Events and News
Current Continuing Education Programs
2013 Summer Contractor’s Continuing Education - Earn all 14 credits - see registration form for more information
July 16 & 17 – St. Augustine / St. Johns Co.
August 5 & 6 – Pensacola / Escambia Co.
August 8 & 9 – Panama City / Bay Co.
August 13 & 14 – Davie / Broward Co.
August 15 & 16 – Kissimmee / Osceola Co.
August 22 & 23 – Tarpon Springs / Pinellas Co.
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT - FALL 2013
DCP 4941: Practicum in Sustainability and the Built
Prerequisites: DCP 3220 Social & Cultural Sustainability or Departmental Approval
Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Periods 2-4
Classroom: Architecture Room 231 (class location will vary)
Instructor: UF Faculty from the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, County Extension Offices and other Departments both on and off campus, + more
Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar
The course is devoted
to defining, recognizing, restoring, and managing
residential communities for biodiversity within
the urban and rural matrix. Presented
by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department
of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University
Florida BOARID, provider # 0008074, course #9878189, 4 CEH's, level III, HSW.
Florida BOLA provider # 0001129, course #0009090, 4 CEH's
If applying for Florida BOARID and BOLA CEH’s, one must contact Dr. Mark Hostetler (email@example.com) to obtain the required documentation.
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) 4 CE hours
American Institute of Architects AIA LU|HSW|SD 4 CE Hours
Florida Energy Efficiency Loan (FEEL) Program
The FEEL program is seeking licensed Florida building professionals capable of rapidly responding to customer referrals generated through a $5 million energy efficiency finance program to provide residential property improvement services in Central Florida. Launching early in the second quarter of 2013, the University of Florida, in partnership with FAIRWINDS Credit Union, will be leveraging our building science, consumer engagement, and financial management offerings and experience to help homeowners FEEL good about their home energy lifestyle.
Qualified contractors displaying a high quality of work, a commitment to customer service, financial stability, and personal integrity may become FEEL Program “Participating Independent Contractors” through the process detailed in a free, interactive workshop. Ample time will be available for dialogue and contractor Q&A. Workshops will be scheduled for Central Florida in early to mid 2013.
The FEEL program has grown out of the Osceola Energy Initiative (www.osceola.org/go/energy) and is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy under Award Number DE-E0000800.
UF/Program for Resource Efficient Communities
Hal Knowles and Craig Miller
materials, Pierce Jones
Development, Water and Accounting for Greenhouse Gas
Emissions in Florida, 2nd UF Water Institute Symposium
February 25, 2010, Gainesville, FL
Materials - Emerging Energy Issues and Topics In-Service
(Social and technological issues related to energy
efficiency based on current research.)
September 29, 2011
UF, Building 106, Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL
9:00 am Orientation to the Day - Barbra Larson and
Craig Miller, PREC
9:05 am Research Update - Randy Cantrell, Dept. of
Family, Youth and Community Sciences
9:15 am Meeting
People Where They Are: Sustainability and Behavior
Change - Anna Prizzia, Office of Sustainability
10:00 am The
Energy-Water Nexus - Jennison Kipp, PREC,
Energy-Water Nexus Resources handout
Restoration: A Resource Efficiency Case Study
- Pierce Jones, PREC
11:30 am Lunch (provided)
12:15 pm Program Updates
- Craig Miller, PREC
12:30 pm The
Critical Thinker's Guide to Personal Ecological Footprinting
and Resource Budgeting - Hal Knowles, PREC,
Critical Thinker's Guide links
1:15 pm Costs
and Savings Associated with Easy Home Energy Retrofits
- Nick Taylor,
Whole House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency
2:00 pm Break
SAVE: Steps in Achieving Viable Energy -
a new 4-H Curriculum to teach youth about energy -
Jean Hink - (This is applicable to teaching adults
as well as youth and will include some hands-on activities.)
4:15 pm Complete evaluations
and adjourn - Barbra Larson and Craig Miller