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Gwinnett Tech opens registration for 'Green' courses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Technical College, recently honored with the county's first Green Reach Award, is now registering for a range of courses, seminars and workshops on energy conservation, sustainability and green building practices for business professionals in construction and related fields.

The college received the Green Reach Award this spring at the county's third-annual Sustainability Summit, hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Jackson EMC. Gwinnett Tech was honored for its ongoing efforts to provide a green curriculum to Gwinnett's business professionals.

The school will offer the nationally recognized Building Operator Certification course at two locations, with sessions for both Level I and II now registering. Building Operator Certification is a proven program that promotes the use of energy management resources to improve a facility's energy efficiency, according to a news release. Gwinnett Tech is Georgia's only provider of the training.

BOC Level I will be offered in North Fulton County beginning Thursday and at the Lawrenceville campus beginning Oct. 5. BOC Level II will be offered on campus starting Aug. 11. Each course runs for four months, with eight sessions. For full information and registration

details, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 678-226-6502.

Other continuing education programs include LEED exam prep courses for those with an interest in advancing "green" construction technology, as well as courses in erosion and sediment certification and ground source heat pump installer training, the news release states.

Specific courses open for registration are Introduction to LEED, LEED Green Associate Exam Prep, Erosion Control Level 1A Certification and Recertification, IGSHPA Ground Source Heat Pump Accredited Installer and NFPA 70E -- Electrical Safety (Arc Flash Prevention).

For more information on all course offerings, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 770-995-9697.