JJC to Host Energy Efficiency Training Program May 15

Joliet Junior College is hosting a targeted energy training program on Tuesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. called “Creating a Business Case for Sustainability: Financing Purchasing and Budgets” at the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
A unique opportunity to learn about energy efficiency and green practices, this class is free and open to the public; however, it is tailored for members of higher education institutions.
The purpose of this workshop is to educate college CFOs and finance, purchasing and budgeting professionals about how sustainability can be incorporated into the business plan of the community college to benefit the college from the financial perspective in both the short and long-term. This workshop will include discussions about budgets, investments, grants, purchasing, and short and long-term financial plans.
Attendees will learn from national experts to:
  • Produce measurable electricity and gas savings for college campuses and surrounding businesses.
  • Create a culture of energy awareness by making energy efficiency a top level priority for college staff and students.
  • Raise the level of energy efficiency literacy for campuses and businesses
    Develop energy-saving campus demonstration projects.
The class is part of a series of training events at Illinois community colleges organized by the Illinois State Energy Office Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN).
To register, visit: http://www.igencc.org/temt.
For more information about the JJC class, contact Pat Van Duyne at pvanduyn@jjc.edu or 815-280-6696.

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