Education & Training

Massachusetts Clean Energy Careers Training & Education On-line Directory

Residential Building Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Certification
Building Performance Institute (BPI) is a national standards development organization that provides accredited training programs for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work.

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) auditor and Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) Certification
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) has a National Registry of Accredited Energy Rater Training Providers. Contact one in a nearby state for training.

Renewable Energy Site Analysis and Installation Certification
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)  is a national organization creating programs, policies, guidelines, standards and quality assessment for renewable energy information, education, credentialing, and best practices to promote clean energy, workforce development, consumer protection, and stakeholder coordination.  A partial list of IREC accredited training affiliates in Massachusetts are:
Everblue Training Institute 

Most Colleges and Universities have a variety of programs.   Here are a few but there are many more.

Community Colleges
Cape Cod Environmental Technology
Greenfield  Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
Mt Wachusett
North Shore

University of Massachusetts

Colleges and Universities
Amherst College
Bentley College, Campus Sustainability Program
Boston Architectural College, Sustainable Design Program
Boston College
Boston University
Clark University
The Conway School
Framingham State College
Harvard University Extension
Hampshire College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Northeastern University
Smith College
Tufts University
Williams College

Additional Training Providers for wind, solar, geothermal, LEED and more
Center for Ecological Technology
US Green Building Council, LEED certification courses
Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development’s online services/training course search

Nonprofit or Community Organizations
Co-op Power
Cambridge Home Energy Efficiency Team
Association of Energy Engineers in New England