Green Tech & Trade Institute

A primary goal of the AFC Green Tech and Trade Institute is to create a teaching platform that provides specialized, technical training for job readiness to a diverse group of students.  Newcomers and working professionals looking for new certifications are all welcome.  Focus will be placed on waste management/remediation, PV installation, solar thermal electrical systems and accreditation for architects, engineers, contractors, inspectors and auditors.

The highest quality training will be provided in order to fully prepare students in this competitive and lucrative field. We will offer training in electrical maintenance, plumbing, carpentry, roof/masonry, HVAC and Heating/Distribution systems.  LEED certification and other relevant industry certifications of competency will be awarded upon completion of NABCEP approved curriculum.  Building maintenance certification, solar panel installation and equipment maintenance are all course offerings.  Green Technology is swiftly becoming the market standard, with significant dedication of national and corporate resources to implement proper training and job development and we aim to be at the forefront, training Bronx residents for careers in this expanding industry.

To reduce our carbon footprint in a significant way, the Institute will incorporate many green features like recycled content and low toxicity materials, water conservation design, Energy Star® lighting fixtures and appliances, green label carpeting, flooring and window treatments, community gardens and landscaping with native plants.