The Ideal Quality Control Inspector
Many years ago I had the privilege of knowing Hector Romulus Demmel, a French Canadian backwoods guide who could do just about everything. He was an extraordinary fisherman, even though he didn’t like ...
The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]
A theoretical understanding is not enough, and the kind of one-one-one mentoring your workers get in the field - working on real houses with real problems - often can't happen in a classroom or online. [continue reading]
A matrix of training opportunities for home performance professionals and wanna bees. [continue reading]
The demand is there to create a new green economy, but do we have the trained workforce to begin the job? [continue reading]
It has become evident, with a national focus on the new “green-collar” job sector, that there is a lot of work to be done if we want to train a workforce to meet ... [continue reading]
Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was ...
Communities that prepare for disasters are more resilient; their businesses reopen faster, houses suffer less damage so homeowners return to ...