NorCal Solar, a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization established in 1974, is committed to consumer education about the many uses of solar energy as a roadmap for increased use of renewable energy in northern California.



NESEA Offers Online Courses

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, NESEA (one of NorCal Solar's sister chapter of the American Solar Energy Society), is offering an opportunity for people involved in energy efficiency and building science to sharpen their knowledge and skills and to gain continuing education credits through a unique online learning experience.

NESEA's "Masters Series" classes are online during a specified period of weeks, but participants can get online anytime during those weeks, from any location, and take the courses at their own pace. Through homework, instructional videos, practical tools, and quizzes, students gain new skills and knowledge, earn continuing ed credits, and build their professional network. Unlike other online classes, the NESEA "Masters Series" gives participants direct access to classmates and instructors via virtual office hours.

Passive House in the Real World. Sept 14 to Oct 9
Instructor: Mike DuClos
Passive House is a relatively new voluntary standard for extreme energy efficiency designs for buildings. Loosely based on passive solar designs from the 1970s, which in turn drew from much older architectures that worked with sun and other local conditions and building materials.

Deep Energy Retrofits. Sept 14 to Nov 20
Instructor: Marc Rosenbaum
This course is for professionals who are serious about learning transformative energy upgrades in existing residential and nonresidential buildings.

Building Energy Analytics. Sept 14 to Oct 23
Instructor: Andy Shapiro
This course will teach the basics of measuring and understanding building energy use.

For more info, call NESEA's Miriam Aylward at 413-774-6051 x14, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Offered in partnership with NESEA.

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