Energy Conservation Management Solutions (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily
Energy Management, through energy conservation and energy cost control, played a very important role in the reduction of oil imports and in the increased energy efficiency of our buildings and our facilities. The economic downturn is forcing renewed emphasis on efficiency. In Canada, the commercial sector alone accounts for approximately one third of all energy consumed. Unfortunately, many facility managers are not exploring energy savings opportunities because of the perception that upfront costs are too high. Despite the impressive gains, which have been made, many opportunities still exist for increasing the energy efficiency and savings.
At this unique workshop you will understand the importance of energy management to your operation and how to cut energy cost. Techniques related to selection and choosing energy efficient equipment and systems will be discussed. Tips for buying a variety of energy efficient equipment will be presented. Opportunities to develop your skills to select economical and practical solutions that are environmentally and socially acceptable will be discussed. This course also provides a pragmatic approach to energy audits. Participants will acquire the skills to conduct a facility or operation specific energy audit. The course covers the practices of energy auditing and documentation using workshops, discussions and case studies.

To develop the participant’s awareness and ability to recognize cost savings measures in Commercial / Institutional / Residential facilities and then to implement the right strategies to effect these savings; Improve the business bottom line and also strengthen Canada’s commitment to energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Target audience

  • Planners in commercial, service related facilities and institutional organizations, who must make energy management related recommendations and decisions
  • Property and facilities management personnel
  • Building owners and managers
  • Utility managers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Supervisory personnel
  • Inspectors
  • Other individuals who are responsible for selection, maintenance or operation of systems/processes required in the facilities and buildings. 

Learning outcomes

  • Examine practical solutions to your facilities/building energy needs and problems
  • Explore systems that improve energy use and efficiency
  • Quantify energy cost, load and consumption pattern in a facility
  • Learn to audit and analyze equipment/systems used in buildings, evaluate their performance and recommend improvements
  • Become knowledgeable about various energy efficient systems used in today’s buildings/facilities
  • Review strategies to methodically achieve the best utilization of energy to keep operating costs low and equipment performance high
  • Discover how an energy retrofit planning can increase the performance, competitiveness and the profitability of your organization
  • Participate in practical hands-on exercise that will help you gain a solid understanding of the energy management systems and new initiatives 

Rishi Kumar

Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 475+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.

Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario, and holds various professional certifications {Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in 2011.

Mr. Kumar has served as a Chair, President, Sr. Vice-President-Operations and Director-Marketing and Professional Development portfolios for PMI Lakeshore chapter and presently serves in the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of PMI Global, providing caching and mentoring to PMI members. Mr. Kumar is actively involved with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1996, and serves in various committees and boards (Discipline, Equity Diversity and Experience Requirements). Since 2007, Rishi is providing coaching and mentoring services to PEO Mississauga as a Chairperson. He supports the mentorship programs offered by various non-profit organizations (CESO, Ontario Works-Peel Region, Skills for Change, ACCES Employment, DBNS and CMC) in GTA since 1994.

Program outline (1.2 CEUs)

Day 1

  • Energy Management
  • Need for Energy Management
  • Energy Terminology
  • Designing an Energy Management Program
  • Starting & Managing an Energy Management Program
  • Energy Facts
  • Thermodynamics-The Second Law
  • Manufacturing and Recycling
  • Heavy Industry
  • Transportation
  • The Automobile and the Environment
  • Acid Rain
  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Energy from Waste
  • Urban Air Quality Trends
  • Lighting
  • Discussion
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Exit Signs
  • Lighting Controls
  • Relamping Strategies
  • Case Study-Lighting
  • Checklist of Energy Saving Lighting Ideas
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning
  • Introduction
  • Energy Efficiency Ratings for HVAC System Components
  • How to Reduce costs in HVAC Systems
  • Commercial Unitary Air Conditioner
  • Air-Cooled Electric Chiller
  • Water-Cooled Electric Chiller
  • Commercial Heat Pump
  • Commercial Boiler
  • Workshop-I
  • Participants will meet in small groups to discuss and suggest a best possible solution to each case study problem. A representative from each group will present the solutions to all participants. A discussion will follow.

Day 2

  • Case Study-1: Office Building
  • The Building Envelop: Ten Steps to Efficiency
  • Process Energy Management
  • Discussion
  • Motors and Motor Controls
  • Selection of Motors
  • Energy-Efficient Electric Motor
  • Air Compressors
  • Centrifugal Pumping System
  • Case Study-Recuperating
  • The Energy Audit Process
  • Preparing for an Energy Audit
  • The Facility Inspection
  • Energy Audit
  • Building an Energy profile
  • Seasonal peaks, billing & demand history and annual trends
  • How to conduct site survey, data collection and inventory of loads
  • Study of costs, load, consumption and hours of usage of each load
  • Selection of Energy Saving Devices
  • Cost of Feasibility Studies, Audit and Energy Management Plan
  • Selection of Technology - Energy Saving Devices
  • Life Cycle of Devices and System
  • Payback Period and Return on Investment
  • Purchasing Vs Leasing
  • Monitoring of Savings
  • How Energy Saving Devices Can Help
  • Extends the life of motors and equipment
  • Cool overheated lines & panels
  • Improve facility or grid voltage
  • Workshop-II
  • Participants will meet in small groups to discuss and suggest a best possible solution to each case study problem. A representative from each group will present the solutions to all participants. A discussion will follow.
  • Case Study-2 Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Energy Upgrades: Fictions and Facts
  • Tips: Common Energy Management Opportunities

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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