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"We want course participants to go beyond book knowledge to become energy champions establishing an energy management team and enabling a culture change at their workplace," says Phil McKay, Project Coordinator at the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering, as he describes the upcoming Advanced Professional Certificate in Energy Management offered through the university in partnership with the Ontario Power Authority.
The course, which runs from September 26 - 28, 2011, builds on the success of similar courses held over the past year.
The course is targeted at finance managers, facility superintendents, production and maintenance supervisors, floor level operators and directors, as well as entrepreneurs and start-up owners. The intensive course integrates theory and case studies on such topics as renewable energy, compressed air systems, the thermodynamics of industrial processes, steam boilers, energy monitoring and targeting and energy management systems.
McKay says, "Participants learn about a variety of basic energy systems and get the tools to carry out an energy assessment at their sites. They are also provided with the resources to develop and sustain an energy management program in their facility."
"The instructors work with participants for one year through the Universityof Windsor's Distance Education Program to provide input and ideas." This follow-up is built into the cost of the course. Participants requiring additional support have the option of working with 360 Energy Inc., a key partner in the course delivery, at a reduced rate.
"We are driven by energy savings that a company will achieve after taking the course," says McKay, explaining that during the follow-up year, real and projected energy savings will be tracked for initiatives that can be attributed to the course.
For more information, visit www.uwindsor.ca/energymanagementcourse.
About 360 Energy
360 Energy is one of North America's leading energy services firms based in Burlington, Ontario. They have been providing customized energy solutions for more than ten years to organizations across North America.
About the University of Windsor
A leader in sustainable energy research and programming, theUniversity ofWindsor is now building 300,000-square-foot, $112-million Centre for Engineering Innovation, a LEED Gold structure that will establish revolutionary design standards acrossCanada and beyond.
About the Ontario Power Authority Conservation Fund
The Ontario Power Authority contributes to the development of a reliable and sustainable electricity system by funding innovative conservation programs. The Conservation Fund supports electricity conservation pilot projects that build marketplace capacity for conservation programs - test new or unique program elements that can be scaled-up to achieve significant energy savings.