Integrating Green Home Construction and Renewable Energy into Training Programs
Craig R. Clark , dean, School of Applied Technology, John Werner , instructor, Building Trades , and Jeffrey Stevens , associate professor, Electrician and Computer Technician , will present at the 2011 Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference on March 8 at the Saratoga Hilton.
This workshop will discuss how to develop training programs using the National Association for Home Builders’ green standards, practices from the NYSERDA Home Performance Program and renewable energy training standards. The instructors will use Alfred State College as a model to show how to integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency into training programs. Alfred State College has been constructing homes and selling to the public since 1966 using college students in various building trades programs. Renewable energy and green construction are both incorporated in the latest showcase home being built on the campus . This showcase home integrates small wind, photovoltaic, geothermal and solar thermal with the latest green home construction.
To learn more about the conference, visit the IREC Web site .