Residential Energy Auditing training program begins October 12
Cleveland State University and CleanEdison are partnering to present a green job-training program for individuals in the Cleveland area. The Residential Energy Auditing course is designed to stimulate the regional economy and upgrade workers' job skills to meet the needs of the flourishing green economy. This is one of several courses focused on sustainability that CSU and CleanEdison offer this fall.
"We are very pleased to announce this partnership with CleanEdison," said Barbara Hanniford, Dean of Continuing Education at Cleveland State. "As leading experts in green training, CleanEdison will give local workers the training to get back to work in a high-growth industry that is making homes in our community more energy efficient."
Scheduled to begin October 12, the course will enable students who complete the training to become Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Envelope Professionals who are qualified to quantify performance and prescribe improvements to help tighten a building's shell, stop uncontrolled air leakage and optimize comfort, durability and HVAC performance.
BPI's Envelope Professional certification is an advanced level energy auditing certification, taken after an individual is a BPI Certified Building Analyst. Individuals with this certification can help a company become a Gold Star Accredited BPI contractor. Energy audits can help homeowners save as much as 30-40 percent on their monthly utility bills by utilizing the proper retrofits. The combination of classroom practicum and hands-on field training will enable participants to quickly transition into the expanding green job market.
Cleveland-area residents interested in this program should contact Cleveland State's Division of Continuing Education at 216.687.2144 or visit their website, www.csuohio.edu/ce.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Established in 1968, the Division of Continuing Education at Cleveland State University is one of the largest continuing education providers in Northeastern Ohio and in the state. Last year the Division registered more than 8,500 adults in its professional development and training programs. In addition to its extensive schedule of open-enrollment courses, the Division provides customized training for businesses and other organizations, including manufacturers, financial services businesses, health care organizations, public sector agencies, nonprofit organizations, and information technology firms. The Division's full-time staff includes professional educators whose background and experience are in adult continuing education.
CleanEdison, Inc. is the nation's leading green job training provider offering award-winning green education services to individuals, companies, federal, state and local governments. Our mission is to promote sustainability and green building practices by offering best-in-class education and expert advice through our customized consulting services and the largest open enrollment green training program in the nation. Winner of the 2009 CTN Green Excellence Seal for Green Education, CleanEdison is part of the US Green Building Council's Education Provider Program and an approved affiliate of the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Headquartered in New York, CleanEdison offers courses in BPI Certification, Energy Auditing, LEED, Solar, Geothermal, Wind and Renewable Energy. To learn more about CleanEdison please visit www.cleanedison.com.
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