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Advanced PEER Curriculum

Gain access to two advanced level courses on PEER.

Rating system: v1 - PEER v1.1

Published on: July 12, 2016



These two courses taken together will provide the background necessary to learn the PEER Assessment process for campus and building projects. As a first step in utilizing PEER, PEER Assessment enables projects to complete an independent review of overall project sustainability while building the case for investment. PEER Assessment leverages PEER as a tool for driving action, innovation, and investment. It uses the PEER framework to inform and build upon the existing sustainable energy plans, quantify the value produced to date, and identify new opportunities for improvement. Ultimately, the PEER Assessment provides projects with a roadmap and business framework for improving project sustainability and assessing readiness for PEER Certification. While the PEER Energy Analysis is an essential part of PEER Assessment for campus and building projects, it can also be used on its own as a modeling tool used to identify improvements that can help achieve PEER credits.

The PEER Fundamentals course is a prerequisite to the PEER Assessment course.

Please note by taking advantage of this series of two courses, you are eligible for two hours of coaching support from PEER technical experts. When you have completed both courses and done both homework assignments, please contact We will then provide you with access to the homework solutions and assign a PEER technical expert to give you up to 2 hours of coaching and answer any questions you may have about the courses or your project.


  1. Describe how the PEER Energy Analysis process fits into the PEER Program
  2. Model rate structures for projects including supplier charges for energy, demand, standby, capacity, and distribution
  3. Estimate the value of the project’s current distributed generation capabilities and rate structure
  4. Simulate various islanding concepts leveraging distributed resources including generation, storage, and demand response
  5. Determine the return on investment for combinations of distributed resources under different operating strategies
  6. Identify projects that are already leaders in electrical supply sustainability and positioned to be recognized by the PEER certification.
  7. Benchmark project performance against local, state, and regional performance in reliability and environmental performance.
  8. Quantitatively assess the value created by the project and estimate the potential savings that can be recognized through investment in system improvements.
  9. Identify high value improvement opportunities to improve sustainability, create future savings, and create value for customers
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Included sessions

Advanced PEER Curriculum
PEER 301 – PEER Assessment Process

Advanced PEER Curriculum
PEER 311 – PEER Energy Analysis for Campus Projects