Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, recently installed Graymark Weatherization Equipment to train and prepare Residential Energy Management (REM) students. This hands-on test equipment allows students to practice for the Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification exam and gives them the tools they need to become effective residential energy auditors.
The Graymark Weatherization Equipment meets the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program Basic and Core Competencies for BPI Energy Auditing. Students will use a diagnostic house to learn how to properly use test equipment like a blower door, infrared camera, combustion gas analyzer, carbon monoxide analyzer, radiation detector and other key pieces necessary for residential energy auditing.
“Students now have the opportunity to have in-class instruction and practical hands-on experience for BPI training,” said Tiffany Burton, Ecotech’s Residential Energy Management Program Director. “Before, we have had to use offsite locations to teach these skills. By bringing the equipment in house, we will enhance the experience of our REM students and students from other programs interested in BPI certification.”
Because this newly installed equipment is BPI certified, Ecotech Institute is exploring the possibility of offering a short course to the public regarding residential energy auditing skills. The course would include a week of energy efficiency training, followed by a certification exam. To keep up-to-date on the latest news regarding Ecotech Institute and this energy management program , follow Ecotech on Facebook.
Ecotech Institute currently offers eight associate’s degree programs:
- Facility Management Technology
- Residential Energy Management
- Solar Energy Technology
- Wind Energy Technology
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Power Utility Technician
- Business Administration – Sustainability.
For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers eight highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.