NYS       Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Training For Clean-Energy  Workforce Across The State                    

Albany, NY (June 30, 2014)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 14 regional workforce development organizations have been chosen to help deliver energy efficiency skills training needed by the clean-energy industry. By partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), more than 14,000 people across New York State are expected to receive the training during the next two-and-a-half years. Read more 


NYSWDA held their annual conference in Alexandria Bay June 10th -12th at the beautiful RiverEdge Resort. While the conversations and camaraderie were fun and the views amazing, attendees did experience full days of presentations and workshops.

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Our breakout sessions started with a presentation by John Carrigan from Opportunities for Otsego on building your fee for service program. While many agencies have already dabbled in fee for service, John was able to share from his own experience some great strategies for making sure the program is successful. Read more


Welcome to the New York State Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA).  Since its inception in 1985, NYSWDA has made it a priority to be the 'go-to' resource for information, technical training, and best practices in the home performance industry.

NYSWDA is the leading provider of building sciences training in New York State.  Our facilities, in Syracuse, Buffalo, and Troy, NY, are designed to integrate classroom training and laboratory exercises providing field technicians an exceptional learning experience.  Our trainers are subject matter experts with years of field and classroom experience.  

NYSWDA is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) affiliate and an approved BPI Testing Center.  We offer training and written/field tests onsite.  NYSWDA has been working with BPI for over 20 years and all of our courses are eligible for continuing education units (CEU’s).

NYSWDA also assists both WAP agencies and home performance contractors in obtaining bulk purchase pricing benefits.  This means better than contractor rate pricing on the one hundred+ products that we procure. 

And finally, NYSWDA works closely with policy regulators and implementing agencies, advocating common sense energy policy and approaches to the home performance industry around the state




Look what our industry has to say about our training and expertise!!!


We find our experience to be refreshing……to work with trainers that not only have the theoretical knowledge but also possess the practical experience from working in the field themselves.  They communicate…. like technicians, which is conducive to the learning process… -Kevin G. Hull, Operations Manager, Blueox Corporation

I cannot say enough in praise of the staff, the trainings offered, and the presentation of the trainings.  Thank you NYSWDA!–Ray Smith, Field Coordinator, Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency

I was looking for some specialized training for some of our technicians. (They)…came back to me within a day with a well-organized agenda that addressed all of my specific needs.” -Kevin G. Hull, Operations Manager, Blueox Corporation

"I really appreciated the time you folks took to set up your course and thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on lab work.  I gained a lot of useful information in which I will definitely take to the field with me. You folks really know whats going on..., and I thank you for that." -Brandon Lafirira, Central Vermont Community Action Council

I just went to the auditor training. I just wanted to say thanks to you and the guys for a great training. Always an informative, fun and hands on experience with you guys. You guys are awesome. Hopefully we will see you guys a lot more. Thanks again."  -Dan LaBarron, Northeastern Employment and Training Organization




 Vermont weatherization auditors at a recent NYSWDA training.


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Adam teaching the BPI Heating Professional Class

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NYSWDA Training Courses:

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@ Erie  8/18 - 8/21

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@ Syracuse  8/25

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Weatherization Health & Safety

@ Erie  8/26

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@ Syracuse  8/26

Air Sealing Techniques

@ Erie  8/27

One Day Lead Safe Weatherization

@ Erie  8/28



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