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Repeating Short Energy Courses in Greater Cincinnati area by AEE-member John F Robbins CEM

are sponsored by continuing education provider Impact Management Services Organization in Norwood Ohio,   513-731-1111.  See short descriptions below.


Accredited for Ohio & Kentucky "ContractorCEUs", professional engineer PDHs and other professional "CONTACT HOURS".  Note for AEE certifications:  5 CONTACT HOURS = One (1) AEE-required "Renewal Credit".   "ContractorCEU" is not the same as "CEU")

"Energy Efficiency Assessment", about evaluating and benchmarking the relative efficiencies of different buildings and homes as well as the HVAC systems, lighting and other energy-using features in them in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  2 CONTACT HRS.

"Energy Pricing", usually paired with Energy Reductions & Paybacks.  Covers current regularly updated residential and commercial energy prices and pricing methods in SW Ohio from Dayton to Cincinnati, in SE Indiana and in Kentucky from Covington to Lexington.  Energy prices are compared per BTU of energy value.  2 CONTACT HRS


"Energy Reductions & Paybacks" usually paired with Energy Pricing.  Presentation and discussion about how to estimate energy use reductions, operation costs and savings from common efficiency improvements, including space heating and cooling, water heating and non-HVAC electricity.  Savings from common energy reduction strategies are compared between various energy suppliers.  2 CONTACT HRS


"Energy Code Intro" (1 hr) and "Energy Code" (5 hrs) cover the HVAC, Electric and Hot Water portions of 2009 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) and 90.1-2007 ASHRAE Standard (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers), the foundations of energy codes in Ohio & Indiana.  Differences in 2012 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2010, the energy code for Kentucky, are also presented.  6 CONTACT HRS


"HVAC Sizing: Heating" is usually paired with HVAC Sizing: Cooling.  Covers the major inputs to size heating equipment capacity in residential & small commercial structures, including how to assess capacity changes possible after changes in insulation, airtightness and outside air intake.  2 CONTACT HRS


"HVAC Sizing: Cooling" is usually paired with HVAC Sizing: Heating.  Covers the major inputs to size cooling equipment capacity in residential & small commercial structures, including how to assess capacity changes possible after changes in insulation, airtightness, outside air intake, windows, solar & shading features, internal electricity usage & occupancy.  2 CONTACT HRS.


"Off-Grid Solar PV" begins with how off-grid differs from grid-connected solar, including the increased importance of reducing electricity loads and usage and the fact that batteries are usually needed for backup power when sunlight is insufficient or unavailable.  Optimizing siting and solar access month by month is emphasized.  Also covered is how to size and choose the major components in off-grid solar setups.  A couple small installation examples are presented from initial sizing to component selection.  2 CONTACT HRS.

"Rechargeable Batteries" is an overview of the many types of rechargeable batteries, comparing discharge and recharge preferences as well as operational characteristics of nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, rechargeable alkaline, lead-acid and various lithium battery chemistries.  A short history of batteries is included as well as a review of the language and formulas typically associated with batteries and DC electric systems.  Safety and disposal issues and preferences are also presented.  2 CONTACT HRS.

"Solar Options" introduces many local examples of solar, including passive solar, daylighting, solar electricity and active solar heating.  Detailed focus on passive solar, solar water heating and solar electricity, including major components, estimation methods for heating and electric, solar rating resources, solar siting and orientation.  2 CONTACT HRS

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