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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Green Goes Mainstream - Register Guard

Green Goes Mainstream - Register Guard

Demand for workers schooled in renewable energy is booming in Lane County — and it’s spreading

The Register-Guard: Business
By Diane Dietz
Published: April 6, 2008

The once-beleaguered program that was cut in 1997 from the school’s general fund
is producing graduates now who are in high demand.
“It’s an exciting, vibrant green-collar job area,” Ebbage said. “We haven’t seen this
before. It’s mainstream. It’s front page news.”
The New York Times last week cited Ebbage’s program as one of the promising
green- collar educational initiatives nationally.

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Copyright © 2008 — The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA

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.

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Copyright © 2008 — The New York Times Company

Lane Community College Awarded ISPQ Accreditation

Lane Community College Awarded ISPQ Accreditation for Renewable Energy Technician Program

ISPQ: Training Accreditation News & Updates
31.07.07 12:46

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council is pleased to announce that Lane Community College has been awarded the ISPQ Accreditation credential for their Renewable Energy Technician Program. The Renewable Energy Technician program is offered by the Energy Management Program Department which is a component of the Science Division at Lane Community College.

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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)

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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