Green and Sustainable Programs
Going Green at the Workplace
Learn how to position your business as a responsible environmental leader in a world of green consumers and carbon-conscious regulators. Explore ways to save energy, save money, and save the environment by making your building's lighting, HVAC, and information systems more efficient. In addition, discover simple and cost-effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint by
conserving water, using alternative transportation fuels and vehicles, and generating your own renewable energy on-site.
Growing Plants for Fun and Profit
This course is your practical guide to licensing, site preparation, equipment, how and where to find supplies, how to select and produce plants appropriate to your climate zone, how to produce quality material and, most importantly, how to market your product.
Achieving Solar - An Introductory Guide You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. energy consumption and a detailed primer on today`s solar energy applications. The difference between solar thermal systems and solar photovoltaic (PV) applications and technologies will be clarified. Climate, geographic, and zoning considerations will be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to locate a contractor, and how solar can add value to a structure. This class is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit with the United States Green Building Council
Choosing a Renewable Energy Installer Once you`ve made the decision to install either a solar or wind renewable energy system, what are the important questions to ask potential installers? This online class starts from the beginning by helping you locate installers, and discusses important considerations and characteristics to look for. Also, we will walk you through some of the installation considerations, including what you can do to help.
How to Adopt Green Practices In Business And Gain A Competitive Advantage
Whether you are a business owner, office manager, HR manager, business professional or “green-team” project leader who wants to know how to get started with a sustainability program, this comprehensive course will give you the results you want. Unlike other sustainability courses, it includes how to effectively market and advertise your green practices. As an added bonus, you will receive an extensive workbook so you won`t have to spend hours at a time in front of the computer and forms to help you work in green teams. It will provide you with exercise, activities and forms to help you work on your own or with your green team.