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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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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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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.


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