Construction and maintenance of buildings and homes is a large part of the Staten Island economy, and these courses will make the island a friendlier place from an environmental perspective and help stimulate its economy.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
CleanEdison is pleased to announce its partnership with The College of Staten Island to offer clean technology trainings that can assist with students’ career development.
For students at The College of Staten Island who would like to pursue a career in the energy auditing, green building, or solar industries, CleanEdison will offer BPI Building Analyst, BPI Multifamily, LEED Green Associate, and Solar PV Installer trainings this fall. Notably, BPI Multifamily is added into courses as New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is currently offering a multifamily incentive for 5+ unit structures, offering funds to contractors taking measures to make these homes more energy efficient.
“CSI is delighted to partner with CleanEdison in delivering ‘green’ construction technology courses on Staten Island,” said Hugo Kijne, Executive Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, The College of Staten Island. “Construction and maintenance of buildings and homes is a large part of the Staten Island economy, and these courses will make the island a friendlier place from an environmental perspective and help stimulate its economy.”
In the BPI training class, students will get a chance to learn how to identify residential problems such as gas and carbon monoxide leaks, poor indoor air quality, energy inefficiency, and other structural deficiencies. The blend of classroom and field training will ensure retention of accrued knowledge through practical implementation of hands-on field models. The course will offer trainees the chance to take the principles of energy efficiency to the next level by becoming Certified BPI Building Analysts.
Solar PV training is designed to introduce solar energy in both theory and application and to immerse students in the key concepts of solar PV design, installation and safety. Students will learn the essentials of a comprehensive solar installation, including the electrical components, system sizing and the mechanical and electrical design of arrays, which is the crucial first step in the certification process.
LEED Green Associate will teach students about the sustainable green building industry and everything they need to know about the requirements and benefits of LEED buildings. Also, it will provide various tips and tricks to prepare students to take the LEED Green Associate certification exam.
CleanEdison Inc. is a national training provider focused on clean technology education, offering online, in-classroom, and hands-on vocational training to building professionals, businesses, postsecondary institutions, government organizations and novices.
To date, CleanEdison has trained and certified thousands of individuals, and worked for hundreds of companies, offering courses in: Building Design and Efficiency, Building Occupant and Management Training, Green Deconstruction and Materials Re-Use, Geothermal, Hybrid Car and Electric Vehicles Technology, Solar and Wind Training. Agile and responsive to this fast-evolving industry, CleanEdison also develops customized education programs to suit various clients’ needs.
About College of Staten Island: The College of Staten Island is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York that offers exceptional opportunities to all of its students. Programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies lead to bachelor's and associate's degrees. The master's degree is awarded in 16 professional and liberal arts and sciences fields of study. The College of Staten Island landed on a list of "America's Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges" compiled by Washington Monthly.