Capacity Building and Training Opportunities for CBE and Eligible Businesses

CNHED is proud to partner with the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), the DC Department of Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to present a series of no-cost training, credentialing, and certifications for housing property managers, building operators, HVAC technicians, architects, engineers, and renewable energy/ solar providers.

These specialized training opportunities are offered through the DCSEU Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Capacity Building and Pipeline (SEICBP) program, which is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.  Through these opportunities, District Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) and/or CBE-eligible firms are able to acquire new or enhanced skills and knowledge around energy efficiency and renewable energy services.

Capacity Building Opportunities 

Due to the increasing demand for these trainings and certifications, limited waitlists for specific courses have been made available to CBE and CBE-eligible businesses on the SEICBP Program page. In addition, the DCSEU have expanded to include two new courses that will run in September. Please feel free to sign up for the waitlist and once a spot is available, a time-based ticket will be released to you for further registration in Eventbrite. Course offerings include:

  1. Solar Safety Training Package: SELF PACED COURSE – 2 Spots Remaining
  2. Crew Management: SELF PACED COURSE – 7 Spots Remaining

Please note, the new courses have conflicting session schedules, so you may not register for both courses. If you do, you will be removed from one of the courses at the discretion of the DCSEU.

Additional Resources

Support Services Program for Benchmarking Data Verification

As established in the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, District properties will be required to obtain third-party verification every 3 years for benchmarking data submitted to DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE).  For this reporting year only, DOEE and the DCSEU are offering no-cost verification to covered buildings. For more information visit the DCSEU’s Benchmarking in DC webpage.

Building Energy Performance (BEP) Standards 101

As you may know, the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 requires an establishment of a minimum threshold for energy performance that will be “no lower than” the local median ENERGY STAR score by property type (or equivalent metric). To learn how BEPs apply to your property type or whether or not your property is in compliance (and if not how to get there), you can download the flyer, view this presentation or contact the DCSEU directly if you have further questions.

Equipment Rebates Available to Help You Get in Compliance

The DCSEU also offers rebates to DC businesses for qualifying energy-efficient equipment at varying levels depending on the type of business or facility. If you’re a small business, affordable multifamily building, or any DC business looking to save money and energy when updating to energy-efficient equipment, the DCSEU has rebates available. For more information on rebates from the DCSEU please visit

For questions about rebates, technical assistance, trainings, and more, please contact the DCSEU at or call 202-479-2222.

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