History, Mission & Impact

Our Mission

To help people conserve energy and to promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all in the Philadelphia region.


ECA is a regional leader in energy efficiency retrofits for existing residential properties. ECA operates out of a LEED Gold facility, including offices, warehosuing, and the 26,000 sqft, IREC-accredited Knight Training Center. 

Highly Qualified Technical Staff

  • Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspectors,
  • BPI Certified Energy Auditors, Multi-Family Auditors, Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspectors, Crew Leaders, Crew Members and Field Supervisors
  • HERS Raters
  • US Department of Labor certified Journeypersons

Delivery of High Quality Energy Conservation Programs

  • Administrator of the residential aspect of EnergyWorks, a DOE Better Buildings Program, to retrofit 2,000 homes in the 5-county Philadelphia region between 2010 and 2014
  • Administrator of the PA Weatherization Assistance Program and Crisis Interface Program in Philadelphia since 1996
  • Administrator of the Weatherization Assistance Program in New Castle County, Delaware since 2018
  • Administrator of the City of Philadelphia’s Heater Hotline Program since 1995/ Repaired 5,000 heating systems and replaced 800 heating systems with high efficiency equipment in 2012
  • Conservation Services Provider for PGW’s market rate EnergySense residential retrofit program
  • Conservation Services Provider for PGW’s Enhanced Low Income Retrofit Program since 1993
  • Conservation Service Provider for PECO’s Smart House Call program
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to perform energy audits, weatherization, heating services, spray foam insulation and white roof coating
  • Sub-Contractor to the Camden Power Program to perform energy conservation services under the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) and the NJ Clean Energy Program
  • Sub-contracts HVAC repair and replacement to 32 HVAC companies throughout the region
  • Provider of energy conservation workshops throughout Philadelphia for over 25 years

ECA's Knight Training Center

  • Recognized as the Interstate Renewable Energy Council's 3i Clean Energy Training Program of the Year in 2013
  • An IREC accredited training center, authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy to deliver energy efficiency training, offering IREC accredited training programs for Energy Auditors and Weatherization Technicians and Installers.
  • IREC certified Master Trainers and 1 IREC certified Affiliate Trainer
  • BPI Certified Testing Center
  • National Center for Healthy Homes Affiliate – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved
  • First U.S. DOL approved Apprenticeships for Energy Auditors and Weatherization Technicians