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Course Title
100 Home
101 Introduction
102 FAQ Page
103 Course Catalog
104 Green World
105 Demand & Supply
106 Conservation Careers
107 Solar Careers
108 Wind Turbine Careers
109 Entrepreneurs
110 Employee or Employer?
200 Demand Management
201 Summary
202 Residential Energy Profile
203 Ten Conservation Rules
204 HVAC System
205 Kitchen Appliances
206 Water Heater
207 Lighting
208 Laundry Appliances
209 Calculating Savings
300 Renewable Technology
301 Solar Energy
302 Solar Collectors
303 Solar Water Heating
304 Stirling Engines
305 Basic AC-DC Electronics
306 Silicon Solar Panels
307 Thin Film Solar Panels
308 Wind Turbines
309 Inverters
310 Grid Tied and Off Grid
311 Solar Site Survey
312 Solar Site Diagram
313 Sun Path Chart
314 Site Survey Worksheet
315 Wind Turbine Site Survey
316 Wind Turbine Worksheet
400 Solar Thermal Design
401 Solar Heat Overview
402 System Configuration
403 Site Survey
404 SRCC Compliance
405 System Specification
406 Bill of Materials
407 System Installation
408 Solar Heat Incentives
409 Document Package
410 Future Products
500 Solar PV Design
501 Solar PV Overview
502 System Configuration
503 Site Survey
504 Grid Tied & Off Grid
505 System Specification
506 Bill of Materials
507 System Installation
508 Solar PV Incentives
509 Document Package
510 Future Products
600 Wind Turbine Design
601 Wind Turbine Overview
602 System Configuration
603 Site Survey
604 Grid Tied and Off Grid
605 System Specification
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Green Collar Conservation Careers

Green Collar Conservation Careers create a new category of Demand Planning that recruiting career specialists haven't understood very well.  As a result typical job titles and descriptions are often well disguised on internet job boards and other job advertisements.  There are several independent ad-hoc agencies that provide certifications of one form or another for inspectors, auditors and engineers seeking Green Collar Conservation Careers.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systemô is a third-party certification program and claims to be the nationally accepted standard certification.  LEED has various levels of certification and requires minimal training at fairly expensive rates.  Plan on spending about $500 for each of the 3 modules.  Classes are not often scheduled in a convenient location so you may need to travel up to 500 miles to attend each class.  Most employers who advertise a LEEDS Certificate requirement will accept alternative certificates or experience.  In our experience LEED is more focused to sell building products then it is for a cost effective consumer experience.

Part of the federal government Economic Stimulus Package includes over $50 billion for conservation and renewable energy funding for federal buildings. 

Commercial and Industrial Green Collar Conservation Careers

Note that the actual job titles may not match advertised jobs as there are no uniform standards across the industry with these career directions.

Building Auditor - Identifies structural insulation factors and takes an inventory of all the energy consuming devices.  May operate test equipment to measure temperatures, illumination levels, airflow, air leakage, thermal leakage, current draw and building layout.  May generate Building Efficiency Rating Report.  Requires the ability to climb ladders, carry up to 35 Lbs, PC proficiency and up to 50% 1-2 day travel.  Salaries range from $35000 - $60000 depending on the level of technical knowledge of buildings and structures.

Building Efficiency Engineer - Able to perform all of the Building Auditor tasks plus; analyze details from Building Efficiency Rating Report and recommend component changes with accurate estimates for cost savings required component costs.  Capable of specifying equipment and all support materials.  Capable of programming any devices recommended for installation.  Capable of preparing customer operational documentation package.  Salaries range from $40000 - $70000 depending on technical skills.

Building Efficiency Project Manager - Able to perform all of the Building Efficiency Engineer tasks plus; installation estimates, project scheduling, resource tracking, project costing, and customer facing skills.  Salaries range from $55000 - $90000 depending on negotiation and technical skills.

Residential Green Collar Conservation Careers

Home Auditor - Similar to Building Efficiency Engineer above.  Salaries range from $35000 - $55000 depending on technical skills.

Home Energy Consultant - Similar to Building Efficiency Project Manager above.  This is an entrepreneurial position (self employment).  In addition, you will need to identify a set of qualified contractors who can install basic materials such as door seals and insulation.  Your job will be to perform the audit and advise the customer, and set up any services required.  Generally Home Energy Consultants earn between $300 and $500 a day.