The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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December 14, 2012

Weatherization Training Center Renamed to Reflect Broader Scope

WILLIAMSPORT — The Weatherization Training Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology has officially changed its name to the National Sustainable Structures Center, a designation that reflects continuing opportunities to provide building-science and energy-conservation training to the commercial sector, complementing the training center’s extensive experience in the residential field.

Since its inception in 1985, NSSC has taught more than 10,000 students in building-science and energy-conservation standards and techniques. The noncredit courses have benefited employees already working in the weatherization field, as well as individuals seeking a career change — including the unemployed.

NSSC’s reputation as a nationally recognized U.S. Department of Energy Legacy Weatherization Training Center is complemented by new partnerships and opportunities to work with industry and energy utilities in the commercial building sector.

Starting in 2013, NSSC will expand its training program to offer Building Operator Certification (BOC) and Commercial Building Re-tuning training in Pennsylvania and several other states.

Developed by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, BOC is a nationally recognized, competency-based training and certification program that offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces into more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly spaces.

In addition to its location at Penn College’s General Services Building in Williamsport, NSSC has a training location in Philadelphia at the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub at the Naval Shipyard.

For more information on the NSSC, as well as available courses, visit


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