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De Anza College Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Program

A Presentration By Bill Roeder

DeAnza Energy program 1The EcoGreen Group will be closing out our summer series of events with a special program focusing on De Anza College’s Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Program. We are extremely fortunate to live in an area which fosters new ideas and new companies solving important problems in science, biology, and earth sciences. Feeding this area is a system of universities and colleges which offer a diverse educational path to students wanting to get involved.

De Anza College offers a very unique array of programs that addresses the areas of Energy Management, Facility Management, and Building Science. Bill Roeder, a faculty member at De Anza College will take us on a tour of the programs offered. This will be a great opportunity to interact with Bill who was instrumental in putting these programs together. Many aspects of the programs will be covered including:

• Energy sector metrics – jobs and opportunities• Program goals
• Student internships and externships
• Course coverage in each program
• De Anza’s accomplishments with its programs• Industry collaboration
• Living programs; changing to meet real needs
• Collaboration with organizations such as the EcoGreen Group
• And much more! 

Join us for this interesting session and learn all about De Anza College’s Energy programs!

 

Teaching Energy & The Environment: What I Have Learned

A Presentation By Mei-Ling Shek

pixabay classroom 1189988 1920 smThis summer I taught an undergraduate course entitled “Energy and Environment” for the first time. I made only minor changes to the existing course objectives and description. But instead of using a textbook, I decided to create my own instruction material that is tailored to the subject matter and the schedule of the course. In this effort, I found Al Gore’s book “Our Choices” to be helpful in providing a framework. Teaching meant updating my own knowledge, and revisiting some topics I had not thought about for quite some time. In this presentation I will share some of the things I learned and re-learned.

Join us for this interesting perspective on education! 

 

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Five Small Ways To Have A Huge Impact On The Environment And The Science Behind It

A Presentation By Tony Green

pixabay globe 895580 1280There are many small actions you can take to have an impact on the environment. The perception is the steps required to be more green are expensive and involve a great deal of effort. Furthermore, some believe understanding the science behind the actions aides people with implementing these practices into their daily lives. Hear more about the some of the science involved in impacting the environment.
I will cover questions such as:



-  The five small actions you can take to have a huge impact on the environment.
-  Why being “Green” does not have to be expensive or time consuming.
-  How understanding the science can provide clarity on what it takes to be more green.
-  How the science can help you make more informed lifestyle choices.


Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting!

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Job Opportunities in the Clean Technology Sector in Silicon Valley

A Presentation by G. John Foggiato  

womanandgear picThis week we will address the topic of employment in the Cleantech area within Silicon Valley. As the need to reduce our carbon footprint becomes more important, opportunitites in the Cleantech area are growing and becoming very important. G. John Foggiato will guide the audience through the current state of gaining employment in this area. He will cover the demographics of clean technology in Silicon Valley which includes:      

 

  • Solar       
  • Energy Storage       
  • Energy Efficiency       
  • LEED Certified Buildings       
  • Electric Transport Development       
  • Clean Water

He will explore other technologies including:

  • Bio Fuels       
  • Wind Energy Power Generation       
  • Wave/Ocean Energy Generation

The presentation will include examining applications and opportunities, job opportunities, sources for training, and sources of information with the technology sectors listed above. Join us for this exciting presentation.

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The Role of Human Relations in the Workplace

eric lemons pic 5Understanding the role of human relations in the workplace is critical to our personal success and to the long term success of any business. This talk will provide some insight into how we can be more effective and how businesses can improve by paying attention to human relations. Areas to be discussed will include:

  •  Emotional Intelligence
  •  Goal Setting
  •  Time Management
  •  Dealing with change
  •  Continuous learning
  •  Communicating effectively
  •  Handling conflict and negotiation

Read more: The Role of Human Relations in the Workplace

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