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Advanced Cold Climate course and more to help you this April


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April 2013 News

Advanced Cold Climate (ACC) classes in Anchorage
Looking to obtain a residential endorsement this spring? ACHP is offering two opportunities to work towards obtaining yours by taking our ACC class. Cost: $450 (Includes certificate of completion)

Wednesday & Thursday, April 3 – 4, Anchorage Register here
Thursday & Friday, May 2 – 3, Anchorage • Register here

Certificate fee added
Starting April 15th, 2013 ACHP will begin charging a service fee of $20 for all certificates.  This fee defrays the expense to ACHP in labor and materials, and ensures that we can continue to provide quality continuing education and certificate management for our students. Continuing education for classes are available for the following industry professionals:
Architects • Engineers • Builders • Home Inspectors • Appraisers
Realtors • Mechanical Administrators • Energy Raters • More!


Navigating Your Path to Net Zero Energy workshop

Net Zero Energy homes produce as much energy as they use. Join us for a workshop with architect Jason Collins bringing together the parts of the Path to Net Zero on your own project. This one-day workshop, offered in Wasilla & Anchorage, will look at the basic concept of net zero and how building envelope, heating loads, electric loads, and renewable energy can work together. The workshop will consist of a series of exercises with spreadsheets to help you plan your own new or retrofit project. Please bring your utility bills and any building plans. This workshop is part of Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology's Path to Net Zero Energy Workshop Series. Eligible for 6 CEU credits. Registration required as space is limited to 20 people.
More info here.
Friday, April 12, 10 – 4:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Agate Inn, Wasilla

April home shows in MatSu and Kenai
Stop by our booth to meet ACHP staff and discuss your energy efficiency questions and projects. We are here to help you.
MatSu: Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7
Menard Center,
more info here
Kenai: Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28
Soldotna Sports Center,
more info here

Previous Business of Clean Energy conference attendees
Business of Clean Energy in Alaska conference

The Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference brings together business, civic, labor and government leaders from around Alaska and the world to network and share ideas for moving Alaska toward a sustainable energy future. This 5th annual conference offers attendees an unmatched opportunity to network with industry experts and learn the latest on clean energy policies, program and projects.
Thursday, May 2 & 3, Anchorage
Dena'ina Convention Center,
more info here

Chugach Energy Efficiency Pilot Project
In the very near future, Chugach will provide a new feature for its members, allowing them to track energy use and develop an energy plan for their home. Energy tips will be available and interaction via social media will add a new dimension. Stay tuned!
"The critical first step"
Read more about one Alaskan's perspective on energy efficiency
"No matter where our primary energy comes from (renewable or nonrenewable resources), pursuing energy efficiency in our homes, businesses and public buildings is the critical first step."



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