DC 37 Green Jobs Training Initiative

The Association for Energy Affordability is a training partner to District Council 37 in a new, NYSERDA-funded green jobs training initiative launching in April 2021. The program is intended to prepare DC 37 union members who are New York City employees, including engineers, building inspectors, facility managers, and others, for energy efficiency jobs to help the City to address climate change.  Some training slots will be allotted to potential candidates for entry-level positions with the City who are youth or residents of disadvantaged communities.

The training will be held on weekday evenings and Saturdays to enable workers to participate outside of their normal working hours. Courses will be delivered through a combination of distance learning and in-person sessions in the heating and cooling labs at AEA’s New York Energy Management Training Center.

AEA instructors will teach Building Science Principles and the MultiFamily Building Analyst course, which prepares students to earn MFBA certification from the Building Performance Institute.

DC 37 will host webinars introducing the program to its members in April, with courses beginning on May 4th.  Several rounds of training will take place from May through the end of this year.

The program is funded by a grant to the DC 37 Education Fund from NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Training Fund. Partners include AEA, Envirolution, and the Energy Economic Development Corporation.


Kay Stewart | April 14th, 2021