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SmartRegs refers to three separate ordinances that together update the city’s housing code, rental licensing code and provides baseline energy efficiency requirements for existing rental housing. Rental housing inspections must be completed by City of Boulder Licensed Class G contractors.
InstallationMasters™, prompted by the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council (BETEC) through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and development by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), is a nationwide training and certifications program for new construction and replacement installers of windows and exterior glass doors in residential and light commercial markets.

Green Globes Personnel Certification Programs have been created to support the national adoption and growth of Green Globes by creating, maintaining, and growing the network of individuals already authorized to support the assessment and certification process. Green Building Initiative currently offers two designations based on level of expertise and desired role in the Green Globes assessment process, including Green Globes Professional (GGP), Green Globes Assessor (GGA)

The NARI Green Certified Professional (GCP) designation serves to recognize and identify remodelers who apply green or sustainable principles to their remodeling projects.Focuses on building science, indoor air quality, resource conservation, renewable energy

The Lead-Base Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) is a federal regulatory program affecting anyone who "disturbs” painted surfaces where lead may be present. If you work around construction built prior to 1978 you must now have a Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Certification.
The PHIUS Passive House Consultant’s Training program is geared to North America’s unique climatic, building code, and materials challenges.A Certified Passive House Consultant has received intensive training in Passive House design principles and passed a rigorous certification test.
The ABC Green Contractor Certification program is designed to document the merit shop construction community’s efforts to develop a sustainable workplace environmentundefinedboth on and off the jobsiteundefinedas well as recognize ABC member firms that are green industry leaders.

BecomingGreen®, Inc., has programs that provide Green training and education to cover major environmental topics through specially designed modules. The green designer certification is a specialized and tailored educational program developed to bring comprehensive and reliable information to the interior design professionals

BPI ( Building Performance Institute) is an organization that writes technical standard for home performance and weatherization. From these standards they have developed courses and certifications for home performance contracting.

AEE certification programs are recognized by the US Department of Energy, US Agency for International Development, State Department, Fortune 1000 companies, utilities, energy service companies, and countless others. AEE is a professional organization for energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, and sustainability. In addition to information and training, they have developed 19+ certifications. While most of these are not applicable to energy
audits, several do apply. In fact, their certifications are the gold standard when it comes to commercial or industrial audits.

Certified Energy Manager - CEM
Energy Manager in Training- EMIT
Certified Sustainable Development Professional - CSDP
Certified Carbon Reduction Manager - CRM
Certified Energy Auditor - CEA
Certified Building Commissioning Professional- CBCP
Certified Business Energy Professional - BEP
Certified Meausurement and Verification Professional - CMVP
Certified Procurement Professional - CEP
Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional - CLEP
Certified Green Building Engineer _ GBE

The Sustainable Practices Program, which started with the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, is now part of the CU Environmental Center. The program's mission is to offer individual classes and professional certificate programs for people who are interested in sustainability. Interdisciplinary courses in our program address the confluence of both economic and ecological health, as well as social equity and justice.

The Green Building Certificate Program as part of the Institute for the build Environment. provides comprehensive and practical knowledge for sustainable building design within the context of LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the nationwide rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council. Each week the course is taught by different industry experts who share their cutting-edge knowledge about topics ranging from sustainable sites to building commissioning.

Green Advantage® is a national certification program for green building practitioners. It is the only certification for green builders and remodelers that is both national and unaffiliated with a trade association. Established with grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Nature Conservancy, Green Advantage was developed in collaboration with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the University of Florida.

The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homesundefined without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

USGBC LEED PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS LEED Professional Credentials demonstrate current knowledge of green building technologies, best practices, and the rapidly evolving LEED Rating Systems. They show differentiation in a growing and competitive industry, and they allow for varied levels of specialization. Show your industry expertise!

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the "gold standard” for PV and solar thermal installation certification. Designed to raise industry standards and promote consumer confidence, NABCEP offers certification and certificate programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.
RESNET EnergySmart Contractor

RESNET EnergySmart Contractors and Builders have the knowledge and training to complete energy efficient retrofits and building projects in a safe and efficient manner. Energy Raters and Auditors are professionals trained and certified in energy efficiency, combustion safety and building analysis.

See also Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Certification and Training from the GEO and the GEO list of education providers that offer training programs that may prepare students to join Colorado's green workforce.

More Professional certificates, workshops, and coursework

CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business, RETool: Business Opportunities in Renewable Electricity

Vocational Training


Front Range Community College: Clean Energy Technology

Red Rocks Community College: Renewable Energy Technology

Evergreen Institute Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building

Solar Energy International Renewable Energy Workshops

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (iCast),

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