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Ameren Illinois is proud to provide a series of online webinars to help educate our business and non-profit customers on energy efficiency topics. If you have questions about any of the webinars, please contact Angela Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Light Your Way to Savings with LEDs – April 5, 2017
Did you know lighting accounts for 20%-50% of the average business' electricity consumption? This 30-minute webinar will review the eligibility requirements to receive program incentives that can help offset the upfront costs of your lighting project. You will also learn how to use the DLC Qualified Products lists to confirm listings for LED lighting products.
Instant Incentives: Just Add Savings – November 9, 2016
Did you know lighting accounts for 20 to 50 percent of the average business' electricity consumption? This 30-minute webinar will review recent projects completed with the help of Instant Incentives and explain how you can receive incentives through this program to help offset the costs of your lighting project. Find out how find out how these incentives can help you save up to 80% off retail pricing for LED bulbs, LED tube lighting, and LED recessed lighting — no paperwork required!
Save Big with Innovative Lighting Controls – September 14, 2016
Did you know installing a networked lighting system can save your facility up to 70% in lighting energy costs? Historically, networked lighting controls have been complex, costly, and rarely used — utilized in less than 2% of buildings. Join us to find out how improvements to this technology and newly available resources are making it easier than ever to incorporate lighting controls into your facility. This 30-minute webinar will explore networked lighting control technology — including wireless systems, product selection tools, and new rebates. You will also hear about cash incentives available through the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program to help offset the costs of upgrading your facility's lighting.
LED Lighting for Commercial & Industrial Applications – June 26, 2013
This webinar will cover the lighting revolution, what keeps you up at night, benefits of LEDs for commercial and industrial facilities, project examples, and what determines a good fixture.
Energy Efficiency Using LED Lighting – Feb. 27, 2013
This webinar will cover the benefits of LED Lighting, current state of LED technology, examples of market-ready applications and products, provide an overview of Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium (MEERC) at the Midwest Lighting Technology Center, and review case studies.
Emerging Energy-Efficient Lighting Technologies – Jan. 9, 2013
This webinar will cover the driving forces behind retrofits, lighting trends, available cash incentives for lighting projects, and the newest lighting technologies.
Save Thousands with HVAC Controls – Aug. 9, 2017
On average, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can account for as much as 52% of energy costs in commercial buildings. The most cost-effective way to enhance HVAC performance is through controls and system upgrades. In this webinar, you will learn more about HVAC controls and how they can impact your bottom line with increased energy savings. You will also hear about cash incentives available through the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program to help offset the costs of adding controls to your facility's HVAC system
Industrial Refrigeration Opportunities – Sept. 25, 2013
This webinar will provide an overview of industrial refrigeration, the refrigeration cycle, and major system components, in addition to reviewing typical energy efficiency measures and available resources.
HVAC Energy Efficiency Strategies – July 24, 2013
This webinar will cover how HVAC times are changing and new options for energy efficiency, in addition to controlling savings, deciding on a tune-up versus replacement, and incentives available through Ameren Illinois.
Save Thousands with VFD Motor Controls – October 12, 2016
Did you know motor-driven equipment accounts for 64% of the electricity consumed by industrial businesses in the U.S.? Typical motors have two settings — on and off. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) allow motors to adjust their output based on demand, saving energy during less demanding times. This webinar will explain how this motor upgrade can lower your energy bills by thousands of dollars each year.
Pump System Energy Saving Practices – April 10, 2013
This webinar will discuss how to assess energy use and potential savings, how and when to develop an implementation plan, setting the right expectations for results, targeting the pumps that will ensure success, and leveraging government resources to increase savings.
Industrial Processes: Steam System Improvements & Heat Recovery – Sept. 20, 2017
Did you know making system improvements can reduce the energy costs of a typical industrial steam system by 10% to 15%? With as much as 35% of the total energy used in industrial applications coming from steam, energy efficiency upgrades can impact your bottom line with increased energy savings. During this 30-minute webinar, we will cover energy efficiency measures related to steam systems and heat recovery, discuss their impact on energy savings, and review incentives that can help offset the upfront costs of your projecs and reduce your payback period.
Save Thousands with Steam Trap Management – Feb. 8, 2017
This webinar will cover steam traps, the organizational challenges of steam systems, the impact of equipment failures, steam system maintenance, how to implement a steam trap management program, and cash incentives from Ameren Illinois that can help you offset the upfront costs of your energy efficiency projects and reduce your payback period.
Pick Up Steam With Energy Savings for Steam Trap Repairs and Replacement – Jan. 30, 2014
This webinar will cover steam trap fundamentals, proper maintenance, steam trap surveys, the decision to repair or replace, and incentives available through Ameren Illinois.
An Air-Tight Case for Energy Efficiency – Aug. 10, 2016
Did you know compressed air leaks can waste as much as 20-30% of your compressor's output and cause operational problems? During this webinar, you will learn about identifying opportunities for both supply-side and demand-side energy savings in your system. You will also hear how cash incentives available through the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program can help you make low-cost improvements and achieve maximum savings—in some cases, resulting in "free" air for your business!
Advanced Trends in Compressed Air Best Practices – March 6, 2013
This webinar will discuss typical compressed air systems, the cost of leaks in your compressed air system, leak remediation and the Ameren Illinois cash incentive programs.
Intro to Practical Energy Management (PEM) – Feb. 25, 2016
This webinar will explain SEM (Strategic Energy Management) and PEM (Practical Energy Management) and how they can work together to create an effective energy-management program. It will also cover how to establish an energy-use baseline and calculate energy intensity levels, in addition to the benefits of utilizing the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program incentives.
Do-It-Yourself Energy Audits – Jan. 25, 2012
This webinar will cover different levels of audits, benchmarking and energy bill analysis, walk-through and energy surveys, detailed analysis of capital-intensive modifications, web-based resources for energy audits, and audit assistance.
Overview of Commercial Building Re-tuning – Feb. 22, 2012
This webinar will cover the definition of the re-tuning process, the difference between re-tuning and retro commissioning, steps involved in re-tuning, results and lessons learned.
Save Big with Commercial Kitchen Demand Controlled Ventilation – Oct. 11, 2017
Ventilation in commercial kitchens can account for as much as 75% of HVAC energy use in restaurants and dining facilities. Demand controlled ventilation systems control the speed of exhaust fans and makeup air units based on the heat and smoke load in the kitchen hoods, decreasing fan speeds when little or no cooking is occurring. In this webinar, you will learn about energy efficiency measures related to demand controlled ventilation and their impact on energy savings. You will also hear about cash incentives available through Ameren Illinois that can help offset the costs of your energy efficiency projects.
Put the Chill on Energy Costs: Innovations in Refrigeration – Feb. 28, 2017
This webinar will discuss refrigeration in commercial kitchens and the latest technology available, in addition to explaining how upgrades to equipment in your commercial kitchen can save energy and benefit your organization.
Energy Efficiency in Hospitality: Uncover the Savings – Jan. 11, 2017
This webinar will cover possible energy savings projects for the hospitality industry, how they benefit guests and hotel owners/operators alike, and how cash incentives from Ameren Illinois can help you offset the upfront costs of your energy efficiency projects and reduce your payback period.
Improve the Health of Your Bottom Line: A Customer Testimonial – July 13, 2016
This webinar will cover Blessing Hospital's energy efficiency journey, detailing projects completed — from lighting to custom HVAC, and more.
Ozone Laundry – Apr. 13, 2016
This webinar will cover the basics of ozone, reasons to switch to an ozone laundry system, incentives available to reduce the upfront project costs, and other helpful resources to assist you with your project.
Energy Efficiency for Data Centers – Dec. 3, 2014
This webinar will cover energy efficiency upgrades for data centers, including lighting, heating and cooling, variable frequency drives, and custom projects. It will also review available Ameren Illinois incentives and the Feasibility Study.
Energy Efficiency Options for Grain Drying – Dec. 7, 2011
This webinar will cover the benefits of drying grain, components of a grain drying system, monetary cost of grain drying, grain handling and storage systems, energy efficiency options for grain drying, and incentives available through Ameren Illinois.
Towers to Toilets: Saving Energy and Water in Facilities – July 12, 2017
Did you know that water-related uses account for nearly 13% of national energy consumption in the US? A closer look at your facility's water consumption can uncover opportunities to minimize wasted water and reduce your energy costs. In this 30-minute webinar you'll hear about ways to identify and capture water-saving opportunities, incentives to reduce upfront costs, and helpful resources to assist you with your project.
How to Leverage the Staffing Grant – May 31, 2017
Does your business need a hand in getting its energy efficiency projects off the ground? The Staffing Grant from Ameren Illinois can help! Your business can receive up to $80,000 to fund an energy project manager and overcome the barrier of limited resources in order to get energy efficiency projects completed. This 30-minute webinar, we will provide you with an overview of the Staffing Grant, the application process and key deadlines, and available resources for your facility.
Industrial Energy Efficiency: The Cost of Waiting – Dec. 14, 2016
Did you know the average industrial facility can reduce its energy use by as much as 27-30% through energy efficiency projects? Yet, even when faced with the potential energy cost savings, many businesses still delay pursuing opportunities to improve efficiency. This 30-minute webinar will cover possible energy savings projects, calculating the cost of waiting vs. return on investment, promoting energy efficiency projects to management, determining cost justification, moving through implementation, and incentives available through Ameren Illinois.
Metering & Monitoring Incentives – May 12, 2015
This one-hour training event will help you understand the benefits of real-time energy metering/monitoring and how you can identify them in your workplace.
Evaluation, Measurement & Verification for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program – May 7, 2014
This webinar will review how savings and measures for Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency programs are evaluated, measured, and verified.
Customer Case Studies – June 5, 2013
This webinar will cover real customer case studies for projects involving lighting, HVAC, variable frequency drives, and steam traps, as well as how your business can become the next real result through Ameren Illinois.
Cogeneration: The Future of Power – March 8, 2017
Did you know it's possible to achieve efficiencies of 90% or more with cogeneration — or combined heat and power (CHP) systems? This webinar will cover CHP systems, how they convert natural gas fuel into two types of energy: electricity and thermal energy, and why they are considered the future of energy — and energy efficiency. We will also discuss how CHP systems can save your company thousands in energy costs, incentives to reduce upfront costs, and helpful resources to assist you with your project.
Optimize Your Industrial Processes and Save Thousands – May 11, 2016
Do you know how much of your facility's daily energy use is being wasted? In this webinar we'll take a closer look into your facility's industrial systems — such as HVAC, incineration and boiler flue gases, air compressors, refrigeration, and fume and dust extraction — and we'll explore ways to identify and capture heat-saving opportunities, incentives to reduce upfront costs, and helpful resources to assist you with your project.
Savings Opportunities with Boiler Burner Retrofits – March 9, 2016
Did you know that replacing an outdated boiler burner can reduce fuel usage by as much as 5 to 10%? Replacing a legacy burner with a new one can yield numerous benefits, including fuel savings, reduced emissions, improved reliability, and increased safety. In this 1/2-hour webinar, we’ll cover boiler burner retrofits, incentives to reduce upfront costs, and helpful resources to assist you with your project.
Heat Recovery Systems Save Thousands – Feb. 10, 2016
Did you know it’s been estimated that as much as 20%–50% of energy consumption is lost as waste heat? By taking steps to recover waste heat that’s generally vented to the atmosphere, you can help your facility increase production capacity while reducing energy costs, maintenance expenses, and pollution output. In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll cover methods of heat recovery, incentives to reduce upfront costs, and helpful resources to assist you with your project.
Pipe Insulation Equals Quick Savings – Jan. 13, 2016
Did you know it's been estimated that up to 30% of all mechanical insulation is either missing or damaged? Adding insulation or replacing damaged insulation on your steam system pipes can help your facility save a significant amount of energy and thousands of dollars each year. In this 30-minute webinar, we'll cover the reasons to insulate, the types of insulation, incentives available to reduce the upfront project costs, and helpful resources to assist you with your project.