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The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a need for comprehensive information that can be used by builders, technicians, energy industry professionals, and anyone else wanting to learn about alternative forms of energy and their everyday uses. With a vast array of information available on the subject, this course stands out from other courses because it bridges the gap between overly simplistic information and high-level engineering materials. Instead, this course explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them. Learners will gain a better understanding of how these systems work as well as how they are put together.  Details

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Tuition: $1,345.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:250.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Alternative-Energy-Career-Prep/906



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Language: EnglishDescription: Become an Alternative Energy Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet. Through this “entry-level” green course you will learn that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets. If you are concerned about our energy future you will want to learn about the many aspects of the energy value chain: • Oil and natural gas• Coal• Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect• Energy from water• Biomass• Solar energy• Geothermal energy• Wind energy• Nuclear energy• Electricity• Energy storage• Transportation• Housing• Smart energy consumption• HydrogenArmed with the knowledge from this course you can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.As an Alternative Energy Specialist you will discover how to establish your business as a green business. You can become a Green Consultant and help others by exploring environmentally-friendly business opportunities to choosing eco-friendly means of production. Learn business basics with a green twist including financing, office setup, day-to-day operations and so much more!After completing this course, you should be able to:• Comprehend the core elements of green• Identify strategies for offsetting your energy consumption• Identify ways to buy local and buy organic• Comprehend the basics of energy and thermodynamics• Identify the various sources of energy and their specific featuresInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Alternative Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Alternative Energy Specialist (CAES).

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Tuition: $1,895.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:345.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: Sustainable management is managing a firm so that it generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. The business case for sustainable management is that it can help a company's long-run profitability and success.Instructor Description: This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.Certification: N/A

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Tuition: $195.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:5.00



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Ganarse el certificado de los Principios de la Ciencia de la Construcci?n es su primer paso hacia el mundo del desempe?o hogare?o energ?ticamente eficiente. La ciencia de la construcci?n demuestra el c?mo varios componentes del hogar interact?an para afectar el desempe?o total de la casa. Entienda la relaci?n entre la envoltura de la construcci?n, calefacci?n, refrigeraci?n, aislamiento, ventilaci?n mec?nica, iluminaci?n, electrodom?sticos, y otros sistemas del hogar. Aprenda c?mo estos sistemas afectan la comodidad, salud y seguridad de los habitantes y la durabilidad de la casa. Descubra por qu? mejorar la eficiencia energ?tica de la casa es el primer paso hacia energ?a solar, geotermal, u otra mejora a energ?a renovable. La segunda edici?n presenta una secci?n de renovables extendida, un cap?tulo completo dedicado a la Calificaci?n de Energ?a del Hogar, y estar? disponible en Espa?ol. Details

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Tuition: $198.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: This program includes nine modules:Alternative Energy SpecialistRenewable Energy SpecialistLEED Green Associate Training CourseStart Your Own Green BusinessBetter Interpersonal CommunicationConsultative ServicesCustomer Service ProfessionalismFinancial Management For Lay PeopleSocial Media MarketingAlternative Energy SpecialistBecome an Alternative Energy Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet. Through this “entry-level” green course you will learn that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets. In this Alternative Energy Specialist course, we will examine the history of sustainability practices and challenges we currently face. You’ll be introduced to the underlying components, installation, and implementation of solar energy, wind energy, photovoltaic systems, and geothermal systems. Prerequisite(s): NoneRenewable Energy SpecialistThis Renewable Energy Specialist course addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years. This course covers solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to the grid. We will also cover wind technologies, wave power and geothermal energies. This Renewable Energy Specialist course is a must for anyone interested in moving into the field of green energy. Prerequisite(s): Solid knowledge of math and sciencesLEED Green Associate Training CourseOur Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate course provides the foundational concepts and standards for the residential, commercial and institutional green building industry. This course prepares students to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam and forms the foundation for a career as a LEED Professional. Course content covers green building core concepts and strategies, sustainable thinking and implementation, LEED standards and rating systems, and an overview of the LEED Green Associate credentialing exam.Start Your Own Green BusinessAre you interested in starting your own environmentally-friendly business? From creating a sustainable business model to selecting eco-friendly products, this course will help you to discover your competitive edge in the green business world of today. Discover how to establish your business as a green business while exploring new green business opportunities. Plus you will also gain insights, ideas, and concepts from successful green businesses!* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.** Course Subject to Change.Better Interpersonal CommunicationInterpersonal Communication is a very important skill that is needed to develop and maintain personal and professional relationships. Just because you are talking does not mean you are communicating. This course will take you through the steps involved in understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and the effect on our daily interactions.* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.** Course Subject to Change.Consultative ServicesTaking a consultative approach to customer service can build a loyal, profitable customer base. This course discusses how to take a consultative approach to customer service. Customer Service ProfessionalismCustomer service professionals play a vital role in any organization that wants to be profitable. Professional service can be a competitive advantage that helps build a strong, consistent, and loyal customer base. In order for an organization to rise above their competition, they need a dedicated, professional customer service workforce that strives to build customer loyalty. This course discusses professionalism and why it is important for providing excellent customer service.Financial Management For Lay PeopleFinance is the discipline of evaluating investments and raising capital to fund those investments. Financial decisions are everywhere in our lives, and it is important to understand both how to make those decisions as well as their impact. This course covers the basic principles of finance for the lay person in order to be able to apply them in their daily life.Social Media MarketingSocial media is an online phenomenon that lets people communicate and interact virtually. There has been an explosion of growth in popular social media platforms, and many believe that the era of social media has just started. The need for businesses to engage in one or several social media platforms will just grow over time; leveraging social media platforms allows companies the chance to interact with customers in their own backyard and from the whole world. This course discusses social media marketing, how to engage with customers online, best practices for using social media platforms, and ways to measure the return on investment.Instructor Description: Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Our educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this our mentors provide encouraging co

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Tuition: $4,295.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:775.00



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This certification is for those wanting a change and to make a difference. You may be in the real estate, building, HVAC, engineer, janitorial field, or even as broad as a nursing career. No background is needed to start learning. We teach you all the basics to wear the label of "Certified Green Specialist", the proprietary U.S. trademarked title for the serious green professional. You will have a year-long support commitment from the National Association of Green Specialists. You will be equipped with a full business start up kit, including a three page web site template. The entire business templates you need, including but not limited to business cards, stationery and a press release. Details

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Tuition: $1,695.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:50.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Certified-Green-Specialist/16



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Language: EnglishDescription: With businesses becoming increasingly environmentally-friendly, the demand for green certified workers is increasing. And our green supply chain management professional (GCCP) certificate course is becoming one of our most popular courses.Supply chain management is at the very heart of most businesses operations. Our green supply chain management course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a rewarding career in this rapidly growing field.Our professional certification course teaches students about green product standards and labeling, and how to develop sustainability supplier programs. Students also learn how to implement sustainable business practices and manufacturing strategies, and how to integrate these practices across the entire supply chain.Over the course of our green supply chain management course, you will learn how to: • Establish and maintain a green procurement strategy Identify corporate social responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs • Develop and use Green Supply Practices (GSP) • Select and use a variety of environmental accounting methods effectively • Improve operational sustainability by applying green strategies to the logistics and supply chain • Align supply chain operations and business strategies to meet sustainability objectivesInstructor Description: Margaret PriceMargaret is currently the chairwoman and chief sustainability officer for a globally operating sustainability company. She’s responsible for the entire worldwide operations and has more than 20 years of global operations leadership experience. She is a creative, hands-on professional operations executive with extensive experience leading the sustainability efforts for a global manufacturing company, as well as leading the groups responsible for contract manufacturing, operations, distribution, supply chain, inventory control, engineering, and quality assurance and regulatory compliance. She has very unique experience working within the sustainability space of the hospitality sector as she has worked with some of the largest hotel chains in the world. She served as a sustainability board member of NEWH. Her areas of responsibility span Asia, the Middle East, India, Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico.Certification: Upon completion of the program students are prepared for the Certified Supplychain Professional exam through Green Supply Chain.org

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Tuition: $2,595.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:470.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: Are you a facility manager, building engineer or property owner that is interested in how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects the occupants of your space? The Council- Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) certification is designed to demonstrate your ability to diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again. The CIAQM is sponsored by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) and is the only accredited certification specifically designed for those that manage indoor air quality problems. Not only does our indoor air quality manager certification program teach you practical skills to improve your building's indoor air, it also prepares you for third-party certification by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Program will educate you on all the pertinent topics covered on the certification exam. You can even take a 100-question practice examination to prepare for the exam.Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:• Develop a comprehensive IAQ management plan• Establish a system to manage IAQ complaints• Create an IAQ Profile for your buildings• Identify conditions that lead to IAQ problems• Solve simple IAQ problems in-house• Prevent IAQ problemsInstructor Description: Ian Cull, PE, CIEC, CMC, CIAQP, is the president of Indoor Sciences and was elected in 2006 and 2009 by the membership of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) to serve on its board of directors for three-year terms. Ian was elected as the organization's vice president in 2008 and 2009. He also served as a non-voting board member for the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) from 2007-2009. Ian first started in the fields of indoor air quality and sustainability in 1995 when he joined Chelsea Group, Ltd., an IAQ and sustainability consulting firm. Ian has developed and taught numerous seminars, certification programs, and customized presentations, reaching well over 1,000 individuals in the U.S. and several other countries, including China and India. Ian is a master trainer for the IAQA and has taught their programs: Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Fundamentals of Indoor Air Quality and HVAC, Certified IAQ Manager, and Certified Microbial Investigator. His in-depth knowledge in all aspects of building science, IAQ, and sustainability make him a highly respected and commended teacher. Ian is a professional environmental engineer whose skill in the classroom is based on his vast experience managing a large number of projects focused on improved indoor environments and sustainability. He has completed assessments in offices, schools, homes, dormitories, condominiums, hospitals and health care facilities. Ian is proficient not only in finding problems, but also in offering appropriate solutions and recommendations to prevent future re-occurrences. Ian is also well known for developing three educational Web sites: •www.SeeImGreen.com •www.LabComparisons.com •www.IAQforms.com These helpful tools allow professionals in the sustainability and IAQ fields to collaborate and share information. More than 2,000 unique visitors use these sites each month. Ian has a Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering from one of the country's top environmental engineering programs at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Illinois, a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP). Ian is a member of the IAQA, the Chicago Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Ian is committed to seeing the fields of IAQ and sustainability grow in the right direction. To that end, he spends a great number of hours each week volunteering on committees and boards, including the following committees: •Chairman, IAQA's Futures Committee: 2007-present •Chairman, IAQAware subcommittee: 2005-present •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest: 2007, 2008 •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Web site Committee: 2009 •IAQA's CIE subcommittee: 2003-present •IAQA's Education Committee: 2005-present •IAQA Nominating Committee: 2007, 2008Certification: Taking our CIAQM course does not automatically make you certified, although you will receive a certificate of completion. To register for the exam, you must contact the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) at 800-942-0832 (www.acac.org). The exam is offered at computerized testing centers throughout the US. There are additional fees associated with getting certified.

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Tuition: $1,595.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:290.00



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Are you a facility manager, building engineer or property owner that is interested in how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects the occupants of your space? The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) course is designed to help you diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again. The course gives you practical steps to establish an IAQ Management Plan for your facility that will help you collect, log and resolve air quality complaints. The course also prepares you for the only accredited certification specifically designed for those that manage indoor air quality problems, sponsored by the American IAQ Council. The certification requires certain experience, fees and passing an examination offered at computerized testing centers throughout the US. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $1,125.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:28.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Certified-Indoor-Air-Quality-Manager-(CIAQM)/433



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The Certified Indoor Environmentalist Course Online is an in depth program teaching you the core skills needed to perform indoor environmental assessments of all building types. The course not only provides the fundamentals of indoor air quality, it teaches more advanced topics that will educate even seasoned veterans in the field. Details

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Tuition: $1,325.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:32.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Certified-Indoor-Environmentalist-(CIE)/431



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Language: EnglishDescription: Do you work in the field of indoor air quality (IAQ)? The Council- certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) is the most popular indoor air quality certification. If you investigate air quality problems such as mold, VOCs, allergens, dampness, poor ventilation and sick building syndrome, the CIE is great certification to substantiate your knowledge and experience. The certification is designed for environmental consultants, HVAC professionals, property inspectors, industrial hygienists, restoration contractors and others working in fields related to indoor air quality. We're all concerned about the air quality in their workplace, home or school. The Certified Indoor Environmentalist training program will help you determine if these clients do, in fact, have a problem. You'll learn the practical steps you should always follow in an indoor environmental assessment, how to take samples, and how to resolve common IAQ problems. You'll learn about HVAC, building science, and the major contaminants, including their health effects.Not only does our certified environmentalist training program teach you practical skills to assess indoor environments, it also prepares you for the CIE and CIEC certifications by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). All the pertinent topics covered on the certification exams, including a 100-question practice examination, are included in this program to prepare you for certification.The CIE certification will demonstrate to your clients that you:• Excel at diagnosing, resolving and preventing common IAQ problems• Understand how a building’s HVAC system can control (and cause) IAQ problems• Incorporate the full spectrum of contaminants into your IAQ assessments, which may include mold, bacteria, VOCs, carbon monoxide, radon, triggers to asthma & allergies and more• Apply current industry guidelines• Comprehend the fundamentals of building science• Use IAQ instruments and equipment to measure contaminantsInstructor Description: Ian Cull, PE, CIEC, CMC, CIAQP, is the president of Indoor Sciences and was elected in 2006 and 2009 by the membership of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) to serve on its board of directors for three-year terms. Ian was elected as the organization's vice president in 2008 and 2009. He also served as a non-voting board member for the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) from 2007-2009. Ian first started in the fields of indoor air quality and sustainability in 1995 when he joined Chelsea Group, Ltd., an IAQ and sustainability consulting firm. Ian has developed and taught numerous seminars, certification programs, and customized presentations, reaching well over 1,000 individuals in the U.S. and several other countries, including China and India. Ian is a master trainer for the IAQA and has taught their programs: Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Fundamentals of Indoor Air Quality and HVAC, Certified IAQ Manager, and Certified Microbial Investigator. His in-depth knowledge in all aspects of building science, IAQ, and sustainability make him a highly respected and commended teacher. Ian is a professional environmental engineer whose skill in the classroom is based on his vast experience managing a large number of projects focused on improved indoor environments and sustainability. He has completed assessments in offices, schools, homes, dormitories, condominiums, hospitals and health care facilities. Ian is proficient not only in finding problems, but also in offering appropriate solutions and recommendations to prevent future re-occurrences. Ian is also well known for developing three educational Web sites: •www.SeeImGreen.com •www.LabComparisons.com •www.IAQforms.com These helpful tools allow professionals in the sustainability and IAQ fields to collaborate and share information. More than 2,000 unique visitors use these sites each month. Ian has a Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering from one of the country's top environmental engineering programs at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Illinois, a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP). Ian is a member of the IAQA, the Chicago Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Ian is committed to seeing the fields of IAQ and sustainability grow in the right direction. To that end, he spends a great number of hours each week volunteering on committees and boards, including the following committees: •Chairman, IAQA's Futures Committee: 2007-present •Chairman, IAQAware subcommittee: 2005-present •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest: 2007, 2008 •Chairman, IAQA's Ad-Hoc Web site Committee: 2009 •IAQA's CIE subcommittee: 2003-present •IAQA's Education Committee: 2005-present •IAQA Nominating Committee: 2007, 2008Certification: Just attending our CIE preparatory course does not make you certified, although you will receive a certificate of completion from the Indoor Air Quality Association. To actually become certified as a CIE, you must first meet certain experience requirements and pass an examination offered through the independent certifying body, American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). Before you are allowed to take the ACAC’s CIE examination, you must first fill out an application that describes your experience in the field of indoor air quality. If you are new to the field and do

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Tuition: $1,595.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Location : Online

Contact Hours:290.00



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Take your HVAC or mold inspection services to a new level by learning the latest advances in the industry and while you're at it, getting the industry's most recognized microbial certifications, Council-certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) and Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC). We'll teach you the core skills needed to perform impressive assessments that will set you apart from the competition. Details

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Tuition: $1,325.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:28.00

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