Education & Training

Colleges and Universities

There are many colleges and universities in Massachusetts with a wide variety of courses, degrees, and programs. You can easily find information on their websites. Here are six examples:

Boston Architectural College
Cape Cod Community College
Clark University
The Conway School
Northeastern University
UMass Boston

Energy
There are many training and education in this field.  Here are four examples:

Massachusetts Clean Energy Careers Training & Education On-line Directory
www.CleanEnergyEducation.org

Residential Building Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Certification
Building Performance Institute (BPI) www.BPI.org 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) www.RESNET.us 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)  www.irecusa.org  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 www.everbluetraining.com 
Heatspring  www.Heatspring.com