Green technologies must be money-saving technologies for them to become widespread. Green systems may cost more initially, but because they are more efficient and less expensive to operate, their life-cycle costs are lower. Cost recovery for these systems can be calculated by using energy rating systems such as the energy efficiency rating (EER). New, “green” products such as high-efficiency air conditioners, heat reclaiming hot water heat exchangers, light fixtures, and appliances must bear research and development costs and therefore do not currently have the economies of scale of their more predominant competitors. As a green certified technician, if you can demonstrate a financial and environmental justification, few consumers will not make the right, the green, choice.
The goal of this program is to train the HVAC/R technician to support the building owner, with proven green money-saving techniques, thereby increasing Green Building implementations.