Energy Management Class for Managers
Learn what energy efficiency improvements have the best cost/benefit ratio for your business so you can control costs and protect profits.
LOCATION: Regional Economic Development, 500 East Walnut, Columbia, Missouri
DATES: Wednesdays: September 19, September 26 and October 3
COST: $400/participant. We will refund ½ the tuition cost for participants that complete the entire course (all 3 classes).
REGISTRATION: Download form. Deadline is Friday, August 31.
September 19, 9:00 a.m. to noon
In this class we will introduce you to the many benefits of energy efficiency and why some energy efficiency projects can have dramatic savings. You will leave this class with a better ability to understand your utility bill and how to use the information to start your energy efficiency program.
Topics: utilities (electricity and demand, natural gas, water, sewer and trash), understanding your utility bill, how and where to retrieve historical data, rate information
Break will be hosted by Columbia Water & Light’s Infra Red & Ultrasonic Leak Detection program staff
Biggest energy users…
September 26, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Become more familiar with the important characteristics of major energy using equipment in your facility: lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and hot water systems. By applying the latest energy efficiency technologies, you can determine the highest saving opportunities.
Topics: Top energy users – how do they work, how much energy do they use, new energy efficient units, improvements with the highest paybacks.
Break will be hosted by Columbia Water & Light’s Commercial Incentive program staff
Your game plan…
October 3, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
This class will discuss how you can make an energy efficiency initiative happen at your facility. Strategies, techniques, and resources for developing your own energy efficiency program will be covered.
Topics: Defining objectives, identifying assets and liabilities, project and engineering resources, proposal design and financing options.
Break will be hosted by City Green and the Solar One program staff
Lunch: Q&A with Tad Johnsen, Columbia Water & Light Director