Consultants and Government Officials: Get Smart on Building Decarbonization in 10 Hours

We’re pleased to announce that a POWERFUL NEW CERTIFICATE COURSE on decarbonizing buildings is now available through the George Washington University Energy Resilience Program. This on-demand, noncredit course, taught by an industry veteran, is carefully honed into 10 hours of instruction with several live instructor webinars.  
Smita 2019-crop.jpgDecarbonizing Buildings – Buildings are a significant contributor to Green House Gas emissions, and decarbonizing them has big climate, health, and cost payoffs.
Being an effective ambassador for decarbonization requires understanding how to address the outsized impact of the building sector on global emissions. What metrics matter for climate change? What do they mean? How can we achieve them in the buildings sector?

This concise and rich course gives you a holistic view of why and what needs tacking with a vantage view of how the green building economy intersects with technology and policy. First, dive deep into the physical fundamentals of decarbonizing buildings. Then, learn the frameworks to approach any policy, program, or building project with a systems-level understanding. The course is open now. 
Instructor Smita Chandra Thomas is the founder and principal of DC-based consulting practice Energy Shrink, LLC. She serves as a senior green building consultant to IFC (World Bank) and is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC). A lifelong learner herself, she has spent her career at the cutting edge of green building technology and demand-side energy management strategy. 
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TAKE THIS COURSE IF … you find yourself saying: “I need to understand the decarbonization of buildings, and I am busy. Is there a concise, well-rounded, affordable course with actionable content that tells me what I need to know?” You might be a:
Government Official – (including regulator or policymaker) · Gain insights into metrics, regulations, and incentives to accelerate implementation and innovation
Green Building Professional – Round out your knowledge of green building applications
Architect – Learn ways to mitigate climate impact through passive design, energy efficiency, and low-carbon materials
Engineer or Consultant  Learn concepts beyond technology, including financing options and global trends
Real Estate Developer – Get exposed to the latest ideas in green building technologiesFinancier · Learn how energy efficiency improves the value of real estate investments
Educator – Enhance courses with concepts about green building applications
Graduate Student – (engineering, business, law, environmental, other professionals) Gain a broad understanding of critical aspects of building operations
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There are now seven key courses available in the GWU Energy Resilience Program!
The GWU Energy Resilience certificate program features short courses (10 to 12 hours online), perfect for busy professionals. These quick, intensive courses help broaden your knowledge and fill in gaps through seven stand-alone courses. Students earn CEU credits and Certificates.

Over three hundred professionals have taken one or more of these courses. (Click the slide to download the brochure.)  More about the program …

Seven Courses comprise the GW Energy Resilience Certificate. All are open for registration. 
The Enterprise Resilience course will firm your foundational knowledge of corporate best practices.
Learn to turn random acts of company greenness into a corporate metrics-driven resilience strategy in the Energy Strategies that Thrive in a Decarbonized World course.
Our new course, Decarbonizing Buildings, teaches how green-building concepts extend beyond the walls of structures and include site, community, and land-use planning.
How to Design, Finance, and Integrate Renewables in the Power Grid goes deeper into renewable energy solutions and addresses technical and financial challenges greening the electric grid.
Electric Vehicles Markets is a course that brings us up to date on EV market penetration and the bigger picture of EVs in modernizing the electric grid.
How Electricity Markets Work, our other new course – simplifies the world of energy tariffs and federal and state energy resilience policies.
Smart Energy Systems and Cybersecurity concentrates on how the Internet of Things uses network controls to optimize other utility services, including water, waste, transportation, public health, emergency response, and building services.
For 2022, several changes to enhance the student experience. Here are the program highlights.
Registration: Always open. Take three months to complete a course

Silver Resilience Certificate: Take four of seven courses to design your own Silver Certificate.

Gold Resilience Certificate: Complete all seven courses for the Gold Certificate

Student Engagement Enhancements: Student-only webinars with global energy leaders and new ways to network for business with other professionals in the program.

Instructor Webinars: Live sessions for Q&A and Tuition: $550

“Who would not like to be more resilient? Take the courses!” Nelson Lee, Green Sky Sustainability, President
Visit the Energy Resilience Website
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