Course NumberEE-02-451W
PDH Hours2
Smart Home Load Control

Live Webinar: Smart Home Load Control

Webinar calendar pdhAuthor: John Ross

In this Live Webinar course, you will learn how smart technology building fundamentals improve home and business within the context of code, health, safety, and welfare. Apply the knowledge to design a local electricity controller to understand how electrical control systems can shape a local electric grid.

Digital load controls offer many benefits to onsite renewables and battery storage through energy automations. Learn component selection tips while learning how to design and assemble an electricity management controller.

This class will cover fundamentals of smart technologies, exploring the safety and security risks of cloud verses local smart hubs, providing a technical review of various internet-of-things technologies. This is an introductory course designed for experienced building professionals, essential for any architect, engineer, project manager, or contractor interested in adding digital electric controls to their existing skillset.

No prior programming or industry experience is necessary, but this is no ordinary introduction. Even modest smart load controllers can result in cost savings and demand benefits to commercial and residential buildings, offering utility rate optimization during normal operation, and assisting backup power systems during a grid outage. In two hours, you will understand terms and components, as well as how complete a small electric load control project.

Learning Objectives

This Live Webinar course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn how cloud services promote safety and welfare while creating other risks, to understand industry best practices.
  • Evaluate local network alternatives to cloud services in order to design the most secure smart home network for a site.
  • Design and compile an open-source local energy controller, to shape an electric load profile to best fit a time-of-use or demand electric rate.
  • Understand how energy control systems complement on-site solar and batteries to promote distributed clean generation.

Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToMeeting. Login instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call customer support the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive and students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.

We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.