The City of Raleigh's Office of Sustainability has developed a Green Building Training Program through a grant from the Department of Energy and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
The Green Building Training Program will offer classes and certificates for a $25.00 refundable fee to construction professionals. The courses will include LEED certification, Solar Panel Installation, Solar Thermal Installation, Green Plumbing, Sustainable Landscaping, and Home Energy Rater System (HERS), along with several others.
Classes will begin in May and continue through December 2012.
The Program will provide a great opportunity for local construction businesses to equip themselves with new skills and tools that will make them more competitive in an increasingly green building market. The City has partnered with Wake Technical Community College to develop and broaden the courses being offered through the Program. This is on the first programs of it's kind, and just one of the many great partnerships in Raleigh to help grow our economy is a sustainable manner.