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Green Training and Certification

Instruction, program content, certificate of completion and extensive materials for the following certification and/or credentialing programs are provided by Everblue Training Institute, premier international sustainable education provider dedicated to helping you succeed in the green economy with a pass rate of over 90%.  Course accreditations and continuing education credit is also available.

Note the following schedule for classroom courses: lunch on your own. Online/webinar courses are also available.  

LEED Certification: Green Associate Exam Prep

Become accredited as a LEED Green Associate! The LEED credential is the most widely recognized accreditation for anyone involved in environmental design and green building practices and the Green Associate is the place to begin. This comprehensive, high-energy two day test prep course includes critical information on LEED building rating systems and standards, simulated test questions, and strategies to pass the exam.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, two days, 6/9 to 6/10

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $595 fee

CRN: 351 Course Number: GREN1000 Section: RWB

LEED AP Building, Design, and Construction Exam Prep

Learn the requirements and calculations required to earn your LEED AP accreditation. You’ll complete a review of the LEED rating system, processes, procedures and calculations required for attaining LEED certification, focus your study efforts, and be well prepared to pass this specialty exam focusing on the largest, broadest of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems. Ideal for contractors, architects, designers, developers, or anyone interested in green building.

Prerequisites: LEED Green Associate accreditation and LEED Project experience. Includes practice exams and extensive study materials.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, two days, 5/21 to 5/22

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $645 fee

CRN: 352 Course Number: GREN1001 Section: RWA

BPI Building Analyst & Envelope Professional Combo Certification Prep for Energy Auditors

This intensive program provides job training and preparation for the BPI (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications for energy auditors and others involved in residential energy conservation.  Understand the fundamentals of building science, energy systems, identify common building envelope problems that reduce efficiency, air quality, comfort and occupant health and safety.  Conduct an energy audit?comprehensive home assessment and safety testing on combustion appliances.  This program includes the written and field certification exam administered at the end of class.

Please note:  This BPI combination program includes the Building Science Principles, BPI Building Analyst, and BPI Envelope Shell Professional (Re)certification programs which may also be taken separately.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, five days, 5/5 to 5/9

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $2,645 fee

CRN: 355 Course Number: GREN1003 Section: RWB

Solar PV Associate NEW!

This 40-hour course is designed to help you understand the fastest growing form of power generation in the world—solar power.  Key concepts include the basics of electricity, solar design, and installation.  Students will also have an opportunity to set up a small solar circuit (via their own take-home solar kit) to reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom.  As a Solar PV Associate, you will qualify to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, five days, 8/4  to 8/8

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $1,595 fee

CRN: 589 Course Number: GREN1004 Section: RWC

Corporate/Organizational Sustainability Manager

Defining and implementing a sustainability strategy is not only the right thing to do; it’s good business! Whether in an established company or just starting your business, you’ll benefit from learning key sustainability principles and regulatory proposals/requirements that could affect your business plus best practices to determine and measure environmental impacts, conduct a carbon footprint assessment, recommend ways to go carbon neutral and identify concrete steps to impact the bottom line as well as the environment. Everblue CSM (Certified Sustainability Manager) exam administered last day.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, three days, 6/23 to 6/25

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $895 fee

CRN: 353 Course Number: GREN1002 Section: RWA

More Information

Contact Dianne (Dee) Lahaye at 978-659-1222 or dlahaye@necc.mass.edu for more information.

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