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  • General

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    Home Energy Use 101:

    After completing this course, you should have an understanding of the ways energy is used in a home, as well as some ideas for reducing home energy use.

    This course is a project brought to you by the North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy, North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota State University Extension Service. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the course or included materials, please contact Carl Pedersen using the contact information provided below.


    Course Requirements: If you are taking this course for credit, you will need to have enrolled in the course, watched the included videos and completed the quiz below. Enrollment is free and can be done by clicking the "Home" link on left of the screen and creating a login account. Once the account is created, return to the course and click the "Enroll me in the course" link that will be found on the left hand navigation. If you need any special accommodations to view the course materials, please contact Carl Pedersen at carl.pedersen@ndsu.edu
    Note: The systems has recently gone through an update.  If you have any trouble navigating the course please do not hesitate to contact the course author.

    Author: Carl Pedersen, NDSU Extension Service Ag and Biosystems Engineering Contact Info: carl.pedersen@ndsu.edu

  • Topic 1

    Home Energy 101 - Start Here:

    Click on the play button Play button on the link to the video below for an introduction to the course.



    Click this link for a copy of the Top Ten Home Energy Checklist (.pdf)

    • Topic 3

      Building an Energy Efficient Home

      By clicking on the link below you will be brought to an online book that will let you page through a series of videos to see some examples of what goes into building and certifying an energy efficient home.

    • Topic 4

      Conclusion and Wrap-up

      We hope you find this course helpful when you make home energy-related decisions. If you are taking this course for credit, you will need to have enrolled in the course, watched the included videos and completed the quiz below. Enrollment is free and can be done by clicking the "Enroll me in this course" link on left of the screen after you have created your free login. Once those requirements are met the link to the certificate of completion will become available.

      Make sure to choose the certificate for the specific institution you will be submitting the certificate .