Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) offering $1,000 to 2016 EMC participants
Do you work in Energy Trust of Oregon service territory? If so, you may be eligiable to recieve a $1,000 off the cost of this year's summer Energy Management Certification in July. A total of 5 scholarships are available so don't delay! - Contact NWEEI for details.
Level II BOC Full! We are excited to be working with the Lloyd EcoDistrict to host a Level 2 BOC Program in Spring 2016. To get information on the next available Level 2 course, please refer to Course Schedule or contact Erik Westerholm @ 541-463-6170.
Level II BOC builds on the achievements of Level I Certification.
Seven class days cover the following six topics: Preventative Maintenance & Operations, Advanced Electrical Diagnostics, HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance, HVAC Controls & Optimization, Motors in Facilities, and Building Commissioning. Special pricing available for OSHE, CRHEA, BOMA, and IFMA members. Some incentive funding available. Find detailed course descriptions here. Check our updated schedule or call Erik @ 541-463-6170 for further details.
The next available Level 1 classes will be offered in Portland starting April 7 & 8, 2016. Check back soon for an updated schedule. Register now to reserve your spot! Stand by for more news as we work to schedule Level 1 classes in the Columbia River Gorge, as well as in Northeast Oregon. Our goal is to have a class for Hood River/The Dalles, and another serving the Hermiston/Pendleton/LaGrande area. Call for more information! Please refer to Course Schedule.
Portland Level 1 - Starting April 7 & 8 in Portland, please check schedule for dates!
Portland Level 2 - Full and In Progress in Portland's Lloyd EcoDistrict!
Looking for a great paying Job in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Building Controls, and Water conservation?
There are two great reason why you should - the first is that there is new EPA legislation that requires a reduction in Carbon output by electricity generators which means energy efficiency and renewable energy will play a greater role in the low-carbon solution. The second reason is the Lane Community College Energy and Water Conservation programs are here to prepare you for a career in the new low-carbon economy. Below are two articles regarding the opportunities for employment in Clean Energy and Clean Water. The first article is the good news is offered by a research report from the National Resource Defence Council showing a huge jump in clean energy and water jobs because of the carbon policy. The second is the EPA policy.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 includes language to create the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service. The agreement provides funding for RESP at $75 million per year over five years. RESP will provide zero percent loans to rural electric cooperatives for the purpose of relending the funds to co-op members to make energy efficiency improvements (such as air sealing, duct repair, HVAC upgrades, insulation improvements...). RESP will support "on-bill financing" programs, in which energy efficiency loans are repaid through the beneficiary’s electric bill.
Originally Published in EWEB's Commercial Newsletter EWEB: April 2014
A landmark project for education, business and the Eugene community that was four years in the making is now complete. The Lane Community College Downtown Campus features two connected buildings, including one that has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification, and another that’s certified LEED Gold. Read more about the project, its intent to teach the community about the latest energy efficient technologies and how it’s on track to be the most efficient academic building in the United States. Plus its a fantastic traning facility for the Energy Management Program's Building Controls degree option.
Originally Published on ACEEE: April 30, 2014 Patrick Kiker, 202-507-4043, Communications Associate
Washington, D.C.—A new study by ACEEE outlines how energy efficiency could be used in an upcoming standard by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce CO2 levels with no net cost to the economy. The standard, currently under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget and likely to be released in early June, would set a CO2 emissions limit for existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
The study shows how the Environmental Protection Agency could use four common energy efficiency policies to set a carbon pollution standard that reduces emissions to 26% below 2012 levels. In 2030, these policies would save 600 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, save over 925 million MWh of electricity, reduce electricity demand by 25%, and avoid the need for 494 power plants.
“If the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for a way to cheaply cut carbon pollution and boost the economy while giving states the freedom to use their energy resources, energy efficiency is the answer,” said ACEEE executive director Steven Nadel.
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