About The Program

Coming mid-Fall 2011, a new course at Foothill College, designed to meet the demand of the job market, will be offered in Energy Efficiency for Building Systems Investment. If you have a degree in Engineering, the Physical Sciences, Architecture, or experience with HVAC systems or Project Management for Commercial Buildings - and you are unemployed -this training is for you! The training is free.

As part of California’s investment to train workers for jobs in a wide range of clean and green industries, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in partnership with the NOVA Workforce Board and SolarTech received a $4M grant. Energy Efficiency for Building Systems Investment is an exciting program designed to build skills for job market demand and help those who are out of work get back to work.

The training is designed to give participants a working knowledge of energy-related systems in buildings including HVAC, lighting, building control systems, weatherization, energy storage, as well as the integration of solar technologies. Competency in working with metrics and performing data analysis and in preparing the financial case for investment in energy efficiency solutions, including utility rate structures and incentives.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, Energy Efficiency for Building Systems Investment, please call to place your name and contact information on an Interest List. Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering Division at Foothill College, 650-949-7259.


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