Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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The Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (NWEEI) at Lane Community College provides degrees in the energy and water industry throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

Online - Energy Management Degree

Evaluate, analyze and reduce energy use
Scholarships Available

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Online - Building Controls Technician Degree

Control the systems that make buildings smart
Scholarships Available

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Online - Water Conservation Technician Degree

Design & implement effective water use/reuse
Scholarships Available   

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Take the next step toward a new career in energy efficiency or water conservation

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Our Instructors

Courses are taught by a diverse and impressive staff of energy professionals, each of whom carries the highest credentials within their disciplines.

This wide array of disciplines gives students broad energy and water knowledge base from which they can make wiser efficiency decisions–often formulating innovative and new solutions that employ disciplines the student might never have considered previously.

Listed below are just a few our current and previous instructors*

 

Current & Previous

Energy Management

  • Roger Ebbage, CEM
    Director, Northwest Energy Education Institute
  • Michael Hatten, PE
    Principal, SOLARC
  • Reid Hart, PE
    Commercial Energy Efficiency Program Manager
    Eugene Water and Electric Board
  • Les Carmichael, PE
    Principal, The Carmichael Group
  • Alan Fraser, PE
    Industrial Energy Efficiency
    Eugene Water and Electric Board
  • Ryan Mayfield
    Beginning & Advanced Solar PV Installation
    Principal, Renewable Energy Associates
  • Thomas Scott
  • Chris Stebbins
    Design / Build / Construction
    Chris Stebbins Design/Build
  • Pam Hewitt
    Renewables & Environment Consultant
    Strategywise Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Greg Hansen, LC/MFA
    Lighting Designer
    Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineer
  • Richard Jackson-Gistelli, PE
    Commercial/Industrial Program Lead
    Emerald People’s Utility District
  • G.Z. Brown, M.A./M.B.A./M.Arch.
    Professor of Architecture,University of Oregon
    Director, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory
  • Allan Gubrud
  • Bruce Kelley
    Solar Hot Water Installation
  • Sonja Mae
    Sustainability Program Specialist
  • Bruce Alford
    Energy Analyst
    Oregon Department of Energy
  • Suzanne Marinello
    HVAC Solar Systems Principal, Marinello Engineering Inc.
  • Kale Harbick Organic Chicken Farmer
  • Steve Jole
    CSC Weatherization Program Manager

 Water Conservation Technician Program Instructors

  • Laura Allen
    Alternative Water Sources and Greywater Reuse
  • Jill Hoyenga
    Commercial and Industrial Water Efficiencies/Conservation
  • Fraser MacDonald
    Policy and Program Development
  • Lynn Songer
    Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Grey Butler
    Career Exploration in Water & Stormwater Specialist
  • Mike Sims
    Fostering Sustainability and Conservation Methods
  • Steve West
    Water Conservation Best Management Practices & Case Studies
  • Sarah Whitney
    Stormwater Specialist


 

 

 

 

 

 

* The individuals listed are industry experts holding positions in their own respective companies. It is possible they have changed companies and or positions.

 

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  • To enroll in a 2-year degree program, fill out the program application from Lane Community College.

  • To attend an upcoming professional development opportunity, training and or certification (BOC, EMC), use the registration form below.

 

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NWEEI/Lane Community College
101 W 10th Ave, 4th floor RM407
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Phone: 541-463-6160 | Fax: 541-463-6179

You are responsible for full payment of this registration unless you notify NWEEI in advance (Cancellation fees may be program specific. 5-10 days default) if you are unable to attend. If payment is not made in advance of the event or training, NWEEI reserves the right to pull your registration and you will not be allowed to attend.

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By clicking submit, you are giving permission for NWEEI to respond via the email address above and directly provide additional details about energy educational opportunities. You will also be added to our infrequent newsletter (sent 4-6 times a year) so we can inform you of any important news (dates, availability, cancellations..ect). You can unsubscribe from the updates at anytime.

Mission & History

The Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (NWEEI) offers both standard and custom learning opportunities throughout the Northwest for energy and water industry practitioners – including an energy management certification program. NWEEI is located within the Institute for Sustainable Practices at Lane Community College.

Guided by a regional advisory board, NWEEI has provided energy efficiency training and development throughout the Northwest region since 1998. Participants have included technicians, contractors, engineers, architects, consultants, utility personnel, and energy managers.

The Energy Management Program offered through Lane Community College has ties back as far as 1980 when Alan Gubrud, a physics instructor, obtained a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a curriculum that combined the principles of basic physics with energy analysis techniques. Students gained a working understanding of energy systems in the built environment and the tools to analyze and quantify energy efficiency efforts. The program began with an emphasis in residential energy efficiency / general solar energy systems and has evolved to include technician level commercial energy efficiency, renewable energy system installation and water conservation skillsets.

For over 30 years, the organization has successfully provided significant opportunities to train professional technicians who can immediately contribute to energy and cost savings in their own communities and was the first college in the nation to offer a degree in energy management. The Energy Management Program was named 2002/03 Innovation of the Year by the League for Innovation and received the Award of Recognition from the U.S. Secretary of Education in 1983.

NWEEI offers the following energy training at your facility or one of our partnership locations:

Training Topics
  • Residential HVAC
  • Commercial HVAC
  • Emerging Conservation Technologies
  • Addressing High Energy Bill Concerns
  • Green Procurement
  • Residential Inspector Certification
  • Compressed Air Challenge
  • Load Calculations
  • Water Efficiency & Conservation
  • Data Logging
  • System Maintenance
  • Solar Energy Deregulation
  • Direct Access
  Current Certifications

Legacy Certifications

NWEEI has a partnership training program that includes facilitating, coordinating, and marketing of joint ventures to insure that our customers receive the latest in energy efficiency education. We currently participate in partnership training with: Building Operators Certification, and NWPPA (Northwest Public Power Association).

Please contact us for assistance with creating regional, national, and international customized training and programs.

Contact & Location

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Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute
at Lane Community College - Downtown Campus
101 West 10th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97401

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Phone: 1-541-463-6160  |  Fax: 1-541-463-6179
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For additional information about the new location check out http://www.lanecc.edu/downtowncampus

Mailing/Billing Address:

NWEEI / LaneCC
101 W 10th Ave, 4th Floor - RM407
Eugene, Oregon 97401

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Birds eye view of Main Campus, Science Building #16

Main Campus - Location/Map
All NWEEI programs have re-located to the downtown campus with the exception of select classes that require large lab spaces (solar PV + DHW installers).

Main Campus
ISP Division-Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon

Phone: 1-541-463-6160  |  Fax: 1-541-463-6179

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