July 9, 2009
WVU Parkersburg professor involved in national energy management certification training program.
CONTACT: Craig Rabatin, assistant professor of engineering technology, 304-424-8303.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg engineering technology faculty member is currently participating in a two-week energy management certification program.
A licensed engineer, Craig Rabatin is part of a training cohort at the University of Oregon in Eugene (July 6-17). The certification is an advanced program in which participants implement an energy-saving project and measure the results.
The energy management program involves a broad spectrum of energy management principles and techniques. Topics include building energy use, glazing, insulation, building envelope, heating/cooling, secondary HVAC, controls, central plant equipment, energy auditing, operation and maintenance. Each topic is covered by a discipline expert.
The certification program is designed for engineers, technicians, architects, facility, maintenance and energy managers and instructors.
WVU Parkersburg has been awarded a $220,000 grant from the WV Community and Technical College Council to offer a certificate and associate degree in Energy Assessment and Management Technology. Academic officials are in the design and curricular development stages for the programs with implementation planned for 2009-2010.