IREC Calls for Comments on Standard for Clean Energy Certificate Programs

As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer and national leader in training credentials, IREC’s Standard 14732:201X General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Certificate Programs is out for public comment. Deadline to submit is 4/14.

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But what does it mean?

When you start a presentation or a report with terms that mean different things to different people, chances are you’re not going to be successful in getting your point across. While making sure we use clearly defined and understandable terms seems intuitive, it doesn’t always happen. The clean energy community has a ways to go to make sure we’re all talking the same language. But, there are good moves on the horizon.

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Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Open for Comment until 3/15/14

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has released its Standardization Roadmap 1.0 with 116 action-oriented recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment through standards and conformance activities.

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Up Around The Bend*

I often wonder if the many projections made for a new year are accurate when looked at 12 months later. As one year ends, I try to remember to check to see how good the predictions were, but I always forget to go back and compare projections to reality. Of course forecasting the future is never an exact science, but the IREC Team took time for a reasoned preview at what’s on our 2014 plate. We have our 2013 work as a pretty good base for our predictions for the year ahead. So here goes.

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ANSI-IREC Accreditation Workshop 9/10-11

Learn about the IREC 14732 Standard for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs and the requirements for developing a quality education/training course with a summative assessment to determine if the learning outcomes have been achieved.

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IREC’s SDO Status Brings Credibility to the Clean Energy Industry

Last month, we shared the news that IREC was recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO). But what does this milestone mean for credential holders and the clean energy community?

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It’s worth the effort

Credibility is a tricky thing. You can have it, nurture it and perpetuate it, using best practices and with the best intentions. Yet there is something about a third-party endorsement that makes you stand out. So, we set out to reach the highest standard available for a standards development organization. And we are very proud. If you missed the news, IREC is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a developer of American national standards.

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IREC Designated American National Standards Developer

July 11, 2013 (Latham, NY) –  In its role as a national leader in training credentials and standards development, IREC is honored to announce its new status as an accredited American National Standards Developer. This designation by the American National

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Marathon to milestones: new consumer safeguards through standardized training

Just last week I spoke at the Workforce Development Institute annual conference by the American Association of Community Colleges. I shared with them how IREC has shifted into a higher clean energy gear – how new training safeguards are aligned

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