Green jobs have been growing rapidly in the US. According to a recent report by the Pew Charitable Trust, green jobs have increased by over 9% a year since 2000, compared just 3% for the overall economy. This trend is expected to continue as spending on new green construction and on green renovation is expected to double over the next 5 years. Those whose jobs include building, building maintenance, maintaining or selling residential or commercial properties are well advised to get training on green techniques in order to be prepared for the changes that are coming. These programs are part of our workforce development efforts and training/outreach programs for professionals, planners, and government officials.
A home or business energy audit is the first step in making your home, office, business, or institution more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency. When a homeowner gets an energy audit in their residence, they are immediately aware of areas in their home that are wasting energy. They are also educated on how to reduce, modify, or replace trouble areas. Here is a short list of how an energy audit helps homeowners.
The primary purpose of a business energy auditor commercial energy audit is to evaluate the energy consumption of commercial facilities or small business locations and make recommendations to eliminate wasted energy and lower monthly energy costs. In most corporate settings, upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure must compete for capital funding with non-energy-related investments. Increased energy costs and new tax credits from cities and the federal government are enabling small business owners to affordably update their commercial facilities and reduce their monthly energy costs.
"Comprehensive Commercial Energy Audit" training which focuses on lighting changes, major energy consuming systems, and water usage as these are the easiest areas for business owners to upgrade and provide the fastest return on their energy efficiency spending. Based on information provided by the training center, the average savings shown from an Energy Audit is approximately 30%. There are over 5 million small businesses in the United States that are currently in need of an energy audit. Since BPI and RESNET only provide energy audit training for houses, this is an untapped market that you will be able to easily capitalize on. You can also earn a substantial income doing commercial energy audits because you will be able to charge into the thousands of dollars per inspection with no competition versus only charging a couple of hundred dollars per inspection in the residential energy audit marketplace.
Some state licensing boards require that professional licensed architects maintain and develop their professional skills through the use of continuing education courses. Training Professionals has partnered with the leading distance learning educators to provide licensed professional engineers with quality online classes, live webinars, and custom face-to-face training courses to meet continuing education requirements.
The owners of Training Professionals and B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. have a foundation in engineering design, land development, water reuse, and stormwater management, and over 30 years experience in applied engineering and earth sciences.
The key to our program is that the courses are timely and meet the individual and multi-state requirements as a ONE STOP shop for individual courses. Courses are available via webinars, live feeds, or conventional self-paced courses. The training programs provide a foundation in NEC codes, Green & Urban Design, Historic Preservation, ADA Guidelines, Lighting, Wetlands, Green Building LEED-AP, Alternative Materials, Alternative Renewal Energy, Building Codes, Engineering, Erosion/ Sedimentation Control and more with 600 course options. Also, B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. has partnered with Wilkes University to provide custom field and face-to-face training courses.
The professional training courses for engineers, architects, contractors, green builders, LEED Professionals, geologists, well drillers, and surveyors have been selected to meet the training requirements for your state or other state licensing boards. Our course catalog includes training programs to meet OSHA requirements, plus training programs offered by the most reputable professional and service associations and societies.
For the Professional - CEU Courses: You have access to a comprehensive library of CEU approved training courses. After completing an online course, confirmation of CEU credit will be provided to the approved state board. If you are licensed in more than one state or province, you must contact the appropriate state board or agency to obtain all of the information regarding compliance, but you will have a copy of the training course completion for your records. The live webinars meet the special requirements for some professionals
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