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.
|Understand the benefits of forming an energy team, including diversified knowledge and building enthusiasm. You’ll learn who should be on the team, their roles, common energy team tasks and resources necessary to be successful.|
|An energy policy is a formal plan that helps your organization pursue a high-performance energy portfolio. This course walks through the process of creating an energy policy and provides examples of proven policies implemented by successful organizations.|
|This course takes users through the process of finding, understanding and recording energy data from bills and other sources. It provides tips for organizing data, and an introduction to recording energy baselines used to measure progress.|
An energy audit helps your organization find practical opportunities to save energy. This course provides a step-by-step approach for performing an audit. It includes methods to translate audit results into meaningful energy projects, and the importance of acting on audit results.
If your organization is considering implementing an energy program or project, this course compares the type of assistance that is available. It covers cost-free help from your utility, skilled trade professionals and consultants that are available for hire. You’ll also learn tips for hiring and working with paid.
This step-by-step approach guides you through the process of identifying, evaluating, scoring and selecting energy projects. It reviews the importance of necessary research, and securing resources and approvals to ensure success.
This course takes a common-sense approach to 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).
During this course you’ll learn about common energy units such as kilowatts, therms, gallons and BTUs. Examples of how to convert common units, including converting energy units to dollars, is included.
This course explains how to create a baseline using simple averaging, single and multi-variable regression. It provides examples, including how to use spreadsheets to develop your organization’s baseline for use in monitoring and tracking performance and data visualization techniques.
|This course explains how clear goals can help you work together toward a vision to accomplish greater savings. It presents a step-by-step method to set and achieve energy goals, targets, projects and action plans.|
This course goes through a step-by-step process for identifying your organization's Significant Energy Uses (SEUs) to help prioritize your energy project efforts. It includes examples of using the process and identifies effective SEUs.
|During this course you will learn how to set goals and measure results, including a step-by-step process for setting and documenting meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for tracking performance. You’ll learn about the energy-intensity KPI and the benefits of using it to strengthen your energy management program.|
|The importance of a monitoring, targeting, and reporting system to optimize and maintain best possible energy performance is the focus of this course. It includes examples of effective commercial and industrial monitoring techniques.|
This course examines how to improve energy savings through changes in operations and maintenance (O&M) practices. It provides examples of effective commercial and industrial O&M activities, and discusses the value of standard operating procedures, maintenance schedules and other practices.
|During this course you’ll learn how to develop strategies for creating energy awareness and support. The course identifies examples of awareness strategies for new and existing staff—including leadership—within your organization, and creating awareness outside of your business. Also included are tools and resources, including an energy-awareness plan questionnaire, energy-awareness collateral and newsletter templates and more.|