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

The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE)

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a stakeholder-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water.  Headquartered in Chicago, the Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.

The Alliance has embarked on seven key tasks to support and enhance water conservation efforts, providing benefit to water utilities, water conservation professionals, planners, regulators, and consumers:

    1. Stand as a clear and authoritative national voice for water efficiency.
    2. Provide comprehensive information about water-efficient products, practices, and programs--what works and what doesn’t.
    3. Represent the interest of water efficiency in the development of codes and standards.
    4. Transform the market for fixtures and appliances.
    5. Coordinate with green building initiatives to institutionalize water efficiency.
    6. Train water conservation professionals.
    7. Educate water users.

website: http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org

EnergyTrust of Oregon

The EnergyTrust of Oreogn provides comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and measures kilowatt hours of electricity saved or produced with renewable energy, therms of natural gas saved and efficient and effective delivery of services to utility customers.

They are a resource for customers, providing information, cash incentives and technical assistance to help them invest in energy-saving or renewable energy projects. We coordinate our services with the utilities of our funding customers: Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista.

They are guided by a volunteer board of directors and two advisory councils, and are overseen by the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC).

website: https://www.energytrust.org

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. Through collaboration and pooling of resources, the region’s utilities and stakeholders have harnessed their collective influence to drive market adoption of energy efficiency products, services and practices for the benefit of utilities, consumers and the region.

Since 1996, the region has cost-effectively delivered over 1,275 aMW of energy efficiency through market transformation - enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes each year.

website: http://neea.org/

Conduit Northwest

Conduit (www.ConduitNW.org) is a web-based resource that facilitates information-sharing, coordination and collaboration among energy efficiency professionals in the Northwest.

Conduit is brought to you by NEEA with additional support from BPA.

NEEA and BPA partnered early on in this effort to develop the overall community objectives and requirements. Limitations of government use of social media helped with the decision by BPA and NEEA to have NEEA assume the official ownership of the effort. BPA and NEEA continue to work closely on the implementation of this resource and ensuring value for Northwest utilities. Conduit is brought to you by NEEA with additional support from BPA . Conduit was unveiled to the public on May 10, 2011.

website: https://conduitnw.org

Green Building Advisor

GreenBuildingAdvisor.com focuses on residential/small buildings and is dedicated to providing the most useful, accurate, and complete information about designing, building, and remodeling energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy homes.

All of the editors at GreenBuildingAdvisor.com (Our Team) are former builders, remodelers, and designers. Because of that they know the need for a single resource where design and construction professionals and knowledgeable homeowners can get the full complement of the information — and insight — they need to design, build, and remodel green.

GBA is a product of Taunton Press, publisher of Fine Homebuilding, GreenBuildingAdvisor.com draws on 25+ years of experience publishing residential construction information.

website: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com