Training and certification opportunities

Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER: Clean Energy Economy for the Region regularly offer training opportunities for contractors, energy auditors and other building and construction professionals.

Energy Contractor Training

Learn about new programs to grow your business and close projects

For ANY contractor interested in learning more about residential and commercial energy efficiency and leveraging programs to close sales.

Thursday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale

FREE! And lunch is included!

  • • RENU residential loan program (get authorized!)
    • 2018 rebates from CORE and utilities.
    • Grants for nonprofits and income-qualified clients.
    • Plus: extra installer incentives from Black Hills Energy.

RSVP today for this free workshop / or call (970) 704-9200

Presented by

CLEER, CORE, Garfield Clean Energy, Energy Smart Colorado, Black Hills Energy, Energy Outreach Colorado and the Colorado Energy Office.

Free December webinars offered on IECC, energy efficiency

Series aimed at building and mechanical contractors, code officials

A robust series of free one-hour webinars focused on energy efficiency in residential and commercial structures, based in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), has been expanded for the month of December. The series offers 10 webinars on Wednesdays and Fridays from Dec. 1 through 29, 2017.

For a description of each webinar and a link to the advance registration page (required for participation), download the full schedule here.

Friday, Dec. 1, 12 to 1 p.m.: IECC Paths to Compliance

Friday, Dec. 1, 3 to 4 p.m.: COMcheck Basics

Friday, Dec. 8, 12 to 1 p.m.: COMcheck Basics (same as Dec. 1 class)

Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 4 p.m.: Commercial Energy Code Plan Review Submittals

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12 to 1 p.m.: What’s Coming in the 2018 IECC?

Friday, Dec. 15, 3 to 4 p.m.: Intro to Building Science

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 12 to 1 p.m.: IECC for Existing Buildings

Friday, Dec. 22, 3 to 4 p.m.: IECC vs. ASHRAE 90.1 -- Building Envelopes

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 12 to 1 p.m.: Issues, Concerns and FAQs of the IECC

Friday, Dec. 29, 3 to 4 p.m.: HERS Index and Code Compliance

The webinars are hosted by Colorado Code Consulting, the Colorado Energy Office and Xcel Energy. Instructors are Shaunna Mozingo of Colorado Code Consulting and Robby Schwarz of Energy Logic.

All webinars are eligible for 0.1 ICC CEU and 1 AIA learning unit.

Colorado Mountain College certificate and degree programs

Colorado Mountain College has 11 locations across 12,000 square miles in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It’s the perfect place to begin an education and explore options for the future.

CNN/Money has ranked Colorado Mountain College as 17th in the nation for student success among more than 800 two-year colleges. The college is also rated No. 1 among Colorado’s two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates.

CMC offers unique certificate and degree programs in Integrated Energy, Sustainability Studies, Environmental Studies and Sustainable Cuisine.

Solar array installation at Colorado Animal Rescue

CMC students from Carbondale work with Sunsense Solar to install 36 panels at the Colorado Animal Rescue shelter near the CMC Spring Valley campus. The array provides 30 percent of the shelter’s electricity needs.

Dr. Shauna Kocman

Dr. Shauna Kocman explains process technology during a class at the Rifle CMC campus.



CMC student gathers a water sample near the Leadville campus.

A CMC student gathers a water sample from a stream near the Leadville campus.

Rifle Campus

Roaring Fork Campus



Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge/Dillon

Integrated Energy Studies

Environmental Science Studies

Upcoming programs:

  • Sustainable Facilities Management
  • Natural Gas
  • Wastewater Management

Solar Energy InternationalSolar Energy International

For more than 20 years, Solar Energy International (SEI) has been dedicated to providing hands-on and online solar training and renewable energy education.

SEI also works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life worldwide through outreach programs.

Ride the renewable energy wave with training onsite or online through SEI.