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Energy Code Training for

Community College Students

 

Teach energy efficiency through energy code basics

 

Hands-on Curriculum | Instructor Training
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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 community college energy code training efforts.

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 community college training 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!

Classroom training

Bring energy efficiency basics 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.

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