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Go Green and Earn PDH’s with Environmental Professional Development at MVCC

Jan 21, 2014

Green energy and technology is the wave of the future. Don’t get left behind! If you need PDH’s or want to be on the cutting edge in your field, you can’t miss this opportunity! Mohawk Valley Community College is pleased to offer two great non-credit offerings for engineers and contractors in New York State.

Hydronic Heating Supplied by Renewable Energy Sources
Hydronic heating is extremely versatile.  For decades it has been used to deliver unsurpassed comfort using conventional energy sources such as gas and oil-fired boilers. Hydronics can also serve as an ideal "conveyor belt" for heat supplied from renewable energy sources such as solar thermal collectors, heat pumps, and solid fuel (wood and pellet) boilers.  This full day seminar will show how to use each of these renewable heat sources as the primary energy source for space heating and domestic hot water production.  It will show how to implement state of the art concepts and hardware to maximize the potential of the renewable energy source.  It will also show how to integrate auxiliary heat sources in ways that ensure consistent comfort, but also minimize the use of conventional energy. You will come away with dozens of system concepts, and the design information needed to put them into practice. Lunch will be provided to attendees, and 7 PDH’s are available to engineers. This seminar will take place on the Utica Campus on Wednesday, April 2 from 8:00-4:30 pm. The cost is $249. The instructor is John Siegenthaler, P.E.

Environmental Integration for Construction Projects
Designed to provide construction managers, architects, engineers, general contractors and building managers an enhanced ability to integrate environmental issues into building renovation and maintenance projects.  This course provides a detailed understanding of key issues in asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, universal waste, and related environmental issues.

Course objectives are to provide information as well as strategies for meeting regulations while minimizing construction schedule and cost impacts. Instructors will discuss advance planning to avoid work stoppage, environmental design, work methods available to professionals and reducing environmental scope creep. Students will gain an understanding of regulations that drive the work, how to integrate environmental trades and professions, addressing public and building user concerns and coordination of remediation with the work of other contractors.

There are no prerequisites, but the course is intended for experienced professionals and presumes students have knowledge of multi-trade building renovations. Students completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and may qualify for 20 PDH’s. Instructors have more than 25 years of experience integrating environmental issues into building construction projects. This class will take place on Wednesdays from March 5 to April 9, from 5:00-9:00 pm on the Rome MVCC Campus. Cost is $499.

Enrollment is limited and will be taken on a first come basis.  For information or to register, call 792-5300 or visit mvcc.edu/cced. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.

For more information:
Center for Corporate & Community Education
Academic Building Room 154