"Green" and Renewable Energy
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Entry Level Green Training
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.
40 hours 6 month access Instructor Supported $395
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.
40 hours 6 month access Instructor Supported $525
Ideal for the contractor in the field! Learn Green building practices for experts in the field. Train your crew to be “Green” savvy! Once an emerging trend, green building has become a growing part of today’s construction industry. With the down market, it has become even more important for industry players to capture the opportunity created by the demand for more sustainable buildings. To become Green Builder certified, each enrolled user must complete the first seven courses. Each study course in this curriculum addresses the fundamental principles of green building relating to energy efficiency, building durability, indoor air quality, resource efficiency, and water efficiency.
60 Hours 12 month access Instructor Supported $1295
This six-course Advanced Green Builder certification program, presented in partnership with EEBA, the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance, features the acclaimed "Houses that Work" housing science curriculum, and is accredited for continuing education by AIA, AIBD, BPI, NAHB, RESNET and USGBC. Completion of the course work includes passing the test associated with each course. Users who pass all tests, and complete a student feedback evaluation, will be eligible to receive an Advanced Green Builder Certificate. The course presenters are some of the most knowledgeable building scientists in the business.
40 Hours 12 month access Self-paced $1195
For professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice, GBCI has created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. The Green Associate credential also serves as the first step for professionals pursuing a LEED AP specialization. New Tier I credential that attests to demonstrated knowledge and skill in understanding and supporting green design, construction, and operations. Exam simulation prep included
8 Hours 2 month access Self-paced $365
Replacing the LEED AP for Existing Buildings exam track, this specialty provides a standard for professionals participating in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle. . Exam simulation prep included
5 Hours 2 month access Exam Simulation $365
Replacing the LEED AP for New Construction exam track, this specialty provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings. . Exam simulation prep included
8 Hours 2 month access Exam Simulation $365
For professionals participating in the design and construction of environmentally responsible, high-performance commercial spaces and tenant improvements that provide healthful, productive places to work and are less costly to operate and maintain, the LEED AP Interior Design + Construction exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process. Exam simulation prep included
8 Hours 2 month access Exam Simulation $365
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.
57 Hours 12 month access Self-paced $1495
Indoor Air Quality
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.
32 hours 3 month access Instructor Supported $1325
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.
28 hours 3 month access Instructor Supported $1325
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.
28 hours 3 month access Instructor Supported $1125
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.
35 Hours 12 month access Self-paced $645
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)
120 hours/Unlimited Instructor Supported $1145
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)
120 hours/Unlimited Instructor Supported $1145
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.
60 hours/Unlimited Instructor Supported $1145Home Energy Auditor/Consultant
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 home/residential energy audits. You will learn to identify the common energy wasting areas of a residence. You will also learn more in-depth energy conservation techniques to enable you to provide your clients with the maximum in energy savings insight. Each course is easy to follow and understand, yet detailed and descriptive to educate you thoroughly. Once you have successfully completed the Home Energy Training Program and passed the Home Energy Certification Examination, you are fully prepared to start your very own home energy business. The best way to jump-start your energy business is with our Home Energy Business Kit.
25 Hours/6 month access Instructor Supported $795
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.
25 Hours/ 6 month Instructor Supported $845
Students learn to calculate and complete a heat load; and Audit short-cuts for quick load calculations; and techniques for using the software as a sales tool. Students, working with an instructor, will have the opportunity to take building specifications and complete a load calculation on several rooms using the software. This will help students not only how to complete a heat load, but also the information they need to prepare an accurate load. Software, Manual J and instructor support included.
50 Hours Unlimited Instructor Supported $695
If you are interested in working as a building inspector doing IRC® (International Residential Code) Inspections, use our materials to pass the International Code Council's (ICC®) IRC® Examination. Learn code provisions from actual real-life scenes and defects. That way, when you get out on site, you are familiar with what you are inspecting. Also, use our extensive, specially designed and field tested IRC Index to increase your chances of passing the ICC® certification exam. Our IRC® Index goes well beyond the index in the IRC® book.
60 hour/DVD and Manual Instructor supported $995
Renewable Energy Training
This online course concentrates on the basics of installing code compliant solar hot water systems. This course will be useful for people who currently work in or plan to be employed in the solar hot water industry. Student technicians will learn practical design criteria, installation guidelines, safety issues, maintenance, and legal considerations of solar hot water heating systems. Books Included
60 hours 12 month course Instructor Supported $995
This online program is designed for people who seek entry level job in a wind-based electric power generation facilities. Currently there are thousands of wind-based electric generators operating in the United States. Due to environmental reasons as well as a desire to limit reliance on foreign oil, it is expected that wind-based energy is going to be developed at a rapid pace over the next decade. It should also be noted that during the last decade, wind-based energy has dramatically improved its economical competitive position. Some believe that this type of energy is already competitive enough to replace large segments of conventional energy sources. Wide expansion of this energy sector in the United States has already begun. There are very few institutions in the country that provide training for entry-level workers for wind-based electric power plants. Wind-based electric plants (farms) are operated by small groups of highly trained individuals.
240 Hours 12 month access Instructor Supported $1150
Topics include: Power Generation, Turbine System and Control, Combustion Turbine Fundamentals, Combustion Air and Flue Gas System, Boiler Fuel Systems, Efficiency, Reliability and Environmentally Sensitive Operations, Hydroelectric Power Plant Operations. Courses are developed by subject matter experts with field and educational experience within each discipline. All lessons are designed using learning outcome based instructional design methods. These online courses incorporate varying types of media, including photographs, graphics, video, animations, and three dimensional representations. Interactive remediation and simulation is also developed for each lesson to maximize the learning experience.
108 Hours 12 month access Self-paced $725
Our CSP certification program is designed to give our graduates a great balance of core sustainability topics to enable them to stand out individually or to step into a sustainability leadership role with confidence. 5 Courses Included in this Program: •Green Purchasing Fundamentals •Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility Essentials •Carbon Strategies •Sustainability Leader: Your First 180-days to Success •Environmental Management System (EMS) & ISO 14001
120 Hours 12 month access Instructor Supported $1449
Our GSCP certification program is designed to give our graduates a comprehensive knowledge of the sustainability areas confronting supply chain and operations professionals. This program will provide the graduate with very unique credentials and experience. 5 Courses Included in this Program: •Green Purchasing Fundamentals •Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility Essentials •Green Transportation: 12 Best Practices •Carbon Strategies •Green Supply Chain Management
80 Hours 12 month access Instructor Supported $1,499
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.
50 Hours 12 month access Instructor Supported $999
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
35 Hours 12 month access Self-paced $1595
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.
132 hours 12 month access Self-paced $999
Clean water is essential for everyday life. Water treatment plant and system operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Most State drinking water and water pollution control agencies require courses to improve operators’ skills and knowledge. Five course program includes: WASTEWATER TREATMENT I; WASTEWATER TREATMENT II, WASTEWATER TREATMENT - INDUSTRIAL; WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS and WASTEWATER ANALYSIS. These courses meet or exceed most State licensure requirements. ----- Courses are developed to the standards of the Office of Water Programs at the California State University, Sacramento.
180 hours 12 month access Self-study $1000
Complete Program (all books)
400 hours 12 month access Self-study $1850
Clean water is essential for everyday life. Water treatment plant and system operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Most State drinking water and water pollution control agencies require courses to improve operators’ skills and knowledge. Four course program includes: WATER TREATMENT I; WATER TREATMENT II, WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; WATER ANALYSIS and Pumps, Maintenance and Safety. These courses meet or exceed most State licensure requirements. ----- Courses are developed to the standards of the Office of Water Programs at the California State University, Sacramento.
180 hours 12 month access Self-study $800
Complete Program (all books)
400 hours 12 month access Self-study $1795