stewardship, performance, and enabling tools and metrics that result in refinements and continual improvement

On Demand
1.5 hours

Selecting and Evaluating New and Underused Energy Technologies

Selecting and Evaluating New and Underused Energy Technologies demonstrates how to use the FEMP Technology Deployment Matrix to identify and select clean energy technologies that have high potential of immediate deployment into agency energy-use reduction programs; assess potential benefits; execute market-based deployment strategies; and develop performance metrics to validate effectiveness and justify project funding.

On Demand
3.5 hours

Selecting, Implementing, and Funding Photovoltaic Systems in Federal Facilities

This course covers PV technologies typically installed at Federal sites along with installation options, PV module ratings and testing, and warranties. Roof vs. ground mounted PV arrays, fixed vs. tracked PV arrays, and other options are discussed in terms of logistical, technical, and economic considerations.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Solid-State Lighting: Highlighting Indoor Applications

FEMP First Thursday Seminars provide training for Federal energy and environmental professionals. Leading experts address timely topics in 90-minute sessions, offered live via satellite or through streaming video at your desktop. This seminar will explore solid-state and LED lighting developments, with an emphasis on indoor and troffer applications.

On Demand
3 hours

Sustainable Institutional Change for Federal Facility Managers

This course provides Federal facility managers with practical information and action-based strategies to change individual and organizational behavior in support of energy efficiency and strategic sustainability goals.

On Demand
3.5 hours

Sustainable Strategies for Existing Federal Facilities

This eTraining core course offers strategies for creating and maintaining high-performance buildings by optimizing building technologies; avoiding the costs of waste and inefficiency; and creating productive, comfortable, and healthy work environments.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Utility Energy Service Contracts and Energy Project Incentive Funds

Learn more about financing the capital costs of energy improvement projects from savings generated through energy efficiency measures funded by utilities, public benefit funds, and other resources.

On Demand
1.5 hours

Water Efficiency Planning and Implementation

Water Efficiency Planning and Implementation provides a strategic planning overview of developing and implementing a water efficiency program.