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Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size, Expectations for Growth, and Training Needs repo

Resource: Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size, Expectations for Growth, and Training Needs repo

This report provides a baseline assessment of the current state of energy efficiency-related education and training programs and analyzes training and education needs to support expected growth in the energy efficiency services workforce. The research team conducted interviews with more than 350 program administrators, education and training providers, implementation contractors, ESCOs, representatives of professional and trade associations and sector experts. They identified three primary bottlenecks to energy efficiency services sector (EESS) workforce expansion: 1) a shortage of trained, experienced energy efficiency program managers; 2) shortage of experienced energy efficiency engineers; and, 3) limited awareness on the part of the building and construction trades and contractors (~65-70% of the overall EESS workforce) that the EESS is poised to grow significantly and that their skills will be required to support this growth.

Source:
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Environmental Energy Technologies Division

Sectors:
Energy Efficiency

Topics:
Employment Industry Projections,