AB Tech’s Building Construction Science Diploma program focuses on live projects and hands-on activities to teach students energy efficient construction materials and methods associated with high-performance buildings. Students will learn advanced framing methods and other alternative building techniques associated with ‘green building’. Students will also learn energy auditing techniques and software associated with building energy analysis. Students will graduate from this program with the skills required to build high-performance buildings and monitor their energy use. As the construction industry reinvents itself around more sustainable building concepts, the Building Construction Science Program at A-B Tech is the “go to” place for training and retraining for a new era of construction. All credits in this program can transfer into the Associates Degree in Construction Management Technologies which would allow a student to graduate in two years with a diploma and a degree. Many of the credits transfer into our Sustainability Technologies program as well. Furthermore, some credits will transfer into four-year programs.
To us, Advanced Energy means combining research with expertise and collaboration to provide economic, environmental and societal benefits to energy issues. As in each of the markets we serve from Industrial, Transportation and Renewables to Buildings and Motors and Drives we take a whole systems approach to discovering, developing and implementing sustainable solutions. We do this by working to: Understand and manage energy to reduce costs and increase economic competitiveness; Help our communities prepare for transportation innovations powered by alternative fuels; Make our homes healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient; Improve the performance of motors and drives systems
The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) at Appalachian State University conducts energy research and applied program activities in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, forecasting and modeling, economic development, and policy analysis in a multi-disciplinary environment that leverages the expertise of faculty, staff, and students from across the University as a resource for private industry, local, state and federal governments, and non-profits. Through its outreach programs and research, the Appalachian Energy Center provides benefits to communities and citizens across the state, including the creation of new jobs and businesses, and increased investment and income. Visit our Clean Energy Professional Development Workshop Series at https://energy.appstate.edu/programs/workshops.
Appalachian State University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Technology helps students develop the skills needed to design, build and maintain technological systems that will help create a more sustainable world. In this program, you will study renewable energy, biofuels, green building, computer modeling, sustainable transportation, sustainable resource management, and sustainable water and waste water technology. These are some of the world’s fastest growing technological areas, and they hold many new and exciting career opportunities. The program, previously called Appropriate Technology, is housed in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.
The Sustainability Technologies program is a unique and flexible curriculum designed to meet the challenges of the new energy economy. The programs three focus areas Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Buildings overlap to provide a technology-oriented and certification-based platform of training that can be found nowhere else. You have found the Sustainability program that WORKS! Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science Degree have the comprehensive knowledge to be competitive in many industries including construction, energy auditing, home inspection, facilities management, solar, wind, solar thermal, waste, environmental, consulting, sales and non-profit. Each of the three focus areas is also offered as a 5-course Certificate geared toward dual majors or professional development. In addition, a number of college transfer opportunities exist for students wishing to continue their education.
Are you excited about a career in the developing green economy? Sustainability Technologies at Central Carolina Community College opens the door to a variety of careers in the growing green economy. The new Associate in Applied Science in Sustainability Technologies degree builds on the college’s long experience in training workers and entrepreneurs for fields that are both Earth-and consumer-friendly. Certificates and diplomas are also available. Program Highlights: The Sustainability Technologies degree focuses on sustainability issues, Alternative Energy and Green Building. Core classes cover the major policy and development issues in sustainability metrics and practices. Students learn how to measure sustainability indicators, skills necessary for improving financial, social and environmental impacts. The Alternative Energy courses includes education on solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric, biofuels, and other sources of renewable energy. Renewable energy modeling, and design and installation skills are part of the program. The Green Building track includes courses in energy analysis, architectural drawing, building science and green building certification programs. Students also receive hands on training- students construct a small house annually. Employment opportunities exist in both government and private industry. Career options are varied, including sustainability consultants, renewable energy technicians, biofuels technicians, and green building supervisors. Plan your future in the growing green economy with training in Sustainability Technologies.
The Sustainability Technologies Associates degree curriculum is based on a core of required science and engineering courses and feature four specialty tracks that will prepare technicians to meet workforce demands for highly skilled workers. The required, core courses will include math, biology, ecology, sustainability, CAD, GIS and alternative energy courses. Students will also be required to master technical training courses with topics including energy, environmentalism, engineering and their economic and social impacts. Student Learning Objectives: At the completion of the Sustainability Technologies Program, students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the three competing interest in sustainability; “people, prosperity and planet”. Analyze energy usage, demand and conservation for a building envelope, devise a strategy for energy reduction and select appropriate alternative or renewable energy systems for implementation. Evaluate an entity’s current sustainability standing and recommend changes needed for improvement. Operate software and hardware for designing and modeling alternative/renewable energy systems.
Everblue provides intense green jobs training for building and construction professionals who are looking to learn more about sustainability, green building, and energy efficiency. Our exam prep courses prepare candidates for a certification exam such as LEED, BPI, RESNET, NATE, or NABCEP. Our courses are available live, online, and on demand in over 100 worldwide locations. Everblue’s award-winning curriculum is designed to help you succeed in the growing “green” industry.
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center is a UNC System-chartered Public Service Center administered by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. Its mission is to advance a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. The Center provides service to the businesses and citizens of North Carolina and beyond relating to the development and adoption of clean energy technologies. Through its programs and activities, the Center envisions and seeks to promote the development and use clean energy in ways that stimulate a sustainable economy while reducing dependence on foreign sources of energy, and mitigating the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use. Since its founding as the North Carolina Solar Center in December 1987, the Center has worked closely with partners in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit community while evolving to include a greater geographic scope and array of clean energy technologies. As a result of this evolution, the Center has grown into a state agency respected for its assistance to the burgeoning clean tech sector in North Carolina, as well as one of the premier clean energy centers of knowledge in the United States.