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Green Curriculum

NCCER is embracing sustainability by offering an array of green and energy-related training and certification programs.

 

Your Role in the Green Environment

This curriculum provides fundamental instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems. This training is approved for 15 hours of continuing education under the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credentialing Maintenance Program for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI.

 

Sustainable Construction Supervisor

This module was developed to instruct construction supervisors on sustainable management techniques, especially as they relate to construction-phase LEED points targeted for their projects. A collaborative effort of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, the University of Florida, and Subject Matter Experts from the Top 100 Green Contractors in the United States, this module covers a topic not addressed until now—sustainable construction management for front-line supervisors.

This module has been endorsed by GBCI and approved for 20 GBCI general and LEED-specific continuing education hours for LEED Professionals. The LEED-specific categories for which this course have been approved are: LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C); LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M); and LEED AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C). This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI. For more information on GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program, go to www.gbci.org.

 

Green Topics in HVAC

Divided into four modules, this program explores the methods and opportunities for increasing the efficiency of energy use and the quality of air that we breathe. These modules have been  approved for 40 continuing education hours under GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI. For more information on GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program, go to www.gbci.org.

 

Weatherization

As energy efficiency is becoming a priority for homeowners across America, many are turning to the weatherization industry to assist their efforts. NCCER’s Weatherization program offers training that exceeds the existing standards for weatherization installers, crew chiefs, and building auditors. This program combines existing NCCER curricula with new building science modules that address the specific needs within this industry. Dual credentials are available within this program. Further, Introduction to Weatherization, the first module in the program, has been approved for 17.5 hours of continuing education hours under GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI. For more information on GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program, go to www.gbci.org.

 

Alternative Energy

Endorsed by the Florida Energy Workforce Consortium (FEWC) in support of the 17th Career Cluster for Energy, Alternative Energy investigates the viability and value of fossil fuel alternatives, such a biomass/biofuel, nuclear, solar, and wind. Introduction to Alternative Energy has been approved for 25 hours of continuing education hours under GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI. For more information on GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program, go to www.gbci.org.


Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installer

The United Stated is now the fourth largest solar photovoltaic market in the world, and all indicators point to continued growth as installation costs decrease and economic incentives rise. As the market continues to grow, the need for trained solar PV technicians to install these systems will intensify. In response to this demand, NCCER has developed a curriculum for both entry level and advanced solar PV installation technicians—all in support of the North American Board of Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP’s) educational standards for technicians. The entry-level course will be built in accordance with the NABCEP PV Entry Level Objectives. The comprehensive PV installation course was built to support NABCEP’s PV Installer Job Task Analysis. When combined with select modules from NCCER’s Electrical program, this training can meet individual state requirements for 4-year apprenticeship programs. Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics, the first module in the program, has been approved for 40 hours of continuing education hours under GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI. For more information on GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program, go to www.gbci.org.

 

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

To support the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Core Skill Set for Wind Turbine Service Technicians, as well as the Department of Labor’s apprenticeship standards for wind turbine technicians, NCCER has developed the first of several levels for wind turbine maintenance technician training. The first module, Introduction to Wind Energy, provides basic information on wind energy and wind power technology and has also been approved for 15 hours of continuing education hours under GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. This means that those students who already possess a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP credential may apply these hours towards the upkeep of their credentials with GBCI. For more information on GBCI’s Credentialing Maintenance Program, go to www.gbci.org.


 

 

 

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