Energy Management Basic Training – Tools and Resources for Results  

Course ID: 
FEMP35
Duration: 
1.5 Hours
Level: 
Introductory
Prerequisites: 
None
FEMP IACET: 
0.20 CEU
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Federal mandates such as EISA 2007, the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings, and the new Executive Order 13693 set aggressive goals for energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability for federal buildings. This course provides federal personnel with a concise overview of Federal Energy Management, and the most current tools and resources for success.

The course will instruct from the viewpoint of site personnel, and present legislative mandates, executive orders, presidential memorandums and other goals in terms of important action items and best practices for implementation. Instructors will discuss principle energy management concepts and strategies related to energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable acquisitions. Instructors will also offer the most current resources and tools for further information and education.

The course provides a solid foundation for more in-depth study of critical topics such as renewable energy technology applications, energy efficiency improvements and energy conservation measures, energy efficient product procurement, and comprehensive water management.

Instructors

Thomas B. Delaney, PE, Energy Conservation Investment Program Manager, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, U.S. Department of the Army   

Thomas B. Delaney, Jr. is a General Engineer in the Facilities Policy Division, Operations Directorate, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters, Department of the Army. He manages the Army's Energy Conservation Investment Program and is responsible for the Army's Renewable Energy Program. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Engineering Administration degree from George Washington University. He is a register professional engineer in Virginia and Maryland and is a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Randall Smidt, Army Program Manager for Alternative Financing, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, U.S. Department of the Army   

Randall Smidt is a General Engineer in the Facilities Policy Division, Operations Directorate, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters, Department of the Army. He manages the Army's Energy Savings Performance Contracting and Utility Energy Services Contracting programs. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Mr. Smidt has 25 years of experience in energy engineering, working as a consultant to utilities, ESCOs, and federal clients, before becoming the energy manager at Fort Belvoir and later moving to Army Headquarters.

Learning Objectives

It is expected that individuals completing this training will be enabled to:

  • Define and identify common strategies for energy management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, and product procurement in the Federal context;
  • Comprehend the importance of Federal energy management in meeting national energy and environmental goals;
  • Cite relevant Federal legislation and Executive Orders requirements, and access tools such as FEMP's Federal Laws and Requirements Search;
  • Understand the process for implementing successful energy management initiatives, including how to develop a plan of action, assemble a team, measure and evaluate results against baselines and compliance targets, and report for compliance purposes;
  • Discuss possible financing options for federal energy management projects; and
  • Access top resources for continuing education in the energy management field.
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