ENERGY TECHNOLOGY SHORT COURSES at      The George Washington University

Courses Connecting You with Advanced Knowledge

    Gain valuable tools in dealing with Energy Projects.  Both week-long and intensive 2-day courses will introduce participants to the goals, principles, and practical applications of energy efficiency technology.  Participants will learn systematic approaches to energy projects and issues, integrating the latest technology taught by industry-leading professor, Dr. Stephen Hsu With adequate notification, all courses can be customized to applicant requests.

Energy Efficient Building Technology

Week-long Course  | June 16 - 20, 2014 | $1,500

    This course will analyze the function and application of energy efficiency in buildings. Students will be presented with the latest in building technology and systems design. Following completion of this course, students will be familiar with the latest technology in the energy industry and able to more effectively manage energy projects, taking a whole-building systems approach.

Topics Covered

  • State of the industry

  • Baseline standards: ASHRAE-90.1

  • Materials technology and implementation

  • HVAC design and technology

  • Industry codes and standards

  • Viability of on-site renewable energy application

  • Net-Zero Energy Building Case-Studies

  • Government policies and research

Renewable Energy with On-site Applications

2-Day Intensive Course | $650

    This course will introduce the latest in renewable technologies for commercial and residential settings.  Participants will learn practical application and technology viability.

Topics Covered

  • Solar Energy
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Wind Energy
  • Fuel Cells
  • State of the Art Research and Case Studies

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Program Benefits
Participants will be:
  • Presented with the latest in energy efficiency technologie
  • Provided with the background information of current energy issues
  • Given the opportunity to practice applying their improved knowledge
  • Placed in an atmosphere that promotes networking with similarly-minded professionals

  • Project Managers
  • Program Analysts
  • Project Engineers
  • Physical Plant Managers
  • Energy-related equipment manufacturers
  • Energy Consultants and Managers

    All short courses will be held at George Washington University's Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. 

*This is certificate program with no associated college credits.

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