Lead Performer: University of Illinois – Champaign, IL
-- Illinois Office of Energy – Springfield, IL
-- Hawaii State Energy Office – Honolulu, HI
-- Nevada Office of Energy – Carson City, NV
DOE Total Funding: $400,000
Cost Share: $100,000
Project Term: June 2020 – June 2023
Funding Type: Advanced Building Construction FOA Award

Project Objective

The overarching goal of this project is to prepare a new generation of energy professionals that will enable widespread adoption of energy efficiency in new construction and existing buildings. To accomplish this objective, the project team will establish a national network for energy code education, which will include state energy offices and community colleges. This project will develop and disseminate modularized curriculum materials that address the fundamentals and building science concepts that underpin building energy standards, while introducing the technological tools for effective and streamlined energy code compliance demonstration and verification. Lastly, the project team will train community college instructors to use the new curriculum materials so that the teachers can select and integrate resources into their existing curriculum.

Project Impact

This project will foster important connections between state workforce training programs and community colleges. It will ensure that instructors and faculty receive up-to-date information about building energy standards, technologies, practices and tools so that they can help their students achieve basic competencies in energy-efficiency applications. Students will then enter the workforce better prepared to design and construct buildings that meet and exceed industry performance standards.


DOE Technology Manager: Jeremy Williams, Jeremy.Williams@ee.doe.gov  
Lead Performer: Brian Deal, University of Illinois

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