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 ...
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]
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]
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]
A matrix of training opportunities for home performance professionals and wanna bees. [continue reading]
The demand is there to create a new green economy, but do we have the trained workforce to begin the job? [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...