EPA offers trainings that you can download and view from anywhere that will jump start your energy management program and achieve successful results. The following self-guided trainings are available for download at your convenience.
This interactive session focuses on using operating budgets as a potential "source of revenue" to pay for energy efficiency projects. The Cash Flow Opportunity (CFO) Calculator is an interactive calculator that helps quantify the cost of delaying investment in upgrades by addressing three critical questions: How much new energy efficiency equipment can be purchased from the anticipated savings; should this equipment purchase be financed now, or is it better to wait and use cash from a future budget; and is money being lost by waiting for a lower interest rate? The CFO Calculator is designed so that managers who are not financial specialists can use it to make informed decisions, yet it is sophisticated enough to satisfy financial decision-makers. Learn how this tool helps model financing alternatives through sensitivity analysis.
Who should participate? Financial decision-makers and facility managers in the public and private sectors, lending institutions, energy service providers, energy engineers, and manufacturers and vendors of energy efficiency equipment.
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In today's tight economy, operating and capital budgets are being reduced despite increasing infrastructure needs. This session focuses on using operating budgets as a potential source of "revenue" to pay for energy efficiency projects. Private and Public sector financing options are compared. Tax-exempt lease purchase agreements and energy service performance contracts are reviewed. In addition, the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator (CFO Calculator), a model that calculates the costs of delaying energy efficiency improvements is introduced.
Who should participate? Financial decision makers and facility managers in state and local governments, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities, federal government and public hospital administrators, energy service providers and energy engineers, and manufacturers and vendors of energy efficiency equipment who sell to these markets.
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Learn about what ENERGY STAR can do for your industrial organizations, including energy-efficient solutions that not only save money, but also protect the environment for future generations.
Who should participate? Facility managers, energy managers, engineers, and organizational leaders in the industrial sector that wish to learn more about ENERGY STAR.
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