Energy Coordinating Agency’s Knight Green Jobs Training Center recognized as Center of Excellence
On Thursday, February 16th, Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council will recognize ECA's Green Job's Training Center as a Center of Excellence. Since its opening in 2010, the Training Center has trained over 1,500 men and women, including over 350 individuals trained to the national Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards and partnered with the Community College of Philadelphia to develop an Associate’s Degree in Building Science, thus contributing to the City of Philadelphia’s goal of becoming the greenest City in America by 2015 and a leader in clean energy development and technology.
In addition to its training accomplishments and partnerships, ECA’s training center has also been approved by the U.S. Dept. of Labor as the nation’s first Apprenticeship Program for Weatherization Installer and Energy Auditor, and ECA is now implementing this Apprenticeship Program in Philadelphia.
ECA is the city’s largest provider of such key services as weatherization, energy workshops, heater replacement for low income residents, and educating students on energy conservation and its weatherization services save residents an average of 20-30% on utility bills.