Training Registration

Residential Workshops

Saturday, January 21, 2023

The PowerUP Expo & Training (Jan. 20-21, 2023) is all about YOU! Learn how to reduce your energy bills by going all electric in your home and business. Meet the best appliances, talk with energy saving retailers, receive estimates for converting your living and working spaces to energy-reducing equipment, and take home all the information you need to take advantage of discounts, rebates, and incentives to go all electric.

WHY: Whether you are motivated by curiosity, climate, competition, or costs, having a solid understanding of the energy transition landscape to clean electricity is important for everyone. Buildings, as critical long-term investments, can be designed to save money, create healthy environments, and many other benefits, are a win-win for the builders, homeowners, and renters.

WHERE: Workshops will occur Saturday, January 21, 2023 in the Las Cruces Convention Center classrooms concurrently with the PowerUP Las Cruces Expo, an equally valuable component to building your understanding.

HOW: In-person presentations from local and nationally known experts in technologies and financing.

WHO: These workshops will be specifically developed for the public on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Workshops will help the homeowner take a deeper dive into the considerations and sequence of actions needed to make the electric transition a reality whether it is a whole house change, solar, or electric transportation.

BENEFITS: Besides a solid understanding of the landscape of the energy transition to clean electricity, attendees will receive presenter summaries, a matrix of appliances and technologies that qualify for financial incentives, and links to additional training opportunities and resources.

COST: FREE!

Workshop Descriptions

In this workshop we’ll take a deep dive into how to transition your home to an all electric home. We’ll walk you through initial steps to take before electrifying your home and offer guidance on characteristics to consider. We’ll also discuss what to look for in an installer, cost estimates, and what rebates and tax incentives you could be eligible for.

In this workshop you’ll learn why solar, and batteries are beneficial and the different options available. We’ll guide you through how they work, what characteristics you should look for, things to consider when selecting an installer, cost, and eligible rebates and tax credits.

In this workshop we’ll discuss the benefits of driving electric vehicles, including savings on fuel and maintenance, outstanding performance, convenience of charging at home and much more! You will also learn about the difference between hybrid and electric vehicles, types of charging, available and coming soon charging infrastructure, available rebates and tax credits. Come and be a part of our road towards an electrified future!

Construction Industry Trainings

Friday, January 20, 2023

Welcome to the first annual PowerUP Trainings, sponsored by the City of Las Cruces. This is a great time for our region to take advantage of all the new building technologies, policies, and funding opportunities available across the construction industry.

WHY: Whether you are motivated by curiosity, codes, climate, competition, or costs, having a solid understanding of the energy transition landscape to clean electricity is important for everyone. Buildings, as critical long-term investments, can be designed to save money, create healthy environments, and many other benefits, are a win-win for the builders, homeowners, and renters.

WHERE: Training events will occur Friday, January 20, 2023 in the Las Cruces Convention Center classrooms before and concurrently with the PowerUP Las Cruces Expo, an equally valuable component to building your understanding.

HOW: In-person and virtual presentations from local experts in technologies, finance, and new building codes. These trainings will be specifically developed for the construction industry on Friday, January 20 and open to the public on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

WHO: Friday’s trainings are designed for developers, builders, architects, inspectors, and proposal developers who want the 30,000-foot view. For those wanting more technical details such as technicians, installers, maintenance and repair persons, and electrical engineers, the 10,000-foot view is a parallel track. All professionals are eligible for CEU credit.

BENEFITS: Besides a solid understanding of the landscape of the energy transition to clean electricity, attendees will receive presenter summaries, a matrix of appliances and technologies that qualify for financial incentives, and links to additional training opportunities and resources.

COST: Friday’s session is $20 and includes a box lunch. Register online.

Training Descriptions

Let us dispel any myths you have about transitioning to clean electricity and generate excitement about the possibilities of using new technologies, save money, and make you a leader in the clean energy industry.

What technology does it take to go all electric? This training will provide an overview of what an all electric building and home includes. It will compare our traditional technologies to electric ready and all electric and the similarities between both. It’ll highlight key elements in each technology and how they can support and enhance one another.

This training will highlight the importance of building codes in terms of equity and resilience. It’ll take a deeper dive into the City’s proposed mandatory electric ready codes and all electric stretch codes.

What’s all the hype about heat pumps? This training will take a deep dive into what a heat pump is. It will navigate the various options (ducted or ductless) and important considerations when selecting and installing heat pumps.

This training will focus on understanding the important relationship between an insulated envelope, energy efficiency and the implications on sizing for HVAC and load calculations.

Learn what preparing for an all-electric future means with a focus on panels, 240V, other future needs, and calculating electric load capacity. This training will answer what an all-electric future means for our grid and grid capacity.