Green Specialist Program

Price: 
$2,700.00
Category: 
Green Energy
Combined Hours: 
495
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses: 
Renewable Energy Specialist
LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation
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As a Green Specialist you will become a specialist in the Green Energy field. Become a Green Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet.

Alternative energy is any form of energy that does not come from fossil fuels. A large portion of our current energy needs are met with fossil fuels.  Alternative types of energy are being developed and refined in the hopes that they will be replacements for fossil fuels in the future. As businesses start to realize the environmental impact of using alternative energy as well as the economic benefits that switching to these natural resources provides, the demand for professionals knowledgeable in this field is sure to grow!

Alternative Energy Specialist

Become an Alternative Energy Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet. Through this “entry-level” green course you will learn that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets. In this Alternative Energy Specialist course, we will examine the history of sustainability practices and challenges we currently face. You’ll be introduced to the underlying components, installation, and implementation of solar energy, wind energy, photovoltaic systems, and geothermal systems. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Renewable Energy Specialist

This Renewable Energy Specialist course addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years. This course covers solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to the grid. We will also cover wind technologies, wave power and geothermal energies. This Renewable Energy Specialist course is a must for anyone interested in moving into the field of green energy. 

Prerequisite(s): Solid knowledge of math and sciences

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

This Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate exam prep course provides a solid background in green building principles and practices in preparation for the LEED Green Associate credentialing exam. Information on exam policies and procedures, tips for effective studying, and an overview of the LEED credentialing process is also discussed. The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations and is used to enhance any number of careers. Students will learn strategies for securing sustainable sites and building materials, forming efficient water and energy systems, combining utility, comfort and quality, reducing waste, and creating innovative designs.  

Prerequisite(s): LEED Green Associate Training 

** Course Subject to Change.

Alternative Energy Specialist

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall ways to implement sustainability
  • Identify basic solutions for climate change issues, water distribution and consumption, ecosystems, and pollution
  • List sustainability practices in relation to food, products, waste, and recycling
  • Recognize how to install and operate photovoltaic, solar and wind energy, and geothermal systems
  • Recall the fundamentals of biomass products and fuel cell composition

Renewable Energy Specialist

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of photovoltaic systems and solar energy
  • Identify features of wind system energy and technologies
  • Recognize energy systems based on water and geothermal production
  • List the main features of biofuels and bioenergy technologies
  • Recall various energy systems, their efficiency and other factors of influence

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize LEED credentialing procedures and policies
  • Recall the exam structure, procedure and methods for effective preparation
  • Identify strategies for securing sustainable sites and building materials
  • List strategies for creating efficient water and energy systems
  • Identify methods for creating innovative designs based on quality, comfort, and utility

Alternative Energy Specialist

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 1
History of Sustainability

  • 19th Century Environmentalism
  • International Concerns
  • Ozone
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Natural Systems
  • Earth Layers and Rock Cycle
  • Organisms and Ecosystems

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 2
Energy and Global Climate Change 

  • National and Regional Sustainability Planning
  • Local Sustainability Measurement
  • Small Towns and Sustainability
  • World Energy Production and Consumption
  • Green Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Climate Action Plans

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 3
Water, Food, and Green Building

  • Sources of Water Pollution
  • Water Management and Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Modern Agriculture
  • Farm to Table
  • Community Gardens
  • Beekeeping
  • LEED Building Rating Systems
  • Energy and Atmospheric Health
  • Green Building Policy

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 4
Transportation and Pollution

  • Transportation Options
  • Roads
  • Mass Transit
  • Understanding Pollution Distribution
  • The US Approach to Pollution
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Garbage and Recycling

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 5
Environmental Justice and Sustainability Planning

  • Social Justice
  • Civil Rights
  • Lead Pollution
  • US EPA
  • Exporting Environmental Problems
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Green Regional Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Globalization

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 6
Economics and Organizational Sustainability Management 

  • Social and Economic Theories
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Total Quality Management
  • Green Consumers
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability College Curriculum
  • External Benchmarking
  • Internal Initiatives

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 7
Solar Energy

  • History of Solar Thermal Systems
  • Feasibility of Solar Thermal Systems
  • Economics and Performance of Solar Thermal Systems
  • Passive Systems
  • Active Systems
  • Solar Collectors
  • Solar Thermal System Installation
  • Control Strategies for Solar Thermal Systems
  • Filling and Starting Up the System
  • Various Applications for Solar Thermal Systems

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 8
Photovoltaic

  • Solar Photovoltaics on an Atomic Level
  • Photovoltaics and Electric Principles
  • Photovoltaic Components
  • Photovoltaic System Configurations
  • Utilizing Solar Resources
  • Photovoltaic System Wiring
  • Grounding Requirements
  • Installing Photovoltaic Systems

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 9
Wind Energy

  • History of Wind Power
  • Different Types of Wind Turbines
  • Model Selection
  • Zoning Considerations
  • Correct Sizing
  • Installation and Maintenance Issues
  • Large Scale Turbines
  • Proper Site Selection
  • Safety Practices for Large-Scale Wind Turbines

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 10
Geothermal

  • Geothermal Refrigeration System
  • Types of Configurations of Geothermal Loops
  • Open-Loop Configurations
  • Closed-Loop Configurations
  • Proper Sizing Procedures
  • Load Calculations
  • Heat Loss Calculations
  • Heat Gain Calculation
  • Duct Sizing

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 11
Biomass

  • Installing Geothermal Systems
  • Start Up Procedures
  • Using Biomass as a Heating Source
  • Applications for Biomass Burners
  • Wood, Corn, and Pellet Stoves
  • Outdoor Boilers
  • Indoor Boilers and Furnaces

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 12
Fuel Cells and CHP

  • What is a Fuel Cell?
  • Fuel Cell Composition
  • Fuel Cell Installation
  • Fuel Cell Maintenance
  • CHP Applications
  • Design Guidelines
  • System Costs
  • Maintenance of CHP Systems
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Renewable Energy Specialist

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 1
Principles of Renewable Energy and Solar Radiation

  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Technical Implications
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Atmospheric Transmission, Absorption and Reflection
  • Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation
  • Components of Radiation
  • Measuring Solar Radiation
  • Site Estimation of Solar Radiation
  • Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 2
Solar Water Heating and Thermal Applications

  • Calculation of Heat Balance: General Remarks
  • Flat-plate Collectors
  • Selective Surfaces
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Social and Environmental Aspects
  • Air Heaters
  • Crop Driers
  • Water Desalination
  • Solar Salt-Gradient Ponds and Solar Concentrators
  • Fuel and Chemical Synthesis from Concentrated Solar

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 3
Photovoltaic (PV) Power Technology and Hydropower

  • Photovoltaic Circuit Properties
  • Applications and Systems
  • Maximizing Cell Efficiency
  • Types and Adaptations of Photovoltaics
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects
  • Assessing the Resource Hydropower
  • Impulse and Reaction Turbines
  • Hydroelectric Systems
  • Pumped Hydro Storage

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 4
Wind Resource and Wind Power Technology

  • World Wind
  • Characteristics of the Wind
  • Wind Instrumentation, Measurement and Computational Tools and Prediction
  • Turbine Types and Terms
  • Linear Momentum and Angular Momentum Theories
  • Blade Element Theory
  • Power Extraction by a Turbine
  • Electricity Generation
  • Mechanical Power

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 5
Photosynthesis and Bioenergy Technologies

  • Trophic Level Photosynthesis
  • Photosynthesis at the Cellular and Molecular Level
  • Energy Farming: Biomass Production for Energy
  • R&D to ‘improve’ Photosynthesis
  • Biofuel Classification
  • Direct Combustion for Heat
  • Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas
  • Wastes and Residues
  • Biodiesel from Vegetables and Algae

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 6
Wave Power and Tidal-Current and Tidal-Range Power

  • Wave Motion, Energy and Power
  • Real (Irregular) Sea Waves: Patterns and Power
  • Energy Extraction from Devices
  • Wave Power Devices
  • The Cause of Tide
  • Enhancement of Tides
  • Tidal-Current/Stream Power
  • World Tidal Power Sites

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 7
Ocean Gradient and Geothermal Energy

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
  • Practical Considerations about OTEC
  • Devices
  • Related Technologies
  • Osmotic Power from Salinity Gradients
  • Geophysics
  • Dry Rock and Hot Aquifer Analysis
  • Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 8
Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency 

  • Distribution Technologies
  • Electricity Supply and Networks
  • Comparison of Technologies for Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage for Grid Electricity
  • Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Energy End-Use by Sector
  • Energy-Efficient Solar Buildings
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Domestic Energy Use 

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 9
Institutional and Economic Factors

  • Socio-Political Factors
  • Economics
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Policy Tools
  • Quantifying Choice
  • Present Status of Renewable Energy
  • The Way Ahead

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 1
Understanding LEED

  • Tiers of the Credentialing Process
  • Application Process
  • Why Earn LEED Credentials?
  • Benefits of Green Building
  • Systems Thinking
  • Life Cycle Approach
  • Do Green Buildings Cost More?
  • Traditional Approach
  • Integrative Approach to Design and Construction
  • USGBC and GBCI


LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 2  
LEED Green Building and Concepts

  • Building Design and Construction
  • Homes
  • Interior Design and Contraction
  • Building Operations and Maintenance 
  • Neighborhood Development
  • The Categories of LEED
  • LEED-Online
  • Program Requirements
  • Steps to Certification
  • Special Projects

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 3  
Location and Sustainable Sites

  • Location
  • Transportation
  • Neighborhood Pattern and Design
  • Site Design and Management
  • Rainwater Management
  • Heat Island Effect
  • Strategies

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 4  
Water Efficiency and Energy

  • Indoor Water Use
  • Process Water
  • Outdoor Water
  • Atmosphere
  • Commissioning
  • Minimum Energy Performance
  • Refrigerants
  • Existing Buildings
  • EA Prerequisites and Credits

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 5
Materials and Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Conservation of Materials
  • Environmentally Preferable Materials
  • Waste Management
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Innovation
  • Regional Priority
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Alternative Energy Specialist

Upon successful completion of our Alternative Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Sustainability Professional and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Sustainability Specialist (CSS).

Renewable Energy Specialist

Upon successful completion of our Renewable Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Renewable Energy Specialist (CRES).

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

UUpon successful completion of the LEED Green Associate course, students will be prepared to sit for the U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Green Associate Certification exam to become a Certified LEED Green Associate.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.