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Energy Auditing, The Portal to Green Projects

Session Type: Pre-Convention Workshops
Track Number: PW-12
Location: WSCTC
Room: 616
Speaker: David Wylie, PE, ASW Engineering

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


This Workshop will position NECA contractors to take advantage of the rapidly expanding green energy business sector. By the end of the day, contractors and staff will be prepared to conduct a Facility Energy Screening Audit – the first step of a multiphase Comprehensive Facility Energy Audit. Attendees will learn to identify electrical, mechanical and building envelope energy efficiency project opportunities in commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.

History proves that the firm that does the energy audit is usually the one that sells the green energy project and controls the work. In some cases, contractors may joint venture with other trades. In any case, Energy Audit expertise is a highly valuable addition to a NECA member’s green energy business and profit development toolkit. Session includes a 100 page handbook.

Speaker Bio:

David M. Wylie, P.E.
During the oil crisis of the early 1970’s, David was finishing engineering school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and subsequently achieved a Registered Professional Engineer License in California. Energy efficiency was getting more attention and an interest in cost analysis led David to completing an MBA at National University which provided him with even more tools to analyze energy efficiency investment from both a mechanical and financial perspective. David and his two partners began working together in 1976 and the Engineering Management Consulting firm of ASW, located in Tustin, California, today has a staff of over 25. The work experience covers the range of energy engineering including research, development, program design, measurement, feasibility study of electrical/mechanical systems and energy supply for commercial and industrial facilities.
David, who holds a college teaching credential, teaches what he does and knows about, and has developed over 20 courses that address energy-efficient systems. He has an ability to take sophisticated engineering concepts and relate them in a way you can understand, and the materials are presented in a friendly and practical way.
Several of David’s articles have been published in trade magazines and he has written a book titled “New Refrigerants for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems” that was published in 1996. ASW Engineering has received awards for innovations in engineering from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Southern California Edison, and California’s Governor. He is presently the President of the Southern California Association of Professional Energy Managers.

Please note that every state handles licensure and continuing education credits differently. To avoid confusion, NECA strongly recommends you check with your state authority whether they will grant these CEUs for management education programs held at NECA 2009 Seattle.

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