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NECC Course Offers Training for a “Green” Business

Submitted by on January 17, 2012 – 12:23 pm

If you ever dreamed of starting your own “green” business, now might be the time with the help of a new, eight-week, noncredit course titled “Starting and Operating the Successful Weatherization or Energy Efficient Business” offered through Northern Essex Community College’s Division of Workforce Development and Community Education.

This course will meet at NECC’s Riverwalk campus, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning February 29. The cost is $229 per person.

This is a specially discounted course supported by the MassGreen initiative in affiliation with the Mass Clean Energy Center and ARRA funds through the Department of Housing and Community Development as noted below.

Taught by Russ Tanzer, who has extensive experience in weatherization, residential energy conservation, construction, and facilities management, this practical course provides an overview of the field, business planning, management and operations, securing work, managing customer relations, health/safety issues, and more.

The residential energy efficiency service industry is expected to grow dramatically so it’s a great time to start your new business or expand your existing business to meet the demand. To register, call 978-556-3700. For the most current information and complete course descriptions visit