Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How many jobs? DOE says 1.3... million!

A study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory last month estimates that energy efficiency could create 1.3 million jobs by 2020. Yet another reason to get the word out about energy efficiency and how it can revitalize our economy. However, significant work remains in ramping up education and awareness of this opportunity as well as providing training for this growing industry. Educational institutions will need to work quickly to create new training programs. Luckily, here in Whatcom County we have one of the most renown professional training programs in the state. the Building Performance Center.