CleanEdison Partners with Community Colleges Nationwide to Provide the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) Energy Audit Training

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Courses will help Americans save money, decrease unemployment rates, and battle global warming.

CleanEdison is proud to be a BPI Affiliate Organization

We are thrilled to be offering such impactful training through our partnership with CleanEdison

CleanEdison, a leading national green building consulting and education provider, announced today that it is teaming with Community Colleges nationwide to instruct individuals in Energy Audit Training with a BPI Certification, enabling individuals to join the growing green energy sector. While the federal unemployment rate nears 10%, jobs in the green economy are booming nationally. A recent PEW report estimates the federal government's stimulus package has invested "more than $6 billion for state and local efforts to achieve energy efficiency, $5 billion for weatherization of low-income homes, and $500 million for job training to help workers participate in the clean energy economy.

Through its partnerships with Community Colleges nationwide, such as Phoenix College in Arizona, and Everett Community College in Washington, CleanEdison has positioned itself to become the nation's largest provider of BPI Building Analyst Training and BPI Certification. With successful completion of CleanEdison's intensive five-day course, students are prepared to enter the new green economy and fill the available jobs which are helping Americans to become more energy efficient.

"We are thrilled to be offering such impactful training through our partnership with CleanEdison," said Ruth M. Romano Ed.D, Director of Workforce Development at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. "Green industry jobs will play a critical role in our nation's economic recovery, so we are looking forward to providing students with the necessary tools that will enable them to take advantage of the available opportunities."

In addition to job training, CleanEdison's BPI Building Analyst courses help communities nationwide save money and lower their environmental impact. According to BPI, residential homes account for 20% of America's carbon footprint, and therefore present a significant opportunity to lower energy usage. While many states and localities have already mandated energy efficient standards, the United States Congress is set to ratify the Save American Energy Act (H.R. 899) that would require distribution utilities nationwide to demonstrate 15% electricity savings and 10% natural gas savings by 2020.

The energy saved through the proposed federal energy efficiency standards could power almost 48 million households in 2020, accounting for about 36% of the households in the United States. Moreover, this level of energy conservation will save Americans almost $170 billion, create over 220,000 jobs and reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 262 million metric tons while eliminating the need to build 390 power plants.

To learn about all of the training opportunities available, visit CleanEdison.

About CleanEdison:
CleanEdison is a highly effective, award-winning and competitively priced provider of green education services and sustainability consulting and helps industry professionals obtain necessary skills and accreditation, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Building Performance Institute (BPI). CleanEdison offers LEED exam preparation courses, energy audit and solar training and sustainability consulting nationwide. CleanEdison is committed to education and training and offers comprehensive resources to its students, including detailed study guides, online practice exams and help desk access. Completion of CleanEdison courses and training satisfies Continuing Education Credit (CEU) requirements for major industry associations, including AIA, BOMA and USGBC. To learn more about CleanEdison and to sign up for courses, visit CleanEdison.

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