The Total Energy Pathways (TEP) Workforce Online Resource Center was created to address a major barrier to scaling whole-home retrofit projects: access to a workforce with the right skills. To achieve this goal, we are working to remove the roadblocks of accessibility and cost for anyone looking to enter the clean energy workforce.

The Online Resource Center is home to the resource library, a collection of workforce training resources from NEEP, our partners, and others. It will also house the Building Performance Institute (BPI) TEP Certificate and related training modules, which will launch December 2023. 

The Online Resource Center provides on-demand courses and technical assistance for anyone looking to enter the clean energy workforce. The flexibility of these resources is intended to help meet the needs of individuals and small businesses who may not have the time to step away from work for a day-long training or may be budget constrained. This can be especially important when trying to attract more women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) to the energy efficiency industry.

What Can You Find Here?

The Total Energy Pathways (TEP) Workforce Development project aims to grow and diversify the field in three ways:

Resource Library: NEEP has collected resources from across the industry and compiled them into an ever-growing library. Resources include on-demand courses, general industry information, paid internship programs, and government resources.

The Total Energy Pathways (TEP) Certificate: The TEP Certificate will be a nationally-recognized Building Performance Institute (BPI) certificate that identifies contractors who have knowledge of all components of a whole-home retrofit. A large group of subject matter experts are currently identifying important curriculum components, and the certificate will launch December 2023. Training modules to support the certificate are in development, and will be released quarterly until all sections of the certificate are covered.

Training Modules: Upcoming training modules will help people study for the TEP Certificate exam. They will be available via a self-paced program and cover every section of the TEP certificate. The knowledge and skills assessment will cover the following topics:

  1. Designing a Building Decarbonization Project
  2. Project Financial Analysis
  3. Communication to Clients
  4. Energy Modeling, Load Calculators and Measure Analysis
  5. Building Science and Whole-Building Concepts
  6. Project Carbon Impacts
  7. Electrification/Decarbonization Technologies
  8. Understanding the Post-Retrofit Process

Video Resources

The Zero Energy Now (ZEN) pilot program in Vermont is the model on which the TEP program was developed. These videos provide an overview of the ZEN pilot program, which emphasizes maximizing energy efficiency in homes. To show the importance of this, they provide data and case studies for program participants, and explain that in order to see the benefits of retrofitting our homes, we need to address the need of building up a workforce.

Project Outcomes

Train Certify Promote
At least 1,000 individuals participate in a training class, attend a webinar, and/or download a training tool At least 50 contractors receive the Total Energy Pathways (TEP) certificate  Flexible, cost effective, and easily accessible on-demand training tools on the TEP Certificate pathway

Project Partners

The Online Resource Center was created under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) TEP Workforce Project; NEEP is partnered with Energy Futures Group, Building Performance Institute (BPI), and Building Performance Association (BPA) to meet the goals of this project. A project advisory committee, which includes 10 state governments and nonprofits, is assisting with the implementation of this project and ensures that the project outcomes are met.





Energy Futures Group Resources

Energy Futures Group Publications
Energy Futures Group Presentations

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Organization Resource Title Description
U.S. Department of Energy Consumer Guide to Air Sealing the Home This fact sheet from the Department of Energy includes information on proper ventilation and air sealing including, how to find and seal air leaks, how to work with contractors, and materials to do-it-yourself.
U.S. Department of Energy Wind for Schools Project The U.S. Department of Energy funds the Wind for Schools project, which helps develop a future wind energy workforce by encouraging students at higher education institutions to join Wind Application Centers and serve as project consultants for small wind turbine installations at rural elementary and secondary schools.
U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships (CCI) The Community College Internships (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.
U.S. Department of Energy University Training and Research (UTR) Program The University Training and Research (UTR) program comprises two long-running university training programs that prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers to meet future energy challenges. These are the University Coal Research (UCR) program and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU-OMI) program. By working with students at the university level, the efforts ensure that key technologies in areas including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, smart data analytics, and high-performance computing will be integrated into fossil plants of the future. This program upholds the DOE’s mission by supporting long-term, high-risk meritorious fundamental research that advances the science of coal technologies at eligible U.S. colleges and universities.
U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Workforce Development Portal Better Buildings has collected resources, information, and other materials to help you address your workforce needs.
U.S. Department of Energy Explore Clean Energy Careers Take a look at all the different career options in clean energy.
U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Shot Fellowship Hydrogen Shot Fellows will engage in Hydrogen Shot related work from one or more Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies Office technical programs.
U.S. Department of Energy 50001 READY PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Energy's 50001 Ready program recognizes facilities and organizations that attest to the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. The program is a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings that does not require any external audits or certifications.
U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP)  
U.S. Department of Energy WINDExchange WINDExchange provides resources to help communities weigh the benefits and impacts of wind energy.
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Fermilab Fermi Explorers Fermilab staff will work with promising college-level students in demographic groups underrepresented in STEM.
Brookhaven National Laboraty Brookhaven National Laboratory STEM Prep Summer Institute STEM Prep Summer Institute is a four week enrichment program for students who are members of an underrepresented minority.
RECSCO2 Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) RECS is the premier carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) education and training experience in the U.S.
Argonne First Look@Argonne Argonne’s launch of First Look@Argonne helps minority undergraduates learn how to apply for internships.
Exascale Computing Project Exascale Computing Project's Broader Engagement Initiative Recruiting and retaining a diverse high performance computing workforce by fostering a supportive and inclusive culture within the computing sciences.
Los Alamos National Lab Los Alamos National Lab Future Female Leaders in Engineering Program The FFLIE program inspires women to achieve their full potential as engineers and future leaders.
Sandia National Lab Sandia National Lab Jill Hruby Fellowship This fellowship aims to develop women in the engineering & science fields interested in technical leadership careers.
NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION NNSA Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) is designed to build a sustainable pipeline between the Department of Energy's (DOE) sites/labs and minority-serving institutions in STEM disciplines, and bring a heightened awareness of NNSA plants and laboratories to institutions with a common interest in STEM research fields.
LSMCE Career Pathways Stories Read stories about the career paths of a variety of people in STEM
LSMCE Career Skills Internship Video Series This internship video series will give you tips for preparing before the internship and how to engage with the people you’re working with.
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Federal Energy Management Program Training Catalog The FEMP Training Catalog features online and on-site training offered by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).
U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO Bioenergy Career Exploration Wheel The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) can help you discover renewable energy career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. Professionals and students from all academic and professional backgrounds and disciplines can find a career working with bioenergy technologies.

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Solar Career Map Solar Career Map explores the many job opportunities available in the solar industry. It is a comprehensive renewable energy competency model ( that includes solar photovoltaic skills and knowledge as one of several career paths in renewable energy disciplines. The interactive online career map displays three dozen solar occupations in four sectors: component production, system design, sales and marketing, and installation/operations. This visual roadmap includes occupational information, skills and competencies, education and training pathways.

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Wind Career Map This wind career map explores an expanding universe of wind energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well.

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Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Resource Library links to helpful resources on energy project development and financing on tribal lands. The library includes links to topically relevant publications, websites, videos, and more produced by the Office of Indian Energy and external organizations. The resources are specifically focused on energy topics that help promote tribal energy development, efficiency, and use.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Education Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) funding program providing training and educational resources for first responders, safety officials, and building managers and owners working with distributed energy resources.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Solar Ready Vets Fellowship Program This program places active-duty military service members in 12-week work-based learning programs with solar employers to help them transition to civilian careers. These service members come from military bases in parts of the country where solar workers are in high demand. This fellowship program focuses on management and professional positions, such as technical sales, system design, supply chain logistics, project development, operations, and installation. The Solar Foundation leads this program in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) My Amazing Future (K-12) Held annually, My Amazing Future is an INL program that offers eighth-grade young women a day long glimpse into potential careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). CAES hosts hands-on experiences in our laboratories.
Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) CAES Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP) C-TAP is a business portal that provides fast, innovative solutions to complex technical problems facing local and regional businesses. A key component is the engagement of students, who work closely with faculty and staff in the problem-solving process, gaining real-world work experience.
EERE Training: Compressed Air Systems The courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have met rigorous standards. (COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS TOOLS TRAINING – 2-HOUR WEBCAST, FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS – 1-DAY WORKSHOP, ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS – 2-DAY WORKSHOP)
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Christensen Associates Christensen Associates training seminars at large to the retail and wholesale energy industry at conference centers located around the world or at clients' on-site facilities. Insights and techniques gained at these sessions have helped utilities develop market strategies such as PBR plans, market management - both financial and physical such as transmission planning and pricing - and retail and wholesale pricing strategies
Clear Future Consulting Clear Future Consulting offers expertise in teaching applied econometric analysis and forecasting. We have developed curriculum that encourages hands-on learning throughout our courses. After finishing our training, you will be able to implement econometric techniques directly to your data. We specialize in EViews and R training.
CWC School for Energy CWC School for Energy provides premium training courses for international energy industry executives and government officials. Our success and distinguished reputation is thanks to our commitment to provide first-class programmes to our clients. Combining leading professionals from across the industry as lecturers and an interactive, practical format, the lessons learnt in a CWC School for Energy courses are directly transferable back to the workplace.
Electric Power Training Center Electric Power Training Center offers various classes in power system operations - for both technical and non-technical students. One-of-a-kind, full size simulators of generation and substation control stations offer students opportunities to enhance their understanding of electrical theory with hands-on problem solving exercises.
Electric Utility Consultants, Inc (EUCI) Electric Utility Consultants, Inc (EUCI) The firm promotes knowledge and expertise in the fields of Electrical Energy, Energy Resources, Energy Regulation, and Electric Industry Competitive Issues through Professional Conferences, Courses, Seminars, and Workshops.
Enerdata Enerdata provides training programs in energy markets, energy modeling, energy accounting and carbon management. Our training sessions are available for open registration, as well as corporate workshops & customized classes.
Enerdynamics Enerdynamics training and education programs are focused on including all employees in your organization's marketing efforts. They provide an overview of the national energy marketplace or design a custom education program so that your employees understand the specific challenges facing them. By incorporating lecture with interactive exercises, students participate in building their own educational experience. The lectures, materials, and hands-on exercises are blended so that comprehension can be tracked at all times.
Energy Intelligence Energy Intelligence You are invited to choose from a list of 50 tutorial topics that directly address the immediate questions that you have about the energy industry.
GE GE's Power Systems and Energy Courses (PSEC) designed to provide valuable insights about industry trends, best practices, and the latest technologies through professional experts considered to be among the best practical engineers in the world. Our courses and programs enhance learning through the use of the latest industry software and include tours of GE's research centers, manufacturing facilities, and other industry businesses.
MIT Professional Institute MIT Professional Institute offers 40+ intensive short courses designed especially for professionals. Courses are from 2 to 6 days long and are taught on campus by MIT faculty from June through August. Several short courses are offered on energy / transportation topics each summer. Additional offerings include: biotechnology, computing, networks, communications, renewable energy, transportation, nanotechnology, lasers, lean enterprise, technology policy, systems engineering, data analysis and other topics of vital interest to today's engineers and scientists
National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP offers courses that are taught by subject matter experts and which have applicability to both Government and Commercial Environmental Management. The curriculum is broad with courses at both the introductory and advanced level. Several of the course offerings explore, in detail, lessons learned through DOE and EPA specific examples. All courses meet the TQP standards as set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy National Training Office (NETO) and are delivered by the same instructor pool.
Paradigm Paradigm provides practical non-theoretical training in energy derivatives and their related risk management technologies. Programs are structured to the specific needs of today's dynamic energy industry.
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EERE Building Energy Codes Program- Training Courses  
Whole Building Design Guide Selecting, Implementing, And Funding Distributed Wind Systems In Federal Facilities This on-demand course explains how and where distributed wind systems could be installed at federal sites. The training includes an overview of what distributed wind is and covers the wind-specific issues that need to be addressed to proceed through the Federal Energy Management Program's recommended project development and implementation process (i.e., what is needed to go from an initial screening to assessing procurement options).
US EPA Water Sector Workforce Webinars EPA hosted a series of webinars highlighting ways in which many organizations across the water sector are implementing programs to help utilities as they address their own workforce challenges.
US EPA A Selection of Training Programs for Water and Wastewater Operators This is a compilation of fact sheets describing training
programs, internships and mentoring programs that
help new operators enter the water and wastewater
industries, as well as enhance the skills and knowledge
of experienced operators.
US EPA EPA’s “Water You Waiting For?” These videos showcase the water profession for high school and vocational technical school students. They highlight the water profession in four areas: the value of water, job responsibilities, career successes, and environmental contribution.
US EPA Work for Water Campaign A public outreach campaign and web-based clearinghouse created by WEF and the American Water Works Association that informs the public about water careers and encourages students and job-seekers to consider a career in the water sector.
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ComEd Education Rooms ComEd offers field trips to two interactive education centers, located within view of its area training centers. Adult learners and community groups can learn about the history and science of electricity, how energy relates to their daily lives, ways to save energy and better manage their energy use, and the benefits of the smart grid. Each field trip is 90 minutes long.
ComEd Illinois Energy Workforce The Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium is a collaboration of industry employers, cooperatives, educators and government partners. The goal of our consortium is to assist in developing a pipeline of qualified candidates for energy industry jobs within the state of Illinois through education and career awareness initiatives. J
MIT MITEI MOOC OpenCourseWare also offers energy-related content to explore. OCW is a free online publication of material from thousands of MIT courses, openly sharing the entire MIT curriculum with learners and educators around the world. You may browse a full list of energy-related course content
EDx Renewable Energy Courses Take free online renewable energy courses to build your skills and Advanced your career. Learn renewable energy and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX!
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The Renewable Energy Institute THE GALILEO PROJECT train individuals and professionals in renewable energy, allowing them to gain the Galileo Master Certificate. The courses are open to the general public, individuals and companies from all backgrounds. Taught by renowned university lecturers and leading experts with both practical and theoretical expertise
Solar Energy International RE100: INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY Welcome to the world of renewable energy! RE100 is a free course that covers the basics of renewable energy, and is a great introduction for those new to the field, those who are looking to make a career change, or those who just want to learn more about energy from the sun, wind, and water, energy efficiency, and the basics of electricity. Join the tens of thousands of individuals who have gotten their first taste of renewable energy in RE100- you won't emerge as an expert, but you will learn a lot about the different technologies and trends, what situations are more appropriate for one type of renewable energy system versus another, and how to make a difference with your own energy consumption.
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MassCEC MassCEC Clean Energy Careers
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HeatSpring Start Smart: Clean Energy from the Ground Up An online course for the design/build community to learn how clean heating and cooling technologies and renewable energy sources such as solar PV are changing the Massachusetts marketplace. The training will provide residential new construction professionals the latest information on reliable, cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies and incentives with the goal of smoothly integrating them into the home building process.
Asian American Civic Association Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills (BEEMS) Program The Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills (BEEMS) Program is a 22 week job training program that teaches the fundamentals and basics of building repair and maintenance. Students learn carpentry, plumbing, electricity and appliance repair by combining hands-on training and classroom learning.
HeatSpring IREC Accredited Solar Training HeatSpring’s solar courses are designed for contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers, engineers, and entrepreneurs looking to be leaders in the solar industry. HeatSpring’s Solar Installer Boot Camp is ISPQ accredited by IREC and approved by NABCEP.
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MassSave Passive House Training The Sponsors of Mass Save®, in partnership with Passive House Massachusetts, have launched a Passive House training offer to support workforce development and marketing transformation in the energy efficiency and building construction industries. Over 2,000 professionals have participated in events since the program launch in August 2019.
  MAEEP The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership (MAEEP) supports deployment of energy efficient technology and tools to the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. The MAEEP Program delivers its value through a combination of stakeholder input, technology transfer, education and outreach, and research
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Center for EcoTechnology BPI Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer Certification Complete the Weatherization Installer Exam with CET; the test includes a verbal exam and hands-on evaluation. Certification will show a mastery of a variety of measures that can be implemented to tighten the building envelope to reduce energy loss from air leakage and reduce pollutants and allergens through air migration. Also, improve thermal comfort and energy efficiency through the proper installation of dense-pack insulation materials.
Heatspring Geothermal Training and Certification Heatspring Learning Institute offers both local and online training courses, including certification and exam preparation. Courses are independent of any particular brand or technology and are designed for professionals who want to understand how geothermal systems work.
Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Land-Based Wind & Offshore Wind Workforce Training Self-Reliance is developing technical and health & safety training programs for the offshore and land-based wind industry, which will be offered in Massachusetts.
Heatspring IREC Accredited Solar Training HeatSpring’s solar courses are designed for contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers, engineers, and entrepreneurs looking to be leaders in the solar industry. HeatSpring’s Solar Installer Boot Camp is ISPQ accredited by IREC and approved by NABCEP.
EEBA Academy Webinar Series  
NESEA Webinar Recordings We invite all who are interested to view the following webinar recordings free of charge.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR Webinars ENERGY STAR offers free training live on the Internet to help you get the most out of your partnership. Find upcoming events or search our library of recorded webinars.
Technical Bulletins
These regular updates provide quick, digestible guidance on implementing energy saving technologies, products, and best practices in new home construction.
ENERGY STAR Supplemental Program Guidance These resources supplement the Program Requirements documents by providing additional information on key technical topics, such as slab insulation exemptions, HVAC design temperature limits, and code compliance.
Technical Assistance and Workshops
NYSERDA works with local governments one-on-one to help them meet their clean energy goals. Free technical assistance is available to local governments on clean energy zoning, permitting, property taxes, procurement, State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), or any other question your municipality may have. Below is our listing of free workshops that are available for local governments that qualify for Continuing Education Credits.
Everblue Training Institute BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional Blended Program This home energy auditor combination program introduces building science principles, offers hands-on blower door training, and reinforces whole-house energy assessment knowledge.
This program includes a 16-hour webinar, field training with equipment (in person), practice questions, and written & field certification exams.
Roxbury Community College GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (Certificate) The GPRO Operations and Maintenance Essentials is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and high-rise commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.
Topics covered include: • Fundamentals of Building Green • O&M in Green Buildings • Building Performance Metrics • Building Envelope • Water Use • Heating, Cooling & Hot Water • Indoor Air Quality • Lighting • Waste Reduction • Resilience • Commissioning Existing Buildings • Action Plan.
All classes for this training program will be offered through online instruction.
ESCO Institute Heat Pumps: Operation, Installation and Service This program is designed to provide students and technicians with a comprehensive overview of the heat pump system, its operation, and principles.
UMass Amherst Clean Energy Extension Learn about Heat Pumps with Free Online Training partner program Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership for an in-depth introduction to heat pump technology and basics on how to identify good applications and get started with heat pump projects, with a focus on commercial applications. This free, 3-hour, online training session will be held on June 16
Schneider Electric Energy University- Free Online Training Courses Our FREE online training courses are perfect for anyone interested in energy efficiency, including Energy Experts, Industry, Universities and TAFE students or anyone wanting to further their career.
Efficiency Vermont Online Trainings With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, Efficiency Vermont is offering both live and recorded webinars in place of in-person training sessions. When it is safe to do so, we plan to also return to in-person classroom training sessions.
Expand your energy efficiency knowledge by attending a variety of online courses, including Efficiency Vermont program update sessions, product and technology trainings and business development offerings.
Efficiency Maine Heat Pump Basics Training Center  
MOOC List Renewable Energy  
Alison Renewable Energy Courses free online renewable energy courses will teach you about how "green" or renewable technologies are harvested, stored, and utilised. Renewable energy is energy collected from "renewable" resources like sunlight, wind, rain, waves, and geothermal heat. Easily accessible and naturally renewed within human timescales - renewable energy is the future of energy production
Coursera Renewable Energy Courses  
NYSERDA Building Energy Compliance Seminar: Crash Course on NYC Local Laws a free, three-hour seminar that educates building owners, property managers, and consultants on greenhouse gas-related local laws that impact NYC’s larger buildings. The seminar helps participants get on track to save energy and comply with local laws
NYSERDA Building Energy Compliance Seminar: Project Planning & Implementation a free, interactive class that teaches property managers and building owners how to minimize or eliminate major financial penalties for carbon emissions associated with Local Law 97.
NYSERDA NYC Building Operator Training a 30-hour training for supers, operators, and maintenance staff working in multifamily residential buildings. The training includes an overview of critical building systems with an emphasis on preventative maintenance, energy efficiency, health and safety
Urban Green Council GPRO a certificate program offered by the Urban Green Council that teaches people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the tools to integrate high-performance construction and maintenance practices into their everyday work.
Fundamentals of Building Green (4-6 hour introductory course), O&M Essentials (14-hour certificate course), Electrical Systems (12-hour certificate course), Plumbing (12-hour certificate course), Mechanical (14-hour certificate course)
Green Job Training Center Course Listings Building Analyst Training & Certification Exam
Insulation and Air Sealing Training & Certification Exam
Heating Professional Training
Envelope Professional Training
Multifamily Building Analyst Training
Multi-Family Building Operator
Air Conditioning/Heat Pump Professional Training
Comprehensive Home Assessment Training
Duct & Envelope Tightness Training
HEP Energy Auditor
Blower Door Field Training
Dense Pack Field Day
Green Home Awareness
BPI Healthy Home Evaluator exam
Solar One Course Offerings/ Certification Training and Testing Solar One offers training courses and certifications for participants of workforce development organizations.
Passive House Introductory Passive House Courses  
Passive House Core Passive House Certification Courses The courses are structured to not only provide a deep understanding of Passive House but prepare students to take the exam required for certification.
Passive House Specialized Passive House Courses provide critical training needed to become a proficient in professional Passive House design and project execution. Learning how to utilize the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) make the building energy balance a partner in design iterations and final solutions – providing the predictability needed to optimize performance and savings.
CEA TRAINING FOR MINORITIES IN CONSTRUCTION CEA's effort to develop a strong contingent of small, minority- and female-owned contractors includes providing members with the business education and construction training necessary for success.
Women in HVACR Women in HVACR Various resources including mentorship, education, etc.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Solar Opportunities and Readiness (SOAR) Initiative The SOAR Initiative connects veterans with solar training, credentialing, professional development, and employment opportunities. The goals are to establish an apprenticeship recognized by the Department of Labor, expand the eligibility of solar training for GI Bill benefits, and define expedited pathways to solar certifications based on military experience and qualifications. The Solar Foundation leads this program in partnership with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and SEIA.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Cyberguardians and STEM Warriors This project, led by the SunSpec Alliance, provides training for veterans in cybersecurity and information technology. Methods and resources include online modules, accredited curricula, and hybrid training programs in designing systems for distributed energy resources, as well as grid operations, data analytics, cybersecurity, and investment decision support.

Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Building Technologies Office and "Empowering and Diversifying the Design and Construction Workforce" Initiative. Award number DE-EE0009740

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.

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