"My only disappointment was that I didn’t get to do this training three years ago, when I first embarked on Resource Conservation Management."

I am a Resource Conservation Management Program Coordinator with three years experience working with 4,000 residential students living in residence halls, coops and family student housing for 24 hours a day and seven days a week. My job is to teach and continuously motivate them to conserve energy, to reduce waste and hopefully to understand why sustainability is so important.

The most exciting thing about participating in the EMC Boot Camp was to receive so many resources that would take a career to build, added with daily lectures that left you wanting to leave the training to get home to start your project. This didn’t end at the close of training, we were all anxious to get back and hit the ground running with our projects.

Teachers were expert in their areas of electrical fundamentals, lighting, insulation, HVAC systems, plant equipment and outstanding instruction with energy auditing and life cycle cost analysis and more. If you are not a technician this training is great; it exposes you to the trade’s maintenance areas so that you will be able to understand and work with these professionals when you return to work in the field. The training was enriching with several nights of guest speakers who shared their years of wisdom and presented some of their career projects. EMC Boot Camp attendees from last year attended one evening–yes we got to see there presentations!

Creature Comforts were great and provided us with an opportunity to have maximum opportunities to explore training ideas with our fellow Boot Camp students. My only disappointment was that I didn’t get to do this training three years ago, when I first embarked on Resource Conservation Management.

Katherine Morris
Assistant to the Director - Oregon State University
University Housing & Dining Services