The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, a nonprofit located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon, installed a new 50 kW Endurance E-3120 wind turbine in March 2014. The system is the first installation of its kind…
As the energy training and technical assistance coordinator for the FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center (SWBST), self-described building science black belt Chris Baker has more than 15 years at SWBST’s weatherization program as a program administrator, crew trainer and energy auditor/technician. Chris talked with IREC recently and makes the case for energy efficiency.
It has come to my attention that, on occasion, I can be wrong. At the recent Weatherization Training Network Trainer’s Consortium, where IREC was invited to talk about instructional design, I confessed that I didn’t need to actively improve as a trainer. What was I thinking?
The drivers of the booming U.S. solar installation market are addressed in a nationally recognized annual report on solar installation trends released today by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
On June 2, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed SB 1189 into law, which implemented a statewide net metering mandate for utilities serving more than 100,000 customer accounts in the state. The law allows net metering for systems up to…
The Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, developed by ANSI’s Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), includes 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.
The IREC Credentialing Program announces the launch a NEW public registry of credential holders which offers better visibility and ensures that accurate, current information is viewable by the public. Potential students, employers, funders and others will be able to easily locate information in the registry, which lists only IREC credential holders.
If you find yourself traveling the highways of the Northeast this spring and summer, don’t be surprised if you see a brightly decorated silver van and trailer with logos and photographs advertising Kenebec Valley Community College’s (KVCC) renewable energy training program. The van and trailer are packed full of the equipment needed for solar PV hands-on training. The goal is to assist regional solar training by providing instructional support and training equipment where it is needed.
A new national standard for the accreditation of clean energy education/training certificate programs, developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), has received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. IREC is an accredited American National Standards Developer, leading the nation in clean energy education/training credentials and standards.
June 13, 2014 – The IREC Credentialing Program has released a new version of the IREC Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook serves as a primary resource for those who are applying for or have been awarded an IREC credential. As…