Online-sem.com helps you implement Strategic Energy Management (SEM) at your facility and within your organization. On the website you can access online training modules, find tools and resources, and track your progress through the training.
|This course explains the benefit of forming an energy team, such as diversified knowledge and building enthusiasm. It describes who should be on the team, their roles, common energy team tasks and resources necessary to be successful.|
|This course walks users through how to find, read and record energy data from bills and other sources. It provides tips for organizing data and an introduction to energy baselines for use in measuring progress.|
This course discusses the need for an energy audit, and describes the steps for performing an audit. It suggest ways to translate the results of the audit into meaningful energy projects and the importance of acting on what you learn from the audit.
This course compares the types of help available to companies that are considering an energy program or projects, from free help such as utilities and MEPs to consultants that are available for hire. It provides tips for hiring and working with paid consultants.
This course walks users through the process of evaluating, scoring and selecting energy projects using the Project Priorities Worksheet tool. It reviews the importance of necessary research and securing resources and approvals to ensure success.
This course discusses options for calculating the costs, savings and the payback timeframe of energy projects. It walks users through an example of calculating investment payback using the Simple Lifecycle Cost method (SLCC).
This course describes and discusses common energy units such as kilowatts, therms, gallons and BTUs. It provides examples of converting between this common units and also includes converting energy units to dollars.
This course explains how to create a baseline using simple averaging, single and multi variable regression. It provides several examples and how to use spreadsheets to complete your organizations baseline for use in monitoring and tracking performance.
This course provides a step by step process for identifying your organization's significant energy uses to help focus your energy project efforts. It provides an example of using the process and typical examples of significant energy uses.
|This course gives an introduction to setting goals and a step by step process for setting meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for tracking performance. It introduces the energy intensity KPI and the benefits of using it to strengthen your energy management program.|
|This course presents the importance of a monitoring, targeting, and reporting system to good energy performance. It provides commercial and industrial examples of effective monitoring techniques.|
This course examines how to improve energy efficiency through changes in operations and maintenance. It provides commercial and industrial examples and discussed the value of standard operating procedures and maintenance schedules.