weatherizationWeatherization, often referred to as weatherproofing, is the process of protecting a building and it’s interior from the elements, especially sunlight, precipitation, and wind. Weatherization also plays an important role in optimizing energy efficiency.

UPO & Weatherization

The UPO Weatherization Operations Unit, through a contractual agreement with the DC Department of Environment, provides energy efficient measures for qualified low-income District of Columbia residents. The UPO Home Improvement business provides weatherization and home improvement services to all DC residents at an affordable rate.

UPO’s Weatherization Program provides energy saving measures to clients who have been approved by the DC Department of Energy.Through the UPO Green Capital Home Improvement Company all DC residents have access to competitive weatherization and home improvement services. It is a licensed and bonded social-enterprise.

Weatherization Training

The UPO Environmental and Construction Trades Training Academy program offers a full range of fee-based and free training courses, designed for individuals interested in developing the technical skills necessary to secure employment in the growing fields of weatherization and “green” construction. At the state-of-the-art UPO Environmental and Construction Trades Training Academy, customers are trained using cutting-edge technology. As an approved Building Performance Institute (BPI) testing center, individuals can earn national certifications in the following areas:

  • Building Analyst
  • Building Envelope
  • Crew Chief
  • Installer
  • Auditor

Qualified, low-income DC Residents are eligible to enroll in free courses. Customers in the private and government sectors,
can also enhance or establish employable skills obtaining necessary certifications to meet today’s industry requirements.

The state certified training courses include:

  • Weatherization Tactics
  • Lead Safe Practices
  • Air Sealing
  • Blower Door Operation
  • Diagnostics/Advanced
  • OSHA Crew Safety
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Energy Auditing BPI Certification
  • Introduction to Heating Systems Gas & Oil

Join a class today!

Where We’re Located

UPO Environmental and Construction Trades Training Academy

915 Girard St. NE
Washington, DC 20017

P: (202) 526-2644/2643