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Language: EnglishDescription: Become an Alternative Energy Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet. Through this “entry-level” green course you will learn that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets. If you are concerned about our energy future you will want to learn about the many aspects of the energy value chain: • Oil and natural gas• Coal• Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect• Energy from water• Biomass• Solar energy• Geothermal energy• Wind energy• Nuclear energy• Electricity• Energy storage• Transportation• Housing• Smart energy consumption• HydrogenArmed with the knowledge from this course you can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.As an Alternative Energy Specialist you will discover how to establish your business as a green business. You can become a Green Consultant and help others by exploring environmentally-friendly business opportunities to choosing eco-friendly means of production. Learn business basics with a green twist including financing, office setup, day-to-day operations and so much more!After completing this course, you should be able to:• Comprehend the core elements of green• Identify strategies for offsetting your energy consumption• Identify ways to buy local and buy organic• Comprehend the basics of energy and thermodynamics• Identify the various sources of energy and their specific featuresInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Alternative Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Alternative Energy Specialist (CAES).

Start Date: upon registration

Total Cost: $1,895.00

Online 24/7;Start date:Upon Registration

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Location : Online



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This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute and fulfill the eligibility requirement to sit for the exam. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final unit focuses on exam preparation. To be successful in this course and on the exam I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughly read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the unit''s quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction and Project Site Factors Introduction to LEED Community Connectivity Zoning Requirements Development Unit 2 Water Management Types and Quality of Water Water Management Unit 3 Project Systems and Energy Impacts Environmental Concerns Green Power Unit 4 Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials Recycled Materials Locally Harvested and Manufactured Materials Construction Waste Management Unit 5 Improvements to the Indoor Environment Ventilation Pollutants Indoor Air Quality During Construction Indoor Air Quality Before Occupancy Unit 6 Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach Integrated Project Team Criteria Durability Planning and Management Innovative and Regional Design Codes Unit 7 LEED Certification Process Project Requirements and Resources Costs Project Resources Standards Unit 8 Green Associate Exam Preparation Credentials USGBC and GBCI Exam Application and Eligibility Requirements What to Expect on Exam Day After the Exam

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 07/28/17

Total Cost: $695.00

Online 24/7; sessions starting 06/05/2017,ending 07/28/2017

Instructor : Kelly Gearhart 

Location : Online



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This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute and fulfill the eligibility requirement to sit for the exam. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final unit focuses on exam preparation. To be successful in this course and on the exam I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughly read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the unit''s quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction and Project Site Factors Introduction to LEED Community Connectivity Zoning Requirements Development Unit 2 Water Management Types and Quality of Water Water Management Unit 3 Project Systems and Energy Impacts Environmental Concerns Green Power Unit 4 Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials Recycled Materials Locally Harvested and Manufactured Materials Construction Waste Management Unit 5 Improvements to the Indoor Environment Ventilation Pollutants Indoor Air Quality During Construction Indoor Air Quality Before Occupancy Unit 6 Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach Integrated Project Team Criteria Durability Planning and Management Innovative and Regional Design Codes Unit 7 LEED Certification Process Project Requirements and Resources Costs Project Resources Standards Unit 8 Green Associate Exam Preparation Credentials USGBC and GBCI Exam Application and Eligibility Requirements What to Expect on Exam Day After the Exam

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 10/27/17

Total Cost: $695.00

Online 24/7; sessions starting 09/05/2017,ending 10/27/2017

Instructor : Kelly Gearhart 

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: The Photovoltaic System Professional is a comprehensive course and guide to installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. This course covers the principles of PV electricity and how to effectively incorporate it into stand-alone or utility-connected electrical systems. We give detailed illustrations to clarify the concepts behind PV system operation.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define the core elements of photovoltaics and solar energy technology• Define systems components, configurations, and battery types• Identify elements of charge controllers and inverters• Identify components of mechanical and electrical integration• Identify permitting codes and regulationsInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Photovoltaic System Professional course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Photovoltaic System Specialist (CPSS).

Start Date: upon registration

Total Cost: $1,795.00

Online 24/7;Start date:Upon Registration

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This Renewable Energy Specialist course addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years. This course covers solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to the grid. We will also cover Wind technologies that are today in full development and the section of this course dedicated to wind technology describes the state of the art, taking into consideration the consequences of adding large quantities of this intermittent energy source into power grids, one of which may be wide disturbances. Energy from the sea is also covered in the Renewable Energy Specialist course, with a section on very small hydraulic plants which will become of increasing interest as fossil fuels become more and more expensive. The course continues with an analysis of geothermal energy along three lines: heat pumps, heat, and electric energy generation. Finally, the Renewable Energy Specialist needs to know about energy from biomass, which is also becoming of great interest due to the high cost of fossil fuels. In this section we cover a wide-ranging description of biofuels and biogas and we give special focus to sources of energy from word, as a substitute for gas or oil energy heating. This Renewable Energy Specialist course is a must for anyone interested in moving into the field of green energy. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define the core elements of photovoltaic systems and solar energy• Identify features of wind system energy• Comprehend energy systems based on water and geothermal production• Define main features of biofuels and bio-gas• Comprehend the process of energy production from burning woodInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Renewable Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Renewable Energy Specialist (CRES).

Start Date: upon registration

Total Cost: $2,295.00

Online 24/7;Start date:Upon Registration

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. This Solar Water Heating Specialist course is a guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, this course presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation, and energy economics. This course covers:• Types of solar collectors, solar water, and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages • System components, their installation, operation, and maintenance • System sizing and siting • Choosing the appropriate system This course also focuses on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems generate significant savings in the long run. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define the core elements of solar water heating• Identify various solar heating systems• Identify the steps involved in choosing the right system• Identify the steps to install and operate a solar heating system• Identify the steps to maintain a solar heating systemInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Solar Water Heating Specialist course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as in the solar industry and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Solar Water Heating Specialist (CSWHS).

Start Date: upon registration

Total Cost: $1,695.00

Online 24/7;Start date:Upon Registration

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: Energy availability is a real concern for everyone. Without energy or with access to much less energy than we currently use, we could not live in the same way, and life would not be easy. As an Sustainability Professional you will learn about this new ‘green’ paradigm, where energy plays a central role in our lives. Building an energy future which assures ample supplies of energy to meet our needs should be a major priority and of concern to all. Energy supply is a complex subject and many considerations come into play: science, technology, the economy, politics, the environment, energetic independence, national security, and so on. This course exposes the student to financially, environmentally, and socially responsible objectives that are supported by strategies and achieved by clear tactics that have measurable outcomes. The student is introduced to methods of implementing technologies and practices and will also learn how to measure the consequent social and environmental performance for written reports and persuasive presentations. Sustainability Professionals are dedicated to the practice of environmental and social responsibility in ways that achieve financial stability over the long run. In this course the student will understand not just why businesses need to be more responsible but how businesses can be more successful over the long run. International standards are given full treatment. ISO 26000 is given detailed attention, slightly more than ISO 9000 or ISO 14000, because it melds guidance on both environmental and social responsibility into one general concept of social responsibility. This course also specifies how to use traditional methods such as Six Sigma, lean, and operations research to improve processes, reduce resource use and waste, and make better social and environmental decisions that are based upon data from key financial, social, and environmental performance indicators. Armed with the knowledge from this course you can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Comprehend the core elements of energy production• Identify various sources of energy and the features of each• Identify methods of energy production for electricity and travel• Comprehend the elements of smart energy consumption• Identify key components of environmental management and leadershipInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped for an entry-level position in their field and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Sustainability Specialist (CSS).

Start Date: upon registration

Total Cost: $1,895.00

Online 24/7;Start date:Upon Registration

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Location : Online



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