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Upcoming Hawaii Energy Workshops
Seats are filling up quickly for the Hawaii Energy sponsored Spring Workshop Series: Creating Value with Energy Efficiency, happening March 31st – April 4th in Honolulu and on-demand starting in April. The number of Hawaii Energy sponsored seats for both the in-person and on-demand sessions are extremely limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today.
Whether you are a business trying to become more profitable by reducing your energy expenses, a hotel that wants to be more competitive, a commercial property that wants to attract/retain tenants, or an energy professional who wants to get more proposed projects approved, Hawaii Energy has the perfect training for you! Continuing Education Credits are available, see www.eefg.com/hawaiienergy for more information.
Free Online Webinar! - Finding the Value in Efficiency
This no-cost webinar will introduce the importance of energy management to Hawaii. The webinar will begin by exploring the importance of benchmarking to assess a building’s performance, set targets, and track progress. The program will continue by outlining productive approaches to identifying efficiency’s true impact on making customers more competitive profitable and valuable, including providing mechanisms for assessing improvement potential, calculating returns, and securing approval for projects. Register
Learning to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively)TM – March 31st, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
Whether you’re selling efficiency solutions or seeking project approvals, understanding what factors play a role in the decision-making process and knowing how to build rapport with key stakeholders vastly increase your odds of success. Learning to S.E.E. is a “pasta sampler” version of the more comprehensive Efficiency Sales Professional™ (ESP™) Program. It provides the insights, focus, and skills you need to grow your market share, revenues, and profitability. Credits for In-person Workshop: AIA – 6.0 LU/ HSW hours, 6.0 GBCI CEs (LEED) Register
Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects – 3 sessions available!
- Beginning – April 1st, 8:30am – 11:00 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014 Are you new to financial analysis, or need a refresher on basic financial terminology? Then enroll in this workshop to get a better understanding of financial terminology and formulas, as well as an introduction to using these formulas in EEFG’s financial analysis templates. You’ll also understand why calculating a project’s simple payback period may not be the best metric by which to evaluate its financial return by. Register
- Intermediate – April 1st, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
This session delves more deeply into the financial concepts learned in the beginning session. Students will learn how to model expected cash outflows and inflows over time, how to calculate a project’s present value and other financial metrics, and how to generate compelling capital budgeting requests. Credits for Online/On-demand: AIA - 4.0 LU/HSW hours Register
- Advanced – April 2nd, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
This half-day workshop will apply the financial analysis concepts learned in the Beginner and Intermediate sessions to real life projects. In addition to understanding how to calculate a project’s various financial returns, attendees will also understand how to interpret and critique a project's results. Register
Taking Control of Your Energy Use – April 3rd, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
Energy is not a fixed cost. This class will explore a variety of topics that together will plot a course to more effective energy management: the difference between “what IS” and “what COULD BE”; the range of “behavioral,” “low/no-cost,” and “capital intensive” approaches available to building owners and managers; best practices for identifying audit approaches and professionals; measuring what you hope to manage, setting targets, and documenting your progress; and, building internal support for projects. Credits for In-person Workshop: AIA - 3.0 LU/HSW hours; GBCI - 3.0 CE hours. Credits for Online/On-demand: AIA - 3.0 HSW LUs. Register
Making Efficiency Happen – April 3rd, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
As the title suggests, this workshop provides a roadmap for making efficiency happen. The process starts with formulating the justification for improving building energy performance, and rallying the support of capital budgeting and other internal stakeholders. The next steps are finding the energy services resources needed to accomplish the improvements, and identifying and capturing any available “free money” to help fund the campaign. The final steps are measuring the results, and marketing successes – both internally (to support more projects) and externally (to enhance public relations, attract/retain tenants and customers, etc.). Credits for In-person Workshop: AIA - 3.0 LU/HSW hours; GBCI - 3.0 CE hours. Credits for Online/On-demand: AIA - 3.0 LU/HSW hours. Register
Benchmarking Your Commercial Building & What’s Next – April 4th, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
Learn how to benchmark your building’s energy performance with the help of EPA’s all-new ENERGY STARTM Portfolio Manager online tool. This class includes a simulated hands-on exercise that benchmarks a sample building from start to finish. The second half of this program offers plenty of helpful tips on how to set targets for improvement; how to estimate the amount of energy savings necessary to reach a higher score; which low-/no-cost or capital upgrades to consider; which utility incentive programs could help identify or finance those improvements; and, more Credits for In-person Workshop: AIA - 3.0 HSW LUs. Credits for Online/On-demand: AIA - 3.0 LU/HSW hours. Register
Benchmarking as a Business – April 4th, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm / Online, On-demand Available April 2014
Benchmarking can be a valuable way to convince prospects of the need for your services. Benchmarking can also be a great “cross-selling” opportunity in the context of both existing and prospective customer relationships. Moreover, the potential to offer benchmarking services for a fee extends far beyond the borders of the state. Communities across the US have started mandating energy-performance benchmarking. Many buildings require the assistance of third parties to help them comply with these regulations. Since one can benchmark a building remotely, entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, and other professions are well positioned to provide these services wherever such requirements exist. Credits for In-person Workshop: GBCI - 3.0 CE hours. Register
Efficiency Sales Professional Certificate Boot Camp – May 5-9th Register
Get 48 hours of training on sales, efficiency, financial analysis, and personal productivity that will help you become an efficiency sales ninja and turbocharge your success. How much more successful would you and your team be at advancing efficiency initiatives if you had professional training on how to:
- Identify and capture the attention of the highest-quality prospects
- Quantify and monetize all of the benefits of enhanced efficiency. Understand how people in different segments and decision-making roles view and value efficiency
- Generate proposals and supporting financials that are concise and compelling
- Understand the differences between how owner-occupants, landlords, and tenants view and value efficiency
- Generate compelling value propositions
Ideal for all efficiency service providers and vendors and anyone else whose success depends on the successful advocacy of efficiency projects. Continuing Education Credits: GBCI 48 CE hours(LEED); AIA 16 LUs and 32 HSW LU hours.
Visit www.eefg.com/hawaiienergy to learn about the programs above. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 333–7225 for more info.