Workforce Development

RENEW Seattle Brings Energy, Water Savings to Affordable Housing

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Seattle, December 3, 2015 – Today Emerald Cities Seattle (EC Seattle) launches the first projects under its RENEW Multi-Family Housing Program that will use efficiency retrofits to unlock energy and water s… Read More

Seattle Moves Forward on Workforce Diversity Among Energy Efficiency Contractors

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Following an 18-month process, EC Seattle and local electric utility Seattle City Light (SCL) have reached a milestone in their effort to build diversity into the workforces of local energy service contractors. W… Read More

Cuyahoga’s New Clean Energy Finance Hub Expands Reach of Emerald Cities Collaborative’s Equity & Sustainability Mission

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Washington, DC, April 21, 2015 – Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) commends Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and its Department of Sustainability on the recent approval of the Cuyahoga County Clean Energy Financing … Read More

Partnership for Working Families Launches ‘2x2 Campaign’ To Improve Lives of Two Million in Two Years

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The Partnership for Working Families, an ECC board member, has announced the launch of its 2x2 Campaign to improve the lives of two million people in two years.  An inaugural reception will take place Thu… Read More

New Orleans Taps ECC to Facilitate Access to Economic Opportunities for Residents, Businesses

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Emerald Cities is now partnering with the City of New Orleans on workforce and business development programs that will maximize economic opportunities for local residents and businesses as the city invests in maj… Read More

From 2014 To 2015: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back And a Giant Leap For Humanity

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Tis the Season!  Family, Food, Festivities, Rest and Reflection.  Don’t you love it? I settle into this holiday season pensive about the past year and what’s ahead for 2015.  My assess… Read More

Studies Express Concern about Shortage of Skilled Trades Workers, Especially for Green Construction

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Even as construction industry employment reached a five-year high this year, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reported that two-thirds of contractors are struggling with a shortage of qualified… Read More

E-Contractor Academy Grad Wins Zero Net Energy Contract

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Ryan Tittsworth has been president of RBT Electric, Inc., for six years, but he credits his attendance at the E-Contractor Academy for his success at winning his company’s first contract with LA County. Tit… Read More

Cuyahoga County Community Benefit Initiative Would Open Up Good Jobs to Local Low-Income & Minority Residents

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Initiative Would Also Save Energy & Money, Improve Public Health  With support from Emerald Cities Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Council is considering adoption of a community benefits policy requiring… Read More

NYC Mayor de Blasio Unveils Plan to Dramatically Cut GHG Emissions, Curb Climate Change

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Public Buildings Will Save Money, Create Jobs As the historic People’s Climate March swept through New York City on September 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an ambitious pl… Read More

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