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Video Trainings and Webinars

Your Consortium team develops webinars and videos that provide a convenient way to learn about facility issues. If you have suggestions for online training topics, contact the Consortium staff.  Click the outward arrows to the right of the video timeline to view in full-screen mode.

Managing Motor-Driven Systems (2012: 54 min.)

Tony Simon, WSU Energy Program Energy Systems Engineer

Synopsis: You’ve heard that variable speed drives (VSDs) save a lot of energy, but did you know that they won’t save energy in every case? Discover several aspects of how to optimize motor-driven systems through operations and maintenance and applying control strategies with VSDs. This discussion will address oversized equipment, part-load efficiency and managing motor-driven systems, as well as introduce MotorMaster+, a free tracking software program that is available online.

Key Facilities Solutions in the Great Recession (2011: 58 min.)

Webinar Agenda:

  • How to Use Your DDC Automation System to Compensate for Maintenance Staff Reductions: Eric Shimmin, ESCO Automation, representing Delta Controls
  • Funding Energy Efficiency Projects – Don't Let Dollars Fly Out the Window: Anthony Amendola, Amendola Enterprises, representing MacDonald-Miller Facilities Solutions
  • Performance Contracting: A Focus on Retro-Commissioning & Water Conservation Measures: Fritz Feiten, Ameresco Quantum 
  • Innovation in Communication & Emergency Alert Systems: Bill Wilkie, Olympic College (Bremerton, WA)


The Dollars and Sense of Energy Efficiency (2010: 73 min.)

Webinar Agenda:

  • Energy Efficient Operations in a Shrinking Budget: Perry England, MacDonald-Miller Facilities Solutions
  • Energy Resource Accounting: Karen Messmer, WSU Energy Program
  • Benchmarking the Energy Performance of Your Facility: Stan Price, Putnam Price Group, Inc.
  • LEED Existing Building Operations & Maintenance – A Roadmap for Greening Facilities: Todd McGuire, Glumac; Jessica Green, Brightworks