ASU Energy Center Workshop Series under way
by Anna Oakes
The 2014 Appalachian Energy Center Workshop Series began April 11 and continues through October, with 16 more workshops scheduled.
Based at Appalachian State University, the Appalachian Energy Center conducts energy research and applied program activities in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, forecasting and modeling, economic development and policy analysis.
The center offers the workshops to help professionals stay up-to-date on new energy technologies.
"North Carolina is second in the nation in solar installations and has a strengthened energy code that will save home and business owners money and create jobs in every region of our state," said Janet Miller, outreach manager for the center.
Miller said the workshop series covers a broad range of energy-related topics, including community-based landfill gas development, solar, wind, hydro and more. Workshop leaders include ASU faculty and staff, as well as national experts, and professionals are able to obtain continuing education credits. Workshops are scheduled on Fridays so that participants can plan to spend the weekend in the Boone area.
Workshops are ideal for architects, inspectors, electricians, engineers, appraisers, real estate agents, building performance professionals, accountants, attorneys, LEED professionals and teachers, according to center officials.
Participants who register at least three weeks before any one-day workshop can receive $50 off the registration fee.
For more information, visit http://energy.appstate.edu/programs/workshops.