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.

Workforce Development Portal

DOE has collected resources, information, and other materials to help you address your workforce needs and take the next step toward an impactful career in energy efficiency.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about Better Buildings' workforce activities, including how to sign up for our listserv, contact the team today.

2021 Better Buildings Progress Report

To date, the 950+ Better Buildings partners have saved more than 2.2 quadrillion Btus, saving more than $13 billion and 130 million tons of CO2. 

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.

Other Resources

Additional Information

RECENT BLOGS

Workforce Accelerator Partners Set Big Goals at Kick Off October 2, 2020
DOE kicked off its workforce development efforts with its first partner meeting where participants discussed their goals and focus areas. 

The Latest from the Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator December 22, 2020
Workforce Accelerator partners provided updates on the progress toward their goals at their first quarterly meeting.

New Online Resources to Support U.S. Green Building Workforce April 30, 2021
Select Accelerator partners shared deliverables focused on green building career development and advancement during their quarterly call.

Sector Priorities

Partners

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American Association of Blacks in Energy & Jonah Cooper LLC
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Auburn University Rural Studio
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International
Building Performance Association
Confluence Communications
CUNY: The City University of New York
D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)
Earth Advantage
Emerald Cities Collaborative
Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)
Home Builders Institute
Institute for Market Transformation
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
Lane Community College
Longmont, CO
Mississippi Development Authority
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow (NEST)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC)
Roxbury Community College
Strategic Energy Innovations
The Corps Network
The Solar Foundation - Puerto Rico
U.S. Green Building Council
Urban Green Council
Veterans Health Administration

Location

Alabama

Auburn University Rural Studio

District Of Columbia

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International
D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)
Institute for Market Transformation
U.S. Green Building Council
Veterans Health Administration

Georgia

ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Illinois

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

Massachusetts

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Roxbury Community College

Mississippi

Mississippi Development Authority

New York

CUNY: The City University of New York
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Urban Green Council

Oregon

Earth Advantage
Lane Community College

Puerto Rico

The Solar Foundation - Puerto Rico

Texas

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

Virginia

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Washington

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC)