Laurel and Associates, Ltd.

Energy Curriculum Design

Deborah Spring Laurel has a specialized niche in technical energy training design.

Her curriculum design and master training skills helped the Energy Center of Wisconsin win the 1998 and 2002 Awards of Excellence in Education from the American Institute of Architects, as well as the 2000 Exemplar Award from the International Association of Continuing Education and Training.

Her expertise made the National Compressed Air Challenge one of the highest rated training programs for the U.S. Department of Energy.

In collaboration with technical experts, Deborah designed the curriculum, wrote the participant workbooks and created the trainer manuals for the highly acclaimed National Compressed Air Challenge, the Wisconsin Energy Star Homes Program, and Focus on Energy.

These programs include:

  • Compressed Air Challenge Fundamentals and Advanced Training,
  • Ventilation Basics,
  • Practical Energy Management,
  • Integrating High Performance,
  • and the eight-day Wisconsin Energy Star Homes Training Consultant training.

She has collaborated with Productive Energy Solutions to design:

  • Fan System Assessment Training and the Fan System Qualified Specialist training programs for the U.S. Department of Energy,
  • an Energy Awareness Program for Arcelor Mittal,
  • Steel: An Energy-Intensive Business for Purdue University,
  • Pump System Energy Efficiency and Fan System Energy Efficiency programs for Portland General Electric, and
  • Fan Optimization Training and Fan and Pump Optimization Training for Xcel Energy.

Under contract with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Deborah designed the curriculum, PowerPoint slides and facilitator guides for a:

  • one day Fan System Optimization (FSO) End User Training,
  • half day Fan System Equipment Vendor training ,
  • two-day FSO End User Training, and
  • six-day FSO Expert Training program.