energy efficiency

Green Buildings Career Map Webinar

IREC’s new Green Buildings Career Map is an interactive career map highlighting the breadth of rewarding career opportunities in building energy efficiency. The Green Buildings Career Map features 55 jobs in energy efficiency for buildings across four different industry sectors,

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The New Resource Growing the Pipeline of Qualified Workers for Energy Efficient Buildings

This article was originally published in BPA Connections from Building Performance Association (BPA). Jobs in high performance building design, construction, and retrofitting are crucial roles in the U.S. economy. And they will only become more important as the nation looks to

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Green Buildings Career Map Launches, Showcasing Diverse Energy Efficiency Career Options

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners today announced the launch of the Green Buildings Career Map, an interactive career map highlighting the breadth of rewarding career opportunities in building energy efficiency. The Map was supported by a

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Environmental History and Black History are Intertwined: Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Black environmentalists that have changed and continue to change the clean energy landscape for the better, key organizations that strive for environmental justice and representation of people of color in our

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Weatherization Benefits Start at Home, but Reach Much Further

U.S. DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Optimizes Energy Efficiency and Increases Energy Equity, Health, and Jobs Across the U.S., a multitude of homes were built before energy-efficient buildings were common, leaving households today with heightened costs and health risks. Weatherization

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Energy Efficiency Plays Crucial Role in a 100% Clean Energy Future

Energy Efficiency Saves Money, Creates Jobs, and Cuts Pollution Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology—costing families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution, according to the

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2020 Clean Energy States Honor Roll

This year’s Clean Energy States Honor Roll notes states to keep an eye on in the year to come for more promising developments in 2020 and beyond.

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In the News: Solar’s Allied Industries Essential for Industry Growth

“If we are to realize these clean energy goals that we all have, literally every profession is going to be touched in some way by solar or by some other clean energy or sustainability competency,” said Laure-Jeanne Davignon, IREC VP-Workforce.

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IREC Vision Summit: the need for movement is urgent

The collective power of experience and passion assembled in one room was by any measure extraordinary. It was a day of robust exploration of the challenges, opportunities and details, and the not so distant milestones necessary to get us there – ultimately to 100 percent clean energy. The words “urgency” and “collaboration” and “equitable” could not have been louder.

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100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What will it take to get there?

As published in Renewable Energy World  

Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal. The question is: what really has to happen to get from here to there, and what are the benefits such a transition will bring?

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