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   Ecotech Institute Announces New Facility Management

  New Offering Complements the School’s Solar Energy Training, Wind Turbine
               Training and Other Renewable Energy Programs

Denver, Colorado, April 03, 2013 – Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely
focused on renewable energy training, has expanded its program offerings and is
now taking applications for its Facility Management Technology degree
program. It’s the newest of the eight different programs focused on training
students for jobs in sustainability. This associate’s degree program will prepare
students for careers in the field of facility management, focusing on the operation,
maintenance, analysis, auditing and cost of energy management systems. Students
will receive instruction that is designed to prepare them to analyze, operate, and
maintain mechanical and electrical systems.

According to Ecotech’s Clean Jobs Index, in February there were almost 20,000
jobs posted in the U.S. related to facilities management. To see applicable positions
in each state, visit A sample of possible
facilities management jobs that graduates of this program could be qualified for
include: Energy Manager, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Grounds and
Plant Manager and many more.

Ecotech Institute’s Facility Management Technology program was developed in
coordination with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), the
world’s largest and most widely recognized association for professional facility
managers. IFMA’s more than 19,000 members manage more than 37 billion square
feet of property worldwide.

“Facility managers play a critical role in understanding and changing the sustainable
nature of our buildings,” says Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “Our
graduates will be able to marry the operations of facilities management with the
fundamentals of sustainability, making them unique and forward-thinking
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

   •   Operate facility systems in a reliable manner

   •   Manage a facility system budget

   •   Make data-based analysis of energy utilization patterns for commercial

   •   Recognize and correct inefficient building energy system interactions

   •   Use appropriate software to obtain information necessary to maintain and
       optimize building operations

   •   Recommend facility improvement plans

   •   Apply safety principles to facility management

   •   Prepare and present technical and project reports

   •   Communicate facility issues effectively at all levels.

Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colorado, now has more than 520 students who
came to Ecotech from across the country for hands-on training in the growing field of
sustainability. In addition to Facility Management Technology, Ecotech currently offers
the following degree programs:

       •      Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

       •      Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

       •      Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

       •      Energy Efficiency Program, Associate of Applied Science

       •      Electrical Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

       •      Power Utility Technician, Associate of Applied Science

       •      Business Administration – Sustainability, Associate of Applied Science

About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing
America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is
accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. Launched in April
2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers six highly practical renewable energy degree
programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable
energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always
accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a
division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about
Ecotech Institute, visit or call 877-326-5576.


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