Sustainable Building for Municipalities
Session 3: Getting the Most of Your Energy Management System
1.5 AIA LUs (currently pending approval)
With utilities costs on the rise, energy management systems (EMS) are essential tools for government agencies. This two-hour workshop for local government employees provides a general overview of the concepts, requirements and benefits of using EMS hardware and software. Experienced MATC instructor Ted Wilinski will explain how EMS can help reduce energy use and costs, improve occupant comfort, and save staff time. The workshop includes classroom instruction as well as a tour of the ECAM Energy/HVAC laboratory, a national training and certifying facility for the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI).
Topics Covered Include:
- Definition and components of EMS
- EMS and energy management
- Functions and benefits of using EMS
- Types/brands of EMS hardware and software
- Latest trends in EMS technology
- About ECAM and educational opportunities at MATC
Ted Wilinski, P.E., LEED AP, QCxP, BOCII, OPMP, CEM
Sustainable Facilities Management Instructor, ECAM
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Ted is an engineer with a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from UW Madison.
Work experience includes several years working at the state on the solar rebate and Institutional Conservation Program as a project reviewer in the early 80's, almost three years working for Wisconsin Power and Light as an Industrial Services Engineer (customer contact) '84-'87, as an engineer for a consulting engineering firm called Dorgan Associates '87-'89 out of Madison, a year on the SMART Money Program (energy conservation incentives) for We Energies as an in-house consultant and since 1990, owner and engineer for Wilinski Associates Inc, a consulting engineering firm.
Over the years he has been involved with indoor air quality, energy management, guaranteed savings projects, computerized maintenance management systems, building operations, tracking energy use, measurement and verification of projects and hundreds of energy audits, many of the demand side management or energy conservation programs offered around the state of WI, Green buildings / LEED, and commissioning. I started teaching professional development seminars in the early 00's, taught two semesters (one class) at MSOE and started developing & teaching the Sustainable Facilities Operations curriculum at MATC late 2008. I have been full time at MATC since the fall of 2009 while maintaining my consulting engineering firm.
Center for Energy Conservation & Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM)
MATC Oak Creek Campus
6665 South Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154