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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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

New Study Outlines Plan for 26% CO2 Reduction with No Net Cost to the Economy

Originally Published on ACEEE: April 30, 2014
Patrick Kiker, 202-507-4043, Communications Associate

Washington, D.C.—A new study by ACEEE outlines how energy efficiency could be used in an upcoming standard by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce CO2 levels with no net cost to the economy. The standard, currently under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget and likely to be released in early June, would set a CO2 emissions limit for existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

The study shows how the Environmental Protection Agency could use four common energy efficiency policies to set a carbon pollution standard that reduces emissions to 26% below 2012 levels. In 2030, these policies would save 600 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, save over 925 million MWh of electricity, reduce electricity demand by 25%, and avoid the need for 494 power plants.

“If the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for a way to cheaply cut carbon pollution and boost the economy while giving states the freedom to use their energy resources, energy efficiency is the answer,” said ACEEE executive director Steven Nadel.

 

Read the Full Story Here: http://www.aceee.org/press/2014/04/new-study-outlines-plan

Download the Study: pdfchange-is-in-the-air_e1401.pdf05/01/2014

$1,000 scholarships for 2016 EMC

Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) offering $1,000 to 2016 EMC participants

Do you work in Energy Trust of Oregon service territory? If so, you may be eligiable to recieve a $1,000 off the cost of this year's summer Energy Management Certification in July. A total of 5 scholarships are available so don't delay! - Contact NWEEI for details.

Don't know if you're in ETO territory? Check out the ETO service map.

Clean Tech for Buildings Takes Root

Originionally published By Matthew Dembicki January 25, 2016

​NEW ORLEANS — New buildings at community colleges provide fertile ground for campuses to not only integrate technology to save energy and money, they also provide hands-on learning experiences for students and instructors.

“Everyone is building now to LEED-standard buildings,” said Roger Ebbage, director of energy management and water conservation at Lane Community College’s (LCC) Institute for Sustainable Practices.

The Oregon college’s institute — dubbed the “building that teaches” —  provides the latest in technology, from natural ventilation to solar water heating, and it also allows for students and staff to test systems for efficiency. For example, the Institute for Sustainable Practices has multiple heating and cooling systems. Students can experiment to find the best combinations that produce the lowest carbon emissions and lowest utility costs.

Entire article: pdfClean_tech_for_buildings_takes_root.pdf02/10/2016
Original article Link: http://ccdaily.com/Pages/Sustainability/New-opportunities-in-clean-tech.aspx

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