Facility Management Program Addresses Need to Sustainably Update our Country’s New and Old Buildings

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     Facility Management Program Addresses Need to
  Sustainably Update our Country’s New and Old Buildings

   New Program Launches in June with Subject Matter from the International
                    Facility Management Association

Denver, Colorado, June 05, 2013 – Across America in small towns and thriving
cities, a similar issue is cropping up: aging buildings. While older buildings are often
respected for their historical nature, there is often a need to update them for
structural reasons, aesthetic purposes and even energy usage. In fact, right now The
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is underway to collect
data on the structure, operational characteristics and energy use of 12,000 buildings
across the U.S. The data collected is only going to heighten the role of sustainability
of buildings, both new and old, around the country.

With new window technology, energy efficiency options, water conservation choices
and more, entire cities can improve their sustainability with renovation. Ecotech
Institute, the first and only institution entirely focused on green jobs training, is
launching its Facilities Management degree in June, which will train professionals
to tackle this issue.

The International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), the world’s largest and
most widely recognized association for professional facility managers, helped develop
the curriculum for Ecotech Institute’s Facility Management Technology degree
program. It is an associate’s degree program that 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, there have been 75,000 jobs posted in
the U.S. related to facilities management so far in 2013. To see applicable positions
in each state, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com/cleanjobsindex. 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.

Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colorado, now has more than 520 students who
receive 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 ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

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