BINGHAMTON, NY – The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University will host a “Fundamentals of ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems,” course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex on Murray Hill Road.

Effective energy management systems are crucial to every organization and ISO 50001 establishes a framework for industrial plants; commercial, institutional and government facilities; and entire organizations to integrate performance into their management practices. ISO 50001 will teach participants how to reduce their company’s carbon footprint, reduce costs and meet their environmental targets through sustainable practice. By achieving a national standard of energy management, companies will gain a competitive advantage with suppliers, stakeholders, and customers who hold environmental responsibility in high regard.

This course is designed for professional engineers, architects, management representatives, business or site managers and facility managers. The principles of the ISO 50001 Standard will help professionals understand its requirements, as well as the basics of how to implement an energy management system (EnMS) in an organization.

William J. Sloma, MBA ‘87, a consultant for BlueSkye Track, Inc., will serve as instructor for this course. Sloma has held several leadership positions at IBM in the semiconductor division, printed circuit-board manufacturing, card assembly and testing, microprocessor development, printer manufacturing, and optoelectronic development and manufacturing. He currently serves clients nationally and internationally on consulting and training assignments for supplier audits, quality management systems (ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 50001, ISO 14001 and R2) implementation and training, and Lean Six Sigma.

This training complies with the New York State Office of Professions for continuing education requirements. Additionally, the Broome Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) has approved the course for six professional development hours (PDHs).

The training includes a certificate of completion.

For more information and to register for the course, visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/watson/professional-development/programs/professional-engineering/index.html or call the Watson School's Office of Industrial Outreach at 607-777-2154.