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  • Webinar No: WBNR 1137
  • PDH Units: 2

Webinar No: WBNR 1137
PDH Units: 2

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  • Webinar No: WBNR 1137
  • PDH Units: 2

Webinar No: WBNR 1137
PDH Units: 2

Intended Audience: All Engineers
Credits: 2 PDH Units
When: Wednesday 10/11. 2 - 4 pm ET

The overall purpose of this webinar is to introduce engineers and architects to the challenges to the climate change problem best suited for solution by architects and engineers.  It focuses on the origins of present greenhouse gas emissions and how to cost-effectively replace these sources with clean sources. After a short introduction to some of the lesser-known results of global climate change, along with a summary of the Earth’s sophisticated heat balancing system, solution scenarios are developed and analyzed to show what can be achieved by 2030 as well as an analysis of the projected economic impact of NOT going green.  Private sector as well as government actions needed are discussed. Specific actions discussed include transportation electrification, the role of energy storage, zero energy buildings, trade-offs between efficiency and renewable generation and simulation of energy production and use.

Date:  Wednesday. October 11. 2023.  Starts: 2 - 4 pm ET

Credits: 2 PDH Units

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student should understand:
  • What’s going on out there?
  • How serious is it?
  • What are the scientific facts?
  • Can anything be done about it?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Examples of Cost-effective, Greener buildings as part of the solution.
  • Examples of Cost-effective, Greener transportation as part of the solution.
  • Examples of Greener government as part of the solution.
  • Examples of Greener ethics as part of the solution.

Special Webinar Instructions

After payment, please visit this webinar page, click "Start Course" and fill out the Webinar Registration Form.  You'll receive email notification and details on how to join the webinar.  You will then be able to access the webinar slides, test your system and receive webinar reminders.  After completing the webinar requirements, your certificate of completion will be saved and available for download in your profile. We value your feedback! Please rate this webinar after completion.

Group Discounts Available

Course Reviews


30 ratings
  • 5 stars11
  • 4 stars11
  • 3 stars5
  • 2 stars2
  • 1 stars1
  1. Michaela LeClair11/01/2023 at 9:48 am
    Course Review

    Decent information

  2. Very little new information

    I was disappointed. The title oversold the content. No solutions were given. What was presented were a few small ways we are reducing emissions in one sector. No comprehensive solutions were presented. Slides were out of date, most recent data presented was from from 2019, other was older. Unfortunately, I learned almost nothing. This is a good class for a HS senior, not a practicing engineering.

  3. Krista Marie Taylor10/13/2023 at 3:55 pm
    Good Class with Live Q&A

    The content and presentation of this class were great! Really made me stop and think about this subject and what I can do in my profession to be a part of the solution! Thank you, Professor Messenger! And the Live Q&A was pretty cool too. I thought that was beneficial.

    While the class/webinar was great, the one area I would request improvements on is PDH Source website. The website was very glitchy and hard to navigate. It was a difficult path from the payment screen to logging into the webinar. In addition, my progress meter went to 100% (class complete) before the webinar even started, and now that I have completed the whole course (including the quiz), the progress meter says I am at 7%. This is no reflection on the instructor, just the glitchy, awkward website that needs some work.

    Thank you for this class!

  4. Ezekiel Sachs10/13/2023 at 10:43 am
    Climate Change

    An excellent course. The materials are excellent reference materials.

  5. Victor Amoroso10/12/2023 at 4:17 pm

    Too one sided with ulterior motives to suit me. I give it a “one star” rating only because I need it for licensing renewal. I learned nothing relevant or new about the subject. Based on his course review below James Michael Snead (Overly Emotional Appeal) should have given this seminar.

  6. Christopher Ackerman10/11/2023 at 4:55 pm
    Very informative with illustrative calculations

    I found the webinar a good value with illustrative calculations related to renewable energy and net zero buildings.

  7. Susan C Hyler10/11/2023 at 4:49 pm
    Climate Change Facts & Solutions

    Webinar interesting, but a lot of repeat from webinar on electrical cars. Would have liked more information on plan/path for alternative renewables providing electrical grid capabilities other than individual user using EV and send available KW stored to grid or net zero building design. How many of the electrical storage facilities (e.g. project in Australia) will we need to store enough solar / wind to power US needs? How much less consumption do we need to decrease to make if feasible? Diminishing return for efficiency improvements?

  8. Sylena Lowry10/11/2023 at 4:24 pm
    Climate Change: Facts and Solutions, An Ethical Challenge for Engineers & Architects

    Excellent course! Well worth the time and money, well presented, and the content is important and very useful.

  9. James Michael Snead11/12/2021 at 11:46 am
    Overly emotional appeal

    Having personally studied the issues of climate and energy security for over a decade, the need to undertake an orderly transition to green energy is apparent. However, this is primarily driven by the non-sustainability of affordable fossil carbon fuels and the lack of a tested hypothesis establishing the persistent safety of substantially elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The latter issue is not the same as anthropogenic climate change. The Earth’s climate is constantly changing for natural reasons even when anthropogenic causes were absent. Clarity on this particular area of discussion is one area where the presentation would benefit. Another area of refinement is what IMO are simplistic assumptions regarding storage, grid stability, peak demands, and cross-grid power transfer especially during times of severe weather such as happened in Texas last February. Also, roof-top solar is, in my opinion, a particular niche renewable application that should be carefully caveated when also discussing national green energy “solutions”. The end goal of this green transformation is to move the world in an orderly way to a green energy infrastructure that provides a very high level of reliability in nearly all weather conditions while providing everyone with abundant supplies per person to live a comfortable middle-class standard of living. This is a challenging macro-engineering goal to achieve.

  10. Mindy O'Neal11/10/2021 at 2:00 pm

    Great presentation to summarize climate change and ways it can be reduced through renewable energy sources. As some progress has been made so far, a lot more needs to be done and now is the time.
    Renewable energy solutions are much more affordable than ever before. Is seems obvious our country needs to make the ethical decision to commit to increase efforts in reducing climate change by investing in clean energy and put in place aggressive actions for reduction of emissions.

  11. Robert J Tidona11/10/2021 at 1:53 pm
    Climate Change - Facts & Solutions Course Review

    Great primer on the the problem of climate change, it’s challenges, and potential solutions. Provided interesting and quantitative examples of real-world applications and lots of great facts and figures. The instructor demonstrated proficiency and experience with all of the course material. As a long-time energy performance contracting engineer, I felt this webinar provided strong positive reinforcement for careful consideration of renewable technologies as potential alternatives to conventional technologies when considering sustainable energy solutions for our clients.

  12. David Gamble11/10/2021 at 1:27 pm
    [Live Webinar] Climate Change: Facts and Solutions; An Ethical Challenge For Engineers and Architects

    Interesting information especially regarding household and vehicle equipment.

  13. John F Shannon11/10/2021 at 12:39 pm

    This is an extraordinarily informative, eye-opening presentation. The course material is very well-presented and very clear. Dr. Messenger’s knowledge about the benefits of modifying the US’s consumption of energy produced by fossil fuels is remarkable. Dr. Messenger’s enthusiasm for the subject is palpable. I highly recommend the continuing ed course.


  14. Jens Friedrichsen11/10/2021 at 12:21 pm
    Climate Change: Facts and Solutions; An Ethical Challenge for Engineers and Architects

    Good overview of global warming, and ways to address it.

  15. Randy M. Lund, PE11/10/2021 at 12:14 pm
    Ethichs Climate Change

    Excellent Course.

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