TPC’s Energy Conservation training series explains how to recognize where energy losses occur so that maintenance employees can take proper corrective measures to stop the losses. Throughout each course, Trainees will learn about energy conservation in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems as well as in the building structure itself-walls, ceilings, and floors. In addition, the training program demonstrates how to conduct an energy audit so trainees can quantify the options available and determine the payback period for each option.
This course covers energy sources and the history of energy usage. Examines alternative energy sources and their feasibility. Identifies current energy usage patterns and places where energy can be conserved. Explains how to recognize energy waste, and includes sample corrective actions and maintenance procedures. Explains how to conduct an energy survey.
Lesson 1 – Energy and its Source
Lesson 2 – Why the Energy Crisis
Lesson 3 – Energy Consumption and Loss
Lesson 4 – Practical Conservation Measures
Lesson 5 – Conducting an Energy Audit
Covers physical laws of heat transfer and how they apply to building heat losses. This course’s lessons discuss the effects of sun, wind, and shade on energy consumption in buildings. Examines characteristics of different types of walls, roofs, windows, and flooring. Demonstrates how different forms of insulation can improve thermal resistance. Gives sample applications of energy conservation measures and maintenance, illustrating how to determine cost and payback period.
Lesson 1 – Heat Flow Principles
Lesson 2 – Heat Loss/Gain Through Roofs
Lesson 3 – Minimizing Heat Flow Through Walls
Lesson 4 – Heat Loss/Gain Through Windows and Doors
Lesson 5 – Controlling Losses Through Floors
This course covers the measurement of various environmental factors and their effect on human comfort. Introduces the concept of zones. Covers ventilation requirements and savings possible by reducing airflow. Examines energy waste vs. conservation measures relating to furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, and refrigeration equipment.
Lesson 1 – Conditioning the Air
Lesson 2 – Managing Airflow in HVAC Systems
Lesson 3 – Conserving Energy in Heating Systems
Lesson 4 – Conserving Energy in Cooling Systems
Lesson 5 – Reducing Losses in Distribution Systems
Covers the causes and effects of friction and the importance of lubrication. Includes a discussion of efficient operation of materials handling systems, elevators, and escalators. This course examines ways to conserve energy by reducing vibration. Explains the importance of good maintenance of pumps, blowers, and compressors. Includes a lesson on vehicle efficiency, with emphasis on tuneups, lubrication, and other energy-saving maintenance practices.
Lesson 1 – Reducing Friction
Lesson 2 – Cutting Transmission Losses
Lesson 3 – Pumps, Fans, and Compressors
Lesson 4 – Elevators and Conveyor Systems
Lesson 5 – Improving Vehicle Efficiency
This course covers electrical energy consumers in typical commercial and industrial facilities. Investigates utility rate structures and relates cost to load management. Examines power factors, including how they are calculated and how they affect energy usage. Shows methods of conducting lighting surveys and how lighting fixture and lamp selection can impact electricity costs.
Lesson 1 – Surveying Electrical Consumption
Lesson 2 – Using Load Management Techniques
Lesson 3 – Improving Electrical Equipment Efficiency
Lesson 4 – Conducting a Lighting Survey
Lesson 5 – Evaluating Lamps and Fixtures