Sustainable Technology Institute

Sustainable Technology Institute

Sustainable Technology Institute

About Us

About Us

Sustainable Technology Institute offers workforce training in the fields of solar energy and building energy efficiency. We offer courses that prepare students for exams administered by the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and Building Performance Institute (BPI).

Zak Dowell

Zak holds a Dual Master of Science degree in Technology with concentrations in Building Science and Environmental Design. He holds a VA Class A license, and has been adding sustainable design elements to his work for many years.

Consulting

With the emergence of energy-related tax incentives, there are many who want an expert to help steer them towards choosing the right path in their pursuit of sustainability. This may involve designing your next home to be energy efficient, or perhaps your existing home needs to be weatherized or upgraded with passive solar features.

Training

Training Center

Sustainable Technology Institute offers workforce training in the fields of solar energy and building energy efficiency. We offer courses that prepare students for exams administered by the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and Building Performance Institute (BPI).

Calendar

STI classes are held throughout the year at convient times for our students. Most certification classes are 40 hours broken up over 2 weeks. All classes are held at ouf main location at 2512 West Main St.

Classes

STI is the only training center in Virginia that is accredited through both the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). BPI specializes in providing certifications to energy auditing professionals. NABCEP offers certifications and entry level testing in the various renewable energy disciplines.

“What our Clients are Saying”

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Medallion Pools- Dear Mr. Caton, I just wanted to let you know about our recent experience with your company. I know usually the previous sentence is followed by a laundry list of complaints but that is definitely not the case here. Every person I spoke with was friendly and helpful. Your on-site supervisor was very

May 26, 2016

Recent News

Research: Renewable Energy through Anaerobic Digestion

Research: Renewable Energy through Anaerobic Digestion

STI has recently started a research experiment with a two stage anaerobic digester. We constructed the digester out of two 58 gallon poly barrels and we are currently using a small domestic water heater to maintain the optimum temperature of 95 degrees for methanogenic bacteria formation. So…

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Solar Powered Coffee Bike Design at VCU

Here in Richmond Virginia, there are a lot of folks who use biking as their main form of transportation. Sustainable Technology Institute (STI) loves opportunities where we can collaborate with like-minded people trying to add solar energy to unique projects. One such project came to us from a…

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