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  • Energy Systems Group Chicago, Illinois April 20, 2004 Northern Illinois University Freshman Engineering Class Presentation
  • Introduction
    • Frank Colacicco, P.E. – Regional Director 23 Yrs . Experience
    • Commercial / Industrial HVAC Design
    • Facilities Engineering, Operation and Maintenance Management
    • Construction Project Management
    • Energy-Efficient Analysis and Management
    • Performance Contracting Management
    • Mike Johnson, P.E. – Engineer 14 Yrs. Experience
    • Commercial/Industrial HVAC Design
    • Energy Efficient Analysis and Technical Reporting
    • Performance Contracting Engineering
  • Presentation Outline
    • Introduction
    • ESG Overview
    • Objectives
    • Professional Registration
    • Engineering Ethics and Fundamental Responsibilities
    • Career Paths
    • ESG Projects on Campus
    • Closing / Q&A
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  • ESG Overview
    • Performance Contracting Definition:
    • Design-build construction process for the implementation of energy-efficient building systems, where guaranteed savings from operating budgets are used to finance capital improvement costs.
    • What We Resemble:
    • Developer
    • A&E Firm
    • Bank or Finance Company
    • Construction Management Company
    • Utility Plant Operator
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  • Target Markets
    • K-12 Schools
    • Higher Education
    • Healthcare
    • Local County and State Government including Park Districts, and Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Federal Government
    • Typical Findings:
      • Old buildings
      • Deteriorating systems
      • Inefficient systems
      • Deferred maintenance
      • IAQ issues
      • Occupant discomfort
      • Limited sources of capital
      • Inefficiencies in new systems (value engineered)
  • Objectives
    • Provide information on topics that you will not normally hear in the classroom.
    • Explain the professional registration process and how you can benefit.
    • Describe and explain the responsibilities and ethical issues that you on take in an engineering career.
    • Discuss the various career paths that you may take.
    • Review the specific projects that ESG has completed on the NIU campus.
  • Professional Registration
    • Definition: An examination process in the United States by which a state’s board of engineering licensing determines and certifies that an individual has achieved a minimum level of competence.
    • Specific provisions of state engineering licensure laws vary from state to state
    • Almost every state outlines a four-step licensing process
      • Four-year engineering degree in a program approved by the state engineering licensure board
      • Four years of qualifying engineering experience
      • Eight-hour Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination
      • Eight-hour Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination
  • Professional Registration (cont’d)
    • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) –
    • Covers all of the basic subjects that you studied in your four year university program. This exam is typically taken during your senior year in college. Exam is given every April and October.
    • Two, four hour sessions separated by lunch hour. 120 multiple choice questions in morning and 60 multiple choice questions in afternoon.
    • NCEES Reference Manual provided at exam. No other books allowed.
    • You will never be more prepared to take this test than your senior year!
    • The longer you wait the more apt you are to not take it.
    • Make it a priority.
  • Professional Registration (cont’d)
    • Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam (PE) –
    • Covers only the subjects in your engineering discipline. This exam is typically taken about four years after you start working in your chosen career. Exam is given every April and October.
    • Two, four hour sessions separated by lunch. Morning session is four essay type problems. You typically select four problems out of ten choices and you show all work in solution booklet. Your solutions are reviewed by graders and scored in accordance with degree of completion and correctness. In afternoon session you select four problems out of ten choices and solve a series of ten multiple choice questions per problem.
    • Open book format with some restrictions.
    • It is recommended to prepare for this exam in a formal review class.
  • Professional Registration (cont’d)
    • Why should you get licensed?
    • Professional differentiator
      • Less than one third of all degreed engineers in the United States are registered
      • Extra measure of competence and dedication
      • Employment advantage
      • Enhanced status
    • An engineering license is a legal requirement to offer consulting engineering services in each state.
    • Career opportunities in many federal, state and municipal agencies require a license.
    • If you are considering a career in education many states have been increasingly requiring that those individuals teaching engineering must be licensed.
    • Private industry has recently taken on increased meaning with heightened public attention concerning product safety, environmental issues, and design defects.
  • Engineering Ethics and Fundamental Responsibilities
    • Introduction
    • Engineering is a learned profession.
    • Members of this profession are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
    • Engineering has a direct impact on the qualifying of life for all people.
    • Fundamental Canons
    • Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:
    • Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.
    • Perform services only in areas of their competence.
    • Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
    • Act for each employer or client as a faithful agent or trustees.
    • Avoid deceptive acts.
    • Conduct themselves honorably, responsible, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
  • Engineering Ethics and Fundamental Responsibilities (cont’d)
    • Ethical Priorities (Highest to Lowest)
    • Society and the public
    • Law
    • Engineering profession
    • Clients
    • Employer
    • Other Engineers
    • Self Interest
  • Engineering Ethics and Fundamental Responsibilities (cont’d)
    • National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics Engineers’ Creed
    • As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.
    • I pledge:
    • To give the utmost of performance;
    • To participate in none but honest enterprise;
    • To live and work according to the laws of man and the highest standards of professional conduct;
    • To place service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations.
    • In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.
    • Adopted by National Society of Professional Engineers, June 1954
  • Career Paths
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Contractors
    • Facility Engineer
    • Manufacturing
    • Property Management
    • Education
    • Information Technology
    • Sales
    • Law
    • Entrepreneurs
  • ESG Projects on the NIU Campus
    • Campus-wide Lighting Retrofit 2000 – 2002
      • Completed in 2 phases
      • 58 buildings (over 70,000 fixtures)
      • $4 million total project cost
      • Over $755,000 annual guaranteed energy savings
      • Over $327,000 annual operational savings
    • Convocation Center 2001 – 2002
      • HVAC & Controls for New Construction Project
      • $5.3 million in construction costs
      • Modified design saves $330,537 annually in energy costs
      • Over $257,000 annual operational savings
  • ESG Projects on the NIU Campus (cont’d)
    • Central Chilled Water Plant
      • Install 2 chillers, pumps and cooling towers as part of a 4-chiller central chilled water plant
      • Connect 5 buildings into the expanded central chilled water plant
      • High efficiency chillers and variable flow design
      • $4.2 million project cost
      • Annual guaranteed energy savings of over $241,000
      • Over $313,000 annual operational savings
    • Chilled Water Valve Retrofit Project
      • Install 2-way control valves for 46 coils in 4 residence halls
      • Install variable frequency drives on fans and pumps in Faraday Hall
      • $875,000 project cost
      • Annual guaranteed energy savings of over $100,000