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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LCC's new Downtown Campus seen as catalyst for development

Originally Published in EWEB's Commercial Newsletter: April 2014 Issue

thumbnail photo of downtown campusA 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: pdfEfficiency by Design LCC Downtown Campus05/01/2014

News Bulletin: Upgrade Your Career

Cover Photo of NWPPA bulletin with solar panels and wind turbines

Originally published By NWPPA • June, 2017 on nwppa.org

"The objectives of the expanded program are not just limited to generating course content for online classes. The program is piloting a methodology for students to be able to accomplish technical hands-on activities remotely.

This means that students will not be required to travel to Eugene, Ore., for training. Instead, LCC is working with utilities to connect students to fieldwork mentors in their area (through the assistance of Northwest Water and Education Institute). The field work mentors are industry experts who will guide training activities specific to the student’s coursework. They will facilitate aspects such as access to tools, mechanical equipment, and/or tactile experiences. Additionally, they provide an invaluable direct student-to-industry connection that cultivates immersion into the energy industry along with potential employment opportunities."

Entire article: pdfBulletin_June_2017_WEB.pdf06/15/2017
Original article Link: https://www.nwppa.org/member-resources/communications/bulletin-magazine/bulletin-archive-2017/

Robots Are Coming and Oregon Community Colleges Are Trying to Deal with It

Originally published By Jacob Lewin • May 9, 2017 on klcc.org

"A lot of the jobs that community colleges are training Oregonians for you can't outsource.  Some of your folks working in advanced manufacturing, firefighters, law enforcement, nurses."

Thirty students in that field will have jobs in a local food processing plant, running and repairing high tech equipment with a median pay of $27 dollars an hour.  Meanwhile Columbia Gorge Community College is training wind technicians, Blue Mountain teaches students how to use drones to make irrigation efficient, and Lane Community College has a national model energy management program.

Entire article: pdfRobots_Are_Coming_KLCC.pdf05/18/2017
Original article Link: http://klcc.org/post/robots-are-coming-and-oregon-community-colleges-are-trying-deal-it

Free Webinar - Allies for Efficiency: Daimler Trucks North America

As part of the Allies for Efficiency Training Series supported by EnergyTrust, New Buildings of Oregon, we are happy to participate in a webinar highlighting Daimler Trucks North America new 265,000 square foot high-performance office building.

This Class A office building is filled with sustainable features and systems including natural and directional LED lighting, radiant heating and cooling, dedicated outdoor air systems with energy recovery, solar hot water and photovoltaic solar panels. Daimler started the building design process by setting high energy-efficiency and sustainability goals in the request for proposal, RFP, requiring LEED Platinum certification and 10 percent or more of the onsite energy to be from renewable energy systems.

Professionals taking this training in Portland are eligible for 2.5 AIA LU/HSW continuing education credits, and those attending at remote locations are eligible for 1.5 AIA LU/HSW continuing education credits.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Presentation 2:30-4:00 p.m.

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Clean Energy and the Farm Bill

The Agricultural Act of 2014 includes language to create the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service. The agreement provides funding for RESP at $75 million per year over five years. RESP will provide zero percent loans to rural electric cooperatives for the purpose of relending the funds to co-op members to make energy efficiency improvements (such as air sealing, duct repair, HVAC upgrades, insulation improvements...). RESP will support "on-bill financing" programs, in which energy efficiency loans are repaid through the beneficiary’s electric bill.

Read the Full Article Here: http://www.eesi.org/victory-clean-energy-farm-bill-15-feb-2014

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Eugene Water & Electric Board