Weatherization Courses

AEA is a national Weatherization Training Center delivering training and technical assistance consistent with the new Workforce Guidelines of the US Department of Energy (DOE), which include Standard Work Specifications and accredited curricula for workers to be trained and certified as energy auditorsinstallers, crew chiefs, and inspectors.

AEA was funded directly by DOE to harness its innovative interactive distance learning platform to deliver targeted training to extend and support the capacity of weatherization staff nationally to perform weatherize multifamily buildings. Partnering with regional weatherization training centers across the US, AEA has been the national hub for this “Connected Classroom” network whose partners serve widely disparate climate zones and housing types. 

As a Weatherization Training and Technical Assistance provider, AEA provides a variety of courses and services. AEA has been funded by New York State Homes and Community Renewal as a technical services provider and training center supporting Weatherization.

In California, Illinois, Connecticut, Washington, Ohio, and other states, AEA has performed energy audits, cloud-based audit support, training, and other technical services to subgrantees for multifamily weatherization projects under contract with the States or local subgrantees.

New Installer Courses to help buildings meet Energy Conservation Codes, earn LEED or Passive House certification.

  • The construction and renovation of both commercial and residential buildings is governed by increasingly detailed energy conservation codes.
  • Developers of new buildings seek LEED or Passive House certification for their properties.
  • Many energy efficiency programs including and beyond the Weatherization Assistance Program have adopted uniform worker certification requirements or standard work specifications.

Crew chiefs, installers and inspectors benefit from hands-on experience with the tools, materials and work processes for which they are responsible. For those seeking extreme energy reductions, even more rigorous training of installers is required. We recommend the Certified Passive House Tradesperson course at our Energy Management Training Center.



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