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Join the clean energy revolution in this cutting-edge program that explores sustainability and energy conservation solutions that positively impact both rural and urban Alaskans. Energy use, and cost, impacts everything we do, from home life to community health. Understanding these connections is critical as we transition to clean energy systems.
Whether you like to program computers, install solar panels, design buildings, retrofit homes, develop projects or make local policy, this program will give you the opportunity to apply your skills toward improving energy efficiency and developing local renewable energy systems.
Classes are available both online and face-to-face. We offer classes as dual-credit (high school and college) opportunities through the Bristol Bay Region Career and Technical Education program. We also partner with UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power, as well as high school teachers statewide, to deliver additional classes related to home energy and electric utilities.
Rural Alaskans have the highest energy costs in the nation and are the most directly impacted by climate change. The sustainable energy program is designed for anyone seeking to reduce energy costs, help mitigate impacts of climate change, and get involved in the transition to ecologically sustainable communities using energy from local and renewable resources.
Fall 2022 Course Registration Forms
Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Energy in the News
Read more about her experience here.
Dr. Thomas Marsik was featured in ACEP Feature in a Nutshell to explain his collaborative work in sustainable energy to help make Alaska homes healthier through air exchange without compromising the indoor heat to the outside temperature.
Assistant professor Mark Mastellar shares more about the Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy.
Eric Goddard is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Studies
located at the Bristol Bay Campus. Before joining UAF, he gained extensive experience
doing environmental analysis work for energy related impact proposals and natural
diversity indexing. His professional labors consisted of fieldwork, coupled with writing
environmental impact statements and permitting in regards to wetlands, watersheds,
botanical indexing, RTE species and habitat documentation.
During this time, he earned a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University, in Plant Pathology. His research analyzed the saprophytic capabilities of hypovirus infected Cryphonectria parasitica (fungus responsible for inciting American chestnut blight) strains as a biological control agent. Prior to that, he earned two undergraduate degrees (A.S. and B.S.) in Forestry and Biology, respectively. He moved to Alaska after finishing service in the United States Peace Corps Response, Jamaica. While there, he worked with Jamaica’s Ministry of Education to write and help implement the nation’s first environmental education curriculum to be established in their public-school system.
Eric now works extensively with rural communities throughout the Bristol Bay region and Alaska statewide. His goal is to help provide education, workforce development, and research opportunities focused on energy, environmental sustainability and food security.
Chandler Kemp is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy. Chandler grew up in
Haines, Alaska with parents Deb and Chris Kemp. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
in physics Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree
in energy resource engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining the university
faculty, Chandler managed an energy efficiency services business called Kempy Energetics.
Through Kempy Energetics, Kemp worked with homeowners, fishers and natural gas companies
to find cost effective ways to reduce emissions.
Chandler’s experience includes helping homeowners decrease their energy bills, performing energy audits of residences, commercial buildings, and marine vessels, implementing energy efficiency measures, and developing computer models of energy systems. Chandler has worked closely with Alaska Heat Smart in Juneau and the Energy Solutions Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon territory to ensure that new homes are efficient and that homeowners have the resources they need to make informed decisions about their heating systems. Chandler was the lead developer of the Fugitive Emissions Abatement Simulation Toolkit—a model of natural gas leak detection systems that is now widely referenced within the industry and published in Environmental Science and Technology. With partners, Chandler also developed the first quantitative model of energy use by Alaska fishing vessels and used the model to help fishers improve vessel efficiency and access federal funding. Chandler has also published research using machine learning to classify otolith images.
Outside of work Chandler loves spending time with friends, running, and building connections in the places he lives. Chandler is grateful for the Curyung tribe's land stewardship and leadership in the Dillingham area and for the opportunity to contribute to his new community in Bristol Bay.