Recently our major educational and hands on efforts are focused in the domain of energy efficiency.
74 % of the 569,000 Clean Job in the Midwest (12 States ) are related to Energy Efficiency
113,918 are Illinois Jobs
It is projected that these jobs will grow at a 5.3 % rate
We are combining this with the tremendous opportunity in the area of the Internet of Things movement
The demand for Mid -Level Technical people to install and maintain these complicated systems is large now and there will be a greater labor and skills shortage in the near future
This is nothing new, it is the system of sensors, communications, and controls with the accumulation of data that is accomplishing huge reductions in energy consumption.
Specifically we are working with:
Variable Frequency Drives
High Efficiency Motors
Lighting and HVAC controls
Smart Grid Load and Time Shifting Schemes
High Efficiency Lighting with Remote controls (LED)
Vampire Energy comes from Plugged in equipment that is is not actually on