CALMAC Energy Storage Course Gets OK for Credits

Nov. 15, 2010
The course educates participants on the principles of thermal energy storage.

CALMAC is proud to sponsor a new professional development course, “Thermal Energy Storage: A Vital Ingredient to a Low Carbon Future.” This course, provided by InfoSpec, Inc., recently received approval from both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for continuing education credits. The course educates participants on the principles of thermal energy storage and why it is needed to reduce the environmental impact of buildings while reducing building operating costs. More importantly, the course will outline practical applications to make renewable energy more economically viable using energy storage.

“The importance and ever-growing role of energy storage in reducing a building’s environmental impact and operating costs continues to be a major discussion,” says Mark MacCracken, CEO of CALMAC and chair-elect, USGBC. “California recently passed energy storage legislation and we expect other governing bodies and influential organizations to wholeheartedly support this clean energy technology," MacCracken says.

California’s landmark Energy Storage Bill (AB 2514) will enhance and expand California’s commitment to the environment by requiring CPUC to set targets for utility adoption of energy storage technologies, making it more viable to incorporate renewable energy sources into the state’s electric grid. CALMAC’s online course will help architects and other green building professionals learn more about this ever-growing technology and stay at the forefront of the energy storage industry.

CALMAC has more than 30 years of experience in the energy storage industry to share with AIA and USGBC members. The course is free-of-charge and available in both "Lunch and Learn" and online presentation formats. One hour in length, participants will receive one AIA/CES HSW/SD learning unit, and one GBCI CE hour for LEED® professionals.

For more on CALMAC’s thermal energy storage course, visit .