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University of the District Of Columbia

Green and Renewable Energy

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Green and Renewable Energy

Certifications

Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM)
$1,125.00
Are you a facility manager, building engineer or property owner that is interested in how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects the occupants of your space? The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) course is designed to help you diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again. The course gives you practical steps to establish an IAQ Management Plan for your facility that will help you collect, log and resolve air quality complaints. The course also prepares you for the only accredited certification specifically designed for those that manage indoor air quality problems, sponsored by the American IAQ Council. The certification requires certain experience, fees and passing an examination offered at computerized testing centers throughout the US.. Full description of Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM)


Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
$1,325.00
The Certified Indoor Environmentalist Course Online is an in depth program teaching you the core skills needed to perform indoor environmental assessments of all building types. The course not only provides the fundamentals of indoor air quality, it teaches more advanced topics that will educate even seasoned veterans in the field.. Full description of Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)


Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)
$1,325.00
Take your HVAC or mold inspection services to a new level by learning the latest advances in the industry and while you're at it, getting the industry's most recognized microbial certifications, Council-certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) and Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC). We'll teach you the core skills needed to perform impressive assessments that will set you apart from the competition.. Full description of Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)


Commercial Energy Auditor | Consultant
$845.00
This program consists of training, certification, and business start-up kit. You will receive everything you need to be able to go out and start conducting retail energy audits. The Commercial Energy Consultant Training Program is a comprehensive training program designed to teach you the basics of energy auditing, the economics of energy and how to turn that knowledge into a functioning, profitable business for yourself. Once you have successfully completed the Commercial Energy Training Program and passed the NEASI Commercial Energy Certification exam, you are fully prepared to start your very own energy business. The best way to jump-start your Energy Business is with our Commercial Energy Business Kit.. Full description of Commercial Energy Auditor | Consultant


Energy Auditor (BPI) | Home Energy Analyst (HERS) | Weatherization Auditor (DOE)
$1,145.00
The Building Analyst and HERS Rater course is based upon a broad building science curriculum. It presents a solid scientific foundation upon which inspectors and auditors can build an accurate understanding of modern buildings. Each topic includes an overview of the technology, examples of typical installations and their defects, procedures for performing audits, and guidelines for analyzing potential retrofits. A balanced approach to building performance is presented here that addresses energy efficiency, building durability, and human health. The information presented here covers the topic areas included in the BPI Building Certification Model, the RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards, and the WAP Core Competencies. Students who complete the course will possess the skills needed to sit for the BPI and RESNET exams. Series of DVDs and Books Included. (Not an online program). Full description of Energy Auditor (BPI) | Home Energy Analyst (HERS) | Weatherization Auditor (DOE)


Energy Efficient Design for Architects
$1,495.00
This course is a US Green Building Council Approved Education Provider Program and provides a firm foundation for LEED™. Standard 90.1 for Architects is a concise online course to help architects understand, apply and comply with the standard. It provides the information essential to architects, with a brief overview of engineering that avoids the complex details. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 is the minimum energy efficiency standard for all non-residential buildings, and all residential buildings greater than three stories in height in the USA.. Full description of Energy Efficient Design for Architects


Indoor Air Quality - Standard 62.1
$645.00
Properly designed ventilation systems are essential for the well-being of building occupants, to minimize adverse health effects and improve productivity of workers and students. Standard 62.1, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, is the industry standard for the design and operation of ventilation systems to provide acceptable indoor air quality.. Full description of Indoor Air Quality - Standard 62.1


LEED AP Building Design and Construction Career Prep
$595.00
This course LEED® AP Building Design and Construction prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Building Design + Construction (BD+C) exam. This course provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP BD+C exam as administered by Green Building Certi?cation Institute (GBCI). Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam is aimed at those professionals seeking more information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and earn the LEED AP BD+C accreditation.. Full description of LEED AP Building Design and Construction Career Prep


LEED AP Interior Design and Construction Career Prep
$495.00
This course, LEED AP Interior Design and Construction Exam Prep, prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) Accredited Professional (AP) Interior Design + Construction (ID+ C) exam. It provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP ID+ C exam as administered by Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The course is aimed at those professionals seeking more information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and earn the LEED AP ID+ C accreditation.. Full description of LEED AP Interior Design and Construction Career Prep


LEED AP Operations and Maintenance Career Prep
$595.00
This course prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Operations + Maintenance (O+M) exam. It provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP O+M exam as administered by Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The course is aimed at those professionals seeking more information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and earn the LEED AP O+M accreditation.. Full description of LEED AP Operations and Maintenance Career Prep


LEED Green Associate Career Prep
$1,275.00
This course is designed to help students pass the Green Associate exam, certifying their knowledge of the green industry’s preeminent standards: the first step in becoming a LEED Professional. In an easy-to-review format, it ties all the critical points students need to know about green building. It provides many flexible study tools, including individual and group learning activities, as well as review and practice questions utilizing the same format as the actual exam.. Full description of LEED Green Associate Career Prep


Weatherization Energy Auditor (BPI)
$1,145.00
This course is tailored specifically for Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Program and similar utility-funded programs. This course is based on the “Core Competencies for the Weatherization Assistance Program” developed by the Weatherization Trainers Consortium. The curriculum elements are specifically designed to train technicians involved in the field of building performance and energy efficiency by offering distance learning courses that are suited for continuing education, test preparation, and career enhancement. The course is also compliant with the BPI Energy Analyst Standards. Series of DVDs and Books Included (Not an online program). Full description of Weatherization Energy Auditor (BPI)


Weatherization Installer (WAP) Shell Technician
$1,145.00
Instruction on performing the basic and more simplistic forms of energy-efficiency measures, including: caulking, CFL installations, weather-stripping of windows and doors, minor home repairs, Health and Safety Environmental Awareness, customer service, constructions basics review, building sciences overview, crew chief functions and much more. Learn weatherization building practices for experts in the field. Series of DVDs and Books Included.. Full description of Weatherization Installer (WAP) Shell Technician



Certificates

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge
$198.00
Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements. . Full description of BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge


Certified Green Specialist
$1,695.00
This certification is for those wanting a change and to make a difference. You may be in the real estate, building, HVAC, engineer, janitorial field, or even as broad as a nursing career. No background is needed to start learning. We teach you all the basics to wear the label of “Certified Green Specialist”, the proprietary U.S. trademarked title for the serious green professional. You will have a year-long support commitment from the National Association of Green Specialists. You will be equipped with a full business start up kit, including a three page web site template. The entire business templates you need, including but not limited to business cards, stationery and a press release.. Full description of Certified Green Specialist


Fundamentals of Sustainable Buildings
$1,595.00
A thorough introduction to green design practices, benefits, new green building ideas, and an overview of the architectural decisions and their impact on sustainable and green project goals. Designed for: Recent engineering graduates working in HVACR, Technicians, Architects. Full description of Fundamentals of Sustainable Buildings


Solar Water Heating Technician Career Prep
$995.00
This course covers solar fundamentals, site assessment, system design and sizing, the installation and service of system components, system start-up and maintenance, and worker safety. Solar Water addresses residential and light commercial solar water heating systems for domestic hot water and swimming pool applications. . Full description of Solar Water Heating Technician Career Prep


Solid Waste Operations
$999.00
This four-course program is important training for homeland security as it relates to solid waste management. This introductory course includes instruction in Landfill operations, Composting operations, Household Hazardous Waste and Wastewater Operations (solids). These classes will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.. Full description of Solid Waste Operations


Sustainable Supply Chain Management Career Prep
$1,499.00
As a Sustainable Supply Chain Manager you will need to develop action plans, and implement green supply chains. This course provides a firm foundation for supply change management and tips to help you implement green initiatives. In this course you will learn to make concrete supply chain decisions and identify lean and green savings for supply chains.. Full description of Sustainable Supply Chain Management Career Prep


Wind Energy Technician Career Prep
$1,150.00
As the world’s shift away from reliance on fossil fuels the Wind Energy Industry leads the way. In just a few short decades wind energy has evolved dramatically. Technological advances now make wind energy a cost-effective solution for the world’s ever-growing energy needs. The United States leads in the overall wind power capacity. As the wind energy industry continues to expand in the United States and around the globe, it will provide many opportunities for workers in search of new careers. These careers extend beyond the wind farm and include the efforts of employees who work in manufacturing plants, offices, and construction, as well as operation and maintenance. This course provides learners with an overview of wind-energy history, basic concepts, costs, and uses. It is designed for the novice and emphasizes an overview of wind-energy conversion and applications of various wind-turbine systems. Some additional course features include: wind turbine blades, installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, motors, towers, and electrical coverage.. Full description of Wind Energy Technician Career Prep



Courses

Green Building Sales Professional
$525.00
This program is specifically for individual professionals selling or marketing a certified Green residential (Real Estate Professionals), commercial or government project. Our goal is to provide homeowners, developers, builders, investors, realtors and professionals with a resource for clear understanding the in depth concept of green building and how it applies to your projects, purchases, marketing and sales within the marketplace. Topics covered: Intro Green Building, Environmental Quality, Resource Efficiency Advantages, Sustainable Preventative Maintenance and Sales and Marketing Advantage.. Full description of Green Building Sales Professional


Green Building Technical Professional
$525.00
This course provides you the tools needed to determine a Green Project. Discover what the future may hold for a Green Lifestyle. This track is designed specifically for those individuals who are involved in the nuts and bolts of green building. Engineers, architects, builders, and those that would like to have a more in-depth approach to green building. Topics covered: Intro Green Building, Environmental Quality, Resource Efficiency Advantages, Sustainable Preventative Maintenance and Advanced Green Technologies.. Full description of Green Building Technical Professional



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