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Registered Apprenticeships: Building Career Pathways in Energy Efficiency

By: Brook Vernon, State Outreach Coordinator More than 2.2 million Americans work within the energy efficiency space, according to the recent Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report by E4TheFuture. Why then are careers in energy efficiency not more well known? Plumbers and electricians are recognized as necessary trades for the performance of a home; however,…

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Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge Course-Maine

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Full-Day Class for Maine Residents Join our comprehensive, full-day class that will prepare you to take the BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge exam. The BSP is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. The class is limited to the first 25 individuals who register. Class Details Wednesday, September…

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Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge Course-West Virginia

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Full-Day Class for West Virginia Residents Join our comprehensive, full-day class that will prepare you to take the BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge exam. The BSP is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. The class is limited to the first 25 individuals who register. Class Details Thursday,…

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White House Kicks Off Bid to Train Home Efficiency Workers

This article originally appeared in Bloomberg Law, written by Stephen Lee. The White House on Monday kicked off the outlay of $150 million to states so they can train contractors who can work on home energy upgrades. The funding is meant to fill what contractors have called a significant skills gap across the nation, which…

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BPA Announces Affiliate Agreement with Energize Delaware

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Agreement includes Industry Needs Assessment Focused on Underserved Communities We’re pleased to announce that the Building Performance Association (BPA) has formalized an Affiliate agreement with the state of Delaware. Additionally, BPA has been awarded a contract through the Energize Delaware’s Empowerment Grant. Through this contract, BPA will complete a needs assessment that gathers existing industry…

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Share Your Experience: Delaware Needs Assessment Survey

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Are you a weatherization, energy efficiency, solar contractor, or workforce training provider doing work in Delaware? Are you struggling to recruit employees to help you meet your business goals in residential buildings in Delaware? Are you excited about the potential for new consumer incentives to create more demand for your business, but also wondering how…

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Virginia Residential Solar & Energy Efficiency Workforce GAP Analysis meeting

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The BPA outreach team had the opportunity to attend the 2023 Virginia Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Workforce GAP Analysis workgroup meeting on May 5th. The objective of the meeting was to contribute valuable insights to the Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency workforce gap analysis report. The report aims to identify limitations in Virginia’s residential…

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