Case Studies


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

Community Organizing for Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Research and Development

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.