Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub
The Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA. The goal of the EEB Hub is to reduce energy use in the Greater Philadelphia commercial buildings sector by 20 percent by 2020. The EEB Hub has a unique dual mission of improving energy efficiency in buildings and promoting regional economic growth and job creation. Led by Penn State University, the EEB Hub includes 11 academic institutions, two DOE laboratories, six high-profile global industry partners, regional economic development agencies, and community and technical colleges. One of the key EEB Hub efforts is to develop and/or utilize existing relevant associate degree level technical training in energy efficient building technologies and systems, with a special initial emphasis on training for building operators and building energy auditors.
As an EEB Hub member organization, Pennsylvania College of Technology's National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC) performs work with the Task 7 Team on Education & Workforce initiatives with a concentrated focus on Builder Operator trainings. Penn College joins the team with Drexel University, University of Pittsburgh, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center, the Wharton Small Business Development Center at University of Pennsylvania, the Collegiate Consortium, Morgan State University, and the Sustainability Workshop led by Penn State.
Whether you need training for your company, your colleagues, or yourself, now is the time to prepare for the opportunities that the EEB Hub is creating in the energy efficient building industry.
For more information about the EEB Hub, please visit http://www.eebhub.org/.
For Building Operator training, see NSSC's webpages for: