Why Kaplan Clean Tech Education?
You’ve made an exceptional choice to pursue our specialized courses in solar energy training, BPI Certification, the LEED Green Associate program, and much more.
How can you participate in the next economic boom? Start training and become certified in the clean energy industry.
"I would like to express my great appreciation for Kaplan Clean Tech's professionalism as a company and ways of doing business. Every step of the process felt like it was taken care of by someone for me. The customer service was excellent, the staff was extremely friendly, the instructor projected confidence and experience. I learned a lot from the course and want to conclude: Great job Kaplan, money well spent." -Jonathan - Advanced Solar PV Training
"Out of all the exam prep courses I've taken over my 30 year career, Kaplan Clean Tech's was by far the best. The material was spot-on and the pre-course exam questions were familiar when taking the actual test. I will be taking my next course in the track with Kaplan." -Leslie R. - BPI Building Analyst
"Thank goodness for Kaplan Clean Tech's 1-day LEED GA class. I have a lot of experience in architecture and one day with Kaplan was all I needed to get my Green Associate. Thanks CE!" -Jacob R. - LEED GA
How does the job growth forecast look for those receiving solar training?
As electricity rates increase, the demand for renewable energy and green building programs like LEED, will increase at a corresponding rate. This also means that the specialty credentials, such as the NABCEP Certification, will become vital to new installation projects, even more than general credentials, such as the Green Associate or BPI. The job outlook is exceptional for those who partake in solar training courses, and become a credentialed professional in the field of renewable energy. While the speculation continues about whether a crisis will develop from the increase in distributed energy generation; there is no doubt that renewables will be part of the future. As such, those able to design and install solar systems will have the lion’s share of the good paying jobs in the coming decades. Many solar installers are also energy auditors with their BPI Certification - this allows them to provide complementary services that can reduce a home's energy bill to almost zero!
What is BPI Certification?
Before a home or business can go green by installing renewable energy sources such as solar, it is vital that the building be built or retrofitted to be as efficient as possible. The fundamentals taught in the BPI Certification courses goes far beyond conventional analyses - by executing an approach known as ‘house-as-a-system,’ anyone can perform comprehensive energy audits and implement proven strategies of demand reduction. These audits are focused on the residential sector, much like the LEED for Homes program that many are already familiar with. These courses also are a great complement to solar training, because once the home is efficient, the case for having a solar installation increases dramatically.
Who should become a LEED Green Associate?
It has been well documented that buildings contribute extensively to global energy and resource demand. Fortunately, the demand for energy and resource efficient, durable and healthy buildings is on the rise. Unlike conventional building design and construction curriculum, the LEED Green Associate courses take design considerations into the sustainability realm. Utilizing an approach called 'Integrated Building Design', similar to the 'House as a System Approach' of BPI, the LEED rating system generally focuses more towards the commercial side of sustainability. This means that the courses and training are extremely valuable to contractors, construction managers, solar installers, architects, and other professionals seeking to reduce wasted resources and work on green buildings seeking LEED Certification. Even non-construction occupations, such as lawyers, can benefit from LEED Green Associate courses by expanding their credentials and potential client base.