No cost Energy Education Classes

Whether you’re in a skilled trade or you’re a sales professional looking for all of the latest information, Workforce Education & Training classes can give you an edge by helping provide extra value to your customers. 

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Classes and Education

We offer online classes in these categories:

Building design, construction and performance 

Our building design, construction, and performance classes can help you effectively apply whole building concepts, zero net energy strategies, energy efficiency solutions and building science principles from the California State Licensing Board (CSLB).

Home performance 

Our Home Performance classes are designed to teach residential contractors how to complete energy efficiency upgrades. Classes focus on a variety of topics such as air sealing, HVAC, energy modeling, whole house concepts, and more.

Rebate and incentive programs

Our utility rebate and incentive program classes give you the knowledge and tools you need to effectively understand and submit energy-efficiency projects for rebates and incentives.


You'll learn best practices using technologies and strategies that promote energy efficiency without sacrificing quality. Topics for all skill levels include include energy-efficient strategies, emerging technologies, code compliance, and more.

Marketing, finance, and sales

These classes will provide you with the knowledge and tools to effectively sell energy-efficiency products and solutions to your customers. Classes also focus on financing options for submitting energy-efficiency projects.

Renewable energy and sustainability

Our renewable energy and sustainability classes provide the latest information and trends in green building practices, LEED, renewable energy technologies, solar water heating and the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Codes and standards 

Our interactive codes and standards classes discuss key energy code measures and audiences. These classes are designed to help you understand building energy efficiency standards for new construction, additions, and alterations. Also learn about 2019 code and Title 24.


Our classes cover what you need to know about making your pumping systems and greenhouse environments more energy efficient. Some content is available through short on-demand videos.

HVAC systems and technology 

Learn about HVAC systems in commercial and residential buildings and how to make them function effectively. Training includes: Basic A/C and heating theory, controls, schematics, and code compliance. You’ll also get information about qualifying for HVAC certifications.

These classes are intended for, but not limited to:

Architect / Architectural Designer

Builder Developer - Commercial

Builder Developer - Residential

Building Dept. Professional

Building Operator

Building Owner / Manager


Electrical Engineer

Electrician / Electrical Contractor

Energy / Sustainability Consultant

Energy / Sustainability Manager

Engineer - Other

Equipment Manufacturer & Sales Rep

Facility Manager

Foodservice Professional - Commercial

Foodservice Professional - Institutional

General Contractor

Home Energy Rater

Home Performance Contractor

HVAC / Mechanical Contractor

HVAC / Mechanical Engineer

HVAC Technician - Commercial

HVAC Technician - Residential

Lighting Designer

Plant Manager

Plumbers / Pipe Fitters

Program / Project Manager

Real Estate Professional

Sheet Metal Worker

Solar Contractor

Certifications & CEUs

Look for these certifications and continuing education units throughout our classes. Although classes are offered at no cost, some certification programs may require a fee.

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Certification programs include:

  • Commercial Lighting – California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP)
  • Commercial HVAC systems – North American Technician Excellence (NATE) & HVAC Excellence
  • Building Analyst – Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • Green Building Associate – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED )
  • Home Energy Rater – HERS Residential Alterations

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP)
  • Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
  • International Code Council (ICC)