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Rhode Island Energy offers advanced training on the latest energy efficiency techniques and services to our partners, including contractors, manufacturers, distributors, entrepreneurs, building managers, facility managers, architects, developers, and other building professionals. Take advantage of the growing demand for skilled energy efficiency professionals.

Rhode Island Energy Code Trainings:

Electrification Spotlight: Heat Pumps - FREE virtual training with NEEP

Tuesday, April 16 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This session provides key information on electrifying space heating/cooling with heat pumps. It includes sizing recommendations, information on heating/cooling capacities and product availability, and a checklist for building code permitting and inspection. Please register here.

Air Source Heat Pumps - FREE virtual training with RIBA

Wednesday, April 17 from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The recent shift to electrification and better-performing homes has resulted in the increased popularity of air-source heat pumps. As the industry shifts, both builders and homeowners need to understand the basic principles behind this technology to effectively provide adequate heating, cooling, and dehumidification in their projects. To register or for more information, contact Bob Salvas via email at bsalvas@ribuilders.org or by calling the RI Builders Association at 401-438-7400.

Rhode Island Building Officials Association (RIBOA) 13th Annual Construction Expo and Education Fair - FREE in-person event at New England Institute of Technology

Friday, April 26 from 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

New England Institute of Technology
1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818

All classes can be used for RI Contractor Registration and Licensing Board CEUs. Pre-registration is not necessary, however, if you would like to have a vendor booth, please register here.

Electrification Spotlight: Heat Pump Water Heaters - FREE virtual training with NEEP

Tuesday, April 30 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This session provides key information on electrifying water heating systems with heat pump water heaters. Resources include sizing recommendations and a building code permitting and inspection checklist. Please register here.

Building Operator Certification (BOC) Trainings:

Driving Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Webinar

Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 PM

As more individual and fleet vehicles become all-electric, the demand for EV charging infrastructure will continue to increase. This webinar will address common challenges and considerations for building operators, managers, and owners as they look to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at their facilities. Speakers will discuss funding opportunities, best practices, and lessons learned. Register here.

Realizing the Benefits of Demand Flexibility, Response & Management Webinar

Wednesday, May 15 at 2:00 PM

This webinar will explore the relationships between demand flexibility, demand response, and demand management. Speakers will discuss strategies and technologies that enable facilities staff to determine and control when and how a building is using energy to optimize performance and lower operating costs. Register here.

Harnessing Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Energy Storage for Efficiency Webinar

Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 PM

Waste heat recovery systems can substantially reduce energy consumption and utility bills for heating and cooling. Thermal energy storage can contribute to significant energy savings and load flexibility. Learn about real-world applications of waste heat recovery and thermal energy storage to explore whether these solutions are a good fit for your facility. Register here.

Water Efficiency Strategies for Resiliency Webinar

Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 PM

Water management strategies can reduce operating costs, energy usage, and environmental impact for buildings and municipalities. They can also improve water resiliency enabling cities to better cope with water-related stresses and mitigate impacts on key water infrastructure during storms and natural disasters. Speakers will discuss strategies to minimize water use in building and irrigation systems and share case study examples with demonstrated savings. Register here.

ENERGY STAR® Industrial Assistance Network

EPA is excited to announce a new opportunity for manufacturers: the ENERGY STAR Industrial Assistance Network. ENERGY STAR offers the Industrial Assistance Network to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with access to local energy management support. By joining the network in your region, you will learn about the tools and expertise available to you and have opportunities to earn recognition from ENERGY STAR for your achievements.

Participants will receive:

  • Training – monthly online energy management training;
  • Networking – quarterly workshops and meetings to share best practices and learn from one another;
  • Coaching – support from industrial energy management experts to refine your energy program; and,
  • Tools – introduction and access to ENERGY STAR resources as well as services provided by other regional energy efficiency programs.

Participation in the network is free of charge. If you are interested in joining or would like to learn more about the Network in the Northeast, please email R1EnergyNetwork@energystar.gov.