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Green Energy Summit scheduled at UTTC
16 March 2010

BISMARCK (UTN) - United Tribes Technical College will host a Green Energy Summit on Tuesday, March 30 at the college in Bismarck. Participants will learn about opportunities for developing “green energy” programs and initiatives on tribal nations.

      The event is a one-day information and training session for tribal personnel who work in programs that provide services in the areas of housing, jobs, placement, workforce and weatherization. Tribal officials interested in “green energy” changes in their communities are also invited and encouraged to attend.

Among the weapons in the energy auditor’s tool kit is the thermal imager. Students in the United Tribes Native Energy Auditor Program have been trained for its use in evaluating heating loss in buildings. United Tribes News photo Barbara Schmitt.

      The summit is free of charge and hosted by the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development and the United Tribes Native Energy Auditor Program.

      The program will cover opportunities and challenges in the new “green energy” economy, including capacity building, finding resources and forming collaborations. Demonstrations will show the advances in energy audit technology.

      Also highlighted will be the United Tribes Energy Auditor Training Program, the only program of its kind in the nation that trains Native people as energy auditors.

      Training sessions are scheduled for the college’s Jack Barden Center; demonstrations take place at the UTTC Skill Center.

      For more information or to register, contact: Janet Thomas 701-255-3285 x 1870,    jthomas@uttc.edu, or Barbara Schmitt 701-255-3285 x 1436, bschmitt@uttc.edu.