Trane Facility - Charlotte 4501 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217
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Energy continues to play a vital role in shaping our future as architects and owners incorporate sustainable design into their construction and development projects. Utilities continue to invest in smart grid technologies, interconnect solar PV systems and offer financial incentives to customers willing to invest in high efficiency equipment. Energy remains in a rising cost environment as building owners grapple with balancing the initial higher "front end" capital cost against the long term benefits of lower operating cost. What does a sustainable future look like?
Advanced building systems, smart grid, solar PV systems, induction lighting, LED lighting, fuel cells, PEV's (Plug In Electric Vehicles), chilled beams and innovative HVAC systems are all poised to influence our energy future. This dynamic course offers the design professional an overview of these emerging building technologies along with a candid discussion of their potential benefits and limitations. Learn how to take advantage of programs/incentives offered by utilities to reward and encourage building owners and managers to invest in energy efficiency today and offset the rising cost of energy with viable sustainable options.
This program offers a blend of instruction time, building case studies and local tours for a first hand look at how architects, engineers and building owners have successfully implemented energy efficient technologies in a number of specific building types including office properties, healthcare facilities, historic renovation and adaptive reuse.
Register by September 14, and class cost is only $150 for members, $200 for non-members. After September 14, cost will be $175 for members and $225 for non-members.
Register today to earn 7 HSW credits!
This program will be held at the Trane Facility in Charlotte on October 16.
Alvin Etheredge, PE, CEM - Duke Energy
Mr. Etheredge is an account manager with Duke Energy, focused on a portfolio of large business accounts comprising primarily of commercial real estate entities, developers, building owners and property management firms. His customers include a diverse mix of office buildings, research/production laboratories, hotels, multi-family, medical office buildings, retail and commercial/industrial space. He consults with his assigned accounts on helping them plan and manage their electrical energy cost by benchmarking demand/energy consumption, evaluating proposed energy efficiency investments and comparing alternative electrical rates. A lifelong advocate for sustainability, partly because he is “really cheap and dislikes large utility bills”, he encourages his customers to invest in energy efficient technologies. Additionally, he works to resolve service related issues related to outages, extra facilities, interconnections, demand response and power quality.
Mr. Etheredge holds a BS degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Clemson University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Energy Manager.
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