Since 1994, Rising Sun Energy Center has evolved from a modest renewable energy education center into a leading green workforce development and retrofit services non-profit organization.

Rising Sun Energy Center’s mission is to empower individuals to achieve environmental and economic sustainability for themselves and their communities. We do this by:

  • Providing green workforce development training & employment that creates green career pathways for youth and adults
  • Offering low-to-no cost residential retrofits & services that lower energy & water usage
  • Educating our communities about sustainable behaviors and technologies

Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Rising Sun has become a national leader in curriculum, training and workforce development in the energy efficiency sector. The organization has served communities around Northern California for over ten years with energy and water efficiency programs. We continue to cooperate with long-term partners in local and state governments, as well as in corporate and other non-profit organizations to grow and expand the programs and services that we can bring to our local communities and the nation.

Today, Rising Sun runs the following programs:

California Youth Energy Services (CYES)

Summer and after-school programs that train and employ young adults ages 15 to 22 to provide no-cost Green House Calls: energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades to homes in their community. MORE

Leaders-in-Field-Training (LIFT)

Top employees in Rising Sun’s CYES program are given peer leadership roles and taught business and leadership skills. MORE

Green Energy Training Services (GETS)

Pre-apprenticeship training program that prepares adults for careers in construction, energy efficiency and the solar industry. MORE

Over the past nine years Rising Sun has trained more than 1,390 youth and adults and provided more than 29,000 homes with energy and water saving measures, carbon footprint reduction strategies, and advice on further energy savings.

How do I find out more? Call us at 510-665-1501.


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