Power Management Concepts is revamping its educational offerings. Its online education and training program, based on the best-selling book Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment, offers key concepts on equipment and techniques for maintaining reliability, resiliency, and introducing green practices in mission critical environments. Each course provides a comprehensive set of instructional materials. The courses may be taken as individual discipline-specific certificate modules or as the overall Foundations of Mission Critical Infrastructure Certificate Program.

The course content covers fundamental to in-depth knowledge of essential components for maintaining uptime in critical facilities and data centers. Each individual course offers 8 Professional Development Hours (PDU) or .8 Continuing Education Units (CEU) towards the maintenance of your Professional Engineers Accreditation (PE) or other certifications. The courses bolded below incorporate our most recent green material.

Along with the restructuring of the education program, Peter M. Curtis has completed the 2nd edition of his aforementioned book. Coming in June 2011, the 2nd edition offers 40% new content, relating core concepts of the mission critical industry to present-day environments. Green technologies, energy security, and updated mission critical policies and regulations are all explained in the new edition.

This book is meant to offer architects, property mangers, facility managers, building engineers, information technology professionals, data center personnel, electrical and mechanical technicians, and students in undergraduate, graduate, or continuing education programs relevant insight into the mission critical environment with an emphasis on business resiliency, data center efficiency, and green power technology. Industry improvements, standards, and techniques have been incorporated into the text and address the latest issues prevalent in the mission critical industry.

An emphasis on green technologies and certifications is presented throughout the book. In addition, a description of the United States energy infrastructure's dependency on oil, in relation to energy security in the mission critical industry, is discussed. In conjunction with this, either a new chapter will be created on updated policies and regulations specifically related to the mission critical industry or updates to policies and regulations will be woven into most chapters. The topics addressed throughout this book include safety, fire protection, energy security and data center cooling, along with other common challenges and issues facing industry engineers today.