Workforce Development

Since the beginning, Energize Delaware’s programs have created green jobs.  You may ask, what is a green job? A green job is an occupation that  contributes to work that creates energy-efficiency; promotes sustainable, renewable energy; reduces greenhouse gas; restores and protects the environment.

Many of the companies that participate in our programs end up hiring new employees to keep up with the energy-efficiency workload generated by the growing popularity our programs.

The mission of Energize Delaware is to “Inspire sustainable energy solutions for a thriving environment and economy.”  We are tasked to provide quality programs for Delawareans that keep value within the local economy and help our state become more energy efficient.

With over 25  programs, training is necessary as technology evolves and the energy-efficient workforce grows. At Energize Delaware,  our energy advisors and participating contractors  help Delaware residents become more energy-efficient.


2023 Spring Home Performance Trade Ally Workshop

In  April 2003, Energize Delaware’s team of contractors from across the state joined together to learn about new HVAC ratings, incentive increases, new incentives,  and program updates and co-branding, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Building Performance Association’s new Delaware Chapter.  Department of Energy Century Club Awards were given to contractors that performed over 100 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR installs.   Energize Delaware’s Century Club awards were given to Energy Advisors with over 100 home energy assessments.

U.S. Department of Energy Century Club Awards
Burns & McBride Home Comfort
Maichle’s Heating and Air Conditioning
Aire Serv heating & Air Conditioning
Schagrin Gas Company
First Class HVAC
Home Performance Group
SABRS Home Comfort

Energize Delaware Century Club Awardees
Energy Efficient Earth
Energy Solutions LLC
Independence Power Solutions
Home Performance Consulting LLC
Comfort & Energy Solutions, LLC
Energy Services Group
Equinox LLC



Energy Workforce Development Stakeholder Meeting

Energize Delaware met with a group of stakeholders from across Delaware in person and online to explore key issues that ensure Delaware has a workforce to meet climate action goals and future energy needs.

Heat Pump Hot Water Heater Training

In  May 2003, Energize Delaware’s team of HVAC, Energy Advisors and Weatherization contractors from across the state met with manufacturer reps to learn about installation, maintenance and new product lines.



Phius Passive House Builders Training

Energize Delaware with partners New Ecology, Inc and Green Buildings United hosted a Phius Passive House Building training session in July 2023. During the three day event student learned about the construction of airtight enclosures, passive design strategies, high-performance window installation, quality assurance and site management. To help them build comfortable, healthy, cost-efficient homes and buildings.




What types of jobs have been supported by our programs?

Our programs require trained contractors in HVAC including plumbers and electricians; energy advisors; weatherization contractors; program managers; energy engineers and outreach managers.

If your company would like to become one of our trade allies  and participate in our programs visit: www.energizedelaware.org/residential/home-performance-with-energy-star/contractors/  or call 877-524-1339