Boost your knowledge with Energy Trust’s continuing education opportunities and special training events. Trainings include real-world examples, case studies, and detailed technical information presented by experts from the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and development, as well as specialists in a variety of building types and market sectors. Attendees may be eligible for continuing education units, CEUs.
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About Our Trainings and Events
Allies for Efficiency
Allies for Efficiency is a series of inspirational trainings that highlight high-performance building case study and feature the design and construction team discussing the project at the building site. These trainings include on-site presentations and tours at high-performance buildings located throughout the state.
High Performance Design Training
These technical trainings on design topics are intended for architects, building designers and commercial construction stakeholders. Registration is capped to ensure a hands-on and engaging experience for the audience. Topics are more specific and technical in nature and offered across the state.
On-demand trainings are pre-recorded, available online and cover technical content that supports the net zero energy-efficiency communities. This series features on-demand modules which allow participants to learn at their own pace and access the training when and where it is convenient.
- Optimizing variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems for design to operation
- Upon finishing all four 15-minute modules, you will have the option for a certificate of completion and Oregon CCB continuing education credit.
- Module 1: Background, benefits and regional applications
- Module 2: Design best practices
- Module 3: Financial considerations (Coming soon)
- Module 4: Construction and operations (Coming soon)
Building Energy Simulation Forum
The Building Energy Simulation Forum (BESF) training series offers engineers, energy analysts and design and construction professionals a forum to discuss and share knowledge on topics related to building simulation, energy analysis and modeling. These events are approximately one hour long and take place five times a year in Portland and online by webinar. The training series is intended to be more technical, providing detailed insight and information sharing.
Special Events and Technical Trainings
Energy Trust offers a variety of additional special training events and workshops around topics identified as vital and timely for the Oregon commercial construction audience. These events are intended to engage new audiences, inform trade and program allies about new tools and resources, and highlight pilot programs and other new offerings.
Talk and Tour
These talk and tour trainings are presented from the perspective of the project owner or facility manager on high-performance buildings. These short trainings and building tours offer time for participants to ask questions as they view energy-efficient systems and successful building strategies.
New Buildings will provide short, 10 to 15-minute online training modules, designed to be accessible to contractors and trade allies on-demand by phone or tablet via the Energy Trust YouTube channel. Online courses will include CCB CEUs when multiple modules are completed. Modules provide high level context, technical detail and practical knowledge.
Event Partnerships and Sponsorships
Event partnerships and sponsorships are a way for the New Buildings program to build meaningful relationships with important industry groups and community-based organizations in order to connect with audience sectors we don’t reach through our standard training types. We aim to partner with and sponsor events that reach developers, building owners, students and emerging professionals, nonprofit organizations, government officials and real estate finance.
Check Out Past Presentations
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