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City Workforce Prepared For The Future With New Green Jobs Training

Jonas Bronck | Bronx Times | 03/02/2021 |

District Council 37 (DC 37), New York City’s largest municipal labor union, today announced a new training initiative to prepare workers for energy efficiency jobs related to addressing the impact of climate change. The DC 37 Green Jobs Training Initiative, which will launch this spring, will provide technical training, environmental literacy, and hands-on experience to train a portion of its 150,000 members and the general public.

Investing in Sustainability Careers: Training & Job Creation through Local Partnerships

Alexandra McGee | Customer Programs, MCE News | 07/02/2020 |

In order to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, California has been sheltering-in-place for months, closing businesses, and leaving record numbers of community members unemployed, underemployed, or informally employed. In this time of insecurity, many people may be searching for creative employment solutions. For some, this will mean returning to school. Others may be looking for training programs to re-tool and enter a new economy.

Jonathan Rose Companies’ Advance Planning Unlocks Deep Energy Savings Across LA Portfolio

Jonathan Rose Companies | Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. Department of Energy Los Angles | 05/06/2020 |

Jonathan Rose Companies is committed to the Better Buildings Challenge sustainability goals and targets a 20 percent energy reduction within the first ten years at each property within its portfolio, in addition to a 20 percent carbon reduction and 15 percent water use intensity reduction. By implementing energy and water conservation and efficiency projects, the owner also aims to reduce operating costs, earn Enterprise Green Communities Certification and leverage utility incentives.

MCE Partners with the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

Sarah Dillemuth | Workforce Development, Energy Efficiency, MCE News | 11/19/2020 |

MCE’s Workforce Education and Training (WE&T) team is proud to announce the completion of our first in-field mentorship session. The team met with contractors installing a state-of-the-art heat pump water heating system at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) shelter in Richmond. GRIP seeks to help stabilize low-to-moderate income residents in the West Contra Costa County community through case management, enrichment, and training opportunities that eradicate homelessness.

BayREN Multifamily Program Recognized Nationally for Effectiveness and Innovation

Mindy Craig |

On January 16, 2019, BayREN's Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements Program (BAMBE) was recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) with a prestigious Exemplary Program Award.

Jan 11 Open House at AEA Chicago Hands-On Training Lab

Rate it Green | 01/09/2018 |

Learn how to build more sustainable, efficient buildings in 2018. Visit AEA's Chicago Hands-on Training Lab and learn about courses and technical support for contractors working on Passive House & Net Zero Energy projects. At AEA's training lab, you can learn to install high performance airtightness products, triple pane windows, and heat recovery ventilation systems, as well as techniques for airtightness testing and advanced skills for retrofit installers.

Hepinstall of AEA receives ACI's 2014 Leadership Award

New York Real Estate Journal | 05/27/2014 |

David Hepinstall, executive director of the Bronx-based Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), was awarded the Linda Wigington ACI Leadership Award at the plenary session of the ACI National Home Performance Conference. In a field of innovators and experts, Hepinstall has been recognized not only for the programmatic and technical leadership he has brought to AEA and the industry nationally, but for his dedication to the twin missions of energy efficiency and energy affordability, and his drive to make things happen.

NYSERDA Recognizes Six Engineering Firms for Doubling Energy Efficiency Savings in Multifamily Buildings

Multi-Housing News | 11/26/2013 |

New York—Multifamily buildings across New York State are maximizing building energy efficiency and reducing energy costs. To honor teams for achieving double or triple the required energy savings—the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has recognized six engineering firms participating in the Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).

Association for Energy Affordability: On the Leading Edge of Technology-Enhanced Instruction

Jane Pulaski | Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) | 04/24/2013 |

The non-profit, Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), performs energy efficiency upgrades for affordable, healthy housing for low and moderate-income families. AEA’s staff of energy efficiency engineers and project management professionals offers training, technical support and energy services in New York and California. Under the leadership of Executive Director David Hepinstall, AEA became one of the first Building Performance Institute Affiliates and has been a training and technical assistance provider for Weatherization in New York State for over 15 years

Celebrating Energy Awareness Month & National Weatherization Day

Jonas Bronck | Bronx Times | 09/21/2011 |

The chill wind and rain made Wednesday October 19th a fitting day to celebrate energy awareness at the Energy Management Training Center of the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA).

Grant Expands Green Collar Workforce

Jonas Bronck | Bronx Times | 05/25/2010 |

The grant is being used to prepare workers for careers in the growing fields of weatherization and energy efficiency. This is one of nine grants across eight states aimed at increasing the capacity of Community Action Agencies and Weatherization Assistance Program agencies serving areas with high concentrations of income-eligible multifamily buildings.