In this course, the student will review Chapters 1-4 from “Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction”, FEMA 232 – June 2006 prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of this course to earn PDH credits.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a twenty (20) question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies five (5) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.
In this course the student will study the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Statutes & Regulations, including Professional Engineering Ethics.
In this course the student will understand the hybrid power plant and the necessary design and planning details required to ensure reliable and efficient means for power production.
In this course the student will understand understand current Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) technologies and explore future advances of this technology by examining the feasibility of a variety of different concepts.
In this course the student will understand a variety of different energy storage technologies and explore their advantages and disadvantages with an in-depth cost and performance comparison. This course follows the report: Energy Storage Technology and Cost Characterization Report, published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
This course provides a thorough overview of current electrical storage technologies including batteries, flywheels, compressed air energy storage (CAES), and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) and is a how-to guide for engineers to aid in the selection, procurement, installation, and/or operation of stationary energy storage systems in today’s electric grid.
In this course the student will understand Electrification, the shift from non-electric to electric sources of energy at the point of final consumption, and an analysis of the potential impacts of widespread electrification on the evolution of the U.S. electricity system. This course follows the guide: Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
In this course the student will understand how to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of operations and maintenance (O&M) for photovoltaic (PV) systems and combined PV and energy storage systems. The course follows the guide: Best Practices for O&M of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems 3rd edition, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
In this course the student will study the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Statutes and Codes, including Professional Engineering Ethics.
In this course you the student will understand the motivation, process, design, and cost of converting biomass into biofuel. The focus of this course is to find a plausible pathway to convert algal carbohydrates and lipids to fuel and to minimize cost during production.
Carbon adsorption is used in air pollution control to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from low to medium concentration gas streams, when stringent outlet concentration must be met and/or recovery of the VOC is desired. This course covers the types of adsorbers, adsorption theory, and design procedures for carbon adsorption equipment.
How airtight are the buildings you are responsible for? What is the energy load and indoor air quality like in your buildings? The only way to know is to perform a study. Despite common assumptions, measurements have shown that typical U.S. commercial buildings are not particularly airtight. In this course we present a recent simulation study on the impact of improving envelope airtightness in U.S. commercial buildings. You get documented, verifiable facts, report charts and graphs illustrating the findings, and a discussion from the report on the results of the study, Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on HVAC Energy Use.
This three (3) hour course overviews standards to design and build an environment for building occupants that is reasonably safe from fire and products of combustion as well as how to provide a reasonable level of building usability and property protection from the effects of fire and products of combustion.
After major hurricane disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dispatches Building Performance Assessment Teams (BPATs) to evaluate the successes and failures of buildings to withstand the wind and flood forces of these storms. The teams document the results of their evaluations in building performance assessment reports. This 3-hour online course summarizes the BPAT reports for Hurricane Katerina.
Offshore wind turbines harness the energy of the ocean winds and turn it into electricity. This course introduces the basic principles of proposed US offshore wind facilities. The course summarizes a study conducted by EESI of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms. The topics addressed include technical issues related to marine foundations and structures, transmission issues unique to offshore power generation, political and regulatory issues and the public’s perceptions of proposed offshore wind farms. This course demonstrates that offshore wind energy has been successfully implemented in other parts of the world and that the potential for wind farms in U.S. waters is favorable.
This course covers hazardous waste regulated by the EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), starting with determining whether what waste is considered a solid waste according to the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste.
In this course the student will learn the general concept of the most efficient methods to enhance energy efficiency of historic buildings, while limiting the damage done during the rehabilitation process.
This course provides guidance on some of the required criteria the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has in place for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of ponds. This course describes basic design principles of embankment and excavation ponds as well as construction requirements. This online PDH course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, agricultural engineers, construction engineers, municipal engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.
This course focuses on the measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction buildings, and compares the data to a variety of benchmarks, including Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) averages, Energy Star ratings and modeled energy performance estimates provided with LEED submittals.
Package plants are pre-manufactured wastewater treatment facilities typically used to treat flows between 0.01 and 0.25 MGD. This course provides information about three types of package plants, extended aeration, sequencing batch reactor and oxidation ditch systems. General configuration, typical applications for each, advantages and disadvantages, typical performance, and cost are covered.