May 15, 2001

ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 14, 2001-Southern California Edison's Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC) today announced its spring schedule of free energy efficiency classes for business customers.  The training classes are designed to help business customers better understand and control their energy usage and costs while increasing energy-efficiency.

 "CTAC is committed to helping SCE customers find the information, training and support needed to make important energy management and energy efficient choices," said Gail Adams, manager of CTAC Education Development. 
Listed below are the classes currently being offered:

Commercial/Industrial Lighting

Learn how to select the appropriate lighting for your commercial or industrial facility.  Discover ways to decrease your total energy costs through proper selection of incandescent, fluorescent, and high intensity discharge lighting systems.  Visual comparison will be demonstrated at CTAC's Lighting Center.

Tuesday, May 22, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Class # C5830

Basic Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) for Commercial Facilities

Elementary concepts of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in residential and small-to-medium commercial/industrial facilities will be discussed.  We will explore package units and heat pump systems, their applications and the economics of their operation.

Thursday, May 24, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Class #C5832

Motors and Drives

Roughly half of the world's electricity goes through motors.  In the last ten years, improvements in motor and drive technology has rendered potential savings.  This course focuses on energy-efficient motor operation and economics compared to standard and rewound motors.  Motor Master software is presented as well as motor maintenance and record keeping.  Variable frequency drive types, their selection and operation is also covered.

Tuesday, June 26, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with lunch
Class # C5864

Industrial Maintenance

Maintenance engineers will benefit by having a better understanding of the work procedures used to inspect, test, and perform maintenance. The maintenance manager will learn about the options available to control maintenance costs and the skill of prioritizing maintenance to meet budget goals and profit expectations.  This class is for maintenance staff personnel and/or the craftsperson interested in increasing their knowledge of systems and the techniques required to locate sources of energy savings.

Thursday, June 21, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with lunch
Class #C5835

Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Buildings

As of June 1, 2001 the California Energy Efficiency Standards will be making major changes. This seminar will explain what is optional, what is required, and review potential costs.  Don't miss this opportunity to be informed on the latest updates!

Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Class #C5951
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Class #C5952
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Non-residential Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Buildings

This one-day seminar provides training on the changes to the 1998 Non-residential Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards.  There are notable changes to the mechanical system compliance.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Class # 5965
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All energy efficiency classes are free to Edison customers and include lunch where applicable.  The classes are being held at Edison CTAC, 6090 N. Irwindale Avenue, Irwindale, Ca (unless otherwise indicated).  For more information or for reservations call (626) 812-7537 or (800) 336-2822 Extension #2537 or visit  our website at

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