Green Training

Building Operator Certification 2

There is may be a substantial tuition subsidy for this training- Hawaii Energy sponsors will pay $1400 of the $1600 tuition. To receive the subsidy applications must be approved prior to registration. Application is available at sustainablemaui.org.
BOC 2 (Building Operator Certification 2) takes a deeper look at advanced electrical systems, preventive maintenance, HVAC controls & optimization, enhanced automation and building commissioning. Energy efficiency and machinery optimization are key. Expert trainers lead trainees through course work designed for large facilities.

Required Prep:

•A technical degree and three years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility, OR
•A union membership at journey level and three years of experience, OR
•BOC Level I certification and four years of experience.

- Section 1 - Oct 7 - Nov 18; Sat; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 8 mtgs
UH Maui College; $1600
course code: SUS6048-002
Introduction to Aquaponic Systems Workshop

Aquaponics (also known as the integration of hydroponics with aquaculture) is gaining increased global attention as the fastest growing bio-integrated efficient intensive food production system. Aquaponics serves as a model of sustainable food production by following principles:
- The waste products of one biological system serve as nutrients for a second biological system.
- The integration of fish and plants results in a polyculture that increases diversity and yields multiple products.
- Water is re-used through biological filtration and recirculation, a closed system.
- Local food production provides access to healthy foods and enhances the local economy.

Greenhouse growers and farmers are taking note of aquaponics for several reasons:
- Hydroponic growers view fish-manured irrigation water as a source of organic fertilizer that enables plants to grow well.
- Fish farmers view hydroponics as a biofiltration method to facilitate intensive recirculation aquaculture.
- Greenhouse growers view aquaponics as a way to introduce organic hydroponic produce into the marketplace, since the only fertility input is fish feed and all of the nutrients pass through a biological process.
- Food-producing greenhouses – yielding two products from one production unit – are naturally appealing for niche marketing and green labeling.
- Aquaponics can enable the production of fresh vegetables and fish protein in arid regions and on water-limited farms, since it is water re-use system.
- Aquaponics is a working model of sustainable food production wherein plant and animal agriculture are integrated and recycling of nutrients and water filtration are linked.
- In addition to commercial application, aquaponics has become a popular training aid on integrated bio-systems with vocational agriculture programs and high school biology classes.

- Section 1 - Mar 1 - Mar 29; W; 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm; 5 mtgs
Kaua‘i Community College; Tsao; $225
course code: AGR4005-008
- Section 2 - Oct 4 - Nov 1; W; 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm; 5 mtgs
Kaua‘i Community College; Tsao; $225
course code: AGR4005-009