JJC Offers Free Energy Efficiency Training Seminars

The public is invited to attend a series of free workshops on energy efficiency offered at the Joliet Junior College Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. 
 
The seminars are targeted toward business owners, energy managers, facility operators, industry and manufacturing building owners, contractors, building officials and municipal representatives, but anyone is invited to register and attend. However the classes are available on a first-come-first served-basis and seating capacity is limited.
 
These seminars will be held in the T-Building Conference Center, Room T-1000. A continental breakfast will be served at each workshop.Note: all training workshops are offered free of charge, but they do require registration. A link to register for each seminar is included after the descriptions.
 
Water Heating Fundamentals
Tuesday, March 26, 8 – 10 a.m.
 
During this seminar, attendees will learn about:
• Direct-fired water heaters
• Electric water heaters
• Indirect boiler-fired water heating systems
• Commercial application issues
• Specialty systems
Register for this section: www.igencc.org/temt
Efficient Motor Control
Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Develop a basic understanding an electric motor and its applications, including the following:
• How does an electric motor work?
• What is power factor?
• What is load factor?
• What are high efficiency motors?
• High efficiency mechanical drives
• Adjustable speed electric motor drives
Register for this section: www.igencc.org/temt
 
High Efficiency Commercial Boilers
Wednesday, March 27, 8 – 10 a.m.
 
During this seminar you will learn about:
• Smaller condensing boilers
• Operating a smaller condensing boiler
• Maintenance issues specific to smaller condensing boilers
• High efficiency options for larger boilers
• Condensing boiler venting
Register for this section: www.igencc.org/temt
 
Key to the Energy Audit: Boiler Efficiency Measurement & Improvement
Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Join us for this session, where you will discover:
• Concept of flue gas analysis
• Combustion efficiency measurement
• Combustion efficiency charts
• Efficiency and saving calculations
• How is a burner retuning actually done?
Register for this section: www.igencc.org/temt
Developing & Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce Workshop
Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
 
Building a skilled and vibrant workforce that is knowledgeable about energy efficiency requires an ongoing commitment, as well as access to resources that support the continuous development of well-trained workers. This half-day workshop will look at various ways an employer can build and continue to enhance the skills of this workforce– from identifying the needs within the industry itself, to identifying resources available locally and regionally to build and continually improve the workforce, to establishing partnerships that continue to support the skills enhancements of an energy efficiency workforce.
 
Workshop objectives:
• Participants will learn about the broad skills and capabilities that leadership and staff need in order to promote an energy efficiency workforce.
• Participants will discuss energy efficiency skills that are similar across various industries.
• Participants will learn about the value of asset maps in identifying available resources that support employers in building a skilled, knowledgeable energy efficiency workforce.
• Participants will learn about interactive career maps that help employees gain awareness of how to successfully enter and progress within an industry. They will view a demonstration of an interactive career map built for the solar industry and discuss the value of such maps for the workforce in their respective industries.
• Workshop participants will learn about employer-driven education partnerships that address critical workforce development needs. They will receive a toolkit that demonstrates how one such model in the utility sector is helping a regional employer build a pipeline of skilled workers and continue to enhance the skills of a workforce.Register for this section: www.igencc.org/temt
 
These seminars are provided through a partnership between Joliet Junior College and the Illinois Green Economy Network.
 
For more information, contact Director of Corporate and Community Services Amy Murphy at (815) 280-1418 or amurphy@jjc.edu.

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