Renewable Energy  

Course ID: 
1.5 Hours


0.20 CEU

Renewable Energy outlines requirements and best practices for utilizing renewable energy for
electricity, heating, cooling, and other applications at Federal facilities.


Dr. Andy Walker, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)   

Andy Walker, Ph.D., is principal engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He conducts engineering and economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for FEMP and other non-governmental clients and specializes in assisting various organizations to plan renewable energy projects at multiple sites. Dr. Walker also teaches energy classes. He is the author of more than 28 book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers and has been recognized with 11 awards from professional associations and government agencies. He holds a bachelor's of science, master's of science, and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Anne Crawley, Federal Energy Management Program   

Anne Crawley manages the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) Renewable Energy Technologies program that helps accelerate Federal use of renewable energy by providing guidance and information to agencies and technical assistance surrounding renewable projects. Ms. Crawley also supports FEMP's Sustainable Facilities program, helping Federal agencies build and operate sustainable buildings by providing technical assistance and sharing information between agencies through the Interagency Sustainable Working Group (ISWG). Prior to working for FEMP, Ms. Crawley consulted to the World Bank on building energy standards, ran the energy program for the City of Berkeley, California, and was a contracting officer for the U.S. Air Force. Ms. Crawley holds a bachelor's of arts in architecture from Yale University, and a master's of science in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • understand the various types of renewable energy technologies, their benefits, uses, and limitations;
  • identify processes for considering renewable energy technologies for use at federal facilities;
  • discuss steps in the project delivery process from screening to procurement to commissioning;
  • consider financing alternatives; and
  • discuss options for purchasing renewable energy.