Ecotech Institute to Host a Webinar: "Taming the Energy Monster" on Thursday, October 10

Top Quote 30-Minute Lunchtime Webinar Will Focus on Practical Ways to Use Energy More Efficiently. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 06, 2013 - Denver, CO - On Thursday, October 10, Ecotech Institute will hold a lunchtime webinar, "Tame the Energy Monster: A Focus on Energy Efficiency" that explores what it means to be energy efficient. To truly "tame the energy monster", energy use has to become a state of mind, a lifestyle switch that starts from the moment we wake up. This webinar, which is the second in Ecotech Institute's "Living the Ecotech Lifestyle" series, will tackle this topic. The fast-paced, 30-minute session will help attendees think about the mind shifts for how to live a more eco-friendly life. It will also look at what businesses are doing to improve energy efficiency. Kyle Crider, Manager of Environmental Operations at Ecotech Institute, will host the event.

    "Energy Efficiency is something everyone from a single home-owner to leaders of international businesses should care about. There are tremendous cost savings and sustainable benefits associated with everyday energy decisions," said Crider. "This webinar will take a look at the practical steps we can all take to tame excessive energy use that causes rising energy bills and inefficient use of resources."

    Webinar Topic:
    "Taming the Energy Monster: A Focus on Energy Efficiency"

    Thursday, October 10

    1:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Central
    11:00 a.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. Pacific

    Kyle Crider, Manager of Environmental Operations at Ecotech Institute, holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a double-emphasis in urban planning and policy analysis. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) and an instructor of "Introduction to Sustainability" on

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    Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colorado, offers an Energy Efficiency associate's degree program, which provides graduates Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification. Starting in 2014, Ecotech Institute Energy Efficiency students will also be able to use a new on-site energy efficiency lab that will help prepare them for BPI certification. In addition to Energy Efficiency, Ecotech Institute currently offers the following seven associate degree programs:

    * Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science
    *Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science
    * Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science
    * Facility Management Technology, 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 eight 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.

    Jenny Foust
    Communications Strategy Group
    3225 East 2nd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80206
    jfoust ( @ ) csg-pr dot com

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