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 (on hold starting Fall of 2021)

Evaluate, analyze and reduce energy use
Scholarships Available

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Online - Energy Management Degree focused on Building Controls

Manage the control systems that make buildings smart and energy-efficient
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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Funded by the National Science Foundation

As the Energy industry continues to grow at an exponential rate, so does the need for highly trained educators and trainers who possess both the technical skills needed to understand building sciences and the classroom skills to effectively teach the next generation of Energy workers.  The SEES 5-day training was created specifically to assist community colleges and technical training schools that wish to develop their own energy management degree programs by providing new instructors with valuable knowledge and expertise.

Participation in this workshop is currently limited to colleges or institutions who are willing to partner with NEEI under the Leading Alternatives in National Energy Solutions (LANES) National Science Foundation grant. If you would like more information about becoming a partner, please contact Roger Ebbage at or call 541-463-3977.

Topics include:

  • How to teach energy materials within the context of commercial buildings
  • What to teach (curriculum)
  • What's important and why
  • Interaction with other Energy Educators (Teacher to Teacher)
  • Tools of the Trade
    • Energy Use Index
    • Bin data using Excel
    • Data collection
    • Calculating EUI's and using Building Performance data
    • Dataloggers, lightmeters, psychrometric chart, eQuest, Thermal Imaging
    • Distance Learning tools (virtual meeting software)
    • Portfolio Manager
  • Details on the structure of Lane Community College's EM program
  • Importance of feedback and input
  • Resource Sharing

Each day is packed with information and opportunities to ask questions of existing instructors about energy related materials. LaneCC instructors will include in their presentations such things as how they run classes, sample projects, example materials, typical assignments as well as examples of what's worked and what hasn't.  Each participant will be given resources that they can use within their own classes along with some hands on experience deploying dataloggers, analyzing energy usage, basic energy auditing and using calculations to document energy savings.

Size is capped at a maximum of 10 people to encourage active participation and ensure plenty of opportunity for individual questions.


July 31st - August 4th 2012 (Tuesday-Saturday)


Free! OK..... nearly free ;-)  But there are always a few conditions:

  1. You must be involved with a community college / training center that is ACTIVELY creating (or will be) an Energy Management Program and involved with the LANES National Science Foundation grant.
  2. You or your institution must cover your flights to and from our location (Eugene, OR).

We cover all other costs including: Hotel for 4 nights (with expanded Continental Breakfast), Catered  Lunch, Dinner either provided or generous stipend, Taxi transportation to/from airport, transportation to/from LaneCC campus, Energy Toolkit (in varying degrees of size) and more.


To register to attend this event, click Register Today!

Attendee Information

This section will be updated as soon information becomes available. It will include:

Daily Schedule (order subject to change)

Hotel location

NEEI will be making all hotel reservations. ‪Walking distance (or short drive) to U of Oregon campus and many wonderful local restaurants with 1 block access to EmX public transit.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
2117 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 342-1243
Link: hotel map

Flight information

Air travel is served by the Eugene Airport, also known as Mahlon Sweet Field, which is the fifth largest airport in the Northwest and second largest airport in the Oregon.

Street address: 28801 Douglas Dr., Eugene, OR 97402

Taxi Transportation from Airport:
omnishuttle or biotaxi.us are just two of the many taxi companies available. OmniShuttle provides shared ride door-to-door ground transportation to the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area while bio taxi uses Eugene's first Biofuel-powered taxis cars. Although there usually is a few cabs waiting when your flights arrive, it is highly suggested you call in advance to avoid unnecessary delays. - more options

Additional information, etc...

  • Food - Eugene offers some of the best food around in just about every cuisine style you could think of.  CHOW is one local resource for reviews/restaurant listings and is put out by the Eugene Weekly.

Generous Donations By
Eugene Water & Electric Board