Green Build Academy offers e-Learning courses to green your career!
Green Build Academy is no longer accepting new enrollments, but previously enrolled students may finish courses to earn certificates of completion and qualify for BPI continuing education units through January 13, 2013.
Congratulations to Mater Dei Catholic High School's Solar Power Rangers for winning the 2012 Green Build Academy Regional Competition!!
Kearny High Construction Tech Academy earned Second Place and Diego Valley Charter School won Third Place.
Bonita Vista High School won the Grand Prize for most students completing the courses.
Congratulations to all!
For a limited time, Conservation Services Group is offering its e-Learning courses in Building Science Basics and Integrated Energy/Going Solar at no cost to participating high school students and a nominal fee of $15 to adults through the Green Build Academy program.
Green Build Academy is open to residents and high schools located in the San Diego Gas & Electric® service area through December 15, 2012.
Building Science Basics: an introduction to house-as-a-system concepts as applied to residential energy efficiency, health, safety, comfort, durability and air quality. Topics explore the linkage between building science and home performance. This three-hour e-Learning program includes interactive content on safety, thermodynamics, moisture, heat and pressure systems, and home performance principles. (1.5 BPI CEUs) Regular price: $49.99. Green Build Academy price: $15.00. High school students: No charge.
Integrated Energy/Going Solar: an introduction to residential energy efficiency measures and solar hot water and electricity systems with an emphasis on measures to reduce load prior to installing solar systems. This three-hour interactive course presents ways to improve the home's building envelope and mechanical systems to improve efficiency before installing a solar energy solution. (2.5 BPI CEUs) Regular price: $79.99. Green Build Academy price: $15.00. High school students: No charge.
All students who complete the course with a passing exam score of 70% or higher will receive a Conservation Services Group Certificate of Completion.
Students who are Building Performance Institute certified Building Analysts will receive 1.5 to 2.5 BPI Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for successful completion of the course as indicated by a passing exam score of 70% or higher.
Completion of Green Build Academy courses count as extracurricular activities on college, scholarship and job applications.
Courses prepare students for green careers in residential energy efficiency and solar sales and installation.
San Diego Regional Competition
Participating high schools may enroll teams of students to compete for regional prizes.
Teams may include up to 50 students (and faculty or advisors).
Schools may enroll multiple teams in the competition.
Prizes ($1,000, $500, and $300) are awarded to the teams with the top three cumulative scores on the e-Learning exams.
A grand prize ($1,000) will be awarded to the school with the highest number of students completing a course.
Participation is open to students and advisors/faculty in the 10th through 12th grades, and each student may sign up for only one of the two courses offered.
Contest ends December 1, 2012 and prizes will be awarded in the form of American Express or VISA gift cards to the finalists. Odds of winning are roughly 1 in 20, depending on the number of teams enrolled.
Due to limited funding, this program will be available first-come, first-served to interested high schools. The program anticipates that high school enrollment will be limited to the first six to ten schools that sign up teams and complete the e-Learning training.
How to Enroll
Students: Form teams and fill out application below. Be sure to include your high school and team name to count your scores toward the regional competition. You will be e-mailed a link to the e-Learning training of your choice.
Adults: Complete the application below. You will be sent a link to pay the $15 course fee after enrolling, and will receive a link to the e-Learning after payment is submitted.
Conservation Services Group 6161 El Cajon Blvd B-524
San Diego, CA 92115
Kathleen Armstrong, Program Coordinator
Green Build Academy San Diego is funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, through a contract awarded to Conservation Services Group. California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by the contractor. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Utility Disclaimer