Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

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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 ...

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Comfort to the Maxx

Author: Steve Mann
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January 07, 2010

In the September/October issue of Home Energy, which includes the Home Performance Contractor’s Business Development Guide, David Butler makes an important point about home performance contracting (p. 6): “The home performance industry ... [continue reading]

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Onward, Home Performance Soldiers!

Author: Larry Zarker
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November 01, 2009

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]

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On-the-Job Mentoring

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September 04, 2009

A theoretical understanding is not enough, and the kind of one-one-one mentoring your workers get in the field - working on real houses with real problems - often can't happen in a classroom or online. [continue reading]

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2009 Training Guide for Home Performance Professionals

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July 01, 2009

A matrix of training opportunities for home performance professionals and wanna bees. [continue reading]

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Trainers Speak Out on Demand for Green Retrofit Workforce

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July 01, 2009

The demand is there to create a new green economy, but do we have the trained workforce to begin the job? [continue reading]

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Weatherization Boot Camp

Author: Megan Amsler
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July 01, 2009

It has become evident, with a national focus on the new “green-collar” job sector, that there is a lot of work to be done if we want to train a workforce to meet ... [continue reading]

Energy Star Promotes LEDs with Facts and Fun

Christel Ghattas on behalf of Energy Star

Energy Star Promotes LEDs with Facts and Fun

What do fortune tellers, couch potatoes, and amateur make-up artists have in common? They’re all hopelessly in the ...

Wind energy and solar power for your home

Olivia Moore

Wind energy and solar power for your home

Using the wind energy and solar power you can supply your home with ecologically produced electricity. These systems will decrease ...

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