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Green and Renewable Energy

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Green and Renewable Energy

Certifications

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Price: $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.. Click here for the full description of LEED Green Associate Exam Prep


Stormwater Management
Price: $3,999.00
This bundle course includes the following courses - Stormwater I, Stormwater II, Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I, Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology II. Upon completion of the course bundle, students will be prepared to take the American Public Works Association (APWA) Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) certification exam.. Click here for the full description of Stormwater Management



Certificates

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge
Price: $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


Photovoltaic Technician
Price: $1,000.00
The Photovoltaic System Professional course covers the principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand- alone or interconnected electrical systems. The content includes system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices. Common scenarios and procedures are discussed throughout.. Full description of Photovoltaic Technician


Solar Water Heating Technician
Price: $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


Solid Waste Operations
Price: $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


Stormwater I
Price: $1,250.00
Stormwater effects on receiving streams and the aquatic ecosystems in them is very important. Developing performance goals and design criteria for stormwater controls is a necessary step. This course addresses the concept of unit processes and unit operations as they apply to stormwater management. Learners will become familiar with a simpli?ed framework to facilitate communication between stormwater management professionals, and how to promote the development of a stormwater management strategy, at the site level, that serves as a blueprint for the design process. The importance of basin volume to effectively treat stormwater, and the five categories of stormwater controls, for example: swales and strips, and filters are explained.. Full description of Stormwater I


Stormwater II
Price: $1,250.00
Maintenance activity to preserve the intended water quality bene?t, and stormwater conveyance capacity of stormwater controls are critical to stormwater management. This course explores Whole life costing (also known as life cycle cost analysis) and teaches participants how to effectively evaluate the performance of stormwater controls. It addresses the importance of municipal, industrial, and watershed agencies to screen and select site-specific and feasible stormwater controls, that will achieve technical, and regulatory requirements in a cost-effective manner. This course examines recent challenges and speci?c considerations pertinent to the selection and application of analytical tools. . Full description of Stormwater II


Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I
Price: $1,250.00
The main focus of this course is engineering hydraulics and hydrology of yesterday and today. The course takes a close look at the various aspects of modern stormwater management and reviews general principles of engineering design. It describes the differences among solid, liquid, and gas, properties of water, such as: cohesion, adhesion, and capillarity, and provides a method of calculating the specific weight and gravity of various liquids, and the viscosity of a fluid. . Full description of Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I


Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology II
Price: $1,250.00
In the past stormwater was annoying. Today, it is viewed as a beneficial resource with the ability to return to its natural path-ways through distributed controls. This course highlights the Manning’s Equation, Channel, Pipe, and Stream flow. It describes varied flow in channels, culvert hydraulics, fundamental hydrology, and provide necessary calculations for runoff. Participants will explore designs for storm sewer, culvert, and detention, and explain stormwater detention.. Full description of Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology II


Wind Energy Technician
Price: $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