This eight-hour course developed to instruct building and facility managers in basic principles aimed at improving energy efficiency and system performance was so popular, we’re offering a virtual (four two-hour webinar) online training option! Attendees learn energy management strategies, including evaluating energy bills, establishing building energy baselines and other performance metrics, developing facility benchmarks, low cost/no cost techniques for improving efficiency and performance, and code compliance.

When: October 5-6th, 1PM-5PM Eastern (earn up to 8 AIA LUs)

Course Content:

Module 1: Energy Audits & Building Tune-up Program Requirements

Module 2a: Energy Consumption, Documentation and Analysis; Energy Balance, Baseline and Benchmarking

Module 2b: No Cost/Low Cost Strategies for Building Energy Savings

Module 3: Monitoring Building Performance & Ensuring and Maintaining Savings through MBCx

Module 4: Evaluating ECMs, Calculating Return on Investment & Prioritization of Energy Saving Measures

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You may be eligible for a cash rebate: This course is pre approved for incentives provided by the following utility companies that are available to contractors and building operation personnel who operate in Maryland. Eligible participants will receive a cash rebate of 80% of enrollment costs per course. For more information and to download the incentive application, follow these links:

Pepco Operations & Maintenance Training

Delmarva Power Operations and Maintenance Training

BG&E Building Operation Training

SMECO Building Operator Education


  • Al LaPera, CxA, EMP, TLC Engineering Solutions 
    • With 42 years of professional experience, Al has worked on a broad range of building types, including educational, healthcare, and commercial facilities. He is well versed in the design and analysis of HVAC systems and providing engineering services, including planning, analysis and construction observation from project inception through construction administration. His engineering expertise focuses on systems commissioning, energy analysis and energy auditing.
  • Darren Draper, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Epsten Group
    • Darren has 16 years of experience in the building services industry. He serves as commissioning agent on a wide range of facilities including university buildings, research laboratories, healthcare facilities, and data centers. He performs commissioning and retro-commissioning for HVAC, DDC controls, electrical, and plumbing systems. He also performs site investigation, equipment evaluation, corrective action, replacement part orders, energy-use evaluation, and reporting.

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EMAThe Energy Management Association is dedicated to providing education, training and certification to energy management professionals on behalf of building owners. Its Energy Management Professional Certification (EMP) features a commissioning-based curriculum that maximizes energy efficiency and optimization of building systems.