Workforce Accelerator

Workforce Accelerator

Cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades in U.S. buildings could save $100 billion each year in energy bills. These savings are only possible when knowledgeable workers design the equipment and buildings, provide quality installation, and communicate energy efficiency benefits to buyers. The Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator seeks to raise the level of building science and energy efficiency knowledge in the nation’s building-related workforce, supporting the vision of the U.S. building workforce as a global leader in delivering quality efficiency products and services to American residents and businesses.

Get Involved

Better Buildings hosts interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways for organizations to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. All Better Buildings webinars are free to attend.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about the Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator, including how to become a partner, contact the team today.

2020 Better Buildings Progress Report

To date, the 950+ Better Buildings partners have saved nearly 1.8 quadrillion Btus, achieving more than $11 billion in energy and cost savings.

Featured Solutions

This Fact Sheet introduces the goals of the Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator, the importance of the energy efficiency workforce in buildings, and the benefits of becoming a partner.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Workforce Accelerator is a voluntary partnership through which partners will take action to increase energy efficiency knowledge in the buildings workforce, from architects and builders to facility managers and real estate professionals.

Other Resources

Additional Information

Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative
The Department of Energy' ABC Initiative integrates energy efficiency solutions into highly productive U.S. construction practices for new buildings and retrofits.

Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines
The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines align all elements of the Better Buildings Workforce Framework, with the goal of supporting high-quality industry and government-recognized credentials for 4 key commercial energy-related job titles.

DOE Announces $11 Billion in Energy Savings from Better Buildings Partners
Read about the official announcement of the 2020 Progress Report, as well as the launch of two new Accelerators (Workforce and Sustainable Corrections).

ASHRAE Zero Energy Design Guides

ASHRAE Zero Energy Design Guides

Partners

A-Z

ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Auburn University Rural Studio
Confluence Communications
CUNY: The City University of New York
D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)
Earth Advantage
EEBA - Energy & Environmental Building Alliance
Lane Community College
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
Roxbury Community College
U.S. Green Building Council
Urban Green Council

Location

Alabama

Auburn University Rural Studio

District Of Columbia

D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)
U.S. Green Building Council

Georgia

ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Massachusetts

Roxbury Community College

New York

CUNY: The City University of New York
Urban Green Council

Oregon

Earth Advantage
Lane Community College

Virginia

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)