The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers specialized training about federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).
Workshops and Webinars
Agency ESPC acquisition teams that train together are more likely to stay on track and implement high-value ESPC projects.
FEMP strongly recommends that agency acquisition teams take advantage of FEMP’s free ESPC trainings because they offer agencies the opportunity to receive answers to questions about their own specific projects. FEMP offers the following training opportunities.
- ESPC Comprehensive Workshop: This three-day workshop covers the entire ESPC process and introduces measurement and verification (M&V). This workshop uses examples of actual contract documents and exercises to teach participants about the details of ESPC project procurement. Workshops are held four times per year in locations across the country. Check the FEMP Training Catalog to see if dates are scheduled.
- On-Site Training Customized for Agency Groups: This workshop, which is arranged by a federal project executive, is customized to meet agency needs and can range from a one- or two-hour executive summary for upper management to a four-hour, one-day, or two-day workshop. Contact a federal project executive to schedule this training at your organization.
- Live Webinars: The federal project executive can arrange customized remote trainings typically geared toward introduction to the ESPC process ranging from one to four hours.
FEMP offers the following on-demand, online training courses and webinars through the FEMP Training Catalog.
- Energy Savings Performance Contracting: An Advanced Guide: This course explains how federal performance contracting mandates require agencies to evaluate their facilities, identify potential savings, and appropriately leverage private and public sector funding to invest in comprehensive projects. This comprehensive course takes about nine hours to complete and awards 0.90 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units (CEUs).
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Five Phases to Success: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of ESPCs, an alternative financing vehicle that allows federal agencies to complete energy-saving projects without upfront capital costs and special congressional appropriations by partnering with an energy service company. This course takes about four hours to complete and awards 0.40 IACET CEUs.
- Measurement and Verification in ESPCs: This course provides students a thorough understanding of the key issues in M&V of energy ESPCs so they can negotiate for better M&V in their projects. This course takes about three hours to complete and awards 0.40 IACET CEUs.
- Financing and Pricing Evaluation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts: This training helps federal agencies learn how ESPCs can finance the reduction of facility energy use and costs. It offers a brief overview of costs and a pricing review of the ESPC final proposal.
- Just in Time ESPC Sessions: This training series can help federal agencies that are developing ESPC projects or anticipating ESPC proposals to award high-quality, on-time ESPC task orders.
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Quality Assurance Over the Life of the Contract: This training addresses the responsibilities of agency contractors and technical personnel for administering an ESPC task order during the post-acceptance performance period. It also discusses life-of-contract (LOC) services and training provided by FEMP to agencies with ESPCs in the performance period. LOC services help agencies maintain compliance and high value in their ESPC projects.
- Combined Heat and Power in Energy Savings Performance Contracts: This training discusses the first steps to consider with a combined heat and power project and how to finance it through an ESPC by understanding technology deployment in ESPCs.