build contractor capacity: overview » introduction

Interest has grown in "green-collar" jobs as a means to provide opportunities for traditionally under-served populations, retrain and bring unemployed workers back into the workforce,
and accomplish energy-efficiency improvements at scale.  This section provides more information
on who is involved in performing energy-efficient upgrades, and how states and localities can support that work.

Click on the links below to learn more about who performs energy efficiency upgrades:

Who performs the work?

Many communities require that participants work with certified builders or contractors, or with trained program staffs to certify energy-efficiency retrofits.

Strategies for supporting the energy workforce

States and localities can support energy efficiency through informal channels.