Digital Air Conditioning Controls at Fresno City College
Fresno City College's Digital Air Conditioning Controls Certificate focuses on building & environmental control. Curriculum provides training in the use of direct digital controls in commercial HVAC applications, examines system configurations, control strategies, along with total building automation using Johnson Metasys and Honeywell software platforms. The certificate articulates courses from the HVAC and Electrical Systems Technology Programs.
What's New on this site:
The Pacific Energy Center offers educational programs, design tools, advice, and support to create energy efficient buildings and comfortable indoor environments. Learn more here.
We've updated the EMSI jobs forecast data by county and region through 2017 for the top 20 commercial & industrial energy efficiency jobs here. We've also added regional and per occupation jobs forecast to the Employers section.
PG&E and the City College of San Francisco are pleased to offer this no-cost seminar for executives of firms providing energy efficiency products and services. This 8-hour seminar, taught by nationally recognized energy efficiency consultant Daryl DeJean, will be held in San Francisco at PG&E's Pacific Energy Center on December 6, 2013. Details are available in the Training Resources section and also here.
Minutes and other documents from the Sacramento Valley Regional Industry Forum held on Sept 17 are now available for download here.
Employers, click here to get the latest information on where to recruit 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!
Industry stakeholders met on September 17 at Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA), 925 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento. Employers and workforce development professionals provided insights on workforce needs and training requirements. Presentation materials, minutes, and outcomes documents here.
This three course, graduate-level engineering program serves a dual cohort: dislocated engineers and technical professionals who want to transition into energy efficiency careers, and incumbent energy efficiency professionals that seek additional development of skills and knowledge. Courses begin September 26, 2013. Click here to learn more, or click here to register.
Thanks to the energy efficiency employers in the Central Valley who met with the EWSS team on July 10 in Modesto and July 17 in Visalia. We got a lot of good feedback to help guide sector strategy activities. Click here for presentation materials & minutes from the meetings. Thanks for your participation! And be sure to check out the Employers section of this portal.
What's in the News:
Ecotech Institute Ranks CA 2nd of 50 in Energy Efficiency Jobs
Ecotech Institute released its Clean Jobs Index, comprising jobs related to energy efficiency, LEED projects, green pricing, net metering, and other factors. California ranks 4th overall and 2nd in the energy efficiency category. For full index results by state, click here 11-25-13.
Utilities show creativity under regulatory pressure
Utilities are seeing results from demand side management programs in the form of energy savings according to E Source. Of particular note are savings from strategies such as outreach and education or codes and standards. More at FierceEnergy 10-31-13.
CPUC rate authorization targets load reduction, job development
The CPUC authorized PG&E to offer both Standard and Enhanced Economic Development Rates for non-residential customers in order to stimulate employment opportunities. The CPUC decision targets a 5 percent reduction of load over the life of the program. Read more at FierceEnergy 10-8-13.
Bosses Lament: Sales Jobs Hard to Fill
USA Today reports that Sales Representative is the second-hardest job to fill behind skilled trades. Openings are at a 4-year high, but 35% of managers report that they can't find qualified candidates. See the full story in USA Today 7-21-13.
PG&E Earns First Platinum LEED
PG&E earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for the major remodel of its 1929, 145,000 square foot San Francisco Service Center Garage. For more information, see the story at FierceEnergy 7-17-13.
PG&E Finances Next-Gen Lighting Conversion
Working with P3 Global Management, PG&E assisted the Alpha Omega Winery in Rutherford, CA, in the conversion of fluorescent and metal halide lighting to LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, which will eliminate 90,858 pounds of CO2 greenhouse gases per year. Read more at Fierce Energy 7-16-13.