Energy Efficiency Training

Each training partner has its own instructional staff, a schedule of classes, and it markets those classes to prospective students. The training that students receive through these partners is typically recognized by the Building Performance Institute (BPI),Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. Residential Energy Services Network (RESNETLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.), National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATELink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAELink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.), and National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLPLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.). Training helps prepare students to take certification exams. Certification reimbursement is available to eligible individuals under PON 2397.

Training Opportunities

  • Receive classroom and hands-on training and learn energy efficiency techniques
  • Gain an understanding of interrelated building issues and be able to provide clients with a more comfortable, safe, durable, and energy-efficient home
  • Learn skills necessary to install and size mechanical systems - heating, cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Learn established practices for installing and maintaining oil burners, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, heating oil tanks and piping
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply advanced high efficiency lighting technologies and techniques successfully
  • Help homeowners and businesses save energy
  • Courses available for contractors, remodelers, and college and high school students

Trainings leading to a National Certification or Certificate of Completion are available. Please view each link for the course description:

National Certifications Certificate Programs
Advanced Oil Tank Installation and Maintenance [PDF] Applied Studies – Cape Cod, Ranch, Colonial [PDF]
Air Conditioning/Heat Pump Professional [PDF] ASHRAE 62.2-2010 for Energy Auditors [PDF]
Basic Air Sealing and Insulation Basics of Building Science [PDF]
Building Analyst [PDF] Combustion Air, Venting, Efficiency and CO [PDF]
Envelope Professional [PDF] Health and Safety / CAZ 101 [PDF]
Heating Professional [PDF] Heating and Venting Fundamentals [PDF]
HERS Rater [PDF] Home Performance Sales and Marketing [PDF]
Introduction to Home Energy – Building Analyst/Envelope Professional [PDF]
Introduction to IR Thermography [PDF]
Multifamily Building Analyst [PDF]
NORA Silver Certification [PDF]
NORA Gold Certification [PDF]

The Building Analyst, Envelope, Heating, Air Conditioning/Heat Pump Professional, Basic Air Sealing and Insulation and HERS Rater curriculum was developed under contract and is the property of NYSERDA. This popular curriculum is available to other training entities through Licensing Agreements with NYSERDA. Schools, energy service providers, private industry, and public entities have taken advantage of licensing this curriculum, which saves them time and funds and gives them the ability to begin training programs immediately. View information on NYSERDA's Licensing Agreement for this curriculum.

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How To Apply

Visit our training map to learn more about our partners and to locate a training near you

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Who Is Eligible

  • Entry-level workers who need technical skills to move into a new field
  • Seasoned professionals looking to upgrade or diversify their skills
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Contact Us

For more information about training, reimbursement or licensing contact us at: or
518.862.1090 x3392

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