Workforce Development

Millions of Americans work on the energy infrastructure that powers the U.S. and in the buildings that power our economy. That infrastructure and those buildings work best when a skilled workforce connects the wires, pours the concrete, turns the dials, establishes setpoints, and seals the gaps. Through Better Buildings, DOE works with organizations to support and grow our energy efficiency workforce by connecting to training, education, and job opportunities. We have 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.

Each of the sections below includes content that can be used by both individuals looking to further their career paths and organizations looking to strengthen their current workforce.

Career Guidance Credentials Training Internships and Opportunities
Whether you are a recent graduate or an established professional in buildings and energy management, use these resources to determine what career path is right for you. Get the qualifications you need to establish your career in energy efficiency and buildings. This section includes formal education programs and industry-recognized credentials. Expand your industry knowledge, stay current in the field, learn new skills, and maintain your credentials. This section includes training materials and other informal educational resources. Connect with organizations offering on-the-job training or find open positions to start or change your career in energy efficiency and the buildings trades.

Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator

Visit the Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator for more information on how our partners are impacting workforce efforts in the buildings industry.

Want to Learn More?

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

On-Demand Webinars

Watch all previously recorded webinars in the On-Demand Webinars library sorted by popular topics such as resilience, zero energy buildings, and more.