Technical Training Details and CEU Credit

Many Training Sessions Are IACET QualifiedAs in years past, the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit will offer an innovative schedule of training tracks, sector meet ups, and panel sessions led by experts in their respective fields. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions. And, with the addition of the Better Buildings Summit, the 2018 training schedule has been expanded to include even more options for attendees.

How to Earn CEU Credit

The majority of the Energy Exchange* technical tracks are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In qualifying tracks, attendees can earn 0.2 CEUs per session by completing the following steps.Earn CEU Credit at the Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit 2018

CEU qualified sessions can be identified by the IACET symbol located in the description of the qualified training session.

  • Have your badge scanned when entering the session
  • Stay for the entirety of the session
  • Pass a session quiz (with a minimum score of 80%)
  • Complete a session evaluation

Quizzes and evaluations will be accessible at the end of each day and can be accessed from the Whole Buildings Design Guide website. If you are new to Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit 2018, you will need to register with Whole Buildings Design Guide to access quizzes and evaluations.

You can earn your CEUs by passing the quizzes and completing evaluations for up to one month following the close of the Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit 2018.

To view all training sessions available, visit the Technical Training Schedule page.

Earn FBPTA Credit

The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) of 2010 requires all federal personnel providing building operations and maintenance services to demonstrate competencies necessary to effectively operate government facilities. In general, this will apply to personnel performing facility management, building operations, and energy management roles. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Facilities Management Institute (FMI) have developed an online tool for assessment and monitoring of professional development called Accelerate FM.

Accelerate FM will help you understand competencies required for your position, find the training resources to acquire those competencies and periodically assess and refine your professional development priorities. The online resource includes resources, links to training, and a self-assessment function designed to aid federal personnel maintain compliance with FBPTA and develop professional development plans as they progress throughout their career.Earn FBPTA Credit at the Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit 2018

Where you see the GSA FBPTA symbol, you’ll know that,

  • This session has been aligned with at least one FBPTA performance.
  • This session will be automatically uploaded in to AccelerateFM, the FBPTA compliance reporting tool, for all attendees with an account in AccelerateFM.
  • If you don’t have an account in AccelerateFM, if you create one within 30 days, this session will be uploaded for you.
  • If you want to learn more about FBPTA, visit www.fmi.gov or https://acceleratefm.us/
  • Sessions that have been archived will be available for future viewing and can be added to your profile in Accelerate FM for FBPTA credit.

To view all training sessions available, visit the Technical Training Schedule page.


Energy Exchange 2017 Training Archive

Energy Exchange 2017 Technical TrainingThe Energy Exchange provides access to the latest information from skilled subject matter experts, leading-edge technical information, and valuable new professional contacts from the federal energy management community. Each session represents a distinct learning event and most are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

At the 2017 Energy Exchange, there were 148 sessions offered, a 50% increase over 2016. With over 18,000 total training hours available, attendees earned more than 500 CEUs.

To view 2017 tracks and training sessions, visit the Energy Exchange Training Archive.