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Green WorkForce

Solar One’s Green Workforce Training Program offers green hard skills technical training and industry recognized certifications tied to green building operations and maintenance and energy efficiency. We deliver our courses in active, hands-on formats at our state of the art training lab located in Queens.

Course Offerings

Solar One offers courses in:

  • Green Building Operations and Maintenance
  • Basic Green Construction (Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry)
  • Electrical Retrofitting
  • Basic Electrical Energy Auditing
  • Solar Panel Installation

Certification Training and Testing

Solar One is a BPI-approved Testing Center, USEPA RRP accredited, and an Urban Green USGBC GPRO instructional provider. We offer certification testing and/or training in:

  • GPRO Operations and Maintenance
  • GPRO Electrical
  • Building Performance Institute Multifamily Building Operator
  • Building Performance Institute Building Analyst
  • Building Performance Institute Multifamily Building Analyst (testing only)
  • US EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (Lead)
  • OSHA 10

If you’re interested in certification training or testing, Max Levitzke at (646) 576-5661 or levitzke@solar1.org.

Training for Building Staff & Property Managers

Solar One offers technical training for building staff and property managers. Whether you are a superintendent, building maintainer, property or facility manager, or contractor, the courses and certifications we offer will help you make informed decisions about how to operate your buildings efficiently and safely. Going green not only results in energy savings, but will also reduce your heating and electricity costs, make tenant living and working environments healthier, and reduce the impact on the environment.

Solar One offers training that will prepare you to sit for the:

  • GPRO Operations & Maintenance certificate
  • BPI Multifamily Building Operator certification

For more information, please contact Max Levitzke at (646) 576-5661 or at levitzke@solar1.org..


“Solar One’s Green Building O&M training helped me see my building in a whole new way. If you’re serious about saving energy and improving operations, you and your staff should take this course!”
–Joe De Jesus, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Ridgewood-Bushwick Management

Entry Level Training

Solar One offers training courses and certifications fr participants of established workforce training agencies. Since our founding, we have worked with over two dozen New York City agencies, including STRIVE, Green City Force, The Fortune Society, Sustainable South Bronx and many others. Through our partnerships with these organizations, we have trained over 1,500 unemployed and underemployed individuals. If you are a workforce training provider interested in sending your participants to our trainings, please contact Max Levitzke at (646) 576-5661 or at levitzke@solar1.org.

Looking to Hire?

Solar One’s Green Workforce Training Program can connect you to highly trained graduates of its training programs. Please contact Max Levitzke at (646) 576-5661 or at levitzke@solar1.org.