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Program Launch

SEDAC, in partnership with the State Energy Offices of Illinois, Nevada, and Hawaii, is pleased to launch our Building Energy Education Fundamentals Training Program! We are celebrating the launch with a series of webinars in each state. College instructors, industry professionals, building code officials are invited to attend! We'll be introducing the curriculum and providing information about the energy efficiency training needs of the 21st century.

Following the launch webinars, SEDAC will host a special workshop for instructors who plan to utilize our curriculum in their training programs.

Hawaii Launch Webinars

Part 1: April 7, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm HST

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Part 2: April 14, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm HST

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Part 3: April 21, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm HST

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Learn about the Building Energy Education Fundamentals curriculum and the Hawaii Energy Code!

  • 12:00 - Welcome by the Hawaii Office of Energy Office
  • 12:15 - Introduction to Building Energy Education Fundamentals by SEDAC
  • 12:45 - Hawaii Energy Code Introduction by Kolderup Consulting
  • 1:15 - Energy Efficiency Examples by Hawaii Energy
  • 1:25 - Q&A and Closing by SEDAC

Learn about ventilation, air quality and lighting!

  • 12:00 - Welcome by Hawaii Office of Energy
  • 12:15 - Lighting efficiency by Kolderup Consulting
  • 12:45 - Ventilation by Green Building LLC
  • 1:15 - Air Quality/Filters by Hawaii Energy
  • 1:25 - Q&A and Closing by SEDAC

Learn about going beyond code, net zero energy, and energy efficiency for existing buildings!

  • 12:00 - Welcome by Hawaii Office of Energy
  • 12:15 - Stretch Codes by Kolderup Consulting
  • 12:45 - Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings by Green Building LLC
  • 1:15 - Energy Efficiency Projects and Incentives by Hawaii Energy and UHSOA
  • 1:25 - Q&A and Closing by SEDAC

Nevada Launch Webinar

April 20, 2022 from 10am-12pm PST

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Learn about the Building Energy Efficiency Fundamentals curriculum and participate in a moderated panel with building professionals and educators on the future of energy efficiency education.

  • 10:00 - Introduction and welcome by the Nevada Office of Energy
  • 10:15 - Overview of curriculum by SEDAC
  • 10:45 - Moderated panel discussion
  • 11:45 - Call to action

Illinois Launch Webinar

April 22, 2022 from 2-4pm CST

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Learn about the Building Energy Efficiency Fundamentals curriculum and how instructors are already utilizing this curriculum in the classroom!

  • 2:00 - Introduction and welcome by the Illinois Office of Energy
  • 2:20 - Overview of curriculum by SEDAC
  • 3:00 - Instructor experience, case study
  • 3:30 - Career development resources -
  • 3: 50 - Call to action
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Train-the-Trainer Workshop

(for All States)

April 29, 2022

2:00-4:00 pm CST (12 – 2pm PST, 9 – 11am HST)

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Learn about what building professionals need to know about energy efficiency and the energy code. Get some hands-on experience navigating the curriculum and adapting it to your classroom.

  • 2:00 - Welcome and introductions
  • 2:30 - What do building professionals need to know about energy efficiency and the energy code?
  • 3:00 - Overview of Moodle site and BEE Curriculum
  • 3:15 - Scavenger hunt and breakout discussion
  • 3:45 - Wrap-up

Meet our team!

SEDAC is partnering with the State Energy Offices of Illinois, Nevada and Hawaii to deliver energy code training to community college students.

The Illinois EPA Office of Energy, directed by Chad Kruse, strives to achieve energy equity by investing in projects that focus on energy efficiency and new clean energy technologies to reduce the energy burden for Illinois consumers. Their programs address the water/energy nexus, support local governments and building trades, and promote investment in new, clean energy technologies.

The Nevada Governor's Office of Energy oversees energy programs required through statute and those that help to meet the mission of the office to ensure the wise development of Nevada's energy resources in harmony with local economic needs. Jennifer Taylor, Esq., Deputy Director, and Robin Yochum, Program Manager, are leading Nevada's energy code training efforts for the Building Energy Education program

The Hawaii State Energy Office has a goal to help Hawaii achieve 100% clean energy by the year 2045 and to position Hawaii as a proving ground for clean energy technologies and accelerate our transformation to a clean energy economy. Gail Suzuki-Jones, EERE Building Program Manager, and Howard Wiig, Energy Analyst, are assisting with the Building Energy Education program.

About our Program

Community college and trade programs are responsible for training the next generation of building professionals to design, construct, repair, and operate the buildings of the future. There is growing demand for skilled laborers who know how to make buildings energy efficient to save energy and reduce operating costs. Today’s professionals need training on energy efficiency best practices and how to meet energy code requirements for new and existing buildings. Join us for an exciting opportunity to bring energy efficiency basics to your students!

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Bring building energy efficiency fundamentals to your students!

 

  • Utilize hands-on, state-of-the-art curriculum in energy efficient HVAC, lighting, envelope practices and standards
  • Integrate training modules in existing courses or teach curriculum as a stand-alone course
  • Prepare students for building code and energy efficiency careers
  • Receive instructor training and support

We are coordinating with existing certificate and training programs to ensure that the curriculum aligns with program goals and outcomes.

Participation will entail:
  1. Administrative approval for modifications to existing courses or new stand-alone course
  2. Workshop for instructors to review curriculum, tools, and lesson plans
  3. Commitment to teach some or all of the curriculum during upcoming semester
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Click Here to See our Needs Assessment Report

SEDAC interviewed community college instructors, code professionals, and energy efficiency professionals to identify training needs.

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Who we are

SEDAC, the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, is an applied research center at the University of Illinois and the Energy Code Training Provider for the State of Illinois. We are partnering with State Energy Offices in Illinois, Nevada, and Hawaii to deliver this training program. This training program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DE-EE0009092.0000, with the goal to increase participant knowledge of advanced design and construction practices among instructors and students in community college programs, and to increase awareness of employment opportunities in code official professions.

Contact SEDAC to participate!

energycode@illinois.edu | 800.214.7954