The Green Mechanical Council reports the start of a pilot program for training correct energy audit procedures. According to the Council, the National Renewable Energy Lab has identified a shortage of skilled and trained persons as a leading barrier to renewable energy and energy efficiency growth.
The program was developed by the United Association (UA), working in cooperation with HVAC Excellence, ESCO Institute, and the Green Mechanical Council. energy auditor curriculum consisting of 23 individual classes or modules, totaling 800 contact hours. Graduates of the course will have the title of Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) conferred upon them by the Green Mechanical Council.
The pilot program was launched on January 4 in Bismark, ND, at the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC). The event marked the first time a group of Native Americans were selected to pilot test any program.
Persons interested in learning more about Energy Auditor Training Program are encouraged to attend the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. Members of the program development team will conduct a full session on the program and be available for questions. The conference will be held March 14-16, 2010 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.