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Green and Renewable Energy

Certifications

Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
Price: $1,325.00
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.. Click here for the full description of Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)


Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)
Price: $1,325.00
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.. Click here for the full description of Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)


LEED AP Building Design and Construction Career Prep
Price: $595.00
This course LEED® AP Building Design and Construction prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Building Design + Construction (BD+C) exam. This course provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP BD+C exam as administered by Green Building Certi?cation Institute (GBCI). Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam is aimed at those professionals seeking more information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and earn the LEED AP BD+C accreditation.. Click here for the full description of LEED AP Building Design and Construction Career Prep


LEED AP Operations and Maintenance Career Prep
Price: $595.00
This course prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Operations + Maintenance (O+M) exam. It provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP O+M exam as administered by Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The course is aimed at those professionals seeking more information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and earn the LEED AP O+M accreditation.. Click here for the full description of LEED AP Operations and Maintenance Career Prep


LEED Green Associate Career 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 Career Prep



Certificates

Alternative Energy Career Prep
Price: $1,345.00
The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a need for comprehensive information that can be used by builders, technicians, energy industry professionals, and anyone else wanting to learn about alternative forms of energy and their everyday uses. With a vast array of information available on the subject, this course stands out from other courses because it bridges the gap between overly simplistic information and high-level engineering materials. Instead, this course explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them. Learners will gain a better understanding of how these systems work as well as how they are put together. . Full description of Alternative Energy Career Prep


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 Career Prep
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 Career Prep


Renewable Energy Technician Career Prep
Price: $2,665.00
This course gives the background for renewable energy sources and describes their occurrence, devices for using them, and the role of renewable energy in current and future energy systems, depending on social values and the economic rules used to judge the viability of competing solutions.. Full description of Renewable Energy Technician Career Prep


Solar Water Heating Technician Career Prep
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 Career Prep


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


Sustainable Construction Career Prep
Price: $2,125.00
This course describes the high-performance green building delivery system, a rapidly emerging building delivery system that satisfies the owner while addressing sustainability considerations of economic, environmental, and social impact, from design through the end of the building’s life cycle. A building delivery system is the process used by building owners to ensure that a facility meeting their specific needs is designed, built, and handed over for operation in a cost-effective manner. This course will examine the design and construction of state-of-the-art green buildings in the United States, considering the nation’s unique design and building traditions, products, services, building codes, and other characteristics. Best practices, technologies, and approaches of other countries will be used to illustrate alternative techniques. Although intended primarily for a US audience, the general approaches described could apply broadly to green building efforts worldwide.. Full description of Sustainable Construction Career Prep


Sustainable Interior Design Career Prep
Price: $1,500.00
In this course we will discuss practices and techniques for creating environmentally sensitive and sustainable design.. Full description of Sustainable Interior Design Career Prep


Sustainable Management Career Prep
Price: $999.00
Companies are changing product life-cycle and making adjustments to their supply chain because of a changing market, environmental issues, and government regulations. The Sustainable Management course explores realistically, and in detail, the world's enormous potential for human and ecological regeneration. It also explains why this potential has been suppressed or distorted by industrial institutions, thus creating economic crisis, growing inequality, and environmental destruction.. Full description of Sustainable Management Career Prep


Sustainable Marketing Career Prep
Price: $999.00
This course defines the subject matter of sustainable and green marketing, and illustrates how green marketing can be incorporated into strategic planning. It addresses the interplay between environment and consumption, and an organizations effort to offer superior value to consumers via sustainable oriented marketing practices.. Full description of Sustainable Marketing Career Prep


Sustainable Solar Water Heating Career Prep Professional
Price: $2,995.00
The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a need for comprehensive information that can be used by builders, technicians, energy industry professionals, and anyone else wanting to learn about alternative forms of energy and their everyday uses. With a vast array of information available on the subject, this course stands out from other courses because it bridges the gap between overly simplistic information and high-level engineering materials. Instead, this course explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them. Learners will gain a better understanding of how these systems work as well as how they are put together. . Full description of Sustainable Solar Water Heating Career Prep Professional


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Career Prep
Price: $1,850.00
This course is designed to train students to safely and effectively operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants. This course is designed to train students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing the use of safe practices and procedures.. Full description of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Career Prep


Water Treatment Plant Operation Career Prep
Price: $1,795.00
Water Treatment Plant Operation Career Prep is designed to train students to safely and effectively operate and maintain drinking water treatment plants. This course covers information on the importance and responsibilities of a water treatment plant operator, sources of water, reservoir management, and intake structures. This course also trains students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining water treatment plants, emphasizing safe practices and procedures.. Full description of Water Treatment Plant Operation Career Prep