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 Case for Accreditation

Author: Matt Golden
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July 01, 2010

How will sensible industry standards protect home performance contractors from low-bid competition? [continue reading]

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WxTV: Entertainment-Based Learning

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July 01, 2010

Ramping up the green-collar workforce will require a new set of training methods - WxTV picks up where traditional training leaves off. [continue reading]

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House of Pressure

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March 01, 2010

A house that sits on a table and that you can see through makes a fine teaching and learning tool. [continue reading]

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BPI Exam Prep

Author: Steve Mann
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March 01, 2010

Steve Mann is a HERS rater, Green Point rater, LEED AP, Certified Energy Analyst, serial remodeler, and long-time software engineer. Experienced HERS raters and BPI-certified technicians know that there is a huge difference between passing ... [continue reading]

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ACI Leader Helen Perrine Retiring

Author: Ann Belser
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March 01, 2010

It was two weeks into Jimmy Carter’s presidency in 1977 that the Georgian donned a sweater on national television and said there was a permanent energy shortage, so we should all turn down our ... [continue reading]

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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]

Energy OutWest 2014

Jim Gunshinan

Energy OutWest 2014

I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

Jim Gunshinan

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

I am in San Diego for the Energy Out West conference, and I want to write about it, but while ...

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