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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).

5070001

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,895.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: 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 Council- Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) certification is designed to demonstrate your ability to diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again. The CIAQM is sponsored by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) and is the only accredited certification specifically designed for those that manage indoor air quality problems. Not only does our indoor air quality manager certification program teach you practical skills to improve your building's indoor air, it also prepares you for third-party certification by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Program will educate you on all the pertinent topics covered on the certification exam. You can even take a 100-question practice examination to prepare for the exam.Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:• Develop a comprehensive IAQ management plan• Establish a system to manage IAQ complaints• Create an IAQ Profile for your buildings• Identify conditions that lead to IAQ problems• Solve simple IAQ problems in-house• Prevent IAQ problemsInstructor Description: Ian Cull, PE, CIEC, CMC, CIAQP, is the president of Indoor Sciences and was elected in 2006 and 2009 by the membership of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) to serve on its board of directors for three-year terms. Ian was elected as the organization's vice president in 2008 and 2009. He also served as a non-voting board member for the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) from 2007-2009. Ian first started in the fields of indoor air quality and sustainability in 1995 when he joined Chelsea Group, Ltd., an IAQ and sustainability consulting firm. Ian has developed and taught numerous seminars, certification programs, and customized presentations, reaching well over 1,000 individuals in the U.S. and several other countries, including China and India. Ian is a master trainer for the IAQA and has taught their programs: Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Fundamentals of Indoor Air Quality and HVAC, Certified IAQ Manager, and Certified Microbial Investigator. His in-depth knowledge in all aspects of building science, IAQ, and sustainability make him a highly respected and commended teacher. Ian is a professional environmental engineer whose skill in the classroom is based on his vast experience managing a large number of projects focused on improved indoor environments and sustainability. He has completed assessments in offices, schools, homes, dormitories, condominiums, hospitals and health care facilities. Ian is proficient not only in finding problems, but also in offering appropriate solutions and recommendations to prevent future re-occurrences. Ian is also well known for developing three educational Web sites: •www.SeeImGreen.com •www.LabComparisons.com •www.IAQforms.com These helpful tools allow professionals in the sustainability and IAQ fields to collaborate and share information. More than 2,000 unique visitors use these sites each month. Ian has a Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering from one of the country's top environmental engineering programs at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Illinois, a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP). Ian is a member of the IAQA, the Chicago Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Ian is committed to seeing the fields of IAQ and sustainability grow in the right direction. To that end, he spends a great number of hours each week volunteering on committees and boards, including the following committees: •Chairman, IAQA's Futures Committee: 2007-present •Chairman, IAQAware subcommittee: 2005-present •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest: 2007, 2008 •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Web site Committee: 2009 •IAQA's CIE subcommittee: 2003-present •IAQA's Education Committee: 2005-present •IAQA Nominating Committee: 2007, 2008Certification: Taking our CIAQM course does not automatically make you certified, although you will receive a certificate of completion. To register for the exam, you must contact the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) at 800-942-0832 (www.acac.org). The exam is offered at computerized testing centers throughout the US. There are additional fees associated with getting certified.

5070003

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,595.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: Do you work in the field of indoor air quality (IAQ)? The Council- certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) is the most popular indoor air quality certification. If you investigate air quality problems such as mold, VOCs, allergens, dampness, poor ventilation and sick building syndrome, the CIE is great certification to substantiate your knowledge and experience. The certification is designed for environmental consultants, HVAC professionals, property inspectors, industrial hygienists, restoration contractors and others working in fields related to indoor air quality. We're all concerned about the air quality in their workplace, home or school. The Certified Indoor Environmentalist training program will help you determine if these clients do, in fact, have a problem. You'll learn the practical steps you should always follow in an indoor environmental assessment, how to take samples, and how to resolve common IAQ problems. You'll learn about HVAC, building science, and the major contaminants, including their health effects.Not only does our certified environmentalist training program teach you practical skills to assess indoor environments, it also prepares you for the CIE and CIEC certifications by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). All the pertinent topics covered on the certification exams, including a 100-question practice examination, are included in this program to prepare you for certification.The CIE certification will demonstrate to your clients that you:• Excel at diagnosing, resolving and preventing common IAQ problems• Understand how a building’s HVAC system can control (and cause) IAQ problems• Incorporate the full spectrum of contaminants into your IAQ assessments, which may include mold, bacteria, VOCs, carbon monoxide, radon, triggers to asthma & allergies and more• Apply current industry guidelines• Comprehend the fundamentals of building science• Use IAQ instruments and equipment to measure contaminantsInstructor Description: Ian Cull, PE, CIEC, CMC, CIAQP, is the president of Indoor Sciences and was elected in 2006 and 2009 by the membership of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) to serve on its board of directors for three-year terms. Ian was elected as the organization's vice president in 2008 and 2009. He also served as a non-voting board member for the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) from 2007-2009. Ian first started in the fields of indoor air quality and sustainability in 1995 when he joined Chelsea Group, Ltd., an IAQ and sustainability consulting firm. Ian has developed and taught numerous seminars, certification programs, and customized presentations, reaching well over 1,000 individuals in the U.S. and several other countries, including China and India. Ian is a master trainer for the IAQA and has taught their programs: Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Fundamentals of Indoor Air Quality and HVAC, Certified IAQ Manager, and Certified Microbial Investigator. His in-depth knowledge in all aspects of building science, IAQ, and sustainability make him a highly respected and commended teacher. Ian is a professional environmental engineer whose skill in the classroom is based on his vast experience managing a large number of projects focused on improved indoor environments and sustainability. He has completed assessments in offices, schools, homes, dormitories, condominiums, hospitals and health care facilities. Ian is proficient not only in finding problems, but also in offering appropriate solutions and recommendations to prevent future re-occurrences. Ian is also well known for developing three educational Web sites: •www.SeeImGreen.com •www.LabComparisons.com •www.IAQforms.com These helpful tools allow professionals in the sustainability and IAQ fields to collaborate and share information. More than 2,000 unique visitors use these sites each month. Ian has a Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering from one of the country's top environmental engineering programs at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Illinois, a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP). Ian is a member of the IAQA, the Chicago Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Ian is committed to seeing the fields of IAQ and sustainability grow in the right direction. To that end, he spends a great number of hours each week volunteering on committees and boards, including the following committees: •Chairman, IAQA's Futures Committee: 2007-present •Chairman, IAQAware subcommittee: 2005-present •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest: 2007, 2008 •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Web site Committee: 2009 •IAQA's CIE subcommittee: 2003-present •IAQA's Education Committee: 2005-present •IAQA Nominating Committee: 2007, 2008Certification: Just attending our CIE preparatory course does not make you certified, although you will receive a certificate of completion from the Indoor Air Quality Association. To actually become certified as a CIE, you must first meet certain experience requirements and pass an examination offered through the independent certifying body, American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). Before you are allowed to take the ACAC’s CIE examination, you must first fill out an application that describes your experience in the field of indoor air quality. If you are new to the field and do

5070004

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,595.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: The Green Business and Sustainability certification course helps prepare students to meet the growing challenges and opportunities of our environmentally conscious business environment. The world is changing in response to increasing social and marketplace forces that reward companies that consider the environmental impact of their business operations, and products and services. Students who complete our sustainability professional certification course will have a firm grasp on the green business principles and practices and how they add value to a company.Over the course of your certification training you will learn how to:• Recognize the business, marketplace and societal drivers that are encouraging companies to become more environmentally responsible • Recognize opportunities and challenges that companies face when they seek to “go green” • Create an Action Plan with key steps (actions and activities) needed to move a company down a green business path • Identify the various tools and practices that can help a company continuously improve its greening efforts • Create a company culture that supports green business goals • Understand what success looks like when a company becomes completely “green”Benefits of the Green Business Certification Program:• The program is being developed by industry practitioners who have successfully worked on strategy for environmental responsibility, green business practices and implementation for hundreds of organizations. • The focus of the program is on preparing students to be green business professionals within companies or public agencies • It also provides students with a practical understanding and working knowledge of an emerging field that is in high demand worldwideModule 1: Green Business Overview:This module provides an overview of the essential concepts and frameworks needed to be a practicing green business professional including: definitions and significant aspects ofInstructor Description: Chelsi Tryon grew up in the City of Angels in California and now reside in the City of sun in Phoenix, AZ. She has been involved in Sustainability for over 5 years, and worked in a variety of settings including higher education, private industry, governmental, and research institutions. Chelsi has a bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Sustainability, and a master’s in Sustainable Solutions from Arizona State University. She enjoys exploring the outdoors and hope through my teaching she will help influence others to find the beauty in our one and only planet.

5070005

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,995.00

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.

5070007

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,795.00

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).

5070008

Start Date: upon registration

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Online 24/7

Tuition: $2,295.00

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).

5070010

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Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,695.00

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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).

5070011

Start Date: upon registration

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Online 24/7

Tuition: $1,895.00

Location : Online



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