Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: SRA0019B
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Course Description

Florida CILB Course Approval Number: 0009018 (meets Business Practices requirement)
Florida ECLB Course Approval Number: 0008164
(meets Technical requirement)
Oregon CCB Series B Course Approval Number: SRB00119

This one hour interactive distance learning course provides information on the variety of solar energy systems available today, as well as with ideas on how to most effectively implement the systems into your design plan.

The types and kinds of solar energy systems used to heat water, light interior space and heat and cool air. This course is meant to offer an overview, outlining the importance of using energy-saving and non-polluting practices in your design schemes, and to ignite ideas that will help you generate sustainable building elements in your work.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the advantages of solar energy
  • Determine considerations to keep in mind when implementing a strategy
  • Discuss factors affecting longevity of systems
  • Understand the principals of active solar hot water systems, collectors and temperature and passive hot water systems
  • Discuss active solar space heating and cooling, and the principals of solar lighting


Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

Other Approvals

Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0009018
Florida Electrical Contractor (ECLB): 0008164
Louisiana Residential Contractor (LSLBC): FCILB-0009018
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB): CILB-0009018
Georgia Construction Contractor: FCILB-0009018
Kansas Contractors: FCILB-0009018
Idaho Building Contractors: FCILB-0009018
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: BTEC001
Florida Home Inspector Licensing Program: 0009018

Read comments about this course

very good course, thanks.

-Samuel Beltran

Great course,very interesting and alot better than sitting in class for day's. Thanks

-William Bach

Very informative

-john novak

Very good. A lot of these courses tie in together. Up to now whenever I heard "Frosty the Snowman", I had just assumed it's source was a Desiccant Cooling System. :) NELSON BOSWELL, LLC.

-Nelson Boswell, Jr.