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Employers, click here to get the latest information on qualified candidates for the energy efficiency jobs most critical to you. Also find information on the training and education programs that are turning out these highly qualified experts in energy efficiency. Check back frequently!
Central Valley Energy Efficiency Industry Forum - Planning Meeting Minutes and Save the Date(s)!
On May 6, industry representatives from the San Joaquin Valley met to kick-off and plan the Central Valley Energy Efficiency Industry Forum, minutes from the meeting here. Save the date: Meetings of the forum will convene the week of July 15 - watch this space for details!
LA Trade Tech - How-To Guide for Developing Green Programs of Study
LA Trade Tech has released this strategic program development guide to building successful green programs of study. Its approach is one that is transferable to any workforce development program or initiative as an innovative strategy for developing high quality programs of study. Click here for more info or to download the document.
Executive Committee/Advisory Council - Presentation Materials, Minutes, and 2012 Metrics
Presentation materials from the Executive Committee meeting on March 11 are available now [updated 3-13-13]; materials and minutes from the March 28 Advisory Council meeting are available here. Also available is a report on the accomplishments of the EWSS, published February 2013, against the 2012 statement of work.
Central Valley Energy Efficiency Industry Forum
Representatives of the energy efficiency industry met on May 6 in Stockton to plan gatherings in the San Joaquin Valley the week of July 15 (two meetings, north & south plus online). Minutes of the meeting here.
Advisory Council Meeting - March 28, 2013 [Updated 4-1-13]
The EWSS Advisory Council met on March 28, 2013 to guide the EWSS team in the implementation phase of the Sector Strategy. Minutes and presentation materials from the meeting are available here (password required; click here to request a password).
Executive Committee Meeting - March 11, 2013
What's in the News:
Dr. Ernest Moniz Tackles Energy Efficiency at DOE
The new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, has made energy efficiency a top priority focus of energy policy at the Department of Energy. Read the FierceEnergy story 5-22-13 for details.
The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories & Laney College are surveying high-tech facility managers, operators, and others on whether specific types of training and certifications for high-tech facility professionals are warranted. Click here to participate.
PG&E Recognized for "Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs"
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has recognized more PG&E programs as "Exemplary" than programs from any other utility, including on-bill financing programs for commercial energy efficiency projects. Read the ACEEE press release for details.
Energy Efficiency Jobs Moving Ahead Without Mandates
Employment in energy efficiency is expected to increase in 2013, according to the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP), led by growth in the commercial and industrial sector, an area which is ripe for energy efficiency improvements. Read more at FierceEnergy 3-21-13; full report available to AESP members here.
"Energy Stingy" Facilities Perform Better
SMUD is extending a federally funded Complete Energy Solutions program pilot for 3 years, thanks to its success with 400 small and medium-sized businesses. The SMBs received rebates (which cover more than half of retrofit costs in most cases) to pay for comprehensive energy-efficiency retrofits that resulted in a nearly 8 GWh in savings combined. Read more at FierceEnergy 3-18-13, also this website.