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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The Home Performance Super Lab

Author: Chris Baker
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June 29, 2012

The SouthWest Building Science Training Center (SWBSTC) was created in 2004, in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy, and Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) Home Improvements. The center was created to ... [continue reading]

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Behavior, Energy & Climate Change

Author: Todd Hoener
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March 01, 2012

To understand how we acquire or manage our energy resources—including end use energy—we have to understand human behavior. This often-undervalued variable in our energy economy may be our most critical resource ... [continue reading]

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The Value of ISO 17024 Accredited Certifications for the Home Performance Workforce

Author: Larry Zarker
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February 29, 2012

Federal and state investments as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) laid a strong foundation for a permanent, vibrant home energy efficiency retrofit industry, and a stronger Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). As ... [continue reading]

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Under Pressure

Author: Brett Dillon
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January 03, 2012

Our industry is under pressure to improve the skills and knowledge of our workforce. These improvements will increase the quality and rigor of the service we provide the various programs and our clients. [continue reading]

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Is the Home Performance Industry Right for You?

Author: Jared Asch
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September 02, 2011

The Home Performance Resource Center has developed a set of free online career resources designed to help current job seekers learn more about home performance jobs. [continue reading]

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Weatherization Training Plans--Gateway to a New Economy

Author: Bob Scott
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July 01, 2011

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) set the stage for many new and expanded training initiatives. [continue reading]

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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