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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Press & Media

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

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

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)

Limited BOC Scholarships

Energy Trust of Oregon Provides Scholarships for BOC.

Energy Trust of Oregon and Northwest Energy Education Institute are pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of $600 scholarships for BOC students working in facilities served by the following utilities: PGE, PacifiCorp., or NW Natural.

These scholarships are made available through the generous support of The Energy Trust of Oregon. Requirements include attending all classes, completing all requirements of the course, and applying for and receiving certification in a timely manner.

Please call or email Roger Ebbage at (541)463-6160 or for details.

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