Smart/micro-grids will be the most important energy development of the 21st century. This course is an overview of the basis for creating a comprehensive design and performance assessment program to effectively rate microgrids and the bulk power system that supplies microgrids in terms of customer engagement, operational efficiency, reliability, and energy efficiency. The course   details […]

Traditional and Alternative Energy

Alternative energy and renewable energy are given full treatment in this course. Fossil fuel combustion engineering, nuclear power and power plant operations are covered. Site assessment, installation, operations and maintenance of renewable energy systems such as photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, wind and biofuel are also reviewed and examined. Distributed generation with combined heat and power […]

Introduction to Engineering Basics

Introduction to Engineering Basics is a foundational course to acclimate students to the engineering profession in general. We want to provide the opportunity for all students to have a basic understanding of relative engineering, math and science. This course will provide that exposure while providing engineering career discussion, as well as technical and professional leadership […]

Carbon Mediation Certification

When an organization, large or small, decides to be more environmentally responsible, they must measure their progress with   relative performance indicators. Measuring energy and carbon performance must be paired with reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This class gives full treatment to carbon dioxide, the implications of carbon, a variety of conversion factors, how to report […]

LEED AP for Existing Building Operations & Maintenance

This course is an overview of projects that follow a new standard of green buildings such as the LEED© rating system. The USGBC has divided LEED buildings into a series of categories and they are evolving so changes to their system are likely at regular     intervals as the science of building technology advances. This course […]

Energy Modeling

Blended course lectures will comprise an integrated overview of building energy use, along with application of eQUEST wizards which will serve as a tool to show connections between building components and introduce students to energy modeling through software. By combining lectures on basic building system concepts and linkages, with hands-on measurement and modeling of energy […]

Energy Project Management

This course introduces you to project management principles with special emphasis on energy related systems. Project management requires analytical and mathematical skills to carefully control and execute projects to ensure they are completed on time and within budget. In addition to solving problems in class, we will learn software that is used in industry worldwide […]

Measurement and Verification Certification

This course covers different methods of measuring and   verifying energy savings. Emphasis is on the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocols (IPMVP) and includes hands on M&V using kWh meters, energy management systems, and data   loggers. Information covered will prepare the learner to take the national certification exam for measurement and verification. All energy managers […]

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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