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 ...
The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]
Almost all of our electricity is produced by large centralized power plants that supply power to the electric grid. Only one-third of the fuel energy supplied to these coal and natural gas power plants is ... [continue reading]
A sustainable future is not possible without the dedication of professionals, leaders, teachers, and students to bring about change in their communities. In the spirit of Earth Day, which is the observance of protecting the ... [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]
I had the privilege of being in Washington, D.C., last February, participating in a conference of the National Association of State Community Service Providers (NASCSP). NASCSP is an organization of state level leaders of ... [continue reading]
A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency
In early September, Conservation Services Group (CSG) celebrated its 30-year anniversary with more than 200 guests. During the celebration at the ...
Winners for the Department of Energy’s 2014 Housing Innovations Award were announced on September 23rd during a special event ...