About Us

The mission of the SouthWest Building Science Training Center is to promote energy efficiency and conservation in our communities by providing high-quality weatherization training and certification programs to individuals in the building, construction and home improvement industries.


The Southwest Building Science Training Center has been leading the industry in the Southwestern United States since 2004.  Located on the Phoenix campus of FSL Home Energy Solutions, the SWBSTC is a leading resource for hands-on laboratory learning as well as classroom training in a variety of topics, including weatherization, energy efficiency and building science. 


  • One of only 15 Department of Energy “legacy” training centers in the country; the only one in Arizona
  • Licensed as a Private Postsecondary Educational Institution with the Arizona Department of Education
  • Our seasoned trainers bring years of on-the-ground field experience delivering weatherization, home performance and government energy efficiency programs
  • Staff are subject matter experts in the field of energy efficiency and were selected to assist in the development of the standard work specifications for the energy retrofit industry


The Southwest Building Science Training Center is the longest standing, Department of Energy recognized training center in the southwest.