This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project. The Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) are working with industry stakeholders to develop voluntary national guidelines that will improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs.
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The following pages help Facility Managers, and anyone concerned with energy use, minimize the energy loads used by equipment plugged into outlets. The Suite pulls together research-based solutions that address this key challenge in the operation of an energy-efficient building through five items.
This report overviews trends in the construction industry and the resulting impacts on energy consumption. The report provides a specific profile of the construction industry and patterns of energy use followed by sections providing product and market insights and information on policy efforts, such as taxes and regulations, which are intended to influence building energy use. Information on voluntary programs is also offered.
In order to seize the opportunities for improving energy performance in the United States, it is important to understand what drives American companies and building owners to adopt efficiency improvements and sustainability policies. The research in this report provides new insights on how to create high-performing buildings and how to make the right business case to seize these opportunities.
This report characterizes the commercial new construction market in order to better understand the needs and operation of the market, to more effectively identify needed technologies, and to identify effective strategies to diffuse the technologies being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.