Speakers from three workforce development projects funded by the Building Technologies office will share their plans to develop online courses for energy efficiency and demand management professionals, create a new program to train students on HVAC installation, maintenance techniques, and the benefits of energy-efficient HVAC products and services, and a new effort aimed at training HVAC technicians in the design, installation, and maintenance of cold climate air source heat pumps in existing residential and small commercial buildings.
A total of 44 projects were competitively selected as part an $83 million Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) funding opportunity announcement. The projects will lower Americans’ energy bills by investing in new energy-efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Describe training opportunities on grid-interactive, demand-flexible energy technologies
Share a new educational model for educating students about HVAC installation and maintenance
Inform about a curriculum on cold climate air source heat pumps especially targeted to HVAC technicians