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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Finding A Future - Inside BayArea

Finding a future - and a calling - in solar electricity

By Barbara Grady
Article Created: 04/11/2008 11:58:38 AM PDT

Mark Hilsabeck (NEEI renewable energy technician graduate) climbs a ladder to the roof of a home in Berkeley more than a dozen times in a morning, sometimes carrying solar panels weighing 30 pounds each, other times tools and electrical equipment.

"We are planning on adding 200 workers in the next two years," Rive said. His company has been growing rapidly since its founding in July 2006.  It has already hired 210 people.

Download full article  mark_hilsbeck_RETGraduate.pdf 632.71 Kb

Majoring in Renewable Energy - New York Times

Majoring in Renewable Energy - New York Times

March 26, 2008
New York Times

As business and industry are taking more interest in renewable energy, academia is not far behind. Anticipating increased demand for new technical and design skills, colleges and universities across the nation are offering degree programs in the field.

More community colleges are offering one-year certificates and two-year associate degrees in building and installing clean-energy systems. Lane Community College, in Eugene, Ore., trains renewable-energy technicians in a two-year program that teaches students how to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses and install solar-power and wind-power systems.

Download the article  majoring in renewable energy nyt.pdf 71.49 Kb

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2019 Summer Energy Educator Series (SEES)

  Join fellow energy educators in a 5-day workshop on Energy Efficiency, Energy Management and Building Science education. This opportunity is offered through a grant from the National Science Foundation Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE) Support Center and is for any community college educator who is interested in developing energy efficiency related coursework or an energy management program.

Workshop will be held in Eugene, Oregon at Lane Community College Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019.
Cost to attend (including travel) is free to those that apply and qualify.

View the brochure (PDF) | View the application (PDF)
or Complete your online application now.

For Additional Information, Contact:
Dr. Kenneth A. Walz  |    |  Office: (608) 246-6521 (Central Timezone)
or Roger Ebbage |   |  Office: (541) 463-6160 (Pacific Timezone)

Water's Everywhere. Why get a degree in Water Conservation?

Global majority faces water shortages 'within two generations'

By Fiona Harvey
Originally Published on The Guardian: Friday, May 24, 2013

"The majority of the 9 billion people on Earth will live with severe pressure on fresh water within the space of two generations as climate change, pollution and over-use of resources take their toll, 500 scientists have warned."

Experts call on governments to start conserving water in face of climate change, pollution and over-use

The world's water systems would soon reach a tipping point that "could trigger irreversible change with potentially catastrophic consequences", more than 500 water experts warned on Friday as they called on governments to start conserving the vital resource. They said it was wrong to see fresh water as an endlessly renewable resource because, in many cases, people are pumping out water from underground sources at such a rate that it will not be restored within several lifetimes.

Interested in learning more?
View the entire article (pdf below) or check out our Water Conservation degree that provides individuals the skills to generate better solutions for our impending water issues.


EMC Leads to Impressive Energy Savings for Texas Participants

EMC Students from Texas Achieve $898,000 in Energy Cost Avoidance.

In 2003 a group of Energy Management Certification Program participants from Texas went back to work and applied some of the energy saving techniques they had learned during the on-campus portion of EMC program. The result was $898,000 in avoided costs for their school district. The following summary outlines the project. (Or download the Full Report)

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