Local energy specialists provide the expert services and advanced products fundamental to achieving Massachusetts' ambitious goals for reducing energy waste and building a clean energy economy. These resources offer a variety of options to improve your career, business, and industry.
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
BPI offers nationally recognized training, certification, accreditation, and quality-assurance programs.
Efficiency First: America's Home Performance Workforce
This national nonprofit trade association focuses on advocacy and policy development to encourage residential energy efficiency improvements and grow the home retrofit market.
Mass Save: For Industry Professionals
If you are a contractor or building professional, you can expand your skill set through Mass Save's energy efficiency training and certification programs, and educational materials. You can also learn about incentives and referrals that may be available to promote your energy efficiency services.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC): Workforce Development Program
Training programs are critical to developing a well-trained, educated workforce and providing opportunities for those seeking to enter the clean energy industry. The CEC is providing programs to meet the State's aggressive energy goals and the industry's needs for skilled workers.
Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership (MAEEP)
Over 1,200 companies and non-profit organizations have participated in MAEEP's training programs. Services include certification and qualification training for select areas. This partnership serves to support energy efficiency through technology.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI): Green Education Program
NARI's green remodeling course is multi-faceted, focusing on energy efficiency and conservation, indoor air quality, efficient use of resources, recycling of demolition material and renewable energy sources, among other topics.
NEXUS: Green Building Resource Center
NEXUS is a green building resource center in Boston that is open to the public. It features the Reference Library and the Samples Library, which showcases energy conservation products. The Cyber Lounge provides free access to digital resources, including energy modeling software. NEXUS also offers training for Zero Net Energy Building Design.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
NESEA is a comprehensive resource for industry learning opportunities.
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET): Rater Information
If you are interested in becoming a certified home energy rater, you can learn about the process, including training and testing, and access educational resources to build your expertise through RESNET.
U.S. Department of Energy: Educational and Professional Development
You can find rich information on nationwide opportunities to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy, and train for essential skills in these areas. It includes lists for degree programs, certificate programs, other training and courses, and organizational resources; many services are available in Massachusetts.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): Education
The USGBC is the primary source for LEED and green building knowledge. It offers courses, trainings, and resources to help professionals develop their careers in the green building industry.
Whole Building Design Guide (National Institute of Building Sciences)
NIBS' guide provides up-to-date information on whole building design techniques and technologies.
This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.