Date: 2/21/2018 - 4/11/2018 (Eight Wednesdays)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Map to Event: Electric League Training Center, Click here for directions
Registration Ends: 2/20/2018 9:59 PM
The ELA Institute for Facility Management Education presents an educational program leading to a certificate in Building Operations. The certificate will be of most benefit to managers with total responsibility for multi-facilities, as well as those with single facility responsibility. The Faculty is composed of the lead instructors for the Education Departments of the Electric League of Arizona and Arizona Utility Representatives.
The program is offered 8 hours a day, one-day a week for 8 weeks at the ELA Institute located in the Electric League of Arizona Education Center.
|FME 101 – HVAC Fundamentals for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 102 – Airflow Dynamics for the Commercial/Industrial
FME 103 – HVAC Codes and Safety for the Commercial/
FME 104 – Electrical Codes and Standards for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 106 – Electrical Safety for the Commercial/Industrial
FME 107 – Lighting Fundamentals and Efficiency for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
|FME 108 – Power Quality for the Commercial/Industrial
FME 109 – Indoor Air Quality for the Commercial/Industrial
FME 110 – Energy Conservation Techniques for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 111 – Energy Audit for the Commercial/Industrial
FME 112 – Direct Digital Controls for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 115 – Design & Operation of Commercial Chilled Water Systems
|(Class order & subject may change)
Power Quality for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
Course Description: The basics of important, “Need to know” power quality issues in your facility. Learn as the instructor performs a real, hands-on analysis of a large facility.
Course Content: An overview of what causes most Power Quality related problems and how they can be prevented.
• Techniques for identifying PQ symptoms
• Trouble-shooting common problems
Indoor Air Quality for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize the attendees with Indoor Air Quality.
Course Content: This course will cover how to identify and understand air quality issues, and how this impacts
• Identify common conditions conducive to mold growth
• Understand the possible health effects of mold
• Be familiar with the visual characteristics
• Understand how to prevent mold
• Understand the dramatic effect of mold in the facility
Energy Conservation Techniques
Course Description: The use of energy in commercial buildings and how to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities.
Course Content: An overview of the basics of energy accounting, evaluation of fuel options, operation and
maintenance strategies to improve efficiency, and energy management planning techniques.
• Implementing an effective energy management program
• Use of infrared technology to measure thermal losses
• Developing an energy efficiency “checklist” for a facility
• Conduct a review of your facility online with the Business Analyzer at aps.com
• APS fact sheets that are customized for different facilities and energy end uses
• Sensible retrofits
• Case studies of local facilities
• Building controls
• HVAC maintenance
• Efficient lighting
• New technologies
Course Description: The essentials that a building operator should know about how to measure the energy performance of their facilities.
Course Content: An overview of where your facility uses energy and how your facilities’ energy use compares to your competition.
• Find out where you spend the most and where the most opportunities for savings exist
• Techniques for studying your energy usage history and downloading your account data into spreadsheets to
analyze usage and quickly highlight important trends
• Energy end-use data that shows typical energy breakdowns for different types of facilities
• Use of Arizona Energy Office free Excel macro program that allows easy manipulation of account history data into charts, graphs and other graphics
• Essential for operators who manage multiple facilities
Direct Digital Controls
Course Description: An introduction to the application of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) to operating a building's temperature control system.
Course Content: Topics will include:
• The ability of the system to process data
• Input & output types, transducers, variable frequency drive (VFD) theory, communication protocols (LON & BACnet), programming vs. configuring controllers
• Workstation basics
• How to make the controls act like an Energy Management System (EMS).
• Specific manufactures will not be covered, only the overall theory of how these systems operate.
Design & Operation of Commercial Chilled Water Systems
Course Description: An overview of water treatment requirements for cooling systems.
• An in-depth discussion of why water creates problems
• Types of water cooling systems
• Treatment approaches for controlling corrosion, scaling and fouling
• Chemical handling and feeding
• How to calculate the amount of treatment required.
Tuition: $1,275.00* ELA Member / $1,325.00* Non-Member (*Tuition includes books & lunch)