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Bay Area E-Contractor Academy

Event Date: 09/28/2023

2:00p. m. - 5:30p. m.

Event Type: Professionals
Event Sector: residential
Instruction Level: introductory
Location: 741 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Language english
Host: Emerald Cities Collaborative

Emerald Cities Collaborative E-Contractor Academy is a FREE 7-week workshop series focused on building the capacity of small, disadvantaged, and local construction contractors to successfully do business in climate-critical fields such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building electrification. Participants will receive business support guidance and connect to project opportunities in the Bay Area.

This is an in-person event series (no virtual attendance).

Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Center
741 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

September 28th 2023

Introduction to Building Electrification Best Practices

October 5th 2023

Electrification Retrofits: Codes & Case-Studies

October 12th 2023

Public & Government Contracting

October 19th 2023

Growing & Managing Your Business

October 26th 2023

High Road Contracting (tour training facility)

November 2nd 2023

Estimating & Bidding for Decarbonization Projects

November 9th 2023

Academy Graduation & Upcoming Project Opportunities

$1,500 Grant for Business Support

After completion of the E-Contractor Academy, ECC will award a $1,500 grant to participants to utilize for their business needs*. Participants can receive one-on-one assistance in areas such as:

  • Book-keeping
  • Marketing
  • Estimating
  • Certifications

*In order to receive a full grant, participants must attend all sessions.

Who Should Attend?

Priority will be given to firms with the following characteristics:

  • Licensed contractors in Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC trades
  • Disadvantaged-owned Business Enterprises (certification not required)
    • Minority-owned
    • Woman-owned
    • Veteran-owned
  • Business Revenue from $250K - $1M
  • Project Scopes from $100K to $1M
  • Owners seeking to grow their business!
Apply Here (Applications close September 8th)