Introduction to Green Technologies and Practices

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Intro to Technology

This course has fourteen lessons based upon Green Mechanical Systems: Awareness of Fundamental and Emerging Green Technologies by Korcal, Pacella and Hohman (2008). The course provides an introductory overview of energy relative equipment and systems. Each lesson is divided into two sections, an occupational component and a supporting pre occupational component.

The lessons are in order as follows:

  1. Introduction to green resources practices and technologies
  2. Energy efficiency
  3. Energy management
  4. Ventilation
  5. Solar thermal systems
  6. Day lighting and artificial lighting
  7. Water conservation
  8. Heat pumps and packaged air conditioning
  9. Alternative forms of electrical generation
  10. Comfort cooling systems
  11. Comfort heating systems
  12. Forced air systems
  13. Steam systems
  14. Forced air systems


The mission of the Energy Innovation Center is to contribute to socially responsible workforce development, foster energy and sustainable technology advancement, and assist in job creation through a commitment to diversity, innovation and comprehensive education.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219