SWEET Center Celebrates Five Years of Training

In October of 2015 the Southeast Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Training (SWEET) Center turned 5 years old. Over the years, SWEET has trained more than 2,700 people, with another 450+ this year alone.

Originally opened to provide weatherization training to the weatherization agencies across the state, SWEET has developed training curricula certified by multiple national agencies. SWEET Center is one of a small number of training centers in the nation to become an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Accredited Training Provider for our Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician and Crew Leader Training Programs.

Upon successfully completing any of these training programs, graduates meeting pre-requisites are prepared to challenge the nationally recognized Home Energy Professional Certification exams from the Building Performance Institute based on Standard Workforce Specifications developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The SWEET center represents a crowning achievement of the educational mission of Southface. We are proud to provide vocational training to grow the energy efficiency industry for people all over the Southeast.

Congressman John Lewis and Mayor Kasim Reed stand with Dennis Creech at the opening of the SWEET Center.

Congressman John Lewis and Mayor Kasim Reed stand with Dennis Creech at the opening of the SWEET Center.

Diagnostic testing at the SWEET Center.

Diagnostic testing at the SWEET Center.

Building science in the classroom at SWEET.

Building science in the classroom at SWEET.

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