The New Deal in Energy Education: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades
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This article originally appeared in the July/August 2011
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
July 01, 2011
Inspired by Vice President Joe Biden’s vision to expand job opportunities and make residential buildings more energy efficient, the Recovery Through Retrofit Workforce Working Group has developed and released the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. These draft-stage documents, more commonly known in the field as standardized work specifications, or SWS, and job task analysis and knowledge skills and abilities, or KSA, reached public hands and eyes for review on November 9, 2010. (See a sample SWS in “Raising the Bar for Home Performance,” HE Mar/April ’11, p. 52.) They clearly define performance requirements for high-quality energy retrofit work, standards, regulations and codes, and all the tasks and abilities that this work entails.
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