Renewable Energy Professional Training Going Carbon Neutral
The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) will be hosting its second Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP) training programme at the carbon neutral hotel and conference venue in Cape Town – Hotel Verde – from 14 – 17 October 2014. A tour of the hotel explaining its green aspects will be hosted on the 13th of October followed by a welcoming networking function where delegates and their guests will be able to view exhibits followed by a short welcoming speech and relevant speakers in the industry.
The REP training programme will be presented by Dr Stephen Roosa from the USA, and EnTF will also be running a train-the-trainer programme during this time to create local lecturing expertise in REP. REP is a copyright training course of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the USA, and EnTF is the sole approved training partner of the AEE for the southern African region. According to EnTF, AEE’s qualification programmes are recognised in 90 countries, and are unique in that experiential background is recognised for obtaining certification, as well as having to pass the AEE examination with 70%; no prior learning is necessary to attend REP; and REP carries 3 CPD credits with ECSA.
The training programme will take place at Hotel Verde, which is platinum accredited by LEED, and incorporates sustainability into its design and operations – evident from its grey water plant, water tanks, green roof, wind and PV generation, eco-pool, energy efficient lighting and use of natural lightingand other initiatives.