Free Energy Education Classes
Whether you’re in a skilled trade or you’re a sales professional looking for all of the latest information, our classes can give you an edge by helping provide extra value to your customers.
We offer online and in-person classes in these categories:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Owner / Manager
Electrician / Electrical Contractor
Energy / Sustainability Consultant
Energy / Sustainability Manager
Engineer - Other
Equipment Manufacturer & Sales Rep
Foodservice Professional - Commercial
Foodservice Professional - Institutional
Home Energy Rater
Home Performance Contractor
HVAC / Mechanical Contractor
HVAC / Mechanical Engineer
HVAC Technician - Commercial
HVAC Technician - Residential
Plumbers / Pipe Fitters
Program / Project Manager
Real Estate Professional
Sheet Metal Worker
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.
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)
- California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)
- Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)
- Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
- North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
- International Code Council (ICC)
Please arrive half an hour before the start of your class to allow time to check-in.