The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Utah chapter recently recognized Salt Lake Community College as an energy champion for the academic and workforce training programs offered by the SLCC Energy Institute, as well as the work of the SLCC Facilities department in energy conservation.
The Energy Institute provides training in clean energy technologies through programs including the Energy Management AAS degrees, Energy-Efficient HVAC and Lighting Certificates, Solar Sales and Installation, Lineworker Training, and the newest program in Building Automation.
The Facilities department constantly works to make SLCC's buildings and campuses more energy efficient. Most recently they completed HVAC and lighting upgrades and have installed analytic software on mechanical equipment to identify and prioritize future energy efficiency programs. They have also installed a "smart energy valve" to evaluate its efficiency for possible acceptance in utility incentives. Additionally, Facilities works closely with the Energy Institute programs, giving tours and hands-on demonstrations in classes, as well as employing energy management interns.
“This collaborative effort turns SLCC's campuses into living laboratories,” Associate Provost for Workforce & Economic Development Rick Bouillon said. “We’re grateful for the partnership with our Facilities team that enhances hands-on, practical learning for our students.”
To learn more about the numerous training programs offered through the SLCC Energy Institute, visit the program’s website.