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Training Opportunities

Please note: the below listings are in no way connected to the Department of Energy or the federal Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program

Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI)

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: ACI is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to making every home healthy, comfortable, and resource-efficient. Since 1986, ACI has served as an unbiased go-to resource for home performance and weatherization, bringing together industry leaders for the purpose of education, professional networking, and business-to-business collaborations.
 
Contact Person: Eric Coffman
Title: Director of Business Development
Street Address: 1187 Thorn Run Extension, Suite 625
City/State/Zip: Moon Township, PA 15108
Telephone: 800-344-4866
Email: ecoffman@affordablecomfort.org
Website: www.affordablecomfort.org
 
General Products or Services: National conference and trade show, regional conferences and trade shows, online trainings, webinars.
 
Weatherization Products: National conference and trade show, regional conferences and trade shows, online trainings, webinars.

 

America's Home Energy Rating Org.

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Best practices for improving the safety and efficiency of existing heating, cooling, and water heating systems; best practices for improving the comfort, safety, and efficiency of existing homes; energy efficiency ratings for new homes according to EPA standards.
 
Contact Person: Toney Dougherty
Title: VP & Business Manager
Street Address: 200 Shoreline
City/State/Zip: Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Telephone: (936) 615-4608
Email: toney@aheroinc.com
Website: http://aheroinc.com
 
General Products or Services: Accredited training programs for existing home retrofits, new homes, EnergyStar.
 
Weatherization Products:Accredited Energy Rater training, WAP Training, Rater Field Inspector, Home Energy Auditor, Retrofit Training, Energy Diagnostics of Whole House, Texas Builder Training. Includes classroom facility.
 

Apple Energy Group

 

Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Customized and responsive training and technical assistance solutions for weatherization service providers. AEG delivers expertise for both single-family and multifamily housing, and offers education and support services to office staff and management, energy auditors, and retrofit installers.
 
Contact Person: George Cornwell
Title: Director of Energy Efficiency Services
Street Address: 4501 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 1033
City/State/Zip: Austin,Texas 78759
Telephone: (512) 382-9557
 
General Products or Services: Nationwide training and technical assistance services
 
Weatherization Products: Training and technical assistance tailored to weatherization including building diagnostics, relevant energy modeling software such as NEAT/MHEA and TREAT, federal and state level WAP compliance, production management, and more.



BMI - Building Media Inc.

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: BMI provides weatherization curriculum development services, including in-person and online training materials, available off-the-shelf or customized to meet a client's needs. We have an existing online weatherization program that consist of over 100 video-based training lessons, arranged in four distinct levels: fundamental, installer, crew chief, and auditor. BMI provides turn-key production services for the development of video based training and offers a sophisticated learning management system to administer and track the online training that can be easily customized to meet any client's administrative and reporting requirements.
 
Contact Person: Tami Svarfvar
Title: Director of Sales and Marketing
Street Address: 334 Cutler Corner Road
City/State/Zip: Barre, Vermont, 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-8584
FAX: (866) 853-9580
Email: tsvarfvar@buildingmedia.com
 
General Products or Services: BMI provides educational services for the construction environment, with a specialized focus on green and sustainable building practices. BMI specializes in converting complex information into easy-to-understand terms for the AEC industry including builders, contractors, remodelers, government agencies, building product manufacturers, and the architecture/design community, as well as consumers.
 
Weatherization Products: BMI provides online and in-person curriculum development services. Our current Weatherization Workforce Training Program can be found at www.wxworkforcetraining.com.

 
 

Energy Center of Wisconsin

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Offers training and technical expertise on residential energy efficiency, as well as field studies, program design, planning and evaluation.
 
Contact Person: Dave Vigliotta
Title: Communications Manager
Street Address: 455 Science Drive, Suite 200
City/State/Zip: Madison, WI 53711
Telephone: (608) 238-8276 x143
Fax: (608) 238-0523
Email: dvigliotta@ecw.org
Website: www.ecw.org
 
General Products or Services: Training and research.
 
Weatherization Products: Training in several locations


Everblue


Areas of Weatherization Expertise:
Everblue is an approved BPI Test Center, specifically for the Quality Control Inspector designation. Our facility in Charlotte, NC was recently approved for this certification, and our trainer and vice president, Ryan Bennett, was also approved.

Contact Person: Ryan Bennett
Street Address: 8425 Old Statesville Road
City/State/Zip: Charlotte, NC 28269
Telephone: (800) 460-2575
Email: ryanb@everbluetraining.com
Website: www.everblue.edu


Weatherization Products: Everblue's expertise is in the area of training and certification for home performance professionals.



Green Building Institute

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Energy Audit & Weatherization training for technicians and business owners. The Green Business Institute offers BPI, HERS and other building performance certification courses in addition to industry specific marketing and business classes.
 
Contact Person: James Mallory
Title: President
Street Address: 20728 56 th Ave. W
City/State/Zip: Lynnwood, WA 98036
Telephone: (425) 869-5571
Email: support@buildagreenbusiness.com
Website: www.buildagreenbusiness.com
 
General Products or Services: Energy Auditing, Weatherization, Training
 
Weatherization Products or Services: Nationwide training. A variety of weatherization products, including diagnostic equipment, blower doors and insulation.

 

Green Jobs Training Center New York City Area

 
Areas of Expertise: Green Jobs Training Center was established out of the growing demand for quality hands on training. Our expertise is extensive and supported by years of real-world experience in energy related areas. We have expertise in building sciences, health and safety, energy efficiency with local, state and utility programs for residential and commercial buildings. Our trainings cover all areas of energy efficiency via workshops, industry conferences, on-site training, and other innovative education techniques. We teach the best practices for improving the safety and efficiency of existing homes according to Building Performance Institute standards.
 
Contact Person: Dolores Bevilacqua
Title: President
Street Address: P.O.Box 140596
City/State/Zip: Howard Beach, NY 11414
Telephone: (718) 659-1205
FAX: (718) 659-1205
Email: Greenjobtrainingcenter@gmail.com
Website: www.Greenjobtrainingcenter.com
 
General Products or Services: We provide nationally recognized training programs for Weatherization, Home Performance Contractors and Raters. Manufactured products: The Attic Creeper and Attic Sled - A Weatherization Contractor's best friends. Improved production, reduce damage and liabilities; training aids and lab models.
 
Weatherization Products: Recognized BPI Affiliate Training Center providing training in the area of small residential homes. Energy Auditor, Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, OSHA, Training and Field Performance certifications are held in one location. Our facility provides classroom as well as field training.

 

Infrared Training Center


Areas of Weatherization Expertise
: The Infrared Training Center provides high-quality interactive thermography training from the most qualified international thermography instructors. The ITC offers IR training, certification, and recertification in all aspects of infrared thermography use. From Level I, Level II, and Level III certifications to specialized instruction in building diagnostics, roofing, law enforcement, and other application areas.
 
Postal address: 25 Esquire Rd
City/State/Zip: N. Billerica, MA 01862 USA
Telephone: (978) 901-8405
Toll free in the U.S.: (866)-TrainIR (866-872-4647)
Fax: (978) 901-8832
E-mail: info_us@infraredtraining.com
Webmaster: gary.orlove@infraredtraining.com
 
 

Institute of Envelope Science

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: As Florida's largest weatherization contractor, we provide training relative to our initiative and our climate.
 
Contact Person: Marc White
Title: Vice President
Street Address: 1322 International Speedway Blvd. Unit B5
City/State/Zip: Deland, FL 32724
Telephone: (386) 943-9433
FAX: (386) 943-9434
Email: mwhite@mcnealandwhite.com
Website: www.envelopescience.com
 
General Products or Services: Since 1998, McNeal & White Contractors have been providing commercial and residential construction services throughout the Southeast. In 2009, the Institute of Envelope Science was opened to provide climate relative training to contractors and the community. Our foundation of construction experience provides a unique advantage that we bring to the classroom. We are a BPI affiliate and offer the Building Analyst Professional Designation.
 
Weatherization Products: Our facility, located in Deland, FL, offers classroom training and hands-on experience. We have also constructed a mobile education trailer, which can be brought to any location in the Southeast. We provide training at our location or yours. Our onsite and offsite training is available to weatherization providers, contractors, and the community throughout the Southeast.

 

Institute of Environmental Management and Technology, Inc.

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: IEMT employs BPI Building Analyst Professionals, BPI Envelope Professionals, and BPI Multifamily Building Analyst Professionals. Several instructors at IEMT have over 25 years each of construction experience, and have been performing energy audits in residential homes, small businesses, and factories across the country. IEMT built the first weatherization laboratory in Connecticut. In addition, IEMT possesses a mobile laboratory and curriculum available for licensing by others to provide training to students in weatherization and energy saving measures.
 
Street Address: 10 Long Hill Avenue
City/State/Zip: Shelton, CT 06484
Telephone: (203) 924-9544
General Products or Services: The Institute for Environmental Management and Technology (IEMT) is an approved technical school by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. IEMT is approved to instruct more than 100 technical programs of study, including an array of environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety classes such as OSHA 10-hour safety card for general industry and construction. We are developing BPI Envelope Professional Training, as well as weatherization training for homeowners, photovoltaic and solar thermal training, and a web-based training program.

Weatherization Products: IEMT has a custom built weatherization laboratory in Shelton, CT, as well as a mobile laboratory that can be driven to any location and provide students hands-on learning experience with weatherizing buildings. The weatherization laboratory at the IEMT includes life-sized models of residential building components for students to learn weatherization techniques. The laboratory includes stations for air sealing, insulating various areas, duct sealing, combustion and gas leak testing, and blower door and duct blaster testing. IEMT offers weatherization and Building Analyst Professional courses, and is contracted by the State of Connecticut to teach the Connecticut Technical Schools and Community Colleges weatherization and Building Analyst training curricula.

 

Michael Karp and Associates

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Leveraging, training, technical assistance, policy, utility advocacy and intervention, program design, expert witness testimony.
 
Contact Person: Michael Karp
Title: President
Street Address: P.O. Box 812
City/State/Zip: Lopez Island, WA 98261
Telephone: 360-468-2218
Email: michael@awish.net
CV available here.

 

National Fenestration Rating Council

 
Contact Person: Susan Douglas
Title: Administrative Director
Street Address: 1300 Spring Street, Suite 500
City/State/Zip: Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (301) 589-6372
Website: www.nfrc.org
 
General Products or Services: Thermal rating procedures and certification program for fenestration products (windows, doors, and skylights).

 

Performance Systems Development

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Performance Systems Development offers training courses that provide you and your staff with the knowledgebase and skills needed to perform accurate energy audits, predict and verify energy savings, and make effective energy efficiency retrofits. Courses include BPI certification training; HERS Rater training for RESNET certification; and EnergySmart Contractor training. We also offer training for TREAT software, the only energy simulation solution approved by the DOE for all residential types including mobile homes, single family, and multifamily buildings. We even offer CMVP training for energy engineers. Choose from a variety of online and classroom venues, or host training at the location of your choice for your group only, or invite other area weatherization agencies, contractors, and auditors to attend. Call us today: (607) 793-7369.
 
Contact Person: Nate Asbeil
Street Address: 124 Brindley Street
City/State/Zip: Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: (607) 793-7369
 

Saturn Resource Management

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Residential; existing buildings; manufactured homes.
 
Contact Person: John T. Krigger
Title: Owner
Street Address: 324 Fuller Avenue - Suite N-13
City/State/Zip: Helena, MT 59601
Telephone: (406) 443-3433
FAX: (406) 442-1316
Website: www.srmi.biz
 
General Products or Services: Technical training and communications; computerized home energy curriculum.
 
Weatherization Products: Relevant residential energy efficiency publications and online training courses.

 

The Snell Group


Areas of Weatherization Expertise:
Training, certification and support for infrared thermographers.
 
Contact Person: Jim Fritz
Title: President
Street Address: 322 N. Main St.
City/State/Zip: Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 479-7100
Fax: (802) 479-7171
Website: www.thesnellgroup.com
 
General Products or Services: Provides training, certification and support services to infrared thermographers.

Weatherization Products: We provide training specific to the needs of weatherization personnel as well as certification services that qualify thermographers for building diagnostic work.

 

Taitem Engineering, P.C.

 
Areas of Weatherization Expertise: Ventilation and indoor air quality in multifamily buildings.
 
Contact Person: Ian Shapiro, PE
Title: President
Street Address: 109 South Albany Street
City/State/Zip: Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: (607) 277-1118
 
General Products or Services: Ventilation assessments. Ventilation design. HVAC troubleshooting and design. Indoor air quality assessments and remediation consulting.
 
 


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