EnergySmart Academy

For more information on specific classes and a calendar of trainings,  please see the following website:

The mission of the EnergySmart Academy at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) is to offer students high-quality, consistent energy efficiency and green jobs professional training throughout New Mexico; reduce energy and water use, and greenhouse gas emissions; and engage with our local community and the greater professional industry.

All four of our core weatherization programs are IREC accredited. 

With our state-of-the-art lab, mobile field rig and network of nationally recognized trainers, The training we do benefits industry professionals, residents and business owners in our state.

Join the new green jobs economy. We train energy auditors, installers, inspectors, infrared thermographers, architects, contractors and more.

ESA is a BPI Test Center,  a RESNET training provider and also offers EPA Lead RRP and OSHA trainings. We also train for the National Center for Healthy Housing.

Our lab includes a full-size pressure cabin, combustion training lab and many hands-on props. We have a mobile training unit to support field trainings. Most classes include both lab and field work.

Our nationally recognized network of trainers include Rick Karg, Cal Steiner, Bill Rose, Steve Nall and Tom Andrews.

To access our training schedule and full course descriptions, use the links on the left sidebar.

Classes Offered:

Retrofit Installer Technician BPI Building Analyst
Crew Leader BPI Building Envelope
Residential Energy Auditor RESNET HERS Rater
Commercial Energy Auditor OSHA 10 hour Construction Health and Safety
Multi-Family Energy Auditor OSHA 30 hour Construction Health and Safety
Quality Control Inspector OSHA fall training
HVAC for Auditor Lead Certified Renovator
Green Advantage Certification DOE Lead Safe Weatherization
Infrared Thermography Essentials of Healthy Homes
Specialty Classes – individual basis Mobile training unit courses
Building Operator Certification

Registration and Fees:

If you have never been a student at SFCC before, you must apply to SFCC and complete an Admission Form before you register for classes.

We welcome outside participation in our curriculum development process. If you are interested in reviewing our curriculum, please contact

The EnergySmart Academy is a joint endeavor of Santa Fe Community College and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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.