SFCC to receive grant funds for energy conservation code training

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Interested in energy efficiency? The New Mexico Energy and Minerals and Resources Department has announced a partnership with four colleges, including SFCC, to expand energy conservation code training and education. The project will train New Mexicans on energy efficient buildings.

The release states, “The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD), was awarded $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an exciting new opportunity to train New Mexicans on energy efficiency and energy management. In cooperation with four higher education institutions, Doña Ana Community College, Northern New Mexico College, San Juan College, and Santa Fe Community College, ECMD will facilitate continuing education, training, and technical assistance to support industry professionals as they adapt to advanced energy technologies. The Sustainable Education for Advanced Buildings (SEAB) project aims to improve and expand education on energy efficiency codes, practices, and products to better inform current industry professionals and prepare new workers for the construction trades field.”

This is exciting news for SFCC. Congratulations to Amanda Hatherly, Director, EnergySmart Academy Santa Fe Community College, for her ongoing work in this area.

The EnergySmart Academy will be developing short workshops and online classes for builders, architects, code officials and others related to advanced technologies such as Heat Pump Water Heaters, Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps, Microgrids and commercial and residential green building codes.

Please see of all our current online energy and water conservation classes here: www.energysmartacademy.com/online-courses.html

Photo: Amanda Hatherly

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