Understanding Climate Change from the Facility Manager Perspective  

Education Type: 
1 hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

The federal government faces broad exposure to risk and costs posed by climate change-but what does this mean for energy and water managers? With increased requirements for climate literacy among federal employees, this Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) training course aims to help explain basic climate change concepts and how they apply to federal energy and water management responsibilities, and provides training and examples on climate-informed decision-making.


Julie Snow, Senior Climate Resilience Specialist, Department of Defense - Navy  

Dr. Julie Snow is an atmospheric Climate Scientist with 18 years' of experience in providing undergraduate and graduate courses on climate change and its impacts. Her extensive background boasts developing and delivering successful climate resiliency programs to myriad audiences from students and faculty to business and state-level leaders. Dr. Snow is a recent alumnus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Science, Technology, and Policy Fellowship Program, during which she supported the Department of Army Secretariat-Climate Directorate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic science controlling climate change, its causes, and its impacts, specifically focused on how those may impact energy and water management of Federal facilities;
  • Recognize how to identify, analyze, and evaluate truthful climate information;
  • Select responses that indicate the ability to apply understanding of climate to make informed job-related decisions;
  • Identify components of a case study to demonstrate an understanding of the complexities around climate change and the water and energy nexus in the real world.