In a tough economy, many think that creating good “green jobs” is far from reach. However, Beyond Green Jobs highlights programs across the the country that show great promise for the future of energy efficiency. These programs have found creative ways to overcome common challenges to bring energy efficiency to scale.
These snapshots of innovation fall under the following categories:
Community Workforce Agreements
Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades
- Long Island Green Homes
- Los Angeles Green Retrofit and Workforce Program
- RePower LA and the Los Angeles Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program
Community Organizing for Energy Efficiency Retrofits
Research and Development
- UCLA’s Community Scholars Program (2009 Class) (2010 Class) (2011 Class)
- Electrical Training Institute of Southern California
About the Book’s Snapshots of Innovation
We see each of these programs as one puzzle piece of a deep green program. Each program alone may not provide a comprehensive solution, but it offers new thinking that can help energy efficiency grow.
See more information on one featured case study, the Los Angeles Green Retrofit and Workforce Program.