Enhancing the energy landscape in Hawaii is both an enormous challenge and responsibility. Hawaii Energy offers a number of professional development opportunities for business and energy professionals across various industries in an effort to advance the adoption of energy conservation and efficiency in Hawaii. Supported by ratepayer funding, these courses are heavily subsidized or tuition-free for qualified applicants.

Upcoming Sessions:


Four-Day Workshops on Electrical, Mechanical
and Energy Topics

ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter and Hawaii Energy are thrilled to bring seasoned instructor and consultant David Wylie to Hawaii for a four-day series of FREE workshops on electrical, mechanical and energy topics. Please register quickly, in-person seats are very limited. Classes will be held at the Hawaii Energy Training Room (50 N. King St. Suite #500, Honolulu HI 96817). Days 1 and 4 will be also offered remotely via Microsoft Teams. Coffee and lunch will be provided. David will also be a featured speaker at the ASHRAE Technical Seminar on April 27. 

David Wylie has a wide range of energy engineering experience, including research, development, program design, measurement, feasibility studies, and energy supply for commercial and industrial facilities. He has a college teaching credential, teaches what he knows from experience, and has developed more than 20 courses that address energy-efficient systems. David takes sophisticated engineering concepts and relates them in a way you can understand in a friendly and practical way.


    Day 1

    Electric Grid, Distributed Energy Resources, Metering, Billing, PV and Batteries

     Wed | April 19 | 9 a.m. 4 p.m. HST

    In-Person or Virtual


    Understand how electricity gets around, the evolution of electrical systems and the new technology and support systems -- from generation to end uses, including unintended consequences.

    In-Person Registration (limited to 45 seats) Virtual Registration


    Day 2

    Unitary Air Conditioning [Advanced]

     TH | April 20 | 9 a.m. 4 p.m. HST



    Designed for those who have a good grasp of the fundamentals and wish to learn more about the energy efficiency aspects. Includes refrigerant issues, advances in HVAC technology, control opportunities, field auditing and maintenance.

    In-Person Registration


    Day 3

    Efficient Technologies for Commercial Refrigeration

     M | April 24 | 9 a.m. 4 p.m. HST



    Designed for owners and managers of refrigeration systems as well as service professionals, this course reviews elementary refrigeration concepts, discusses efficiency measures, equipment options, code compliance, IDSM, and introduces various techniques that can save on energy costs.

    In-Person Registration


    Day 4

    Motors, Drives and Project Implementation

     T | April 25 | 9 a.m. 4 p.m. HST

    In-Person or Virtual


    You’ll learn about premium motor efficiency including operating loads, load matching, motor losses, and efficiency testing. Also covers adjustable speed drives (ASDs), how to do a basic audit of your facility to determine if new equipment is worth the investment, and strategies to finance that investment.

    In-Person Registration Virtual Registration


ASHRAE 2023 Technical Seminar

 TH | April 27 | 8 a.m. 5 p.m. HST

In-Person (Ala Moana Hotel)

David Wylie will present a Technology Update and Refrigeration Update in the afternoon session.

In-Person Registration