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Check out the DOE FEMP course "Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide." Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) is a mutually beneficial partnership between a Federal agency and a utility for the purpose of energy management services. This course has been developed for Federal energy management and contracting/acquisition personnel seeking advanced skills in executing UESC contracting, including letters of interest, justification and approval requirements, preliminary assessments, feasibility studies, performance assurance, and project execution and closeout. This course reviews contracting language and available templates in detail and discusses advanced best practices.

See it here: http://1.usa.gov/1caXfmH
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FEMP Training now earns IACET units (CEUs)! Learn more about it here: iacet.org
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Check out the DOE FEMP course on managing the Water Assessment process in Federal facilities, worth .40 FEMP Continuing Education Units. This course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Mansager to comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This course provides details on a five-step process for conducting, or managing the conduct of, a comprehensive water assessment including developing a water balance, conducting a walkthrough survey, developing water conservation measures and long-range plans for water efficiency.

See it here: http://1.usa.gov/11diNqG
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Check out the DOE FEMP course on Advanced Metering in Federal Facilities, worth .40 FEMP Continuing Education Units. This course provides Federal energy and facility managers with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of advanced electric metering systems.

The course discusses the components of an advanced electric metering system that meet Federal requirements and help sites take full advantage of metered data. It emphasizes data analysis, including selecting the appropriate software tools and conducting analyses that achieve quantifiable results. 

Check the course out here: 1.usa.gov/14qIRTU
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DOE FEMP Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements provides Federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with the knowledge and skills to develop an on-site renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on a Federal site.

On-site renewable energy generation projects help agencies meet Federal mandates, including EPAct 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, and agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans.

This course will describe the components of a PPA, including the benefits of PPAs, getting a PPA project underway, PPA project development considerations, and requesting and evaluating PPA proposals. Early "go or no-go" considerations are reviewed, along with some of the fundamental technical, legal, and contractual requirements of a PPA.

See more here: http://1.usa.gov/143IoXq
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The third eTraining core course of DOE FEMP's online training was entitled "Launching a Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC): Getting to Yes!"

This self-paced interactive course is designed for Energy and Facility Managers, Contracting Officers, and others who want to develop and implement energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects on Federal sites under a Utility Energy Services Contract.

Find the course here: http://www.wbdg.org/education/femp03.php
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will kick off First Thursday Seminars with the live webcast Solid-State Lighting: Highlighting indoor Applications on April 4, 2013.  
 
Experts Naomi Johnson Miller and Jeff McCullough of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will offer training about new solid-state and LED lighting developments and best practices, as well as Federal priorities, and tools and resources for success. 

Learn about:  
• new design considerations and protocols when installing indoor troffer lighting 
• current standards, specifications, and testing (CALiPER) for LED products 
• LED life span and maintenance, including life cycle costs and payback periods 
• techniques to measure best performance in quality and efficiency 
• Federal and industry resources to help select technologies and speed their 
installation. 

Participants are encouraged to e-mail or call-in their questions before and during the 
program to receive tailored advice from the experts during the live “Q&A” segment. 
Questions submitted before the program can be sent to FTS@energyworkshops.org. 
 
The 90-minute training is free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain an 
Internet URL for the presentation. The broadcast will take place Thursday, April 4, 2013, 
from 1:30 to 3:00 Eastern Time and is titled, Solid-State Lighting: Highlighting 
indoor Applications. Register to attend the seminar.  
 
FEMP First Thursday Seminars are no cost training opportunities to help Federal 
energy, environmental, and fleet professionals plan and execute projects to help meet 
Federal goals and requirements. 
 
For more information, visit the FEMP First Thursday Seminars website.
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