Why Train with ECA?

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There are few green jobs training facilities in the United States that can compare to ours.

The Energy Coordinating Agency’s Knight Green Jobs Training Center is a destination for individuals and professionals in the Energy Efficiency Industry to train and continue their careers. We offer high quality trainings and both written and field exam testing in our state of the art LEED Certified Gold for Commercial Interiors Green Jobs Training Center.

We ARE what we preach. We occupy a completely converted civil war era warehouse which usedto manufacture Civil War Union Army uniforms into the award winning and fully accredited training facility that houses all our operations, proving that reusing our building stock in the city and the nation as a whole can and does make business sense.

To register for a class, please download the fillable form accessible below and return to ECA's Registrar via email.


Our Impact: We’ve trained nearly 5,000 individuals in 21st Century careers since 2008 when we became the first Building Performance Institute (BPI) Affiliate in Pennsylvania. In 2012 we won accolades from the PA Dept of Labor for our ‘Federally Approved Apprenticeship Program’ and the City of Philadelphia as a ‘Center of Excellence’. In 2012 the International Standards Organization (ISO 9001:2008) certified us as one of their stand out Certified Training Centers. And in 2013 the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) decorated us as the First Accredited Training Center for Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania, the First Energy Efficiency Affiliated Master Trainers in the Nation and, the cake topper, the Clean Energy Training Program of the Year.

Three Pathways to your Next Job:

1. Energy Efficiency: Earn a Building Perfomance Institute (BPI) certificate as a Building Analyst or Installer, among other certfications. Please review our course catalog to learn more.

2. Environmental Remediation: Funded by the EPA, this grant focuses on individuals looking for a career in environmental remediation. There are specific eligibility requirements, please call to find out more.

3. Renewable Energy: This is a growing field and ECA is ready to train the next generation of Photovoltaic (PV) Solar installers. This program has not yet launched! Please call our Training Center to find out more.