Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy
Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...
A sustainable future is not possible without the dedication of professionals, leaders, teachers, and students to bring about change in their communities. In the spirit of Earth Day, which is the observance of protecting the ... [continue reading]
The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]
I had the privilege of being in Washington, D.C., last February, participating in a conference of the National Association of State Community Service Providers (NASCSP). NASCSP is an organization of state level leaders of ... [continue reading]
Some of you may wonder, can online education really prepare individuals for jobs in the building trades or the building performance industry? Let’s face it—computers have changed our world in a ... [continue reading]
EDITOR'S NOTE: It is unusual for Home Energy to publish a review of a book that is not named, as we do here. The review was written and included as a way to honor and ... [continue reading]
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and ...
I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...