CEU Calendar

Cultivating Success On-Farm Internship
Description: Hands-on instruction in the field by certified farmer mentors.
Level:
Date: 05/01/2018 -  11/30/2018
CEU Credits: 12.0
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Various County Extension Offices
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cultivatingsuccess.wsu.edu


Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation
Description: This five-day course located in Washington's Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum includes information regarding cider culture, production, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials. The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include: - A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production - An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry - Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis - Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry - Experienced guest lecturers Students applying for CEUs are required to also register for the CINA exam.
Level:
Date: 10/09/2017 -  10/13/2017
CEU Credits: 3.2
Location: MOUNT VERNON, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Mount Vernon NWREC
Activity Director: Bri Ewing (bri.ewing@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2948675


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level:
Date: 09/27/2017 -  09/27/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Heyburn, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Melinda Spencer (spencerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/187neea-industrialtraining


Pneumatic Conveyance Systems Energy Management
Description: This training will provide attendees the skills and knowledge necessary to optimize existing pneumatic conveying systems or specify reliable systems to meet conveying requirements. Systems design, operation, component selection, advantages and disadvantages, and other characteristics of different conveying systems will be discussed.
Level:
Date: 09/13/2017 -  09/13/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Billings, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1948816


Monitoring and Evaluation Leadership in Learning
Description: This 8 week online course provides professionals with a set of skills to design, organize, operationalize, and utilize a Monitoring & Evaluation system emphasizing discovery. It is designed to mimic a full turn of a project cycle beginning with designing an evaluation framework and ending with analysis of data gathered from testing survey tools. Each week’s module walks professionals through a set of skills that are used to accomplish tasks that mimic a program management cycle while using small, organized discussion groups to foster collaboration among registrants. This course offers 1 Continuing Education Unit, and is designed to accommodate professionals working full time. This course is grounded in the philosophy that Monitoring & Evaluation is a powerful system for learning that contributes to program management focused on maximizing impacts and outcomes. Participants will learn how to use M&E to foster attitudes of flexibility and discovery that challenge assumptions, are receptive to local guidance and context, and ensure locally relevant program results.
Level: Advanced
Date: 09/11/2017 -  11/06/2017
CEU Credits: 1.0
Location: ,
Sponsoring Unit: International Programs
Activity Director: Kim Castelin (kim.castelin@wsu.edu)
Website: http://


Motor Systems Management Best Practices
Description: This course teaches attendees how to use USDOE MotorMaster+ software, an energy efficient motor selection and management tool, which includes a catalog of over 20,000 AC motors. This tool features motor inventory management tools, maintenance log tracking, efficiency analysis, savings evaluation, energy accounting, and environmental reporting capabilities. The course includes an enhanced user manual with new reporting methods and efficient predictive maintenance practices.
Level:
Date: 09/07/2017 -  09/07/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Chehalis, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=5GOHmvShPow=


Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching
Description: This course, designed to be offered during the evenings through county extension offices, combines classroom and on-farm experience to give students lessons in technical aspects of farming along with practical whole farm management skills. Guest speakers range from soil, forage, and horticultural scientists to local successful producers. Students get a chance to tour local farm and market operations, meet key community agricultural leaders, and build a network of resources and connections. In addition to this, students learn how to obtain critical production and marketing information through electronic resources.   Course topics include: Sustainability Concepts, Whole Farm Planning, Resource Evaluation, Marketing, Enterprise Assessment, Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production , Ecological Soils Management, Integrated Pest & Weed Management, Intensive Grazing Management, and Irrigation, Equipment & Facilities. Students learn how to apply successful whole farm management principles that focus on environmentally sustainable practices, marketplace profitability, trend identification, and feasibility assessment.
Level:
Date: 09/01/2017 -  05/31/2018
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Various County Extension Offices
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://smallfarms.wsu.edu


Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Description: Agricultural Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive business planning course designed to help producers apply basic management principles to their farm operation and to identify and profit from trends in the marketplace. Courses are offered weekly during the evenings beginning in January. The course features a diverse range of guest speakers, including bankers, accountants, attorneys, marketing specialists, insurance experts, and successful farm entrepreneurs. The final product is a business plan that students can take to the bank to finance a new farm enterprise or use as a roadmap for their farm business. They leave the class with a network of professional and peer contacts who they can turn to for advice and support and a new a new understanding of how to access informational resources. Topics include Marketing and Market Research, Financing, Budgeting, Record-keeping, Enterprise Assessment, Liability Issues, Taxes, Value-Added Agriculture, and Farm Management Principles. This course is designed for beginning farmers and current producers seeking to become more profitable and sustainable by evaluating their current circumstances and taking their farm in a new direction.
Level:
Date: 09/01/2017 -  05/31/2018
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Varous County Extension Offices
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cultivatingsuccess.wsu.edu/


Pumping System Optimization
Description: The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level:
Date: 05/18/2017 -  05/18/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1948816


Energy Efficiency of Cooling Towers
Description: Course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. In addition, this course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level:
Date: 05/11/2017 -  05/11/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: West Richland, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=0KrwCS9jsgU=


Energy/Facilitites Connections Conference
Description: This two-and-one-half day event features a blend of facilities maintenance, plant operations, custodial and design/planning training with a leadership and technical focus. With a variety of learning methods, including lecture, cross-talk and hands-on, EFC 2017 offers something for everyone.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/02/2017 -  05/04/2017
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Leavenworth, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/efcc


Cultivating Success On-Farm Internship
Description: from hands-on instruction in the field by certified farmer mentors.
Level:
Date: 05/01/2017 -  11/30/2017
CEU Credits: 12.0
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Various County Extension Offices
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cultivatingsuccess.wsu.edu/


Lighting Retrofits with Deep Savings and Improved Quality
Description: Find out why retrofits are still worth pursing purse due to soft savings, certifications and connected lighting. Also, learn why Human Centric Lighting is the next big step in lighting, and may become more important than Edison creating the light bulb.
Level:
Date: 04/06/2017 -  04/06/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://conduitnw.org/Pages/Event.aspx?rid=3143


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 2
Description: Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This advanced training teaches you to develop a system profile and address point-of-use issues, including determining actual air quality requirements and investigating and reducing highest point-of-use pressure requirements.
Level:
Date: 04/05/2017 -  04/06/2017
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1830739


Air Cooled Refrigeration and Energy Efficiency
Description: With an emphasis on air cooled split refrigeration systems, attendees will develop the skills and knowledge to reduce the energy use and operating costs of their refrigeration systems while improving reliability. The presentation will address system basics, energy efficiency best practices, and maintenance practices. Case studies will be presented to show illustrations of opportunities as well as present effective solutions to common problems. Many of the basic efficiency principles can be applied across other systems to improve efficiency. Attendees will understand how to leverage utility and government programs to help finance efficiency improvements. This training will address non-ammonia based refrigeration systems.
Level:
Date: 03/29/2017 -  03/29/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=69b/E+Kwi/0=


Hands-On Relay School
Description: A professional development short course to train protective relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians and protective relay test specialists.
Level: Advanced
Date: 03/13/2017 -  03/17/2017
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Pullman, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management and WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer science
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/hrs


Pneumatic Conveyance Systems Energy Management
Description: This training will provide attendees the skills and knowledge necessary to optimize existing pneumatic conveying systems or specify reliable systems to meet conveying requirements. Systems design, operation, component selection, advantages and disadvantages, and other characteristics of different conveying systems will be discussed.
Level:
Date: 03/10/2017 -  03/10/2017
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=swWgv0ZAtOU=


Food Ingredient Technology Short Course (FIT)
Description: This is an introductory course on Food Ingredient Technology (FIT). The short course provides an overview of major food ingredients that are used in value-added foods. It provides an overview of the various functionalities of these ingredients, and how they are used in making foods with qualities that are desired by consumers.
Level:
Date: 02/22/2017 -  02/22/2017
CEU Credits: 8.0
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: School of Food Science
Activity Director: Girish Ganjyal (girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu)
Website: http://foodprocessing.wsu.edu/extension/training/food-ingredient-technology/


Industrial Water Pump Optimization for Greater Efficiency and Reliability
Description: This ?training ?will ?provide ?a ?comprehensive ?technical ?review ?into ?how ?pulp ?and ?paper, ?chemical ?processing, ?wastewater ?and ?other ?larger ?industrial ?types ?of ?facilities ?can ?improve ?reliability, ?lower ?maintenance ?costs, ?increase ?productivity ?and ?lower ?energy ?consumption ?for ?two ?types ?of ?industrial ?water ?pumps: ? ?service ?and ?wastewater. ?The ?course ?will ?cover ?both ?vertical ?(turbine ?and ?mixed ?flow) ?and ?horizontal ?(end ?suction ?and ?split ?case) ?and ?how ?they ?interact ?within ?any ?pumping ?system. ?This ?course ?is ?intended ?for ?management, ?operations, ?maintenance ?and ?engineering. ? ?A ?basic ?technical ?understanding ?of ?pumps ?is ?helpful, ?but ?not ?required.
Level:
Date: 12/07/2016 -  12/07/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Longview, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1876513


Extrusion Processing Short Course: Focus on Pulse Ingredient Extrusion
Description: Extrusion is a very widely used technology in the food industry. Some of the common food products made with extrusion technology include snacks, breakfast cereals, flat breads, bread crumbs, pellet products, textured vegetable proteins and many others.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/30/2016 -  12/01/2016
CEU Credits: 1.6
Location: Pullman, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: School of Food Science
Activity Director: Girish Ganjyal (girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu)
Website: http://foodprocessing.wsu.edu/research/extrusion-processing/


Industrial Refrigeration Systems Energy Management
Description: With ?a ?focus ?on ?industrial ?refrigeration ?systems ?that ?use ?ammonia ?as ?the ?refrigerant, ?this ?training ?will ?equip ?attendees ?with ?the ?knowledge ?and ?tools ?to ?reduce ?energy ?usage ?and ?operating ?costs, ?and ?improve ?the ?reliability ?of ?refrigeration ?systems. ?Training ?will ?focus ?on ?technical ?basics, ?operation ?of ?refrigeration ?systems, ?energy ?efficiency ?potentials, ?and ?case ?studies ?of ?successful ?energy ?efficiency ?projects ?and ?imple¬mentation ?strategies. ?Participants ?will ?receive ?a ?copy ?of ?the ?Industrial ?Refrigeration ?Best ?Practices ?Guide, ?which ?serves ?as ?the ?course’s ?technical ?foundation ?and ?a ?roadmap ?for ?making ?industrial ?refrigeration ?systems, ?both ?energy ?efficient ?and ?productive. ?
Level:
Date: 11/15/2016 -  11/15/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Moses Lake, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Martha Plummer (plummerm@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/173neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge-Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level:
Date: 11/01/2016 -  11/01/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1822374


Pneumatic Conveyance Systems Energy Management
Description: This training will provide attendees the skills and knowledge necessary to optimize existing pneumatic conveying systems or specify reliable systems to meet conveying requirements. Systems design, operation, component selection, advantages and disadvantages, and other characteristics of different conveying systems will be discussed.
Level:
Date: 10/26/2016 -  10/26/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1825012


Introduction to Strategic Energy Management
Description: Gain the basic tools that every company needs to manage energy as a controllable cost. Understand energy management as a systematic approach to monitor, control, and conserve energy, and learn how energy management is integral to reducing operating costs. You will leave this training with information that will help you effectively implement an energy management system at your company.
Level:
Date: 10/18/2016 -  10/18/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/168neea-industrialtraining


Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content, which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as identifying and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs will be provided.
Level:
Date: 09/30/2016 -  09/30/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/164neea-industrialtraining


Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content, which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as identifying and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs will be provided.
Level:
Date: 09/28/2016 -  09/28/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1824564


Pumping System Optimization
Description: Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level:
Date: 09/14/2016 -  09/14/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Helena, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/172neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1 (Olympia)
Description: Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level:
Date: 07/12/2016 -  07/12/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Olympia, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1828441


WSU Full Immersion Spanish Institute
Description: The WSU Full-Immersion Spanish Institute is designed for people who want to increase their fluency in the Spanish language and cultures of Mexico, Central and South American countries. The instructors in this course will introduce students to a variety of interactive/conversational oral reading, writing, and cultural activities, which promote and develop their skills in the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture. Instruction is delivered primarily in Spanish to emulate an immersion experience, to include reading Spanish newspapers and listening to Spanish radio and TV with discussion the next day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/15/2016 -  07/13/2016
CEU Credits: 15.0
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Chelan County Extension, Wenatchee, WA
Activity Director: Raymond Faini, WSU Extension (faini@wsu.edu)
Website: http://ext100.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/communities/welcome-to-fisi/fisi-summer-immersion-institute/


Pumping System Optimization
Description: Inefficient pumping systems can lead to higher maintenance costs, higher energy costs, more system failures and so much more. The Finnish Technical Research Center analyzed 1,690 pumps at 20 process plants. They reported that the average efficiency of these pump systems was below 40% and that more than 10% of pump systems in the study were operating below 10% efficiency.
Level:
Date: 05/25/2016 -  05/25/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Wilsonville, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.energyeducationcenter.com/TrainingDetails.aspx?x=546


Efficient, Effective Industrial and Commercial Lighting
Description: In addition to interior and exterior lighting for industrial and warehouses, much of this class is also very relevant for office, school, retail, hospital and other commercial applications. Regarding hibays for various applications, it is not just of the question of going with LED or not, but making sure you use the right kind of LED. Various hibay applications include wet location, explosion proof lighting, food safety, gym and big box store. For retrofitting linear fluorescent fixtures, advantages and disadvantages of high performance fluorescent T8, extra long life T8, LED T8s (TLEDs), LED lightbars and LED troffer kits will be discussed. Screw-in and plug-in lamps, recessed cans and cooler lights will be covered. Task lights for industrial and offices are often under-utilized. Exterior lights include street, parking lot, flood, wallpack, bollard and garage. Photovoltaic can also be an option. Human Centric Lighting, basic and advanced controls and financial tools will also be discussed during this class.
Level:
Date: 05/24/2016 -  05/24/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1822270


Motor Systems Management Best Practices
Description: This course teaches attendees how to use USDOE MotorMaster+ software, an energy efficient motor selection and management tool, which includes a catalog of over 20,000 AC motors. This tool features motor inventory management tools, maintenance log tracking, efficiency analysis, savings evaluation, energy accounting, and environmental reporting capabilities. The course includes an enhanced user manual with new reporting methods and efficient predictive maintenance practices.
Level:
Date: 05/19/2016 -  05/19/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1825505


Energy/Facilitites Connections Conference
Description: This two-and-one-half day event features a blend of facilities maintenance, plant operations, custodial and design/planning training with a leadership and technical focus. With a variety of learning methods, including lecture, cross-talk and hands-on, EFC 2015 offers something for everyone.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/03/2016 -  05/05/2016
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Leavenworth, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Edwin Valbert/Phil Partington (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/efcc


Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content, which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as identifying and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs will be provided.
Level:
Date: 04/15/2016 -  04/15/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1824135


Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content, which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as identifying and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs will be provided.
Level:
Date: 04/08/2016 -  04/08/2016
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1819455


Hands-On Relay School
Description: A professional development short course to train protective relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians and protective relay test specialists.
Level: Advanced
Date: 03/14/2016 -  03/18/2016
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Pullman, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management and WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer science
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/hrs


FIT – Formulating and Reformulating for Clean Labels
Description: The short course provides an overview of clean labels, as it relates to food products. The course will provide strategies on the formulating and reformulating products for clean label claims. It provides an overview of the various functionalities of select ingredients, and how they are used in making foods with qualities that are desired by consumers.
Level:
Date: 02/24/2016 -  02/24/2016
CEU Credits: 0.9
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Food Science
Activity Director: Girish Ganjyal (girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu)
Website: http://foodprocessing.wsu.edu/extension/training/food-ingredient-technology/


Title of Activity/Course Excellence in Teaching Online
Description: Many asked to teach online have no familiarity with the online learning environment or knowledge of best practices applicable to teaching online. Through this course learners will be introduced to the research foundation in this growing field, on which WSU Online best practices are built. It consists of stand-alone, self-paced modules that can be completed in any order. Each module contains an introduction, assigned readings and media presentations, and recommended activities. Instructors new to online teaching will gain the most by working through the modules sequentially. The emphasis of the course is online teaching, but best practices for online design are covered as well, for those working without the support of an instructional designer
Level:
Date: 01/01/2016 -  12/31/2017
CEU Credits: 3.0
Location: ,
Sponsoring Unit: Global Campus
Activity Director: Rebecca Van de Vord (bvandevord@wsu.edu)
Website: http://online.wsu.edu/courses/certification/


Energy Efficiency of Cooling Towers
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level:
Date: 11/13/2015 -  11/13/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1753509


Efficient and Effective Industrial Lighting
Description: Recently LED products have really become cost effective. LED high bays with 120+ lumens per watt, 100,000+ hours rated life, up to 10 year warranty are usually the best solution for many projects. But it is important to get the best ones, and sometimes other technologies can be better. This class also focuses on hooded industrials, strips, troffers and as well as some exterior lights. Pros and cons of high lumen full and reduced wattage T8s will be covered. T8s, T5HOs, T8VHOs, electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide, induction, plasma and LED will be compared. Different conditions such as wet locations, explosion proof lighting, food safety and other issues will be discussed. Attendees will learn about wired and wireless controls. Attendees will also learn about some of the benefits of human centric lighting, which includes improved circadian rhythms, mood, visual acuity, performance and sustainability. Case studies, and low cost/no cost options will also be discussed during class.
Level:
Date: 11/12/2015 -  11/12/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Billings, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1764680


Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected.
Level:
Date: 11/12/2015 -  11/12/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1753220


Motor System Management Best Practices
Description: This course teaches attendees how to use USDOE MotorMaster+ software, an energy efficient motor selection and management tool, which includes a catalog of over 20,000 AC motors. This tool features motor inventory management tools, maintenance log tracking, efficiency analysis, savings evaluation, energy accounting, and environmental reporting capabilities. The course includes an enhanced user manual with new reporting methods and efficient predictive maintenance practices.
Level:
Date: 11/10/2015 -  11/10/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1749139


Compressed Air Challenge – LEVEL 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level:
Date: 11/05/2015 -  11/05/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Moses Lake, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1751344


Fan System Assessment (FSAT)
Description: Developed to highlight the benefits of fan system optimization, this training discusses performance and practical issues, as well as introduces the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT). You will learn how the software functions, what data is required, what to do when measured data is not available, and how to interpret the assessment results. After completing this course, you will understand how to use FSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your fan system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings.
Level:
Date: 11/03/2015 -  11/03/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Longview, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love, WSU Energy Program (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1749336


Cultivating Success On-Farm Internship Course
Description: During this on-farm internship, all learning activities occur at the designated farming site under the supervision of a trained Farmer Mentor. Various types of farm operations have been selected to provide a range of learning opportunities. The curriculum and learning goals are specific to each farm site.
Level:
Date: 11/01/2015 -  10/31/2016
CEU Credits: 6.0
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cultivatingsuccess.wsu.edu


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level:
Date: 10/29/2015 -  10/29/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1753035


Energy Efficiency and Data Centers
Description: Attendees will gain a fundamental understanding of how energy is consumed, industry best practices, and opportunities for improving energy efficiency in data centers. Different systems and components will be introduced, exploring how their various components interact and influence energy consumption and efficiency of the data center. The course is not intended to provide comprehensive information on how to design or operate all the equipment and systems discussed, but focuses on system interactions the potentially large opportunities for improved energy efficiency.
Level:
Date: 10/28/2015 -  10/28/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Helena, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love, WSU Energy Program (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1751866


Green Motor Practices for Electric Motors
Description: Attendees will learn how to estimate operating costs for electric motor systems and to identify improvements in motor management practice to increase system reliability and reduce operating costs. Topics include: calculating motor operating costs, continuous motor driven system improvement, a guide to motor operating characteristics, where to get the best motor rewinds and a model repair specification for ensuring quality repair. The presentation format includes interactive group discussions, some fun, and many new innovative practical motor driven system ideas you will use.
Level:
Date: 10/22/2015 -  10/22/2015
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Program
Activity Director: Cris Love, WSU Energy Program, 360-956-2172 (lovec@energy.wsu.edu)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1750217


Advancing Your Farm Plan- Managing Risk
Description: This is an eight week advanced farm planning course designed for people who have been farming for at least one year or more. The course will focus on improving the operational, financial, and risk management strategies that small farmers must have in place for success. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of risk management tools, create a revised plan for their operation, and critique the economics of future decisions.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/01/2015 -  11/19/2015
CEU Credits: 2.4
Location: Everett and Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://ext100.wsu.edu/snohomish/advancing-your-farm-plan/


Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Description: This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements, and cultivating money resources. Participants produce a completed business plan by the completion of the course. Farmers and small business resource providers serve as guest speakers, bringing real world experience to the class.
Level:
Date: 09/17/2015 -  06/10/2016
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cultivatingsuccess.wsu.edu


Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching
Description: This course will cover goals, resources, soil and pest management, soil and water conservation, and marketing for sustainable small farm and ranch enterprises. Local farmers and professionals will be used for guest speakers. There will be field trips to small farm-related enterprises in the community.
Level:
Date: 09/17/2015 -  06/10/2016
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cultivatingsuccess.wsu.edu


WSU Full Immersion Spanish Institute
Description: The WSU Full-Immersion Spanish Institute is designed for people who want to increase their fluency in the Spanish language and cultures of Mexico, Central and South American countries. The instructors in this course will introduce students to a variety of interactive/conversational oral reading, writing, and cultural activities, which promote and develop their skills in the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture. Instruction is delivered primarily in Spanish to emulate an immersion experience, to include reading Spanish newspapers and listening to Spanish radio and TV with discussion the next day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/17/2015 -  07/15/2015
CEU Credits: 15.0
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Extension, Chelan County
Activity Director: Raymond Faini (faini@wsu.edu)
Website: http://ext100.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/communities/welcome-to-fisi/fisi-summer-immersion-institute/


Energy/Facilitites Connections Conference
Description: This two-and-one-half day event features a blend of facilities maintenance, plant operations, custodial and design/planning training with a leadership and technical focus. With a variety of learning methods, including lecture, cross-talk and hands-on, EFC 2015 offers something for everyone.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/05/2015 -  05/07/2015
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Leavenworth, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/efcc


Hands-On Relay School
Description: A professional development short course to train protective relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians and protective relay test specialists.
Level: Advanced
Date: 03/16/2015 -  03/20/2015
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Pullman, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management and WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer science
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/hrs


Food Ingredient Technology (FIT) Short Course
Description: The course also details some of the common food systems, their qualities and functionalities of the ingredients that are used in these systems. In addition, the course will also briefly cover the interactions of common processes and ingredients. Finally, the importance of monitoring quality of the raw ingredients and its impact on the process and final product will be highlighted. Twelve different industry experts will teach a total of fifteen lectures.
Level:
Date: 02/25/2015 -  02/26/2015
CEU Credits: 1.7
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: School of Food Science
Activity Director: Girish Ganjyal (girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu)
Website: http://foodprocessing.wsu.edu/extension/training/food-ingredient-technology/


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 12/11/2014 -  12/11/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/148neea-industrialtraining


Pumping System Optimization
Description: Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level: Intermediate
Date: 12/11/2014 -  12/11/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Boise, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/151neea-industrialtraining


Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT)
Description: Developed to highlight the benefits of fan system optimization, this training discusses performance and practical issues, as well as introduces the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT). You will learn how the software functions, what data is required, what to do when measured data is not available, and how to interpret the assessment results. After completing this course, you will understand how to use FSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your fan system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 12/02/2014 -  12/02/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/149neea-industrialtraining


Energy Efficiency for Industrial HVAC and Refrigeration Systems
Description: You need your HVAC systems to run safely and efficiently because when your system goes down it costs your organization money. In this course you will learn how to maintain peak efficiencies of your systems to keep costs down. Maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration system is about troubleshooting and repairing system problems as they occur. Proper preventive maintenance, however, will lessen problems and lengthen equipment life.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/20/2014 -  11/20/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Moses Lake, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/147neea-industrialtraining


Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Measurement-Based Approach
Description: This course focuses on the measurements that are required for any pumping system performance assessment – flow rate, pressure, and electrical data. Common measurement methods and devices are discussed. A host of application issues associated with test devices are emphasized. Other issues covered include: time coordination of measurements, known sources of error and their potential impact, estimating parameters that can't be measured, and conducting hands-on measurements and converting the measured data.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/19/2014 -  11/20/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/146neea-industrialtraining


Air Cooled Refrigeration and Energy Efficiency
Description: With an emphasis on air cooled split refrigeration systems, attendees will develop the skills and knowledge to reduce the energy use and operating costs of their refrigeration systems while improving reliability. The presentation will address system basics, energy efficiency best practices, and maintenance practices. Case studies will be presented to show illustrations of opportunities as well as present effective solutions to common problems. Many of the basic efficiency principles can be applied across other systems to improve efficiency. Attendees will understand how to leverage utility and government programs to help finance efficiency improvements. This training will address non-ammonia based refrigeration systems.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/19/2014 -  11/19/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Billings, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/141neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/14/2014 -  11/14/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/150neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/13/2014 -  11/13/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/134neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/06/2014 -  11/06/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/142neea-industrialtraining


Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as discovering and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs is provided.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/04/2014 -  11/04/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Albany, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/144neea-industrialtraining


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Site Planning
Description: This workshop will be reviewing preserving native soils & vegetation, LID site layout, construction sequencing & reviewing LID projects. Two day workshop, (8) hours per a day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/29/2014 -  10/30/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Energy Efficiency of Cooling Towers
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/29/2014 -  10/29/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Avista
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems and Cooling Towers
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected. The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/28/2014 -  10/29/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/28/2014 -  10/28/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/28/2014 -  10/28/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Pumping System Optimization
Description: Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/23/2014 -  10/23/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


41st Annual Western Protective Relay Conference
Description: 3 days of lectures with question and answer time following each presentation. Set of conference papers presented to each participant.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/14/2014 -  10/16/2014
CEU Credits: 2.4
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Architecture
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/wprc


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Green Roofs, LID Foundations and Rainwater Collection
Description: This workshop will be reviewing PIN foundation design & installation; green roof design, installation & maintenance & rainwater collection design, installation and maintenance.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/08/2014 -  10/09/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Energy Efficiency of Cooling Towers
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/02/2014 -  10/02/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Portland, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/124neea-industrialtraining


Air Cooled Refrigeration and Energy Efficiency (1-day)
Description: With an emphasis on air cooled split refrigeration systems, attendees will develop the skills and knowledge to reduce the energy use and operating costs of their refrigeration systems while improving reliability. The presentation will address system basics, energy efficiency best practices, and maintenance practices. Case studies will be presented to show illustrations of opportunities as well as present effective solutions to common problems. Many of the basic efficiency principles can be applied across other systems to improve efficiency. Attendees will understand how to leverage utility and government programs to help finance efficiency improvements. (Non-ammonia based refrigeration.)
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/30/2014 -  09/30/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Road & Street Maintenance Supervisor’s School – Traffic Solutions
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Two break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/30/2014 -  09/30/2014
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/rs


Road & Street Maintenance Supervisor’s Conference
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Two break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/29/2014 -  10/01/2014
CEU Credits: 1.8
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/rs


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Permeable Paving
Description: This workshop will be reviewing specifications for permeable asphalt, concrete & other paving systems; sub-grade and base material preparation; base material specifications & inspection & Maintenance.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/24/2014 -  09/25/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place. This course provided by Compressed Air Challenge, NEEA Industrial Training, Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy, Snohomish County PUD, Grays Harbor PUD, Clallam County PUD, Tacoma Power, City of Port Angeles, Bonneville Power Administration, and the Northwest Food Processors Association.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/18/2014 -  09/18/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/121neea-industrialtraining


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Bioretention
Description: This workshop will be reviewing siting, sizing & modeling techniques; LID site layout; bioretention soil mixes & inspection and maintenance. Two day workshop, (8) hours per a day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/10/2014 -  09/11/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Agricultural Entrepreneurship Course and Business Planning
Description: This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements and cultivating money resources. Participants produce a completed business plan by completion of course. Farmers and small business resource providers serve as guest speakers, bringing real-world experience to the class.
Level:
Date: 09/08/2014 -  06/12/2015
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching
Description: This course will cover goals, resources, soil and pest management, soil and water conservation, and marketing for sustainable small farm and ranch enterprises. Local farmers and professionals will be used for guest speakers. There will be field trips to small farm-related enterprises in the community.
Level:
Date: 09/08/2014 -  06/12/2015
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Cultivating Success On-Farm Internship Course
Description: The internship course is offered for 1-6 CEU credits. All learning activities occur at the designated farming site under the supervision of the trained mentor farmers and the WSU instructor. Various types of farm operations have been selected to provide a range of learning opportunities. Lesson plans are tailored to the specific farm site.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/08/2014 -  10/31/2015
CEU Credits: 6.0
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Energy Efficiency of Cooling Towers
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/28/2014 -  08/28/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/27/2014 -  08/27/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems and Cooling Towers
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected. The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/27/2014 -  08/28/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy Efficiency for Air Cooled Refrigeration Systems
Description: With an emphasis on air cooled split refrigeration systems, attendees will develop the skills and knowledge to reduce the energy use and operating costs of their refrigeration systems while improving reliability. The presentation will address system basics, energy efficiency best practices, and maintenance practices. Case studies will be presented to show illustrations of opportunities as well as present effective solutions to common problems. Many of the basic efficiency principles can be applied across other systems to improve efficiency. Attendees will understand how to leverage utility and government programs to help finance efficiency improvements. (Non-ammonia based refrigeration)
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/08/2014 -  08/08/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Boise, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Motor Systems Management Best Practices
Description: This course teaches attendees how to use USDOE MotorMaster+ software, an energy efficient motor selection and management tool, which includes a catalog of over 20,000 AC motors. This tool features motor inventory management tools, maintenance log tracking, efficiency analysis, savings evaluation, energy accounting, and environmental reporting capabilities. The course includes an enhanced user manual with new reporting methods and efficient predictive maintenance practices.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 07/29/2014 -  07/29/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Medford, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: https://www.regonline.com/130neea-industrialtraining


Efficient and Effective Industrial Lighting
Description: This year of 2014, LED products have really become cost effective. LED high bays with 120+ lumens per watt, 100,000+ hours rated life, up to 10 year warranty are usually the best solution for many projects. But it is important to get the best ones, and sometimes other technologies can be better. This class also focuses on hooded industrials, strips, troffers and as well as some exterior lights. Pros and cons of high lumen full and reduced wattage T8s will be covered. T8s, T5HOs, T8VHOs, electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide, induction, plasma and LED will be compared. Different conditions such as wet locations, explosion proof lighting, food safety and other issues will be discussed. Attendees will learn about wired and wireless controls. Attendees will also learn about some of the benefits of human centric lighting, which includes improved circadian rhythms, mood, visual acuity, performance and sustainability. Case studies, and low cost/no cost options will also be discussed during class.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 07/23/2014 -  07/23/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Redmond, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: Cris Love
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/129neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 07/17/2014 -  07/17/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 07/17/2014 -  07/17/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as discovering and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs is provided.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/26/2014 -  06/26/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/126neea-industrialtraining


WSu Full Immersion Spanish Institute
Description: Class will be held from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, usually with half hour lunch, Monday through Friday. Classes are held at Wenatchee Valley College. Instructors are 1-WSU Faculty; in foreign language; 1-local Eastmont School District instructor; 1 faculty from highlands University, New Mexico.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/18/2014 -  07/16/2014
CEU Credits: 15.0
Location: Wenatchee, , Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Extension
Activity Director: Raymond Faini (faini@wsu.edu)
Website: http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/Pages/FISI_Summer_Immersion_Institute.aspx


Industrial Refrigeration Systems Energy Management
Description: With a focus on industrial refrigeration systems that use ammonia as the refrigerant, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to reduce energy usage and operating costs, and improve the reliability of refrigeration systems. Training will focus on technical basics, operation of refrigeration systems, energy efficiency potentials, and case studies of successful energy efficiency projects and implementation strategies. Participants will receive a copy of the Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide, which serves as the course’s technical foundation and a roadmap for making industrial refrigeration systems, both energy efficient and productive. With the knowledge and tools gained, past attendees and their customers have implemented low/no cost strategies resulting in annual energy savings greater than $50,000.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/20/2014 -  05/20/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Helena, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy/Facilitites Connections Conference
Description: This two-and-one-half day event features a blend of facilities maintenance, plant operations, custodial and design/planning training with a leadership and technical focus. With a variety of learning methods, including lecture, cross-talk and hands-on, EFC 2012 offers something for everyone.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/06/2014 -  05/08/2014
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Leavenworth, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/efcc


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 2 Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
Description: Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This advanced training teaches you to develop a system profile and address point-of-use issues, including determining actual air quality requirements and investigating and reducing highest point-of-use pressure requirements.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/30/2014 -  05/01/2014
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitiz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Partners in Emergency Preparedness
Description: The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization) is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest. Partners in Emergency Preparedness annually hosts nearly 700 people representing business, schools, government, the nonprofit sector, emergency management professionals, and volunteer organizations.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/22/2014 -  04/24/2014
CEU Credits: 1.8
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Conference Management
Activity Director: Dana Colwell (dana.colwell@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.piepc.org


Pumping System Optimization
Description: Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/16/2014 -  04/16/2014
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Energy OutWest Conference
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Nine break-out discussion sessions during nine tracks.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/14/2014 -  04/18/2014
CEU Credits: 2.1
Location: San Diego, California
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.energyoutwest.org/


Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference – One Day
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Eight break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/24/2014 -  03/27/2014
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Shorline, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Janet McLoughlin (janet.mcloughlin@wsu.edu)
Website: http://vmmc.us


Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference – Full Day
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Eight break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/24/2014 -  03/27/2014
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Shoreline, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Janet McLoughlin (janet.mcloughlin@wsu.edu)
Website: http://vmmc.us


Hands-On Relay School
Description: A professional development short course to train protective relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians and protective relay test specialists.
Level: Advanced
Date: 03/17/2014 -  03/21/2014
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Pullman, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management and WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/hrs


Food Ingredient Technology Short Course
Description: The short course provides an overview of major food ingredients that are used in processed foods. It provides an overview of the various functionalities of the ingredients and how they are used in making foods with qualities that are desired by consumers. The course also details some of the common food systems, their qualities and functionalities of the ingredients that are used in these systems. In addition the course will also briefly cover the interactions of common processes and ingredients. Finally, the importance of monitoring quality of the raw ingredients and its impact on the process and final product will be highlighted. Seven different industry experts will teach a total of ten lectures.
Level:
Date: 02/26/2014 -  02/26/2014
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Washington State University Extension, School of Food Science
Activity Director: Girish Ganjyal (girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.foodprocessing.wsu.edu/programs.html


BioAg Symposium
Description: We will look at the interconnectedness of all the parts of the complex system and recognizing the important role each one plays in a sustainable agricultural system
Level: Intermediate
Date: 02/06/2014 -  02/07/2014
CEU Credits: 3.0
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Tainio Technology & Technique, Inc.
Activity Director: Athena Tainio (teenat@tainio.com)
Website: http://www.tainio.com/index.php?pageControl=news


Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT)
Description: Developed to highlight the benefits of fan system optimization, this training discusses performance and practical issues, as well as introduces the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT). You will learn how the software functions, what data is required, what to do when measured data is not available, and how to interpret the assessment results. After completing this course, you will understand how to use FSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your fan system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 12/18/2013 -  12/18/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Boise, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecvoa.com)
Website: http://neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Efficienct and Effective Industrial Lighting
Description: LED high bays with 100+ lumens per watt, 100,000+ hours rated life, 10 year warranty and lower prices than ever before have really become cost effective for many applications. But it is important to get the best ones, and often other technologies are still better. This class also focuses on hooded industrials, strips, troffers and as well as some exterior lights. Pros and cons of high lumen full and reduced wattage T8s will be covered. T8s, T5HOs, T8VHOs, electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide, induction, plasma and LED will be compared. Different conditions such as wet locations, explosion proof lighting, food safety and other issues will be discussed. Attendees will learn about wired and wireless controls. Attendees will also learn about some of the benefits of human centric lighting, which includes improved circadian rhythms, mood, visual acuity, performance and sustainability. Case studies, and low cost/no cost options will also be discussed during class.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 12/12/2013 -  12/12/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Moses Lake, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.neea.org/get-involved/calendar


Pumping System Optimization
Description: Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level: Intermediate
Date: 12/10/2013 -  12/10/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Bend, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.neea.org/get-involved/calendar


ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT: A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
Description: This hands-on course will remove any fear or questions you have about data analysis. You will work in a collaborative environment to explore how to evaluate energy drivers and create statistically significant models to inform energy efficiency decisions. By the end of the day you will have developed an energy model and dashboard. You will gain new and/or deeper understanding of your company’s energy performance using best practices/considerations and basic statistical approaches. You will leave this training having learned how to use Excel based tools to effectively create a new or tailor an existing data analysis process.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/14/2013 -  11/14/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/114neea-industrialtraining


INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Description: Gain the basic tools that every company needs to manage energy as a controllable cost. Understand energy management as a systematic approach to monitor, control, and conserve energy, and learn how energy management is integral to reducing operating costs. You will leave this training with information that will help you effectively implement an energy management system at your company.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/12/2013 -  11/12/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/109neea-industrialtraining


OPTIMIZING PUMPING SYSTEMS: A MEASUREMENT-BASED APPROACH
Description: This course focuses on the measurements that are required for any pumping system performance assessment – flow rate, pressure, and electrical data. Common measurement methods and devices are discussed. A host of application issues associated with test devices are emphasized. Other issues covered include: time coordination of measurements, known sources of error and their potential impact, estimating parameters that can't be measured, and conducting hands-on measurements and converting the measured data.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/11/2013 -  11/12/2013
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Boise, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/81neea-industrialtraining


Pumping system assessment tool (PSAT)
Description: Developed for plant engineering and operations staff, this course discusses performance problems encountered in everyday applications. The workshop covers practical issues involved in field measurements of fluid and electrical data and presents the Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT), used to assess the performance of pump systems. Learn how the software functions, what data is required, how to use the software when measured data is not available, and what the assessment results mean. After completing this course, you will understand how to use PSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your pump system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 11/05/2013 -  11/05/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/116neea-industrialtraining


Introduction to Energy Data Management
Description: In this course, the end-user will learn how to use information available at their facility to identify how energy impacts their business. The training presents methods, tools, and resources that can be employed by the participant in their effort to control energy use. A case study is drawn on to show that when energy efficiency improvements are made, energy costs decrease while (ideally) productivity increases. Attendees are urged to contribute their experiences during the discussion.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/17/2013 -  10/17/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: www.regonline.com/108neea-industrialtraining


Road & Street Maintenance Supervisor’s School – Traffic Solutions
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Two break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/15/2013 -  10/15/2013
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/rs


INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT
Description: In this course, the end-user will learn how to use information available at their facility to identify how energy impacts their business. The training presents methods, tools, and resources that can be employed by the participant in their effort to control energy use. A case study is drawn on to show that when energy efficiency improvements are made, energy costs decrease while (ideally) productivity increases. Attendees are urged to contribute their experiences during the discussion.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/15/2013 -  10/15/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/107neea-industrialtraining


Road & Street Maintenance Supervisor’s - Main Conference
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Two break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/14/2013 -  10/16/2013
CEU Credits: 1.8
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/rs


PUMPING SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION
Description: Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you?
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/25/2013 -  09/25/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Longivew, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/106neea-industrialtraining


ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF COOLING TOWERS
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/11/2013 -  09/11/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/100neea-industrialtraining


ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF CHILLED WATER SYSTEMS
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 09/10/2013 -  09/10/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/99neea-industrialtraining


Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching
Description: This course will cover goals, resources, soil and pest management, soil and water conservation, and marketing for sustainable small farm and ranch enterprises. Local farmers and professionals will be used for guest speakers. There will be field trips to small farm-related enterprises in the community.
Level:
Date: 09/02/2013 -  08/29/2014
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Agricultural Entrepreneurship Course and Business Planning
Description: This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements and cultivating money resources. Participants produce a completed business plan by the end of the course. Farmers and small business resource providers serve as guest speakers, bringing real world experience to the class.
Level:
Date: 09/02/2013 -  08/29/2014
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Dr. Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Cultivating Success On-Farm Internship Course
Description: The internship course is offered for 1-6 CEU credits. All learning activities occur at the designated farming site under the supervision of the trained mentor farmer and the WSU instructor. Various types of farm operations have been selected to provide a range of learning opportunities. Lesson plans are tailored to the specific farm site.
Level:
Date: 09/02/2013 -  08/29/2014
CEU Credits: 6.0
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Dr. Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT
Description: In this course, the end-user will learn how to use information available at their facility to identify how energy impacts their business. The training presents methods, tools, and resources that can be employed by the participant in their effort to control energy use. A case study is drawn on to show that when energy efficiency improvements are made, energy costs decrease while (ideally) productivity increases. Attendees are urged to contribute their experiences during the discussion.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/27/2013 -  08/27/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/112neea-industrialtraining


INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT
Description: In this course, the end-user will learn how to use information available at their facility to identify how energy impacts their business. The training presents methods, tools, and resources that can be employed by the participant in their effort to control energy use. A case study is drawn on to show that when energy efficiency improvements are made, energy costs decrease while (ideally) productivity increases. Attendees are urged to contribute their experiences during the discussion.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/27/2013 -  08/27/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/112neea-industrialtraining


ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DATA CENTERS
Description: Attendees will gain a fundamental understanding of how energy is consumed, industry best practices, and opportunities for improving energy efficiency in data centers. Different systems and components will be introduced, exploring how their various components interact and influence energy consumption and efficiency of the data center. The course is not intended to provide comprehensive information on how to design or operate all the equipment and systems discussed, but focuses on system interactions the potentially large opportunities for improved energy efficiency.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 08/22/2013 -  08/22/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/105neea-industrialtraining


Low Impact Development Annual Review Workshop
Description: This workshop will be reviewing all aspects of LID, bioretention, pervious paving, site planning and Green Roof building. One day workshop, (8) hours a day., offered twice
Level:
Date: 08/06/2013 -  08/06/2013
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidannualreview


International Montessori Congress
Description: Portland, Oregon, nestled within the American Pacific Northwest, is a region known for both its rich biodiversity and vibrant Montessori community. Here the study of volcanoes and old growth trees runs in tandem with Dr. Montessori’s teachings of a child’s capacity to explore and study nature. The 2013 International Montessori Congress will allow us to look closer at how Montessori education is guided by children’s natural development and how that growth fosters a respectful relationship with the environment. The Congress theme, “Montessori: Guided By Nature”, takes root in that dynamic relationship and celebrates that we are all uniquely tied to the physical and ecological makeup of our surroundings. The 27th International Montessori Congress aims to feature presentations from speakers in diverse professional fields. Presenters, however, share common attributes: They are eager to explore the implications of Montessori education within their respective professions; they can transform ideas into action; and they are passionate about exploring and expounding upon the Congress theme, “Montessori: Guided By Nature”. Attendees will experience the Congress programming as a cohesive narrative that unfurls over the four-day event. Using the publication The Child, Society, and the World: Unpublished Speeches and Writings (Montessori 1989) as inspiration, each day of the 2013 Congress will be thematically structured. Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 – ”Origins and Potential” Thursday, August 1st, 2013 – “The Natural Child” Friday, August 2nd, 2013 – “Society and Nature” Saturday, August, 3rd, 2013 – “Our World, Our Legacy“ Together, the 2013 International Montessori Congress “Guided By Nature” will invigorate educational passion, foster new and old friendships, and reignite Dr. Montessori’s spark in those who practice her method around the world.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 07/31/2013 -  08/03/2013
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Portland, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: Montessori Institute Northwest (MINW)
Activity Director: Glenn Goodfellow (glenn@montessoricongress.org)
Website: http://www.montessoricongress.org


Washington Re-EDucation Association Conference
Description: Two days of innovative ideas and evidenced based strategies for supporting students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities and Challenging Behavior!
Level:
Date: 07/29/2013 -  07/30/2013
CEU Credits: 1.6
Location: Renton, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/warea


ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVE APPLICATIONS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Description: This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as discovering and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs is provided.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 07/23/2013 -  07/23/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/104neea-industrialtraining


INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Description: With a focus on industrial refrigeration systems that use ammonia as the refrigerant, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to reduce energy usage and operating costs, and improve the reliability of refrigeration systems. Training will focus on technical basics, operation of refrigeration systems, energy efficiency potentials, and case studies of successful energy efficiency projects and imple¬mentation strategies. Participants will receive a copy of the Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide, which serves as the course’s technical foundation and a roadmap for making industrial refrigeration systems both energy efficient and productive. With the knowledge and tools gained, past attendees and their customers have implemented low/no cost strategies resulting in annual energy savings greater than $50,000.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/27/2013 -  06/27/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/103neea-industrialtraining


PNEUMATIC CONVEYANCE SYSTEMS ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Description: This training will provide attendees the skills and knowledge necessary to optimize existing pneumatic conveying systems or specify reliable systems to meet conveying requirements. Systems design, operation, component selection, advantages and disadvantages, and other characteristics of different conveying systems will be discussed.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/06/2013 -  06/06/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/102neea-industrialtraining


ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DATA CENTERS
Description: Attendees will gain a fundamental understanding of how energy is consumed, industry best practices, and opportunities for improving energy efficiency in data centers. Different systems and components will be introduced, exploring how their various components interact and influence energy consumption and efficiency of the data center. The course is not intended to provide comprehensive information on how to design or operate all the equipment and systems discussed, but focuses on system interactions the potentially large opportunities for improved energy efficiency.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/04/2013 -  06/04/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Bend, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/101neea-industrialtraining


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Site Planning
Description: This workshop will be reviewing preserving native soils & vegetation, LID site layout, construction sequencing & reviewing LID projects. Two day workshop, (8) hours per day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/21/2013 -  05/22/2013
CEU Credits: 1.6
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Site Planning
Description: This workshop will be reviewing preserving native soils & vegetation, LID site layout, construction sequencing & reviewing LID projects. Two day workshop, (8) hours per a day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/21/2013 -  05/22/2013
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: CM/WSU Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT: A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
Description: This hands-on course will remove any fear or questions you have about data analysis. You will work in a collaborative environment to explore how to evaluate energy drivers and create statistically significant models to inform energy efficiency decisions. By the end of the day you will have developed an energy model and dashboard. You will gain new and/or deeper understanding of your company’s energy performance using best practices/considerations and basic statistical approaches. You will leave this training having learned how to use Excel based tools to effectively create a new or tailor an existing data analysis process.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/09/2013 -  05/09/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Portland, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/113neea-industrialtraining


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Green Roofs, LID Foundations and Rainwater Collection
Description: This workshop will be reviewing PIN foundation design & installation; green roof design, installation & maintenance & rainwater collection design, installation and maintenance.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/07/2013 -  05/08/2013
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: CM/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Energy/Facilities Connections Conference
Description: This two-and-one-half day event features a blend of facilities maintenance, plant operations, custodial and design/planning training with a leadership and technical focus. With a variety of learning methods, including lecture, cross-talk and hands-on, EFC 2012 offers something for everyone.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/07/2013 -  05/09/2013
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Leavenworth, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Dana Colwell and Phil Partington (dana.colwell@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.energy.wsu.edu/publicfacilitiessupport/plantoperations/conferences.aspx


ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF COOLING TOWERS
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/02/2013 -  05/02/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/97neea-industrialtraining


ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF CHILLED WATER SYSTEMS
Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 05/01/2013 -  05/01/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/96neea-industrialtraining


ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF COOLING TOWERS
Description: The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/26/2013 -  04/26/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Medford, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/92neea-industrialtraining


Introduction to Strategic Energy Management
Description: Gain the basic tools that every company needs to manage energy as a controllable cost. Understand energy management as a systematic approach to monitor, control, and conserve energy, and learn how energy management is integral to reducing operating costs. You will leave this training with information that will help you effectively implement an energy management system at your company.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/25/2013 -  04/25/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Missoula, Montana
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1192572


Introduction to Energy Data Management
Description: In this course, the end-user will learn how to use information available at their facility to identify how energy impacts their business. The training presents methods, tools, and resources that can be employed by the participant in their effort to control energy use. A case study is drawn on to show that when energy efficiency improvements are made, energy costs decrease while (ideally) productivity increases. Attendees are urged to contribute their experiences during the discussion.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/23/2013 -  04/23/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Everett, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1183003


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Permeable Paving
Description: This workshop will be reviewing specification for permeable asphalt, concrete & other paving systems; sub-grade and base material preparation; base material specifications & inspection & maintenance.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/23/2013 -  04/24/2013
CEU Credits: 1.6
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Permeable Paving
Description: This workshop will be reviewing specifications for permeable asphalt, concrete & other paving systems; sub-grade and base material preparation; base material specifications & inspection & Maintenance.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/23/2013 -  04/24/2013
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: CM/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Bioretention
Description: This workshop will be reviewing siting, sizing & modeling techniques; LID site layout; bioretention soil mixes & inspection and maintenance. Two day workshop, (8) hours per a day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/09/2013 -  04/10/2013
CEU Credits: 1.4
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: CM/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Low Impact Development Technical Workshop - Bioretention
Description: This workshop will be reviewing siting, sizing & modeling techniques; LID site layout; bioretention soil mixes & inspection and maintenance. Two day workshops, (8) hours per day.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 04/08/2013 -  04/09/2013
CEU Credits: 1.6
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/lidworkshops


Excellence in Teaching Online
Description: Many asked to teach online have no familiarity with the online learning environment or knowledge of best practices applicable to teaching online. Through this course learners will be introduced to the research foundation in this growing field, on which WSU Online best practices are built. It consists of stand-alone, self-paced modules that can be completed in any order. Each module contains an introduction, assigned readings and media presentations, and recommended activities. Instructors new to online teaching will gain the most by working through the modules sequentially. The emphasis of the course is online teaching, but best practices for online design are covered as well, for those working without the support of an instructional designer
Level:
Date: 04/01/2013 -  04/01/2015
CEU Credits: 3.0
Location: ,
Sponsoring Unit: Global Campus
Activity Director: Rebecca Van de Vord (bvandevord@wsu.edu)
Website: http://online.wsu.edu/courses/certification/


PUMPING SYSTEM ASSESSMENT TOOL (PSAT)
Description: Developed for plant engineering and operations staff, this course discusses performance problems encountered in everyday applications. The workshop covers practical issues involved in field measurements of fluid and electrical data and presents the Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT), used to assess the performance of pump systems. Learn how the software functions, what data is required, how to use the software when measured data is not available, and what the assessment results mean. After completing this course, you will understand how to use PSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your pump system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/28/2013 -  03/28/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/89neea-industrialtraining


Pump System Assessment Tool
Description: Developed for plant engineering and operations staff, this course discusses performance problems encountered in everyday applications. The workshop covers practical issues involved in field measurements of fluid and electrical data and presents the Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT), used to assess the performance of pump systems. Learn how the software functions, what data is required, how to use the software when measured data is not available, and what the assessment results mean. After completing this course, you will understand how to use PSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your pump system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/28/2013 -  03/28/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Spokane, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1182997


Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference - Full Day
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Eight break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/26/2013 -  03/28/2013
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Shoreline, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/vmmc


Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference - One Day
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Eight break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/26/2013 -  03/28/2013
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Shoreline, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management/Extension
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/vmmc


Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC) – One Day
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Eight break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/26/2013 -  03/28/2013
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Shoreline, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://vmmc.us


INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Description: With a focus on industrial refrigeration systems that use ammonia as the refrigerant, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to reduce energy usage and operating costs, and improve the reliability of refrigeration systems. Training will focus on technical basics, operation of refrigeration systems, energy efficiency potentials, and case studies of successful energy efficiency projects and imple¬mentation strategies. Participants will receive a copy of the Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide, which serves as the course’s technical foundation and a roadmap for making industrial refrigeration systems both energy efficient and productive. With the knowledge and tools gained, past attendees and their customers have implemented low/no cost strategies resulting in annual energy savings greater than $50,000.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/21/2013 -  03/21/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1182730


Current research in dairy cow lameness and dairy health management
Description: The results of our lameness and Good Health Record projects are allowing us to develop new health management recommendations. Join us to receive the updates and to discuss how to do the following: better use health data on dairy for decision-making, estimate lameness prevalence, and investigate causes of lameness that can lead to prevention.
Level: Advanced
Date: 03/11/2013 -  02/15/2013
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Multiple Cities, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Veterinary Medicine Extension
Activity Director: Dr. Dale Moore (damoore@vetmed.wsu.edu)
Website: http://extension.wsu.edu/vetextension/Pages/default.aspx


Hands-On Relay School
Description: A professional development short course to train protective relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians and protective relay test specialists.
Level: Advanced
Date: 03/11/2013 -  03/15/2013
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Pullman, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management and WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Activity Director: Tamara Kirk (tlkirk@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/hrs


Cultivating Success On-Farm Internship Course
Description: The Internship course is offered for 1-6 CEU credits. All learning activities occur at the designated farming site under the supervision of the trained mentor farmer and the WSU instructor. Various types of farm operations have been selected to provide a range of learning opportunities. Lesson plans are tailored to the specific farm site.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 03/06/2013 -  08/28/2013
CEU Credits: 6.0
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (WSU Small Farms Program, 509-663-8181, x263 mrostrom@wsu.edu) and/or Michel Wiman (WSU CSANR Small Farms Program, 509-663-8181 x235 mbrockington@wsu.edu) (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Energy Efficiency for air cooled refrigeration systems
Description: With an emphasis on air cooled split refrigeration systems, attendees will develop the skills and knowledge to reduce the energy use and operating costs of their refrigeration systems while improving reliability. The presentation will address system basics, energy efficiency best practices, and maintenance practices. Case studies will be presented to show illustrations of opportunities as well as present effective solutions to common problems. Many of the basic efficiency principles can be applied across other systems to improve efficiency. Attendees will understand how to leverage utility and government programs to help finance efficiency improvements.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 02/28/2013 -  02/28/2013
CEU Credits: 0.4
Location: Shelton, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: www.regonline.com/94neea-industrialtraining


Motor Systems Management Best Practices
Description: This course teaches attendees how to use USDOE MotorMaster+ software, an energy efficient motor selection and management tool, which includes a catalog of over 20,000 AC motors. This tool features motor inventory management tools, maintenance log tracking, efficiency analysis, savings evaluation, energy accounting, and environmental reporting capabilities. The course includes an enhanced user manual with new reporting methods and efficient predictive maintenance practices.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 02/27/2013 -  02/27/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: www.regonline.com/87neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 02/21/2013 -  02/21/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Boise, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: www.regonline.com/86neea-industrialtraining


Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 02/21/2013 -  02/21/2013
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Boise, Idaho
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Energy Extension Center
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: www.regonline.com/86neea-industrialtraining


Harvesting Clean Energy 2013
Description: Drawing on several dozen top-notch speakers, Harvesting Clean Energy focuses on the practical steps to successful project development, from economic and feasibility assessments, to accessing technical support and securing financing amidst tough finance markets. Learn about wind power, a range of bio-energy technologies, solar and geothermal resources, microhydro, energy innovation in the food processing sector, and efficiency technologies to reduce energy costs and enhance profitability. Hear about strategies to maximize local job creation and economic benefits from developing our clean energy resources. Harvesting Clean Energy consistently draws participants from a diverse range of fields – from motivated farmers, ranchers and other rural landowners to professionals from agriculture and forestry associations, rural utilities, tribes, economic development agencies, and research institutions, to lenders, energy developers and consultants, and representatives of federal, state and local government.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 01/27/2013 -  01/29/2013
CEU Credits: 2.0
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Dana Colwell on behalf of Climate Solutions and WSU Conf Management (dana.colwell@wsu.edu)
Website: http://harvestcleanenergy.org/events/conference


Industrial Refrigeration Systems Energy Management
Description: With a focus on industrial refrigeration systems that use ammonia as the refrigerant, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to reduce energy usage and operating costs, and improve the reliability of refrigeration systems. Training will focus on technical basics, operation of refrigeration systems, energy efficiency potentials, and case studies of successful energy efficiency projects and imple¬mentation strategies. Participants will receive a copy of the Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide, which serves as the course’s technical foundation and a roadmap for making industrial refrigeration systems both energy efficient and productive. With the knowledge and tools gained, past attendees and their customers have implemented low/no cost strategies resulting in annual energy savings greater than $50,000.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/23/2012 -  10/23/2012
CEU Credits: 0.7
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Sponsoring Unit: WSU
Activity Director: Francine Chinitz (fchinitz@ecova.com)
Website: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1076216


50th Annual Road & Street Maintenance Supervisor's - Traffic Solutions
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Two break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/02/2012 -  10/02/2012
CEU Credits: 0.8
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/rs


50th Annual Road & Street Maintenance Supervisor's - Main Conference
Description: Lecture presentations with time for discussion. Two break-out discussion sessions will also be held on pertinent topics.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 10/01/2012 -  10/03/2012
CEU Credits: 1.8
Location: Yakima, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Conference Management
Activity Director: Emily Houg (ehoug@wsu.edu)
Website: http://cm.wsu.edu/rs


Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching
Description: This course will cover goals, resources, soil and pest management, soil and water conservation, and marketing for sustainable small farm and ranch enterprises Local farmers and professionals will be used for guest speakers. There will be field trips to small farm-related enterprises in the community.
Level:
Date: 09/12/2012 -  05/22/2013
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (WSU Small Farms Program, 509-663-8181, x263 mrostrom@wsu.edu) and/or Michel Wiman (WSU CSANR Small Farms Program, 509-663-8181 x235 mbrockington@wsu.edu) (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


Agricultural Entrepreneurship Course and Business Planning
Description: This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements and cultivating money resources. Participants produce a completed business plan by completion of course. Farmers and small business resource providers serve as guest speakers, bringing real world experience to the class.
Level:
Date: 09/05/2012 -  05/22/2013
CEU Credits: 3.6
Location: Various, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Activity Director: Marcy Ostrom (WSU Small Farms Program, 509-663-8181, x263 mrostrom@wsu.edu) and/or Michel Wiman (WSU CSANR Small Farms Program, 509-663-8181 x235 mbrockington@wsu.edu) (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Website: http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org


WSU Full Immersion Spanish Institute
Description: Class will be held from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, usually with half hour lunch, Monday through Friday. Classes are held at Wenatchee Valley College. Insutructors are 1-WSU Faculty; in foreign language; 1-local Eastmont School District instructor.
Level: Intermediate
Date: 06/20/2012 -  07/18/2012
CEU Credits: 15.0
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Sponsoring Unit: WSU Chelan County Extension
Activity Director: Raymond Faini, Director, WSU Chelan County Extension, Wenatchee, WA (faini@wsu.edu)
Website: http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/Pages/Welcome%20to%20FISI.aspx



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