Weatherization is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation, and wind, and of modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency.
After getting your home weatherized, you will see an immediate savings on your monthly utility bill, ranging from 15-50%. The payback from your investment generally takes 3-5 years, and after that you will be profiting for 25-30 years in energy savings.
This depends on what services are required to sufficiently weatherize a house. For a full service project the duration is about 4-5 days.
Getting your house weatherized will increase the resale value of your home because it increases the energy efficiency of the house and the buyer will be able to make a confident decision that the home was properly serviced. You will be able to provide a full receipt of all the services you acquired through Home Energy Connection.
Yes, we are able to service anywhere in New York State, do not fret.


As a student at YouthBuild Schenectady, you will be a part of a network of people whose main priority is to give our young people every chance for success. You’ll learn soft skills (maintaining eye contact, shaking hands, communication etc.) as well as hard skills (health care, weatherization, direct support work etc.) which will make you more marketable to an industry certified workforce. You will also be in a very nurturing environment. We teach with love first, which is one of the things that makes our young people successful.
No, we pride ourselves on having a strong support system consisting of individuals dedicated to your success and we will do anything to make sure that you have the resources available to you to make this happen.
Depending on the financial resources available, student enrollment can vary from 15-40+ at any given time. And these numbers are further broken down into the various career paths (Green Construction, Health Care, Direct Support Provider).
Our teaching style is extremely hands on and engaging, there is never a dull moment. The staff is trained in a style of teaching called Mockingbird which aims to engage all styles of learning. Whether you are someone who prefers to listen, see, or do, our classes will fit your style of learning.
Yes. YouthBuild Schenectady is built to have a direct impact on the Schenectady community. If you or someone you know is interested in YouthBuild Schenectady, but does not live in Schenectady, we’d love to help navigate you to a program in your area.


Some advanced courses do require a certain level of field work experience, however most foundation courses do not.
Based on you or your organization’s career goals, and level of experience, we’d be able to recommend the course path that would suit you.
The training courses will be divided into classroom time, where you will learn and review key concepts, and on site time, where you will be able to apply what you learned during class time in a live home.
Then you’re in the right place. It doesn’t matter if you are a first timer or are coming around for another go. We are able to certify or recertify you in the necessary fields.
No, you do not have to be a Schenectady resident to get trained. We welcome people and organizations from all over.