BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University will host a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops on campus beginning April 10.
The workshops will cover a range of topics such as N.C. Energy Code, solar thermal and photovoltaics and distributed wind energy, micro-hydro system design and installation. They will provide continuing education credits for professionals including architects, engineers, inspectors, realtors, appraisers, teachers and others.
Early registration costs range from free of charge to $1,150 depending on the topic and the length of the workshop.
The first workshop in the series is N.C. Energy Code Training for Appraisers April 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other workshops are:
- April 24, N.C. 2012 Commercial Energy Code Training
- April 25, Best Practice Code Compliant PV System Design
- May 8, Green Guidelines and Certifications for Homes
- May 11-15, Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design and Construction
- May 29, N.C. 2012 Residential Energy Code Training
- June 6-7, Photovoltaic System Fundamentals
In addition, the Energy Center will offer a free workshop for teachers July 17 and 24 titled Teaching K-12 STEM Through Renewable Energy.
The series runs through September. For more information about these and other workshops offered through September, visit http://energy.appstate.edu/programs/workshops.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.