CSE provides clean energy contractors and industry professionals with training opportunities and assistance that spur workforce development and facilitate market transformation in building performance, energy efficiency, distributed generation and clean vehicles. Our expertise is informed by our deep program administration roots and strong industry partnerships and stakeholder relationships.
We are a Building Performance Institute (BPI) test center and a Home Performance Energy Star sponsor, as well as a partner with CalCERTS in Home Energy Rating System (HERS) certification. We have been a prime implementer of contractor recruitment, training and management for Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade, as well as several ARRA-funded efforts to transform the market for whole-house upgrades. Since 2007, we have trained solar contractors on photovoltaic and solar thermal system installations. We also help educate car dealership staff on the benefits of zero-emission vehicles.