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Note: Fees above are for seminar only. Application for certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the certification exam


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Fundamentals of Water Efficiency: Strategies for Effective Water Management

Water is one of the most essential natural resources. More and more businesses - both large and small, industries, institutions, utilities, cities and governmental agencies are looking for strategies to reduce water usage to their reduce costs and as a part of their larger sustainability plans. Implementing water-efficient technologies or techniques is often a team effort involving individuals with varied backgrounds, responsibilities and levels of expertise.

This comprehensive two-day instructional program is designed to help educate those who have responsibilities in the sustainable or utility efficiency field on best practices for maximizing results and understanding water efficiency basics. Attendees will learn technical and organizational strategies, including conducting a water efficiency site assessment, water billing, relevant terminology, federal, state and municipal mandates and policies, and water measurement and verification, along with water supply options and water balancing development.

The seminar is designed to serve as a preparatory training vehicle for the examination required to be completed by those interested in obtaining AEE's Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) certification. The seminar is also open to those who simply wish to benefit from the training provided, and do not wish to sit for the exam following the seminar.

Locations & Dates

Held in Conjunction with Globalcon
Philadelphia, PA | March 21-22, 2017
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  • Held in Conjunction with EMC
    Long Beach, CA | June 5-6, 2017
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  • Held in Conjunction with WEEC
    Atlanta, GA | September 25-26, 2017
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  • Who Should Participate

    This program will provide an ideal training and potential career advancement opportunity for the following water efficiency and management involved professionals:

    • -Energy service professionals
    • -Certified Energy Managers (CEMs) and Certified Energy Auditors (CEAs)
    • -Energy management professionals needing water efficiency strategies
    • -Government Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs)
    • -Facility and maintenance managers
    • -Building technicians and operators
    • -Building owners and property managers
    • -Utility professionals
    • -Federal, state and municipal planners
    • -Energy and facilities champions
    • -Sustainability professionals and Certified Sustainable Development Professions (CSDPs)
    • -Energy and water administrators
    • -Contractors
    • -Government facility managers
    • -New facility entrants into the water efficiency field
    • -Returning veterans seeking an energy and sustainability related career


    Certification

    The seminar is designed to serve as a preparatory training vehicle for the examination required to be completed by those interested in obtaining AEE's Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) certification. By obtaining the CWEP certification, participants will gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of technical and operational water efficiency principles. The program also serves as a fundamental building block for additional individual professional development such as obtaining the Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CDSP) or the Business Energy Professional (BEP) designation.

    Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the CWEP exam, you must submit your completed CWEP application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your CWEP application form, or for further information on the CWEP program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification/CWEP.


    About Your Instructor

    FRANCIS WHEELER

    Francis brings over 15 years of progressive water efficiency and conservation business management experience in all facets from advanced design through construction and measurement and verification. He has worked for multiple water conservation companies, a Fortune 500 energy services company (ESCO) and founded Water Savers, LLC. Mr. Wheeler is a seasoned executive with profit and loss responsibility who has been involved in water efficiency performance contracting since the 1990s. He is active within several trade associations and is frequently invited to speak on the topic of water efficiency. Before beginning his career in the water business, Mr. Wheeler was a Chief of Information and Personnel Security at HQ United States Marine Corps. He attended the University of Maryland while stationed in Japan as well as the Marine Corps University during his 12 year military career.

    This comprehensive two-day instructional program is designed to help educate those who have responsibilities in the sustainable or utility efficiency field on best practices for maximizing results and understanding water efficiency basics. Attendees will learn technical and organizational strategies, including conducting a water efficiency site assessment, water billing, relevant terminology, federal, state and municipal mandates and policies, and water measurement and verification, along with water supply options and water balancing development.

    Seminar Hours

    The following times are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.

    Event

    Day

    Start

    End

    • Sign-in and Onsite Registration

      Day 1

      8:15 am

      -

    • Seminar Hours

      Day 1

      9:00 am

      5:00 pm

    • Seminar Hours

      Day 2

      8:00 am

      4:30 pm

    • Exam Check

      Day 3

      8:00 am

      -

    • Exam

      Day 3

      9:00 am

      1:00 pm

    The exam is held on the day following the seminar. A separate pre-application is required to sit for exam. See certification above.


    Seminar Outline

    1. Overview
    • - Introduction
    • - Terms

    2. Policy & Standards
    • - EPACT 1992
    • - EO 13693

    3. Utility Analysis & Benchmarking
    • - Units of measure
    • - Water utility billing
    • - Water rates & marginal cost of water
    • - Valuing on-site production costs
    • - Benchmarking

    4. Facility Auditing
    • - Preliminary assessment
    • - Investment grade audit
    • - Building pressure: static vs. dynamic
    • - Life cycle cost analysis

    5. Metering
    • - Types of meters
    • - Best application
    • - Exemptions (evaporative, landscape)

    6. M&V Overview
    • - General overview
    • - IPMVP protocols

    7. Domestic Plumbing
    • - Toilets
    • - Urinals
    • - Flush valves
    • - Faucets
    • - Showerheads

    8. Kitchen Equipment
    • - Pre-rinse sprayers
    • - Ice machines
    • - Garbage disposals / scullery stations
    • - Tray wash stations
    • - Convection steamers
    • - Dish machines

    9. Laundry Equipment
    • - HE washers & dryers
    • - Industrial applications: tunnel washers
    • - OLSS
    • - Recycle systems

    10. Irrigation
    • - Evapotranspiration
    • - Advanced controls
    • - HE distribution

    11. Pools
    • - Pool covers
    • - Backwash controls
    • - Filter media
    • - Ozone pool treatment

    12. HVAC & Mechanical Equipment
    • - Cooling towers
    • - Boilers
    • - Evaporative coolers
    • - Pumps, compressors, condensers

    13. Softening & Filtration Systems
    • - Softeners
    • - RO
    • - DI
    • - Multi-media

    14. Sterilization, Medical & Lab Equipment
    • - Sterilizers / autoclaves
    • - Dialysis units
    • - Vacuum pumps & air compressors
    • - Roto-evaps, stills, aspirators
    • - Lasers, icroscopes, film processors
    • - MRI, X-ray, linear accelerator

    15. Water Supply Options / Sources
    • - Potable water
    • - Non-potable fresh water
    • - ILA water
    • - Alternative water sources
    • - RWH
    • - Gray water
    • - AHUCH
    • - Water recycling

    16. Storm Water Management
    • - Green roofs
    • - Rain gardens
    • - Permeable pavement