Directory of Free Online Clean Energy Training Resources

Whether you’re pursuing a career in the clean energy industry or advancing your current career by acquiring new skills and knowledge, there are a range of training and education options available online and on your schedule. The directory below identifies training opportunities on a variety of clean energy topics available online at no cost.

Participants should review course descriptions, agendas, and learning objectives listed on the websites to select courses appropriate for their training goals. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available for completing certain courses – refer to the training course website for details.

Directory Free Online Clean Energy Training

All of the information provided in this directory is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be an endorsement by NYSERDA.  NYSERDA does not endorse any of the trainings contained in this directory nor does NYSERDA endorse any of the contents of the trainings.  This directory is intended to be a list of trainings that are currently available to the public. It is anticipated that this list will be periodically updated as information is made available. 

Training Organization Course Name Category Approximate Skill Level
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Course Description Link
HeatSpring A Complete Guide to Geothermal Tax Incentives - Self Study  Electrification / Heat Pumps Intermediate Earn more jobs by learning how tax credits can make each job more economical for your clients. Enroll in this free, comprehensive course, taught by an energy and tax expert and learn about the tax benefits geothermal HVAC installations can receive, how to apply for these benefits, and how they can impact the economics of a project. Topics will include the EPAct of 2005, Bonus Depreciation, Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credit/Grant for Business, Geothermal Heat Pump Grant for Residential. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/a-complete-guide-to-geothermal-tax-incentives/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Commercial Geothermal Heat Pump System Design - Self Study Electrification / Heat Pumps Advanced In this course, Dr. Charles Remund, author of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Design Manual, explains how to design a ground heat exchanger for a commercial geothermal system.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/commercial-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Danfoss Danfoss Heat Pump Training Program Electrification / Heat Pumps Beginner This course covers basic knowledge and understanding of heat pumps and their function. The primary target audience is students, wholesalers, installers, OEMs, building owners/real estate professionals, and anyone interested in basics of heat pump applications https://danfoss-catalog.sabacloud.com/Saba/Web_spf/EU2PRD0064/guest/learningeventdetail/curra000000000003360Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices - Self Study Electrification / Heat Pumps Advanced Factors such as space limitations are forcing engineers to utilize deep boreholes to meet design requirements for ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems. In such cases, hydrostatic pressures must be considered to ensure successful installation can take place. This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation. This course is targeted to geothermal system designers and architects and engineers involved in commercial system design. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/deep-boreholes-in-gshp-systems-pressure-considerations-installation-practices/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Fundamentals: Air Source Heat Pumps  Electrification / Heat Pumps Beginner Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) absorb heat from the air through a system of fluid-filled coils, condensers, and compressors. They offer a popular alternative to gas or electric heating systems by eliminating the use of fossil fuels in the home. They also have the added benefit of providing cooling as well as heating. This course will provide an overview of the mechanics of this alternative heating system, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installation, capabilities, and control.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/fundamentals-air-source-heat-pumps/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Fundamentals: Geothermal  Electrification / Heat Pumps Beginner This course will provide an overview of GSHP mechanics and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their installation in new construction projects.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/fundamentals-geothermalLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Geothermal HVAC Design: From Building Loads to Bore Field Design - Self Study Electrification / Heat Pumps Intermediate This short course is intended as a compact, efficient, “ready-to-use” tool for developing building load data and exploring the impact of geothermal bore field design on HVAC system performance.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/geothermal-hvac-design-from-building-loads-to-bore-field-designLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Urban Green Council Heat Pumps: What's Possible in NYC? Electrification / Heat Pumps Beginner Training on what heat pumps are, why they deliver a carbon benefit, and some of the pros, cons and challenges of transitioning to heat pump technology. https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/content/onlinecourse/heat-pumps-whats-possible-nycLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring HERS Rater Perspective: ASHP Design  Electrification / Heat Pumps Intermediate The design of air source heat pump (ASHP) installations is vital for the effectiveness of the technology. Too often systems are designed with the wrong piece of equipment, which can lead to gross oversizing and disappointing performance. In this lesson, we will explore how low-load homes affect ASHP design and learn how to size and design equipment that will improve customer satisfaction, decrease callbacks, and save money.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/hers-rater-perspective-ashp-designLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric HVAC Geothermal Heat Pumps Electrification / Heat Pumps Beginner Course explores all aspects of the geothermal heat pump, including the various installation types, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each type. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/179/title/HVAC%20Geothermal%20Heat%20PumpsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Making the Case: A Guide to Selling Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Systems - Self Study  Electrification / Heat Pumps Intermediate Doing a simple payback analysis is a practical first step to take on any geothermal project, but there are many more factors for a prospective owner to consider. A comprehensive sales proposal could be the key to separating yourself from the competition. This course provides an overview of all of the factors that should be included in your geothermal heat pump sales proposal.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/making-the-case-a-guide-to-selling-gshp-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Hanleywood University Strategic Electrification, Decarbonization, and the role of Advanced heat Pump Technology Electrification / Heat Pumps Beginner Explains the concept of strategic electrification and why building decarbonization is one impactful strategy for achieving strategic electrification; demonstrates how heat pumps help to achieve decarbonization and strategic electrification; explores VRF advanced heating technology and why it is a promising opportunity for strategic electrification; analyzes efforts by municipalities across the United States to implement strategic electrification https://www.hanleywooduniversity.com/course/6575/aia/electrical-systems-components/energy/aia/canada-potential/pdh-potential/strategic-electrification-decarbonization-and-the-role-of-advanced-heat-pump-technology-print-course#Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring The Ins and Outs of Selecting Cold Climate Minisplit Heat Pumps - Self Study Electrification / Heat Pumps Intermediate This course covers critical performance information about cold climate minisplit heat pumps, including understanding ratings and manufacturers' data and best practices for equipment selection. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/the-ins-and-outs-of-selecting-cold-climate-minisplit-heat-pumpsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
BD+C University  Achieving Deep Energy Retrofits in Historic and Modern-era Buildings Energy Efficiency Intermediate This covers the sustainable potentials and limitations of retrofitting an existing building of historic/cultural significance. https://www.bdcuniversity.com/achieving-deep-energy-retrofits-historic-and-modern-era-buildingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Active Energy Efficiency Using Speed Control Energy Efficiency Intermediate Many motors only have two settings: on and off. They operate at constant speed. If a motor turning at constant speed is driving a device or process that requires less output, adjustments are required to achieve the desired output level. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/40/title/Active%20Energy%20Efficiency%20Using%20Speed%20ControlLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Building Energy Analytics Case Study - Self Study Energy Efficiency Beginner In this lecture, the instructor will ask and answer questions relative to understanding how well a new, small, well-insulated house is performing on energy use and temperature control. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/building-energy-analytics-case-study/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
BD+C University  Building Passively Energy Efficiency Beginner This outlines the key elements of passive house design to qualify for passive house certification; lists types of insulation and wall assemblies that can be used in passive house multifamily projects; and quantifies the recommended heat energy savings, cooling energy savings, and total energy savings for passive house design. https://www.bdcuniversity.com/building-passivelyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Conserving Water and Energy: Electric Tankless Hot Water Heaters  Energy Efficiency Intermediate This course explains how electric tankless water heaters (ETWHs) conserve water and energy while also improving health and safety conditions and reducing costs. The examination includes detailed descriptions of many types of ETWHs and the basic calculations and selection criteria for the most suitable system https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2028738&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Morris+Group&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study - Self Study  Energy Efficiency Intermediate This course covers calculations, architectural drawings, and construction details for a residential deep energy retrofit project: the Livermore House in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/deep-energy-retrofit-case-study/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Electrical Loads in High Performance Buildings - Self Study  Energy Efficiency Intermediate When you're designing a zero net energy home or a battery-based solar PV system, electrical loads are the biggest headache. They're very hard to predict! This presentation covers the subject of plug load energy-efficiency -- the choices occupants make with regard to lighting, appliances, and consumer electronics in the home. You will glean priceless information about how to save hundreds of dollars towards lowering your (or your clients’) utility bills.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/electrical-loads-in-high-performance-buildings/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Energy Demand in Buildings Energy Efficiency Beginner Discover how building design and occupancy determines the energy demand in buildings and learn how to (re)design low energy buildings https://www.edx.org/course/energy-needs-in-buildings-2Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: The Importance of Airflow Management and Monitoring Energy Efficiency Intermediate This course reviews a data center's impact on building design and then identifies and describes the most effective design approaches and fitments that building designers can employ to control their capital and operating costs, spatial needs, and energy consumption. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1995609&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Chatsworth+Products+&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
US Environmental Protection Agency - ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR Buildings Webinar Series Energy Efficiency Beginner On-going live webinar series, including topics such as energy benchmarking with Portfolio Manager, strategies for setting effective energy performance goals, and strategies for energy savings https://esbuildings.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=esbuildingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Introduction to Zero Net Energy Homes - Self Study Energy Efficiency Beginner This lecture describes what it takes to build zero net energy homes, and provides builders with proof that these homes are more durable, healthier, more comfortable, cost less to own, and benefit our environment. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/introduction-to-zero-net-energy-homesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Low Carbon Building - Self Study  Energy Efficiency Beginner What good is a “Net-Zero” building if just the act of creating it dumps a huge load of CO2 into the air? The urgency of climate disruption demands that we reduce impacts now, not slowly over the next 50 years. Here we will look beyond reducing operating energy to also reducing the effects of construction and material choices. This course is more of an introduction to low carbon building, rather than a 'how-to' course.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/low-carbon-buildingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
U.S Department of Energy Better Buildings Multiple webinars and workshops Energy Efficiency Intermediate On-going live webinar series, including topics such as "Fundamentals of Energy Management Training," "Energy Savings Waiting to be Discovered," "Automatic Receptacle Controls: Adjusting to New Code Requirements for Plug Load Controls," and more https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/eventsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Data Centers Utilizing Containment Strategies Energy Efficiency Intermediate This course explores the current influences that directly or indirectly affect energy usage and management, the resulting trends in data center development, and how containment strategies enable designers to optimize energy efficiency and create facilities with minimal environmental footprints. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2008405&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Chatsworth+Products+&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Passive vs. Conventional Floor Planning + Passive House Sample Design - Self Study Energy Efficiency Intermediate This lecture covers some not-so-obvious reasons for orienting rooms with respect to the sun and how to think ‘outside of the box’ with respect to floor planning. It explains why orienting the long axis of the home to face South will save  money, why plumbing layout impacts DHW quality of service, and orientation's impacts on primary energy use, energy recovery, and the challenges to optimization and implementation. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/passive-vs-conventional-floor-planning-passive-house-sample-designLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Hanleywood University Understanding Low-E Coatings Energy Efficiency Beginner This course will enable you to be able to define the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures, discuss the manufacturing processes for pyrolytic and MSVD low-e coatings, identify how passive and solar control low-e coatings differ and impact glass performance measures, and how low-e coatings improve energy efficiency and earn LEED® credit contributions. https://www.hanleywooduniversity.com/course/5618/aia/architecture/energy/glass-glass-block/green-design-construction/impact-of-design/leed/aia/canada-potential/understanding-low-e-coatings#Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Hanleywood University Why Exceed the Code: Maximizing Energy and Cost Saving in Pipe Insulation  Energy Efficiency Intermediate Analyze insulation material types and the impact to the long-term occupancy health, safety, and wellness; examine ASHRAE 90.1, including the history, process, and ways in which it applies to building codes and standards to protect the occupants of a structure, as well as the cost-effectiveness of code-level insulation. This course will also explore the benefits of utilizing energy-calculating software to exceed local code requirements to influence the project budget, energy efficiency of a structure, and occupancy health, safety, and wellness; and deconstruct examples provided of energy calculating software calculations to determine best practices in pipe insulation specification. https://www.hanleywooduniversity.com/course/6393/aia/architecture/codes-and-standards/energy/green-design-construction/health-and-wellness/insulation-housewrap/moisture-control/sustainability-resilience/aia/canada-potential/pdh-potential/why-exceed-the-code-maximizing-energy-and-cost-savings-in-pipe-insulation#Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Zero Energy Home Basics: Economics, Minimizing Energy Needs and Use, and Renewable Systems - Self Study  Energy Efficiency Beginner Introduction to all things Zero Net Energy. Learn about Zero Net Energy definitions, home economic considerations, the minimizing of building energy use, the minimizing of occupant energy needs, renewable energy systems https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/zero-energy-home-basics-economics-minimizing-energy-needs-and-use-and-renewable-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring All About Windows - Self Study  Building Envelope Intermediate Understand the different heat transfer mechanisms associated with windows, Learn about strategies used in window design and installation to reduce heat loss, Understand differences between US and European window performance rating systems to avoid incorrectly interpreting window performance, See how, and by how much, window selection and application can assist with passive survivability, Understand the impact of shading, shading strategies, building orientation, etc. with respect to the Passive House Space Heat Demand criteria https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/all-about-windows/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Black vs. White Membrane, What is the Sustainable and Energy Efficient Choice? Building Envelope Intermediate The session will cover energy performance of the roof assembly and materials, a review of ASHRAE with a complete energy analysis comparing different roof assemblies and various color membranes associated to geographic locations, “Cool” roofing, and construction generated moisture. Included will be a discussion of benefits and concerns on the interfacing of roof garden and photovoltaic with the roofing assembly.  https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=366&title=Black+vs.+White+Membrane%2C+What+is+the+Sustainable+and+Energy+Efficient+Choice%3FLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Building Energy Efficiency & Roof Design Building Envelope Beginner This course examines how the roof of a building—one of the few parts of a building envelope that undergoes periodic replacement—impacts energy efficiency. It also explores how roof design can be a key contributor to meeting both sustainability and energy operating cost goals. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1938966&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=GAF&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Building Envelope Building Envelope Beginner Examine the elements of the building envelope (floors, walls, windows and ceiling) and how those elements participate in heat transfer. Discuss heat loss or gain due to transmission, infiltration and ventilation. This course contains many equations used to determine heat loss and gain through the building envelope. A sample case study of a building will be provided throughout the course to help explain each topic. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/136/title/Building%20Envelope-US%20VersionLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Building Envelope Design: Understanding Codes, Best Practices & Tie-in Detailing Building Envelope Intermediate This presentation aims to bring awareness of code requirements as they relate to building envelope components and systems, and shed light on common material misconceptions. Additionally, this presentation will focus on the all-important tie-in junctions which have been known to cause confusion resulting in leaky buildings and system failure. We will discuss tie-in design considerations, known product incompatibilities, as well as tie-in installation best practices. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=858&title=Building+Envelope+Design%3A+Understanding+Codes%2C+Best+Practices+%26+Tie-in+DetailingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
PG&E Building Science 1.0: Overview and Introduction to Control Layers (series learning) Building Envelope Beginner This course describes the role of building science in effective design of building enclosures, specifically addressing requirements for control of rain and bulk water, air movement, thermal separation, and vapor diffusion. https://pge.docebosaas.com/learn/course/external/view/elearning/123/BuildingScience10OverviewandIntroductiontoControlLayersLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
PG&E Building Science 2.1: Introduction to Heat Transfer (2.1-2.8) Building Envelope Intermediate This course provides an understanding of how heat flow works and how to control it through design and construction best practices. In addition to the fundamentals, you will learn about specific issues such as the role of air leakage, thermal mass, and thermal bridging - and how these issues are typically interpreted in building codes. https://pge.docebosaas.com/learn/course/external/view/elearning/85/BuildingScience21IntroductiontoHeatTransfer-18DSLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Cold Storage - Roof System Considerations Building Envelope Intermediate This presentation will bring knowledge of roof system design considerations when dealing with cold storage applications. The presenter will discuss various types of cold storage application techniques and provide insight on the importance of understanding internal climate zones and how they may impact design considerations for the roof system assembly.  https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=756&title=Cold+Storage+-+Roof+System+Considerations+Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Cold Storage and Controlled Environments Using Insulated Metal Panels Building Envelope Intermediate This course discusses how insulated metal panels (IMPs) perform the necessary functions to provide an effective energy-efficient building envelope and why they are suitable for use within temperature-controlled hygienic environments—where performance is critical. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1957086&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Kingspan+Insulated+Panels&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Continuous Insulation: Comparing Energy Efficiency and Performance  Building Envelope Beginner This course examines different types of insulation materials commonly used as continuous insulation. Attributes that affect material use, installation, and performance within exterior wall assemblies are compared and discussed https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1953967&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Hunter+Panels&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Cutting Through the Code Confusion for Roofing Professionals - Self Study Building Envelope Intermediate This course covers information on the version of the model building and energy codes are currently adopted in your state or locality, the basic requirements for roof fire and wind resistance, including important UL and FM ratings, the basic requirements for commercial energy efficiency, including requirements for minimum insulation levels, the use of “cool” roofing membranes, and the installation of air barriers, and a comprehensive reference list of free online codes information, including listings by codes rating agencies as well as useful energy and structural calculators to assist in code-compliant design. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/cutting-through-the-code-confusion-for-roofing-professionals/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Durability Design Analysis for Building Envelopes Building Envelope Intermediate In this course, learn about the physics of heat and moisture transfer. Observe the technical application of cutting-edge tools for performing combined energy modeling and hygrothermal analysis. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=712&title=Durability+Design+Analysis+for+Building+EnvelopesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
BD+C University  Edge of Perfection: Designing High-Performance Façades Building Envelope Intermediate This course describes the multiple challenges in designing high performance fenestration systems for building envelopes meeting architectural design needs to deliver energy performance, sufficient glazed area for optimized daylight admission and views, thermal comfort and condensation resistance, as well as meeting structural and durability criteria. https://www.bdcuniversity.com/edge-perfection-designing-high-performance-fa%C3%A7adesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Energy-Efficient Envelope Design Using Integrally-Insulated Concrete Tilt-Up Panels Building Envelope Intermediate This course looks at integrally-insulated concrete tilt-up panels, the types, their components, their thermal and moisture resistant properties, and where they are used. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2039344&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Thermomass&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Enhancing Durability & Energy Performance Building Envelope Beginner The one-hour session will cover options on how to go beyond a manufacturer’s specification to incorporate durable products and roofing assemblies. A review of membranes, insulations, cover boards, and insulation attachments will all be considered. In addition, time will be spent discussing energy performance of the roof assembly and materials and the potential impact on the building performance. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=369&title=Enhancing+Durability+%26+Energy+PerformanceLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Heat, Air & Moisture (HAM) Management in Commercial Building Enclosures Building Envelope Beginner This seminar is a basic review of transport mechanisms for heat, air and moisture movement across the building enclosure. These movements affect the building performance, hence controlling heat, air and moisture flow represent critical functions of the building enclosure. The control strategies for achieving an energy efficient and durable building enclosure will be discussed for each. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=1149&title=Heat%2C+Air+%26+Moisture+%28HAM%29+Management+in+Commercial+Building+EnclosuresLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring High Performance Building Assemblies - Self Study Building Envelope Intermediate This lecture covers just how heat and moisture can move in building assemblies, how to manage both, and the tools that are available to evaluate or predict hygrothermal performance of building assemblies. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/high-performance-building-assembliesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  High-Performance Insulated Sandwich Walls Using Composite Design  Building Envelope Intermediate This course explains and illustrates how high-performance, fully composite insulated sandwich wall panels can be detailed to achieve continuous insulation. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2039607&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=AltusGroup&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
BD+C University  Meeting the demand for high-efficiency façades Building Envelope Intermediate After reading this article, you should be able to: balance energy use goals with practical considerations, such as constructability, performance, and product availability; apply principles of thermodynamics and energy transfer to the appropriate design of energy-efficient building enclosures; determine energy code compliance by demonstrating thermal efficiency through calculations or energy modeling; account for sites of thermal bridging by incorporating high-efficiency detailing that addresses sources of energy loss and insulates against heat transfer https://www.bdcuniversity.com/meeting-demand-high-efficieny-facadesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
BD+C University  New Ideas in Building Envelopes  Building Envelope Intermediate After reading this article, you should be able to: List insights into the requirements for effective façade design, including climate, solar orientation, energy-use profile, and interior occupancies and preferences; describe the competing needs of energy conservation and occupant experience, and how they can be resolved; discuss facility operational requirements and material choices, and the creative strategies developed for façade engineering to enclose such occupancies; apply project team experiences in high-performing building design and the approaches used for integrated design and integrated project delivery https://www.bdcuniversity.com/new-ideas-building-envelopesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Polycarbonate Glazing Systems: An Energy-Efficient Daylighting Solution Building Envelope Intermediate This course examines how multiwall polycarbonate systems can improve thermal energy efficiency and increase daylighting within a space, enhancing occupant productivity, health, and well-being. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2027898&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=AmeriLux+International%2C+LLC&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Polyiso CI for Code-Compliant Walls in Type V and Residential Construction  Building Envelope Intermediate This course looks at the use of polyisocyanurate as a continuous insulation in Type V and residential construction, and its use as a multifunctional envelope component—air barrier, weather-resistive barrier and vapor retarder—by reviewing code requirements for the building envelope. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1815251&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=PIMA+-+Polyisocyanurate+Insulation+Manufacturers+Association+&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Sealing the Envelope with Insulated Metal Panels Building Envelope Intermediate This course provides an overview of the major thermodynamic considerations for the proper construction of the building envelope with a focus on insulated metal panels (IMPs) that provide all four control layers (air, water, vapor, and thermal) in a single-component system. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1991374&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Kingspan+Insulated+Panels&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Building Code Requirements  Building Envelope Beginner This course summarizes the attributes, benefits, and applications of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation and discusses how spray polyurethane foam insulation meets compliance in terms of energy efficiency, construction, and safety practices within the building codes https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1936982&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Carlisle+Spray+Foam+Insulation&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Sustainable Roofing? There's an APP for That! - Self Study Building Envelope Beginner This course offers strategies to identify the best sustainable roofing apps available today, including tools to estimate the savings from increasing roof insulation levels, and information on rooftop solar systems. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/sustainable-roofing-there-s-an-app-for-thatLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  The Building Envelope Solution Building Envelope Beginner This 1-hour presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components contained within the system must be designed, constructed, and maintained to ensure a long lasting, energy efficient building. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=808&title=The+Building+Envelope+SolutionLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
BD+C University  Understanding Low-E Coatings Building Envelope Beginner Understanding Low-E Coatings provides an introduction to how high-performance architectural glass can significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings while reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. https://www.bdcuniversity.com/understanding-low-e-coatingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Building Controls I: An Introduction to Building Controls (8 in series)  Building Automation  Beginner This course covers information on control system and control loops. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/126/title/Building%20Controls%20I:%20An%20Introduction%20to%20Building%20ControlsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems I (2 part series) Building Automation  Beginner Course focuses on what a building automation system (BAS) is as well as some of the commonly used terminology; HVAC strategies used in building automation systems. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/157/title/Energy%20Efficiency%20with%20Building%20Automation%20Systems%20ILink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Submetering for Sustainable Intelligent Buildings in the IoT Age Building Automation  Beginner This course discusses submetering and measurement and verification (M&V) technologies and products, and illustrates how they can be integrated into building management systems (BMS) to reduce energy consumption and overall operating costs https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1949215&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Triacta+Power+Solutions+LP&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Achieve Profitability in Your Solar Company through Lean Optimization - Self Study Business of Clean Energy Beginner In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of Lean Thinking and how to apply Lean principles to help weed out waste anywhere in their business from sales to operations to employee engagement. Lean is a framework used to evaluate what is and is not valuable to end customers. Lean can help business owners tailor their company to only serving and supporting that which is valuable to their target customers. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/achieve-profitability-in-your-solar-company-through-lean-optimization/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Efficient Activation: Tools and Strategies for Efficient Campaign Delivery - Self Study  Business of Clean Energy Beginner This lecture is focused on helping students in these key areas of solar marketing: Access new research to understand commonly used marketing tools and their perceived effectiveness, Secure more $$$ into your campaigns, Solar installer co-op development tool including tips on securing co-op funds from solar component manufacturers and tips for implementation, Use the $$$ you have to deliver campaigns more effectively, Tips and tools including insights into software applications for CRM, email marketing, graphics and lead targeting https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/efficient-activation-tools-and-strategies-for-efficient-campaign-delivery/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Finance 101 for Renewable Energy Professionals - Self Study  Business of Clean Energy Beginner Take this free course to gain a basic and deeper understanding of how to evaluate and communicate the financial implications for property owners to invest in geothermal, solar PV, or solar thermal projects. We start the course with understanding the basics of financial analysis. You'll learn how to perform discounted cash flow analysis, calculate net present value (NPV) of a project and how the discount rate will impact the NPV, as well as the internal rate of return (IRR). More importantly, we'll discuss what these terms actually mean in plain English. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/finance-101-for-renewable-energy-professionals/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring How to Make the Most of Your Solar Business - Self Study Business of Clean Energy Beginner This free lecture contains a 40 minute audio interview with solar business expert Keith Cronin as well as a series of articles exploring this topic further. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/how-to-make-the-most-of-your-solar-businessLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Mapping Strategy: Engineering Your Marketing Success - Self Study  Business of Clean Energy Intermediate This course will help solar installers identify goals and new markets for company growth. The program walks students through creating a road map to track the delivery and return on investment, ROI, of your solar marketing program. A strategic roadmap will allow you to take full advantage of a five-year extension of the Federal solar tax credit that will likely lead to sustained growth in the solar industry. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/mapping-strategy-engineering-your-marketing-successLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring PACE Financing 101  Business of Clean Energy Beginner This course covers an overview of PACE financing, discussing national availability (map), financing highlights,  eligible property types, lender consent, illustrative financing, applications in new construction, reducing equity, and case studies. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/pace-financing-101Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Putting It All Together: From Assessment to Tracking Results, Create the Building Blocks of your Solar Marketing Program - Self Study  Business of Clean Energy Intermediate This course is a review of the series’ key points and introduces a new tool to help solar installers develop successful ribbon cutting and dedication events for nonresidential solar customers. The lecture highlights key points critical to building your solar marketing program including taking stock, mapping strategy, campaigns and creative, efficient delivery and tracking results. This course is part 6 of Identity3's 6-part "Build it Bright! Crafting Your Solar Marketing" Program.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/putting-it-all-together-from-assessment-to-tracking-results-create-the-building-blocks-of-yur-solar-marketing-program/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
coursera Renewable Energy and Green Bulding Entrepreneurship Business of Clean Energy Intermediate Online course from Duke University where you learn to launch a new business in the energy, finance, real estate, design, engineering, or environmental sectors, while also helping you create positive environmental and human health impacts around the world. There is a cost to earn certification, but the course is available for free without a certificate. https://www.coursera.org/learn/renewable-energy-entrepreneurshipLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Selling the Sun  Business of Clean Energy Beginner Learn the common barriers that stakeholders face when selling solar to customers, become more comfortable talking about solar options, and learn strategies for effectively outlining the upfront costs and long-term return of solar installations  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/selling-the-sunLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Solar PV Finance for Non-Profits: Things You Need To Know Before You Pitch To Your Clients  Business of Clean Energy Beginner This course coves topics including: How do non-profits handle decision making? What types of deal risks are comfortable for the non-profit? Given that tax benefits are not available to non-profits (they are not tax payers), how do you access tax benefits? How to speak to board members to get their interest? Other topics include cost comparison of solar PPAs (subsidized by tax benefits) vs. straight ownership/no tax benefits, as well as closing costs and how to address them. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/solar-pv-finance-for-non-profits-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-pitch-to-your-clientsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Taking Stock: Assessing the Condition of Your Marketing Foundation - Self Study Business of Clean Energy Intermediate “Taking Stock: Assessing the Condition of Your Marketing Foundation” is designed to help solar installers determine the condition of your solar marketing program. This training includes a lecture (plus slides) and an interactive tool to assess the current status of your company’s marketing program, branding and graphic elements, website and online assets, customer knowledge and profiles, and resources including team, budget, and outside assistance.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/taking-stock-assessing-the-condition-of-your-marketing-foundationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power Intermediate Explore various issues and considerations for deployment of the two main types of cogeneration concepts: "Topping Cycle" plants (including “Combined Cycle” plants), and "Bottoming Cycle" plants.  https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/137/title/Combined%20Heat%20and%20PowerLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) 41st PLMA Conference  Demand Response / Smart Grid Advanced Conference provides opportunities for organizations  to develop, implement and share proven practices in a peer-to-peer network – offering load management leadership for the energy industry. https://www.peakload.org/41st-conference-agendaLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Demand Response and the Smart Grid Demand Response / Smart Grid Beginner Course examines the issues involved, how Demand Response works, why it is beneficial, and what the Smart Grid is. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/146/title/Demand%20Response%20and%20the%20Smart%20GridLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Introduction to DA/ADMS  Demand Response / Smart Grid Beginner This course covers: the role of distribution automation (DA) in electric utility grid modernization efforts, key definitions pertaining to DA/Advanced Demand Management Systems (ADMS), basic building blocks of DA and ADMS, benefits of DA/ADMS for meeting distribution utility business needs, major challenges of DA/ADMS implementation, DA/ADMS implementation planning https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/introduction-to-da-admsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Resilient Community Microgrids: An Introduction - Self Study  Demand Response / Smart Grid Beginner This course provides a comprehensive introduction to how community microgrids work, what problems they can solve, and how market trends are driving microgrid development. It focuses on three key factors affecting community microgrid development: regulatory issues, business models; and financing options. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/resilient-community-microgrids-an-introductionLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring A Virtual Tour of Electric Utility Distribution Equipment  Distributed Energy Beginner This course covers: Introduction to Electric Utility Distribution Systems, The Distribution Substation, The Distribution Feeder,  Lines and Cables, Voltage Control Equipment, Overcurrent Protection Equipment, Distribution Transformer Equipment https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/a-virtual-tour-of-electric-utility-distribution-equipment/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Alternative Power Generation Technologies Distributed Energy Intermediate In this course, fuel cells and microturbines are discussed as possible alternatives for data center and network room power generation. The alternative power generation approach is compared to traditional standby power generation options https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/47/title/Alternative%20Power%20Generation%20TechnologiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Distributed Generation Distributed Energy Beginner This course discusses the various small-scale generation technologies that exist today and then move on with a discussion of the major benefits and issues of distributed generation. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/147/title/Distributed%20GenerationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring The new era of DER project development: leveraging Green Button Data to analyze solar + storage, TOU rates & NEM 2.0 scenarios  Distributed Energy Intermediate This webinar covers leveraging Green Button data to analyze solar + storage, TOU rates & NEM 2.0 scenarios". It reviews and demonstrates the value of Green Button Data (aka interval meter data) for use in Distributed Energy Resource project development activities. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/the-new-era-of-der-project-development-leveraging-green-button-data-to-analyze-solar-storage-tou-rates-nem-2-0-scenariosLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
GBRI 4 Things You Need to Know About Energy Modeling Energy Modeling Beginner This course reviews everything from “What is energy modeling” to “What an energy model looks like” and more. This course also reviews what you can expect is terms of savings and how energy models may help you get your building LEED certified. https://www.learning-hub-gbrionline.org/courses/0920001030-14-things-you-need-to-know-about-energy-modeling/
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HeatSpring What is an Energy Model? - Self Study  Energy Modeling Beginner Understand some of the reasons we use energy models, identify the key elements of an energy model, differentiate between energy simulations and other types of models, name different modeling and simulation software tools  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/what-is-an-energy-modelLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Accurately Modeling the Economics of Customer Sited Energy Storage Projects - Self Study  Energy Storage Intermediate This course covers how to model different Behind the Meter (BTM) energy storage value streams: peak demanding shaving, time-of-use arbitrage, and self-consumption; how to identify the types of customer load profiles and utility rate structures that offer the best savings opportunities; how to optimize the Energy Storage System size for optimal dollar savings on a specific project; and best practices developers are using to present the economics of storage projects in clear and simple terms to a customer. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/accurately-modeling-the-economics-of-customer-sited-energy-storage-projects/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Battery Capacity - The Basis of Storage - Self Study Energy Storage Beginner Be able to properly define battery capacity; define amp-hours and watt-hours; learn about the active elements of a battery and how they affect capacity; learn how battery capacity is measured; learn what discharge rates are, how they affect capacity, and how to convert one rate to another; and encounter the vagaries of the Peukert constant https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/battery-capacity-the-basis-of-storage/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Battery Technology: Site Planning and Ventilations  Energy Storage Intermediate Most data centers rely on lead acid batteries as their primary source of short term backup power. Battery plant design and battery deployment decisions will impact the configuration of the data center site. Proper ventilation of the area that houses the batteries will play a key role in addressing site health and safety considerations. This course covers how battery technologies impact site requirements and will also summarize some of the factors and codes to consider when selecting and sizing a ventilation system. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/55/title/Battery%20Technology:%20Site%20Planning%20and%20VentilationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
CUNY Smart DG Hub/ DNV GL / NY-BEST Energy Storage 101 Energy Storage Beginner Interactive virtual workshop for the solar industry as part of NYSERDA's efforts to reduce the soft costs of energy storage deployment. This first in a series of virtual workshops will provide a basic primer on energy storage for the solar industry, including different storage technologies and considerations for projects. https://nysolarmap.com/resources/webinars-and-podcasts/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future  Energy Storage Beginner This one hour lecture builds the case for battery energy storage systems and then discusses specific use cases for those systems. Topics include problem drivers such as climate change, intermittency of renewable sources, and problems with high penetrations of renewables on the utility grid.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/how-storage-paves-the-way-for-the-grid-of-the-futureLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Large Scale Solutions to Energy Storage  Energy Storage Beginner In this course you will learn about lithium-ion batteries, but you’ll see that energy storage is far more diverse than that. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/large-scale-solutions-to-energy-storageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
CUNY Smart DG Hub NYC Energy Storage Permitting 2.0 Energy Storage Intermediate This webinar helps developers gain a better understanding of evolving market dynamics and preparations for safety, siting & zoning compliance/requirements in the NYC energy storage market. https://nysolarmap.com/resources/webinars-and-podcasts/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Sustainable CUNY and Con Edison NYC Solar and Storage Installer
Workshop
Energy Storage Intermediate Two-part annual workshop includes presentations from Con Edison, the NYC Department of Buildings,  the Fire Department of New York, Sustainable CUNY's Smart DG Hub, NYSERDA, the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability, DCAS, NYCHA and Con Edison  https://nysolarmap.com/resources/webinars-and-podcasts/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Sustainable CUNY / Con Edison NYC Solar and Storage Installer
Workshop Part 1
Energy Storage Intermediate Part 1 included presentations from Con Edison, the NYC Department of Buildings, and the Fire Department of New York https://nysolarmap.com/resources/webinars-and-podcasts/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Sustainable CUNY / Con Edison NYC Solar and Storage Installer
Workshop Part 2
Energy Storage Intermediate Part 2 of the Sustainable CUNY and Con Edison workshop webinar included presentations from Sustainable CUNY's Smart DG Hub, NYSERDA, the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability, DCAS, NYCHA and Con Edison  https://nysolarmap.com/resources/webinars-and-podcasts/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
SDG&E Energy innovation Center PV+Batteries: Integrating Storage with Grid - Tied Photovoltaic Systems Energy Storage Intermediate As batteries become better and cheaper, they are increasingly being used in grid-tied solar electric systems. This NABCEP-Registered course covers the latest in battery technology and how batteries of various sizes are integrated into PV systems. This course also covers basic concepts, design criteria, and financials and outlines the various ways batteries can improve PV output and deliver benefits to the utility grid. We will discuss off-grid and grid-tied systems, as well as both residential and commercial systems.  https://sempra.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/EventSearch.htm?mid=22Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Self-Consumption: model & optimize energy storage in self-powered mode Energy Storage Intermediate This course reviews the concept of modeling and optimizing energy storage in self-powered mode within the Energy Toolbase platform.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/self-consumption-model-optimize-energy-storage-in-self-powered-modeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Storage and Electrification  Energy Storage Beginner Explore what electrification is and how it influences what technologies should be deployed in homes. Additionally, we will explore how onsite energy storage doesn’t just benefit local communities, but also the way in which it enables new homes to be resilient, fossil fuel-free, and self-generating.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/storage-and-electrificationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Understanding Residential and Commercial Energy Storage - Self Study  Energy Storage Beginner Gain understanding of current battery types, system configurations, leading product lines, design elements and issues and more! https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/understanding-residential-and-commercial-energy-storageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Achieving Hydraulic Separation in Hydronic Systems - Self Study  HVAC Advanced Many hydronic systems have two or more circulators that will, at times, operate simultaneously. Without proper hydraulic separation, this could lead to interference between the circulators and unacceptable heat delivery. It's very important to avoid such situations. This lecture will outline 4 different methods for providing hydraulic separation, some of which may reduce the installation and operating cost of a system. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/achieving-hydraulic-separation-in-hydronic-systems/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Air Curtains: Energy Savings & Occupant Comfort HVAC Beginner This course discusses how air curtains work and why they can contribute to occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality when the door is open. It also reviews how air curtains improve whole-building energy efficiency versus conventional methods. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2039171&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Berner+International&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Boiler Types and Opportunities for Energy HVAC Beginner Discuss the main types of boilers, the purpose of blowdown process and its main methods, and actions that can improve the energy efficiency of boiler systems   https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/125/title/Boiler%20Types%20and%20Opportunities%20for%20Energy%20EfficiencyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Contemporary Electric Heating Benefits HVAC Intermediate This course explores how the wide range of contemporary electric heating options can efficiently and economically address virtually every heating need in every building type and thus capitalize on the steadily increasing benefits of electricity to create the most environmentally responsible and economically viable heating solutions. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2011487&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Marley+Engineered+Products&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Efficient HVAC Systems HVAC Advanced Learn how to decide on efficient combinations of energy conversion systems and how to distribute and control air and energy flows in buildings whilst minimizing carbon emissions and optimizing thermal comfort in close consideration with the architect. https://www.edx.org/course/distribution-and-control-of-heat-cold-and-air-flows-in-buildingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Heat Recovery Ventilation: Why Efficiency Matters HVAC Beginner This course evaluates different types of mechanical ventilation systems and discusses why heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems are characterized by a high level of energy efficiency and as an effective means for improving indoor air quality. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2028339&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Zehnder+America%2C+Inc.&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring How To Become a Building Enclosure Control Freak and Do Residential Ventilation Right - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate This course covers: buildings as systems, enclosures, controlling air, thermodynamics, wall assembly materials, etc.; controlling moisture flow: liquid and vapor, laws of water gravity, rain, drainage, diffusion vs. infiltration, permeance and vapor retarders, etc.; and "Doing Residential Ventilation Right": why we need ventilation, how to choose a ventilation method, how to choose a ventilation rate, commissioning, and maintaining the system. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/how-to-become-a-building-enclosure-control-freak-and-do-residential-ventilation-rightLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring How to Design and Sell Mod-Con Boilers - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate A significant change in the North American hydronic heating industry took off and gained altitude in the mid 1990’s. Residential and light-commercial gas-fired boilers started to rapidly evolve from high-temperature, chimney-vented appliances to pressure-vented, modulating, high-efficiency condensing (mod-con) boilers. This course will explain the basic economics of mod-con boilers in retrofit and new construction applications. It will teach you what you need to know to start selling this equipment more effectively.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/how-to-design-and-sell-mod-con-boilersLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric HVAC and Characteristics of Air HVAC Beginner Focuses on  how an HVAC system manipulates the properties of the air in the conditioned space to regulate a desirable rate of heat transfer. Calculations for Sensible Heat Transfer and Total Heat Transfer are also explained. https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/176/title/HVAC%20and%20Characteristics%20of%20Air-US%20VersionLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric HVAC Efficiency and Equipment Optimization HVAC Beginner Course examines a variety of key success factors to optimize the efficiency of an HVAC system; explains how the efficiency of HVAC units is measured, and how the overall capacity of a system can be expressed.  https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/219/title/HVAC%20Efficiency%20and%20Equipment%20Optimization-US%20VersionLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Hydronics for High Efficiency Biomass Boilers - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate Understand best practices for combining modern, high efficiency wood-fired boilers with hydronic distribution systems. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/hydronics-for-high-efficiency-biomass-boilers-sponsored-by-nyserdaLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Hydronics in 2020  HVAC Beginner Understand the fundamentals of hydronics https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/hydronics-in-2020Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Installing & Commissioning Real Time Geothermal Monitoring Systems - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate This course will cover measurement, quantification, and illustration of the amount of renewable thermal energy drawn from and returned to the ground (Geoexchange) by ground source (geothermal) heat pump systems; comparison of GSHP energy use and operating costs relative to other heating/cooling systems (Cost Savings), and the additional amount of carbon that would have been emitted to the atmosphere had other conventional fossil fuels been used for heating and cooling (GSHP Carbon Savings). https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/installing-commissioning-real-time-geothermal-monitoring-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Integrating ASHRAE HVAC Standards - Self Study HVAC Intermediate This course is a recording of two webinars on understanding and integrating ASHRAE standards on thermal comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality for HVAC and building design. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/integrating-ashrae-hvac-standardsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems - Self Study HVAC Intermediate In this lecture, you will learn: why low operating temperatures are important in modern hydronic systems; the differences between high-mass and low-mass heat emitters; details of the operation of micro-fan equipped panel radiators; how to describe the construction of radiant wall and ceiling panels; how to describe a home-run distribution system serving several panel radiators; the best distribution piping system to use with low temperature emitters; and smple and reliable methods for room-by-room temperature control. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/low-temperature-heat-emitter-options-in-hydronic-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Mastering the Outdoor Reset Curve - Self Study HVAC Advanced Learn how to integrate the outdoor reset curve into retrofit systems, why an accurate heat loss calculation is the key foundation, why measuring existing radiation reveals the ECV (Energy Conservation Value) potential, why low-temperature systems have higher ECV, and how to put it all together for peak performance, ECV, and ROI https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/mastering-the-outdoor-reset-curveLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Multiple Mod-con Boiler Concepts - Self Study HVAC Advanced This course examines important details you should know when combining two or more boilers into a single heating plant. It covers applications from large residential, up to bigger commercial and institutional systems. Key Takeaways include important piping and control considerations when combining mod-con boilers, including do’s and don'ts; application “sweet spots” in system design that allow you to optimize the efficiency of condensing boilers and give you maximum payback; and specialty applications that particularly favor condensing boilers.
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HeatSpring Protection Considerations for Wood Gasification Boilers + PDF Tutorial - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate This course covers the protection of boilers against low entering water temperature and against overheating during power failures. It discusses the dewpoint of exhaust products, how to protect wood-fired boilers against low water temperatures through thermostatic bypass valves, loading units, variable speed shuttle pumps, and on/off toggled circulators. it also covers the use of circulators, heat dumps, barometric dampers and breach draft in the event of overheating, and much more! https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/protection-considerations-for-wood-gasification-boilers-pdf-tutorialLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Radiant Cooling and Heating - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate This course covers a radiant design sequence used for radiant cooling and heating projects and discusses and thermal comfort research. For new or seasoned designers and those who want to get into radiant cooling, this 12-step process should be your first step into this developing technology. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/radiant-cooling-and-heatingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Temperature Stacking in Thermal Storage for Biomass Heating Systems - Self Study HVAC Advanced The lecture covers the need for proper thermal storage in systems using wood-fired heat sources, the rationale for temperature stacking within thermal storage tanks, how to configure standard controls to manage temperature stacking, and how temperature stacking differs when using an auxiliary boiler. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/temperature-stacking-in-thermal-storage-for-biomass-heating-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring The Importance of Low-Temperature Distribution Systems - Self Study HVAC Intermediate This course covers the universal relationship between operating water temperature and the efficiency of modern hydronic heat sources, methods for constructing low temperature radiant ceiling and wall panels, and how several different sub-assemblies come together to form complete low-temperature systems. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/the-importance-of-low-temperature-distribution-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Understanding and Calculating Building Heat Loss to the Ground - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate Learn about relative conductivity and heat capacity of soils vs. air, learn about variations in soil temperature with time and depth, see the results of a 2D THERM model of a basement, including the temperature distribution, direction of heat flow, and heat loss rates, learn about using the U factor calculated by THERM to estimate foundation heat loss, learn how to do simplified heat loss calculations for basements, slab-on-grade, and walkout basement foundations, and learn how to estimate design heat loss through an insulated floor to a basement below. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/understanding-and-calculating-building-heat-loss-to-the-groundLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Whole House Ventilation Systems: Providing Healthy, Comfortable and Energy Efficient Indoor Solutions HVAC Intermediate This presentation will help you to understand the advantages and weaknesses of supply-only, exhaust-only, and balanced ventilation systems; how heat recovery ventilation enables and comfortable and healthy environment; the HRV/ERV's role in energy efficient buildings and how to evaluate and choose the most effective HRV/ERV system. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=967&title=Whole+House+Ventilation+Systems%3AProviding+Healthy%2C+Comfortable+and+Energy+Efficient+Indoor+SolutionsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Zone Pressure Diagnostics: Precise Leak Detection and Measurement in Buildings - Self Study  HVAC Intermediate Zone Pressure Diagnostics (ZPD) is one of the most powerful tools available for building analysis. The free calculation aid from Residential Energy Dynamics (RED) is the most accurate and easy to use ZPD tool available. This course addresses the ZPD basics to the advanced features. Learn about non-modifiable and modifiable zone analysis, the use of your digital manometer for ZPD testing, and the meaning of your results. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/zone-pressure-diagnostics-precise-leak-detection-and-measurement-in-buildingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  ASHRAE/IES 90.1 and IECC and What’s Next in Lighting Lighting Intermediate This course addresses exterior and interior lighting, interior lighting power, dwelling units, multiple-building facilities or campuses, lighting in speculative and shell buildings, garages and parking areas. From IECC 2018, Section C405.2, it addresses Mandatory Lighting Controls and the two methods that comply with this section as well as time-switch controls, light-reduction controls, daylight-responsive controls, and manual controls. https://www.aecdaily.com/course_f2f.php?course_id=1111&title=ASHRAE%2FIES+90.1+and+IECC+and+What%E2%80%99s+Next+in+LightingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  The Art of Residential Lighting Lighting Beginner This course explores lighting concepts, sources, and controls. It discusses using layers of light to achieve design goals, and how to incorporate energy efficiency into lighting designs. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=2038477&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Legrand&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Schneider Electric Alternative Power Generations Technologies
Renewable Energy Intermediate Fuel cells and microturbines are discussed as possible alternatives for data center and network room power generation.  https://www.schneideruniversities.com/catalog/view/course/id/47/title/Alternative%20Power%20Generation%20TechnologiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Economic Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Microgrids Using HOMER Pro - Self Study  Renewable Energy Intermediate This free course shows you how to use HOMER software to simulate microgrid performance. It includes a free 30-day trial of HOMER Pro software and a walk-through of several real examples. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/economic-optimization-of-hybrid-renewable-microgrids-using-homer-pro/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Energy Supply Systems for Buildings Renewable Energy Beginner Discover how to convert natural resources into heat, cold and electricity, what the capabilities of renewable systems are, how to match energy supply with buildings’ energy demand, and what that means for energy efficiency and carbon emissions. https://www.edx.org/course/energy-conversion-systems-for-buildingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
coursera Explore Renewable Energy Schemes Renewable Energy Beginner Taught by University of Pennsylvania, this course focuses on smaller and off-grid, stand-alone renewable energy systems. https://www.coursera.org/learn/exploring-renewable-energyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Incorporating Renewable Energy in Electricity Grids Renewable Energy Intermediate Taught by the Imperial College of London, this course covers how to manage high levels of variable renewable electricity sources to achieve cost-effective and reliable electricity supplies https://www.edx.org/course/incorporating-renewable-energy-in-electricity-gridLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Solar Energy International RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Beginner This course covers the basics of renewable energy - Solar (Thermal and Electric), wind, and micro-hydro.  https://www.solarenergy.org/courses/introduction-to-renewable-energy/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Role of Appraisal and Cost Segregation Analysis in a Renewable Energy Project - Self Study  Renewable Energy Intermediate This course covers how appraisals work and why they can be beneficial for solar and other renewable energy projects. It includes topics such as the benefits of an appraisal in a renewable energy project, why investors want an appraisal, what is cost segregation and how does it influence an appraisal, the steps involved in a project appraisal, and the three methodologies of an appraisal: cost, income, and market; how they are performed and how they impact the valuation. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/role-of-appraisal-and-cost-segregation-analysis-in-a-renewable-energy-projectLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring 5 Things You Should Know About Silicon PV Panels - Self Study  Solar Beginner This course presents key properties of modern PV panels, highlights risky behavior that put PV performance panels at risk, explains problems that lead to "hot spots" in modules, and reviews the proper handling of panels on the job site. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/5-things-you-should-know-about-silicon-pv-panels/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE AC Coupling Overview | Solar Power when the Grid Goes Down  Solar Intermediate This course covers how a regular grid tie solar power system works when the grid is up and when it's down, and what some of your options are when the grid does go down. https://www.altestore.com/video/ac-coupling-overview-solar-power-when-the-grid-goes-down-v40/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Accurately Calculate the "Avoided Cost" of A Solar Project - Self Study Solar Beginner This course covers how to precisely calculate the dollar savings (aka avoided cost) of a solar project. We will review the difference between 'average blended cost' and 'average blended savings' and run through some real world modeling examples. Enrollment includes a tutorial lecture, slides and a quiz. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/accurately-calculate-the-avoided-cost-of-a-solar-project/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Arc Flash Calculations and Insulation Resistance Testing - Self Study Solar Intermediate In this free lecture, Ryan Mayfield discusses two topics that are critical in the design and installation of large scale commercial installations: DC arc flash and insulation resistance testing. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/arc-flash-calculations-and-insulation-resistance-testing/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Beyond Zero Net Energy: PV + Storage - Self Study Solar Intermediate Course covers Net energy flows (kWh/month), Daily usage vs. generation, PV percentage used on site, the usage of battery storage, PV "Autonomy Model" (+ adding battery storage), varying storage and PV sizes, varying heat loads https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/beyond-zero-net-energy-pv-storage/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Commercial Photovoltaic Design - Integrating Commercial Scale Storage - Self Study  Solar Beginner Learn how commercial scale storage will affect the market for commercial PV clients, who some of the major players that are in the current expanding field, and how small utilities will benefit from this scale of storage added to commercial PV arrays https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/commercial-photovoltaic-design-integrating-commercial-scale-storage/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Commercial Solar Design And 2014 NEC Code Changes - Self Study  Solar Intermediate This  course is comprised of two lectures. The first covers 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) changes for commercial solar projects. The second discusses cost-effective design for large-scale solar systems. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/commercial-solar-design-and-2014-nec-code-changes/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Commercial Solar PPAs 101 - Self Study  Solar Beginner Understand the variables that go into modeling a commercial solar PV project, the basics of community solar legal structures, the most common legal structures used to finance commercial solar projects and how they vary based on regulations and investor concerns, and the variables that determine the financial feasibility of microgrids. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/commercial-solar-ppas-101/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage Solar Intermediate Gain a comprehensive technical understanding of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar-plus-storage systems, as well as expert insight on policy, financial models, and emerging markets and opportunities. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/comprehensive-solar-plus-storageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE Designing a Grid Tied Solar Electric System Solar Intermediate This workshop will cover how to design and select components for a grid-tied solar electric system, including solar panels, racking, over current protection and the inverter https://www.altestore.com/video/designing-a-grid-tied-solar-electric-system-v31/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Designing a residential PV plant with PVsol Software  Solar Intermediate Learn how to use PVsol meteo database to forecast system energy yield, how to edit or generate new meteo data to the database, how to determine and simulate buildings, trees, roofs and any other obstacle, how to set solar modules position to minimize possible shadings, how to electrically configure solar modules in inverters, how to assess system output https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/designing-a-residential-pv-plant-with-pvsol-software/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE Designing an off-grid solar electric system Solar Intermediate Three video series about designing an off-grid solar electric system https://www.altestore.com/video/designing-an-off-grid-solar-elecrtic-system-step-1-loads-list-v33/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Energy Policy: Women in Solar - Self Study  Solar Beginner Leading women in the field of clean energy policy will discuss their career paths, projects they're currently working on and the growing role of women in traditionally male-dominated fields. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/energy-policy-women-in-solar/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Fundamentals: Solar PV  Solar Beginner This course will provide an overview of Solar PV mechanics and capacity. It will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installation and control.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/fundamentals-solar-pvLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Future-proofing Solar PV savings with Energy Storage  Solar Intermediate This course will begin with an overview of the "future-proofing solar savings" concept. Right now we know for certain that the utility rates and NEM frameworks are changing all over the country. This course and video show how energy storage can be paired with PV to help limit an erosion of savings. The course will overview the ways to setup and model this analysis.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/future-proofing-solar-pv-savings-with-energy-storageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
SDG&E Energy innovation Center Home Performance for Solar Professionals and Homeowners Solar Beginner Session Highlights: Establish a basic foundation of building science that can be applied when evaluating whether to add solar to a home; expand the tools available to address energy use in a holistic manner; provide language and analogies to both understand and teach home performance; provide regionally focused best-practices for integrating home performance concepts into the solar energy design process https://sempra.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/EventSearch.htm?mid=19Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Hybrid PV-Diesel Energy Systems Planning for Beginners  Solar Beginner At the end of the course, you will be able to: list the components of a PV-Diesel hybrid systems and describe their working principles, discuss the benefits of integration of photovoltaic energy with conventional fossil fuel based generator, be able to shape a load profile for a specific user, and be able to size the components of a PV-Diesel hybrid system based on a specific load profile https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/hybrid-pv-diesel-energy-systems-planning-for-beginnersLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Integrating Solar and Hydronic Heating - Self Study  Solar Beginner This course discusses how optimizing energy storage is critical when using solar technologies to provide heat for residential and small commercial applications. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/integrating-solar-and-hydronic-heatingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE Intro to Solar Electric Systems Solar Beginner This workshop will introduce you to the different types of solar electric systems: PV Direct, Grid Tied, Off Grid, Grid Tied with Battery Backup and Hybrid https://www.altestore.com/video/intro-to-solar-electric-systems-v25/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
coursera Introduction to solar cells Solar Beginner Taught by the Technical University of Denmark, this covers how do solar cells work and how can we measure their efficiency? Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in solar, “Introduction to Solar Cells” is an excellent starting point. https://www.coursera.org/learn/solar-cellsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Introduction to Solar PV Markets + Solar Startup Guide - Self Study  Solar Beginner Learn about the features and benefits of PV systems that are interconnected to and operate in parallel with the electric utility grid, the benefits of residential PV Systems, and the benefits of commercial PV systems https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/introduction-to-solar-pv-markets-solar-startup-guideLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Mastering Commercial Solar Finance - Self Study  Solar Intermediate This course discusses Non Profit Solar Financing Best Practices, including crowd funding, investors, due diligence, passive income & lease vs. PPA agreements and Commercial Solar PPA Best Practices, including finding, pitching, and managing tax equity investors, pre-tax vs. post-tax ROI, master PPAs, financing, working your first deal, project proposal executive summaries  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/mastering-commercial-solar-financeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Modeling NEM 2.0 Solar Projects with Energy Toolbase - Self Study  Solar Intermediate This course delves into modeling NEM 2.0 (Net Metering Version 2.0) solar projects, using the latest version of Energy Toolbase. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/modeling-nem-2-0-solar-projects-with-energy-toolbaseLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Modeling Time-of-use Rates & the Quantifying the Value of Solar Solar Intermediate This course will explore in depth how to model solar projects on Time-of-use (TOU) rates, and how they effect the 'value of solar' calculation. It reviews the key factors that influence the 'value of solar', and then runs through some examples illustrating the effect. It also covers how to setup and analyze proposed TOU rate schedule changes. It includes two separate case study projects, which analyze TOU changes that California utilities are currently proposing. This training will utilize the Energy Toolbase software platform, which allows DER organizations to accurately, objectively and transparently analyze the economics of solar and energy storage projects. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/modeling-time-of-use-rates-the-quantifying-the-value-of-solarLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Practice Exam - Self Study  Solar Intermediate Familiarize yourself with the types of questions you're likely to see on the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam, Assess your preparedness for the official exam, Identify areas that require further study, Discuss the exam and questions with other course participants https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/nabcep-pv-installation-professional-certification-practice-examLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Photovoltaic Project Development Using RETScreen 4 - Self Study  Solar Intermediate At the end of the seminar, the participant will be able to start using RETScreen 4 to explore considerations related to the profitability of his or her own photovoltaic projects, and see how the same tool could be applied to wind, hydro, or other clean energy projects.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/photovoltaic-project-development-using-retscreen-4Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
coursera Photovoltaic solar energy Solar Beginner Taught by Ecole Polytechnique, the course is an introduction to  photovoltaic (PV) applications and principles, along with an analysis of the economics and financing of PV projects. https://www.coursera.org/learn/photovoltaic-solar-energyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC (no NABCEP credit) - Self Study  Solar Intermediate Covers the new 2020 National Electric Code (NEC), the 2017 NEC and Energy Storage topics. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/photovoltaics-and-the-2020-nec-no-nabcep-creditLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
AEC Daily  Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly Solar Beginner This course presents the issues to consider to prevent damaging the roof, voiding the roofing warranty, and incurring additional costs. Solar system mounting options are explored in terms of how they can help eliminate concerns around rooftop installations. https://www.aecdaily.com/course.php?node_id=1941686&tabidx=viewcoursedetails&company=Sika+Sarnafil&subtabidx=ospLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, EV's, Rapid Shutdown and Energy Storage Systems  Solar Intermediate Understand solar building codes and fire codes, 2020 NEC energy Storage topics, and rapid shutdown and EV charging from a PV Installation point of view https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/solar-building-codes-fire-codes-ev-s-rapid-shutdown-and-energy-storage-systemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE Solar Charge Controller Overview Solar Beginner Find out the basics of a solar charge controller, what it does, how it works, and how to select the correct size for an off grid solar power system. A charge controller is an important component in a battery based solar system and are not used in straight grid tie systems. https://www.altestore.com/video/solar-charge-controller-overview-v46/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE Solar Electric Components Solar Beginner Four video series that will introduce you to the basic components of a solar electric system https://www.altestore.com/video/solar-electric-components-part-1-solar-panels-batteries-v26/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Solar Energy Solar Beginner Discover the power of solar energy and learn how to design a complete photovoltaic system. https://www.edx.org/course/solar-energyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids Solar Intermediate Learn how to integrate a photovoltaic system into a microgrid of your design. https://www.edx.org/course/solar-energy-integration-of-photovoltaic-systems-i?source=aw&awc=6798_1586451679_e36b9f731d037482d65ae270bf9e9653&utm_source=aw&utm_medium=affiliate_partner&utm_content=text-link&utm_term=301045_https%3A%2F%2Fwww.class-central.com%2FLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
edX Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Conversion Solar Beginner Learn how solar cells generate electricity, and about the semiconductor physics and optics required to design and manufacture solar cells. https://www.edx.org/course/solar-energy-photovoltaic-pv-energy-conversionLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Solar Performance Modeling like a Pro  Solar Beginner This course will introduce students to some of the most common questions and issues of solar performance modeling. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/solar-performance-modeling-like-a-proLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Solar Power 101 - Self Study  Solar Beginner Learn about solar technology, the business, finance, technical and engineering sides of solar, and the emerging renewable energy market.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/solar-power-101Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Solar PV Design, Code, Economics, Sales, and Site Visits - Self Study  Solar Beginner This  course will teach you the basics of solar PV. The course is intended for newcomers to the solar industry. Participants can expect to learn: an introduction to electricity and solar concepts, sizing conductors, site visits, array sizing, and estimating power production, Solar code (NEC 690), an introduction to installation, solar economics and sales, and NEC code changes that impact commercial solar design. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/solar-pv-design-code-economics-sales-and-site-visitsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Solar Ready vs Solar Right  Solar Beginner This lesson will provide an explanation of the minimum requirements for installing solar technologies and review potential strategies for making it easy to retrofit your projects with solar. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/solar-ready-vs-solar-rightLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring The Kroska Case Study: Solar PV Systems with Storage - Self Study  Solar Intermediate This course covers solar PV systems with storage, including a definition of photovoltaic blended designs, how to create one array on two roof-planes and types, identifying the differences between designs with and without storage, describing and identifying the components of both systems, and illustrating the benefit of blended systems. https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/the-kroska-case-study-solar-pv-systems-with-storageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
altE Wiring your Solar Electric System Solar Intermediate This video will introduce you to the NEC requirements and best practices for wiring a photovoltaic (solar electric) system. https://www.altestore.com/video/wiring-your-solar-electric-system-v32/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Fundamentals: Solar Thermal  Solar Thermal Beginner Solar Thermal is the technology that captures heat from the sun and uses it to heat water. As the technology advances and its costs decrease, it will become an increasingly popular way to reduce fossil fuel use in the home. This course will provide an overview of Solar Thermal mechanics and capacity. It will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installation and control.  https://www.HeatSpring.com/courses/fundamentals-solar-thermal/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
coursera Wind Energy Wind Beginner Taught by the Technical University of Denmark, this course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point.  https://www.coursera.org/learn/wind-energyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
coursera Wind resources for renewable energy Wind Intermediate Taught by Ecole Polotechnique, the main goal of this course is to get the necessary knowledge on atmospheric and fluid dynamics in order to quantify the wind resource of a local or regional area. Full course without a certificate available at no cost https://www.coursera.org/learn/wind-for-renewable-energiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Daikin Live Instructor Training - Ductless Install & Commissioning Electrification / Heat Pump Intermediate Students will be able to properly install and start-up Daikin Ductless systems using preferred servicing equipment and procedures. The course includes an introduction to the offered product lines, while thoroughly covering piping and wiring rules for each system family. Students will gain an understanding of best practices with the tools and controls recommended for use by Daikin. Upon completion of this course, students will know the proper techniques for installation, as well as correct start-up procedures to ensure a fully operational Ductless 4-wire system.
This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 9:00am to 10:45am daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits.  For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.
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Daikin Live Instructor Training - VRV Installation Electrification / Heat Pump Intermediate This course covers the proper installation practices for the Daikin VRV IV indoor, outdoor heat pump, heat recovery systems, and accessories. The course includes an overview of the offered VRV IV products, while thoroughly covering the unique piping and wiring rules of the Commercial Systems. Students will gain an understanding of best practices with the tools and controls recommended for use by Daikin. Upon completion of this course, students will know the proper techniques for correct installations of VRV IV Commercial Heat Pump and Heat Recovery Systems.

This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 11:00am to 1:00pm daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits. For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.
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Daikin Live Instructor Training - Life Install & Commissioning Electrification / Heat Pump Intermediate This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 2:00pm to 3:45pm daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits.   For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.

Course covers how to properly install and start up the Daikin VRV LIFE™ system.
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Daikin LiveInstructor Training - Fit Install & Commissioning, Morning Sessions Electrification / Heat Pump Intermediate This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 9:00am to 10:45am daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits. For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.

This course covers the install, start-up, and commissioning procedures for the Daikin Fit™ systems.
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Daikin Live Instructor Training - Fit Install & Commissioning, Afternoon Sessions Electrification / Heat Pump Intermediate This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 4:00pm to 6:00pm daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits. For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.

This course covers the install, start-up, and commissioning procedures for the Daikin Fit™ systems.
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Daikin Live Instructor Training - VRV IV Commissioning Electrification / Heat Pump Intermediate This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 11:00am to 3:45pm daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits. For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.

This course covers the proper practices for the Daikin VRV IV equipment product line to include the pre-commissioning and System Commissioning Steps, set up of Selected Remote Controller and Outdoor Unit Field Settings, Outdoor Unit with Ducted Discharge Air & Indoor Units.
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Daikin Live Instructor Training - VRV IV-S with FXTQ IDU Electrification / Heat Pump Advanced This is a live training given over the course of four days, Tuesday through Friday weekly. Trainings are conducted 4:00pm to 6:00pm daily. Anyone can attend trainings, however to obtain continuing education credits, users must have a Daikin City account. Classes are eligible for NATE continuing education credits. For questions, please reach to training@daikincomfort.com.

Course covers how to properly install and start up the Daikin VRV IV-S system and FXTQ Indoor Units.
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NXT Level Training NXT Level 1 Training Lighting Beginner NXT Level 1 provides lighting professionals with a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of a lighting retrofit—broken into seven modules, each focusing on a different aspect a project. https://nxtleveltraining.com/training/level-1-training/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Lighting Controls Association Education Express Lighting Beginner The Lighting Controls Association is proud to offer free, comprehensive online education about lighting controls technology and application. http://aboutlightingcontrols.org/EducationExpress/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
HeatSpring Zone Pressure Diagnostics: Precise Leak Detection and Measurement in Buildings - Self Study  HVAC Beginner The free calculation aid from Residential Energy Dynamics (RED) is the most accurate and easy to use Zone Pressure Diagnostics (ZPD) tool available. This course addresses the ZPD basics to the advanced features. Learn about non-modifiable and modifiable zone analysis, the use of your digital manometer for ZPD testing, and the meaning of your results. https://www.heatspring.com/courses/zone-pressure-diagnostics-precise-leak-detection-and-measurement-in-buildings/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
SolSmart Planning and Zoning Best Practices for Large-Scale Solar Solar Intermediate Train planning staff on best practices in planning and zoning for solar PV.  https://solsmart.org/resources/solsmart-webinar-planning-zoning-best-practices-for-large-scale-solar/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
SolSmart Solar Best Practices for EV Bus Charging Solar Intermediate Part 1 - Conduct feasibility analysis for solar PV integrated with other technologies such as combined heat and power or electric vehicle charging on/at a local government facility. Part 2 - Install solar PV integrated with other technologies such as combined heat and power or electric vehicle charging on/at a local government facility. https://solsmart.org/resources/solsmart-webinar-best-practices-for-solar-electric-bus-charging-at-transit-agencies/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
SolSmart - International Association of Firefighters Solar PV Safety for Firefighters Solar Beginner Train fire and safety staff on solar PV and/or solar and storage systems. https://solsmart.org/resources/solar-pv-safety-for-firefighters/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center An Introduction to Multi Family Passive House  Passive House Beginner This one-hour webinar provides an overview of Passive House principles and how they relate to multifamily buildings. This presentation is designed for all members of the project team - general contractor, tradespeople and design team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAruYEfCkxk&feature=emb_logoLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
NESEA Getting to Zero: Bringing Residential Electrification to Scale Net Zero Beginner This session will introduce tools and programs to ready homes for electrification, and state and local initiatives building professionals can use to inform, educate, and empower consumers to transition residential homes. We will also provide the latest on programs that support building professionals to push the bar on residential electrification and decarbonization projects. https://nesea.org/be-event/getting-zero-bringing-residential-electrification-scaleLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Passive House MA Passive House Workshop: Lessons Learned from the First Generation of Multifamily Projects Passive House Beginner Workshop presentation on lessons learned from early Multifamily Passive House projects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Xtn_dibcM&feature=youtu.beLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Passive House MA Passive House Affordable Design Workshop Passive House Intermediate This recorded session provides cost-effective strategies and a practical guide for affordable multi-family Passive House projects based on their experience leading the way on these types of buildings in Pennsylvania. https://marnc.learnupon.com/store/678665-passive-house-affordable-design-workshopLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Slipstream Radon control options for new home construction Air quality Intermediate Take an in-depth look at radon control systems for new homes and better understand why effective radon control is key to occupant health, safety and comfort. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radon-control-options-for-new-home-construction-registration-63877985775Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Slipstream Exterior LED Lighting Applications Lighting Beginner Training on exterior LED lighting applications https://seventhwave.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/b6e2ea2b314447cdb21237a1b6e797e11dLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Slipstream LED outdoor lighting: barriers and solutions Lighting Beginner Our expert presenter will highlight three key challenges of outdoor street and area LED lighting conversions in the public sector—financial, technical and regulatory—and describe proven solutions to overcome these obstacles. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/led-outdoor-lighting-barriers-and-solutions-registration-64617767482Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Slipstream Modern framing techniques that work Energy Efficiency Intermediate Our presenter will share his real-world experiences and discuss the pros and cons of advanced framing systems. Are you looking for better-than-code energy efficiency, improved strength and cost savings? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-framing-techniques-that-work-registration-63876118189Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

If you have suggestions of additional free online clean energy trainings to add to the list or if you recommend changes or clarifications to the information included in this directory, please contact wfinfo@nyserda.ny.gov.