Welcome To The Green Energy Training Academy!
The Green Energy Training Academy serves Contractors, Homeowners and individuals who are currently involved in or who hope to become involved with residential energy efficiency improvements. Courses offered are both online and on-demand, meaning you learn at your own pace, at a time that works for you and your schedule, from the comfort of your home or office. Rather than focusing on technical and mechanical skills and certifications, the Green Energy Training Academy™ courses will highlight primarily marketing, sales, financial and other “soft” skills that contractors and their employees need to run a profitable and consumer-focused business in this expanding market.
The Green Energy Training Academy™is brought to you by AFC First Financial Corporation, America's first private, non-utility sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, and a national leader in residential energy efficiency financing and programs and Direct Learning Systems, an accredited national provider of distance learning courses.
Jump-Start Your "Green Energy" Knowledge - Enroll in Home Performance 101 Today!
- The energy-efficiency home remodeling business is a competitive, growing and ever-changing environment. Knowledge is Power. Learn the business skills to grow your contracting business in this dynamic market with the affordable and accessible courses of the Green Energy Training Academy!
- Our introductory course, Home Performance 101, provides basic knowledge and a great overiew of the home energy efficiency business to all levels of contracting employees from administrative to technical to management.
- Contractors engaged in heating and cooling, insulation, renewable energy and other related improvements are seeing greater consumer demand for increased comfort and energy efficiency that is best presented using a more comprehensive “whole house” approach (Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®), rather than a focus on just equipment or single measures. Contractors who are approved to offer AFC First’s consumer energy financing, such as Pennsylvania's Keystone HELP®, and who successfully complete Home Performance 101 will attain the status of “Trained” contractor which permits them to offer a more extensive array of financing programs and provide a higher listing in AFC First’s consumer contractor search engines.
- Homeowners who have an interest in knowing how your home works as a system through a combination of heating, ventilation, air sealing and insulation will also find this course beneficial.