IPK360 is managing this course for CAPE Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering and YWCA (Hamilton)
This course comprising five workshops specifically covers solar, wind, water and biomass forms of renewable energy. It covers small hydropower facilities (usually less than about 20-25 mw), tidal generating stations, wave energy generators, wind turbines, wind farms, photovoltaic (PV) cells, passive solar air pre-heated ventilation systems, active solar technology using collectors to heat air and water in houses among other topics. This course also covers green living philosophy including sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Green building and live roof technologies including lighting systems using photovoltaic cells, passive light designs, heat absorbing tiles and skylights, smart and motion-sensitive lighting, Rainwater Cisterns (holding tanks), disconnected downspouts, drainage wells and Bioswales, green space cooling and heating and piping systems using non-toxic antifreeze, green and live roofs to reduce wastewater, improve water conservation and lower heating and cooling costs, natural gas to heat the building and local building materials that have minimum harmful chemical content are also covered in this course.
Further these workshops provide information on opportunities to access incentives to get engaged in green power through education, employment, using green technologies, buying shares in green industries or investing in this emerging market.
The first workshop (number 5.1.1) provides an overview of green energy basics and technologies and must be completed before taking any other workshop. The other four workshops deal with specific sources or aspects of green energy and may be taken in any order of preference. these are:
Intended Audience: Students