Originionally published By Joan Aschim Wednesday, June 22, 2016
EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College is working with Siemens, one of the world’s largest engineering companies, in support of its Energy Management Program. The program includes a building automation systems option, which helps better prepare students for careers in the building technologies industry.
Siemens has a significant need for qualified building technologies personnel and is working with Lane to create a process of identifying students with a knowledge of building controls for possible positions in its Oregon offices.
Lane Community College (LCC) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund an Independent Learner Energy Education Design (iLEED) project led by LCC's Energy and Water Education Programs Coordinator, Roger Ebbage. Over the next 3 years, the $618,881 grant will focus on providing community college students with opportunities to learn about energy management through online classes, developing hands on skills with “real world” field projects and cultivating potential employment connections with Northwest public utilities mentors.
iLEED introduces a new method of career technical educational content delivery which enables energy efficiency education to be available for a wider population geographicly. It produces highly-qualified energy management technicians to our region’s commercial building sector and provides access to high-wage, high-skill jobs to students in rural areas, or students who are not able to attend “traditional” classes.
To get information on the next available Level 2 courses, 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.
Our October class has filled and the next available course will be announced soon. Please call for more information and keep your eyes on the schedule below for the latest updates! Stand by for more news as we work to schedule more Level 1 classes around Oregon in 2017. Call for more information! Please refer to Course Schedule.
Please see Course Schedule for further information. Please visit www.theboc.info for course details, or call Erik Westerholm toll free at 877-447-4544 for more information! Register soon to reserve your space!
Some Energy Trust of Oregon incentive funding is available to qualified participants, and discounts available for BOMA/IFMA/OSHE/OSFMA members.
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.
Read the NRDC study here: http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/files/less-carbon-more-jobs-IB.pdf
Read the new EPA Carbon policy here: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule
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.
Read the Full Story Here: Efficiency by Design LCC Downtown Campus05/01/2014