Welcome to Spring 2021 Energy Management Semester Online!

Welcome to another semester with the Energy Management Institute!

To ensure that the City of New York’s workforce has continuous access to energy management training and certification opportunities, all Spring courses will be delivered in a virtual classroom setting.

The Energy Management Institute offers a diverse portfolio of learning programs. Choose a tab to view the courses available. For more information, download the Energy Management Institute Spring catalog.

Virtual Courses Offered This Spring

Fundamentals of Building Systems

This course is designed to provide foundational energy management knowledge for City staff. It includes an overview of critical building systems and equipment, including their relationship to energy consumption; explains electrical and mechanical engineering concepts pertinent to building operations; and introduces best practices for energy efficiency in City buildings. The course prepares students without a technical background to succeed in Building Operator Certification (BOC) courses.

This course consists of a half-day online introductory session, followed by ten self-paced online modules in a virtual lab setting, and then a half-day online wrap-up session. Participants are required to attend all sessions, complete all online modules, and take the pre- and post-assessment exams. See the full course syllabus here.

 

Learning Path: Foundational Training

Class Dates: 

Cohort A, Tuesdays: 3/16, 3/23 (lab), 3/30

Cohort B, Tuesdays: 6/1, 6/8 (lab), 6/15

Class Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Webex

Building Operator Certification Level 1

This course is the foundational energy efficiency course for building operators working in City facilities. It is designed to help building operators identify opportunities to make their facilities more energy-efficient so they can contribute to meeting City energy and emissions reduction goals. BOC-1 provides an overview of building systems and equipment, including electrical systems, mechanical systems, lighting technologies, and building controls. It also introduces students to energy data management and analysis and operational improvements that can improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

This certification course consists of 12 synchronous online sessions taught by subject matter experts over a four-month period, complemented by 14 self-paced online modules. Participants are required to attend all sessions, submit four projects, and pass all four module exams. See the full course syllabus here.

 

Learning Path: Building Operations Training

Class Dates:

Cohort B, Fridays: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11

Class Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Webex

Certified Energy Manager

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) course prepares students for the CEM certification exam offered by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). CEM operates as a standard for qualifying energy professionals in the United States and abroad; this course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth, technical review of energy use and costs optimization within non-residential buildings. 

The five-day CEM course is offered over a one-week period, consisting of four days of virtual instructional sessions taught by subject matter experts and one day for the comprehensive certification exam, scheduled by the student after the class. Participants are required to attend all sessions and take the certification exam. See the full course syllabus here.

 

Learning Path: AEE Certification Training

Class Dates:

Cohort A, Monday to Friday: 4/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8 + 1 day of self-scheduled exam

Cohort B, Monday to Friday: 5/10, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13 + 1 day of self-scheduled exam

Class Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Certified Energy Auditor 

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) course prepares students to take the CEA certification exam, which is offered by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). CEA operates as a standard for qualifying energy professionals in the United States and abroad; this course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth, technical review of energy auditing.

The four-day CEA course is offered over a one-week period, consisting of three days of virtual instructional sessions taught by subject matter experts and one day for the comprehensive certification exam, administered on the last day. Participants are required to attend all sessions and take the certification exam. See the full course syllabus here

 

Learning Path: AEE Certification Training 

Class Dates: Monday to Thursday, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22

Class Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) course prepares students for the CMVP certification exam offered by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). CMVP helps educate and qualify individuals undertaking or assessing energy projects in buildings and facilities; by obtaining the CMVP Certification, candidates gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of M&V, and more specifically, the essential concepts of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

The three-day CMVP course is offered over a one-week period, consisting of three days of virtual instructional sessions taught by subject matter experts and one day for the comprehensive certification exam, scheduled by the student after the class. Participants are required to attend all sessions and take the certification exam. See the CMVP informational flyer.

 

Learning Path: AEE Certification Training

Class Dates: Monday to Wednesday: 5/24, 5/25, 5/26 + 1 day of self-scheduled exam

Class Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Energy-Efficient Controls Systems

The Energy-Efficient Controls Systems course provides an interactive opportunity for skilled tradespeople who work within agency buildings to discover, discuss, and analyze the effects of building controls systems on energy efficiency in municipal building operations within the City of New York.

This course consists of five online instructional sessions and one virtual building automation system tour and lab session, taught by subject matter experts over a six-week period. Participants are required to attend all sessions and submit one final project. See the full course syllabus here.          

 

Learning Path: Trades-focused Training 

Class Dates: Fridays, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 5/25 (lab, falls on a Tuesday), 6/4, 6/18 

Class Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Webex

Renewable Energy 101

The Renewable Energy 101 course is designed to help provide City staff with an introduction to renewable energy technologies in the context of the City’s clean energy goals. The course covers solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal for hot water systems, and the selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and monitoring of renewable energy systems.

This course consists of four online instructional sessions taught by subject matter experts, including one day of learning through a virtual lab and video “visit” to a local solar installation. Participants are required to attend all sessions and complete all online modules. See the full course syllabus here.

 

Learning Path: Specialized Training 

Class Dates: Tuesday to Friday, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18

Class Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Webex

Introduction to Load Management

The Introduction to Load Management course provides City staff with an overview of load management concepts and techniques aimed at finding ways in which to optimize City buildings’ operations by reducing energy consumption. It is designed to equip staff with the essential information that they need to help their agencies participate in the City’s Load Management Program and realize the benefits involved in doing so.

The Introduction to Load Management course consists of a six-hour interactive workshop held on a single day led by a subject matter expert. The first part of the workshop involves online lecture and discussion, while the second part is comprised of virtual hands-on EnerTrac training, with a focus on load profile analysis. Participants are required to attend the full workshop. See the full course syllabus here.

 

Learning Path: Load Management Training 

Class Date: Tuesday, 5/4

Class Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Load Management Training and Coaching Cohort E (DOE Only)

Note: This course is for DOE referral only. 

Load Management Training and Coaching (LMTC) teaches operators how to utilize their real-time metering data, trending data from Building Automation Systems, and/or data loggers to apply Building Re-tuning (BRT) practices. This course is designed to provide building operators with hands-on support in implementing Load Management (LM) measures at buildings to optimize energy usage.

This course consists of eight sessions taught by subject matter experts. The first three sessions consist of virtual lectures and discussions, where the instructor brings together LM and BRT concepts. The next sessions consist of hands-on virtual coaching, during which the CUNY Building Performance Lab coaches and the DEM Load Management team work closely with participants to identify and implement operational improvements at their specific buildings. Participants are required to attend all sessions and submit assignments and take-home activities. See the full course syllabus here.

 

The DCAS DEM Load Management Team reviews registration requests to ensure that participants have met the required prerequisites to participate in the course. To determine if you qualify, please reach out to us via: LMhotline@dcas.nyc.gov.

 

Learning Path: Load Management Training

Class Dates: Wednesdays: 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23

Class Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

 

Load Management Training and Coaching Cohort F (Coaching Only) 

Note: The DCAS DEM Load Management Team reviews registration requests to ensure that participants have met the required prerequisites to participate in the course. To determine if you qualify, please reach out to us via: LMhotline@dcas.nyc.gov.

This course consists of six coaching sessions taught by subject matter experts.  These sessions consist of hands-on virtual coaching, during which the CUNY Building Performance Lab coaches and the DEM Load Management team work closely with participants to identify and implement operational improvements at their specific buildings. Participants are required to attend all sessions and submit assignments and take-home activities. 

 

Learning Path: Load Management Training

Class Dates: Thursdays, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12

Class Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Virtual via ZOOM