Students learn to apply basic principles of physics and analysis techniques to the description and measurement of energy in today’s building systems with the goal of evaluating and recommending alternative energy solutions that will result in greater energy efficiency and energy cost savings.
Graduates find employment in a wide variety of disciplines and may work as Facility Managers, Energy Auditors, Energy Program Coordinators or Control System Specialists, for such diverse employers as Engineering firms, Public and Private Utilities, Energy Equipment Companies, and Departments of Energy.
Learning goals and Expectations
- Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions for high-energy consuming buildings.
- Understand the interaction between energy consuming building systems and make recommendations based on that understanding.
- Construct energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for potential project implementation.
- Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.
- Access library, computing and communications services, and obtain information and data from regional, national and international networks.
- Collect and display data as lists, tables and plots using appropriate technology (e.g., graphing calculators, computer software).
- Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data.
- Determine an appropriate scale for representing an object in a scale drawing.
- Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task, and translate them into mathematics.
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and Generous Donations By
BetterBricks: An initiative of the
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Berkeley National Labs
Energy Efficiency Workforce Education and Training Needs Report
This report provides a baseline assessment of the current state of energy efficiency-related education and training programs and analyzes training and education needs to support expected growth in the energy efficiency services workforce.
Full Report in PDF format: lbnl-3163e.pdf
Have a question?
Contact Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute at: 541-463-6160. Additional information regarding 2 year degrees can also be found on the Lane Community College's website located at www.lanecc.edu.
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Lane Community College
Annual Program Support
and Generous Donations By
Eugene Water and Electric Board