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Area of Expertise 
Background, Interest,
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Contact Information 
 Earth Forward GroupDiana McCarthy-BercuryPrincipal Small Business Workforce Development and Training Home Performance and Green Building Training and Certification; Technical EducationEarth Forward Group (EFG) has been involved with multiple long-standing workforce development programs at all project stages. EFG has experience facilitating stakeholder engagement and community mapping; designing, implementing and managing programs; delivering training workshops in-person and online; customizing educational materials to address the unique needs of different communities and demographics; executing marketing and promotion strategies; and monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness in a concise summary and recommendation report.

Our team currently offers a variety of relevant introductory and advanced certification courses and technical training opportunities appropriate for a range of students, including traditional high schools, technical and vocational schools, colleges and universities, and professionals, including instructors.

Our current certification courses include: Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Science Principles, BPI Healthy Housing Principles, BPI Building Analyst-Technician, BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage, Urban Green Council GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green, and U.S. Green Building Council Leader in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate.

Our current technical trainings include: Blower Door Testing & Weatherization, Air Sealing & Insulation, Duct Blaster & Sealing, Heat Pump & Geothermal, Introduction to Solar Energy, Energy Efficient Lighting & Building Codes, and Basic Carpentry & Green Construction.


Phone: 203-687-8278

Address: 18 Ranch Rd, Woodbridge, CT, 06525, United States
 Urban Grow Group LLCDr. Devon FreenyOwner Small Business Workforce Development and Training  Urban Grow Group is a social equity-driven consulting firm with a diverse team of business, government, and healthcare professionals. Our team members monitor state and national regulatory landscapes and can advise on various sectors and industries. We collaborate with government policymakers, community leaders, and business industry experts to provide strategic consulting plans. We support provisions that address individuals and communities adversely impacted by previous public health & health care policies and provide regulatory compliance with a specialization in social equity and inclusion.

Our consulting, educational, and outreach services are personalized and tailored to the needs of each client. We collaborate with government policymakers, community leaders, and business industry experts to provide strategic consulting plans, educational plans, and outreach
services that address the needs of individuals and organizations. Urban Grow Group works closely with our clients to understand their needs and culture.

We use this information to identify and tailor our approach to the educational and outreach service(s) being provided. Our educational strategies include but are not limited to project-based learning, cooperative learning, pedagogy (strictly for professional development), active learning,
blended learning (online and in-person), think-pair-share, and culturally relevant teaching. Upon completion, we aim to ensure our clients are prepared and confident with fundamental knowledge of the covered subject(s).


Phone: 8504594851

Address: 2241 W Pensacola ST, Suite 84, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, United States
 Net Zero Energy OperatorsNico DeGiorgio, CEMCEO Small Business Business Development  I'm a certified energy manager and happy to assist and partner with existing applicant of the Energy Auditor Training Grant Program bid opportunity.


Phone: (559) 777-9934

Address: 2911 E Barstow Ave, MS 144, Fresno, CA, 93740, United States
 Nodus Remedy LLCJuan JaramilloOperations Manager Small Business Industry Analysis Commercial Energy AuditorsOrganization Name: NODUS REMEDY LLC
2. Organization Type; Small Business
3. General Business Email Address specifically used for this Teaming Partners List:
4. Area of Technical Expertise: Data Analysis, AI, Cloud, Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering Technology.
5. Brief Description of Capabilities: " Pursuing Energy Independence " - With a robust 15-year tenure at AT&T, I have a technical comprehensive skill set in data analysis and artificial intelligence, setting the stage for a seamless transition into the Energy Sector. Throughout my career, I played a crucial role in monitoring and safeguarding AT&T's financial assets, employing automation, artificial intelligence, data mining, regression testing, trending analysis, and advanced analytics. MBA in tech mgmt., BA in Telecommunications Engineering, and Electronics Engineering Technology.
6. Area of Interest (including interest in Topic Area One and/or Topic Area Two above). Topic Area One: Commercial Energy Auditors


Phone: 3215251030

Address: 1187 South Washington Avenue, Apopka, FL, 32703, United States
 Association of Energy EngineersMary Elise CoxSenior Director for Global Development Non-Profit Workforce Development and Training Workforce DevelopmentThe Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional association with over 18,000 members around the world. Since its inception, AEE has been a leader in training and certifications in energy management and energy efficiency.

Our accredited and internationally accepted energy certification programs have helped more than 33,000 professionals gain recognition for their technical knowledge and industry expertise. Our programs are recognized globally by local, state and federal governments, NGO’s, utilities, energy service companies and business professionals and engineers.

The Department of Energy has recognized AEE as a credentialed partner due to our success with the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification. Additionally, AEE is mentioned in the Inflation Reduction Act BIL in section 41503.

AEE’s Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification trains industry professionals to stay at the forefront of their field gaining knowledge of energy efficiency assessments. At completion of the CEA course, trainees will have an understanding of; evaluating and analyzing energy usage in a facility, identify energy conservation opportunities, and make recommendations where consumption can be reduced or optimized in large commercial facilities and residential buildings. Our learning platforms are in-person, online, virtual and hybrid.

Additionally, AEE’s global network provides its members with networking capabilities in areas of professional development, mentorship, and job opportunities.

AEE is seeking to partner with State Energy Office's applying for the Energy Auditor Training grant, individually or collaboratively. We are also available to assist agencies with meeting workforce development requirements of the application.


Phone: 770-447-5083 ext 221

Address: 3168 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30341, United States
 Home Performance Coalition, Inc. aka Building Performance Association, Inc.Robin YochumDirector of Programs & Partnerships Non-Profit Workforce Development and Training  The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to encourage the creation of energy-efficient, healthy, sustainable homes through education, training, advocacy, and outreach.

The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit industry association that serves as the hub for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies working to make America’s homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient.  

Together, the shared Board of Directors and staff of HPC and BPA work to further the expansion of the building performance industry. All references to the “organization,” “we,” or “us” are representative of both HPC and BPA. 

 The organization:  

Acts as a prime workforce development hub of resources and information.  

Keeps the industry informed on best practices, innovative technologies, and policy.  

Lobbies for state and federal policies that grow the home performance industry.  

Brings the industry together through regional and national conferences.  

Serves as the home performance industry’s connection to networking, professional development, and job opportunities.  

The organization’s 20,000+ network includes:  

Home performance, energy efficiency, and weatherization contractors and agencies  

Energy auditors  

Manufacturers and distributors   

Utility energy efficiency programs  

Nonprofits and community organizations  

Government agencies


Phone: 916-742-0676

Address: 651 Holiday Dr, Pittsburgh, NV, 15220, United States
 EverblueLesley BauldingMarketing Manager Small Business Workforce Development and Training Energy Auditor Training & CertificationEverblue is an IREC Accredited Training & Software Provider that provides high-quality workforce solutions in the energy efficiency industry. Since 2008, Everblue has provided BPI Certification, RESNET HERS Rater, HEP Energy Auditor, and other courses online and nationally in person through its open enrollment schedule and through private corporate training. Specifically relevant to BIL 40503, Everblue provides residential energy auditor training and certification programs, preparing candidates to receive any of the following credentials: BPI Building Science Principles, BPI Building Analyst Technician, BPI Building Analyst Professional, BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage, HEP Energy Auditor, HEP Quality Control Inspector, and RESNET HERS Rater. Through its partnerships with state energy offices, tribes, community action agencies, utilities, prisons, community colleges, and employment agencies, Everblue shows an unwavering commitment to building a strong energy efficiency workforce.


Phone: 8004602575

Address: 8720 Camberly Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078, United States
 AOC Key Solutions, Inc. (dba Key Solutions, Inc.)Greg McCarthyCEO Small Business Business Development Grant and Proposal WritingNeed help applying for this funding opportunity?

KSI helps small and large firms and SLED entities apply for and win Federal grants and other State and Local funding opportunities -from concept through to award- as well as FED/SLED contracts, with services including:

• Writing, Editing, and Managing Concept Papers and follow-on Full Applications for Federal Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and State and Local Grant Funding Opportunities (GFOs)
• Assistance setting up new companies or foreign entities including obtaining U.S. Tax ID Number (TIN) / Employer ID Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and registrations including obtaining critical UEI and CAGE codes needed to apply for and be eligible for funding awards
• Assistance certifying as a Small Business (SB) with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) including WOSB, SDVOSB, 8(a), and HubZone
• Critical research and support activities including those necessary to design projects that are eligible for and compliant with contracts and/or funding opportunity requirements including Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
• End-to-end Business Development Outsourcing (BDO)
• Capture, Proposal, and Business Development Staff Augmentation for Government Contractor (GovCon) companies
• Acquisition Planning and Procurement Support Services for FED and SLED Government Agencies

For 40+ years, AOC Key Solutions, known as Key Solutions, Inc. (KSI), has been a pioneering force in the world of Government contracting and funding. We have helped win over $200 billion in contracts across the Federal and SLED markets and more in Federal and State grants and other funding opportunities. KSI has a deep bench of subject matter experts, government agency experts, proposal and capture experts, and technical writing, editing, and graphics support experts who are qualified and experienced in grant and proposal development best practices across GSA, DHS, DoE and 100+ other federal and state agencies. We will provide you with tools and talent you need to win government grants and contracts, from full turnkey teams to individual resources who have the right skills and personalities to align with your needs, and your team.

With KSI, you will benefit from our deep experience derived from over 7,000 Government proposal and grant responses developed and submitted.

NAICS: 541611 (primary), 541613, 541430, 561320
PSC Codes: R408, R410, R425, R499, R707


Phone: 443-667-6606

Address: 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 200, Chantilly, VA, 20151-1690, United States
 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCEKALEIGH MITCHELLK.MITCHELL@AIOBS.ORG Small Business Workforce Development and Training Building Performance Training and CertificationsAmerican Institute of Building Science (AIOBS) is a leading training provider for designations recognized by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). The American Institute of Building Science, LLC, was founded in 2015. Our company comprises over 100 years of combined experience in the construction, home performance and environmental industries. As a values-based organization, we are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of training, testing and certification, as well as immersive, hands-on field operation experience to prepare you for your career in the Home Performance, Healthy Homes, and Green Energy Industry.
AIOBS is committed to strengthening the workforce in the energy efficiency sector, working with both newcomers and existing industry professionals alike, to build a solid knowledge base of the Building Performance Industry and Weatherization implementation to improve overall building performance. Energy Efficiency is based on a complex science, which needs to be entirely understood in all of its intricacies, in order to provide sustainable solutions for our homes and businesses that will improve overall health of the occupants along with energy conservation and utility savings.
AIOBS has designed a comprehensive curriculum to equip professionals with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the Energy Efficiency and Building Performance industry. The education that AIOBS provides focuses on a specific knowledge base of building science that is crucial for meeting quality standards set by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and government-regulated building codes, while also ensuring the health and safety of both occupants and workers.
Creating a successful, long-lasting knowledge base in the energy efficiency industry through an individualized training approach involves tailoring the learning experience to each candidate. AIOBS has successfully executed multiple workforce development cohorts, training and certifying the future workforce with the competency and skillset required for the industry.


Phone: 2037795260

Address: 1730 US HIGHWAY 50, GLENBROOK, NV, 89413, United States
 Loans and Grants HelpDarrin RiberdyMember Small Business Business Development  We assist firms to complete and submit their grant application:

1. Project management of grant applications from start to finish
2. Create application template with client logo and branding
3. Create secure Dropbox site for document management
4. Create application plan with writing assignments and schedule
5. Agency documentation of solicitation and Q&A
6. Facilitate kick-off meeting and all status calls
7. Assistance to complete the concept paper
8. Assistance to complete full application
9. Assistance to complete application forms
10. Assistance to upload to agency portal
11. Assistance with obtaining UEI and
12. Packaging services
13. Assistance with application compliance
14. Assistance with application evaluation


Phone: 9563603960

Address: Schuerbach Road, Mission, TX, 78574, United States
 Energy Resources Group, Inc.Tim MichelsPresident Small Business Workforce Development and Training Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Workforce DevelopmentStarted ERG in 1975 as an energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm and have written multiple books on solar energy (Solar Energy Utilization, Van Nostrand Reinhold -1979, 253 pp.) and authored multiple research papers (DOE related research on building energy modeling, energy efficiency, passive solar retrofits, and contributed to the first BEPS efforts with AIA Research Corporation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) that have been published and presented at conferences in the US and abroad. I trained home energy auditors for St. Louis County Missouri in 1977 to provide free energy audits for homeowners (training tapes still available). Taught Passive Solar Design courses, training home builders, across the country under contracts to regional solar commercialization centers and to manufactured housing companies under a SERI (Solar Energy Research Institute – NREL predecessor) contract. Building Operator Certification trainer per Northwest Energy Efficiency Council program for state programs across the State of Missouri. The ERG team developed one of the first microprocessor based 32 channel data acquisition systems to support passive solar retrofit research efforts. Developed one of the first appliance power monitoring systems, “Energy$Teller” to support the concept of “informed consent” with respect to home electricity use. It was marketed to the utility industry (IOUs, Munis, & Coops) when DSM was in vogue (died when utility deregulation happened). Volunteered for 10± years on the ASHRAE Standards Project Committee 90.1 – developing the energy efficiency guidelines for buildings over 3 stories – helping to develop the first version of the Energy Cost Budget compliance path. Helped found the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the US Green Building Council in 2000. Adjunct faculty for 9 years teaching a graduate level course on Energy and Buildings in the Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Department at Washington University, St. Louis – students’ terminal projects were ASHRAE Level II audits of buildings on campus. Current focus is on delivering net-zero cost-effectively (10+% ROI) in Justice 40 communities. Registered Architect in Missouri, Member of ASHRAE, Certified Commissioning Authority.


Phone: 3144954188

Address: 6744 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63130, United States