New Mexico EnergySmart Academy has been part of the successful team that developed the Water Efficiency Rating System (WERS) and was awarded a Sustainable Santa Fe Commission award in 2015. We now offer the WERS training for trainers and verifiers.

WERS Training

This three day, in-person course is a Verifier course to prepare the student to take the WERS certification written and practical exams. The course covers many aspects of water efficiency in housing; however, it is expected that the student have prior knowledge about landscaping & irrigation, basics of house construction & plumbing systems, building codes, and alternative water sources which will not be covered in this class but may be in the exam material. All information not taught in the class can be found through ARCSA, the EPA, the Florida WaterStar program and the Irrigation Association. Please contact us for more detailed information and resources about this extra material.

Next class: TBA – August 2016

9am to 5pm
Room TBA. Santa Fe Community College
$ 595

Please contact Amanda Hatherly to sign up: amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu

Extra Resources

ARCSA Resources:

“Accredited Professional” (AP) Program or “Inspection Specialist” (IS) Workshop

Or purchasing and being familiar with the info in this book.

EPA Resources


Indoor Requirements:


Irrigation Association Resources


Banner Upgrade: Limited Campus Services Starting 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 26

Banner services at SFCC will be unavailable starting at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 26, while important upgrades take place. The update is expected to last through Sunday, May 28.

During this upgrade, no services that rely on Banner will be accessible. Impacted areas include Financial Aid, Cashier’s Office and the Welcome and Advising Center. Registration for classes, including those in Continuing Education and Dual Credit, will not be available during this time.

Thank you for your patience while these important updates are made. For more information, contact the Office of Information Technology.