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 ...
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]
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]
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]
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]
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) set the stage for many new and expanded training initiatives. [continue reading]
The expansion of goals at the federal, state, and local levels to provide residential weatherization and energy efficiency services, combined with the influx of funds from government and utility programs, has resulted in a proliferation ... [continue reading]
With the Google buyout of NEST thermostats, attention has turned from the “smart meter” to the thermostat as ...
If we want to make good, or great, home performance a reality for more people and families across North America, ...