SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2011) - Active duty military and veterans can learn about green job opportunities and programs that support home energy efficiency during “Put Vets 2 Work” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.
The event is being hosted by GC Green Contracting and the California Center for Sustainable Energy ( CCSE) as part of Energy Upgrade California in San Diego military and veteran connection. The goal of the initiative is to bring the benefits of energy efficiency upgrades to military and veteran families at a lower cost. Cosponsors of the event are Troops 2 Energy, a workforce training program. For registration, visit www.energycenter.org/veteranoutreach or call Liz Perez at GC Green at (760) 271-2769.
"We are veterans helping veterans who want to train in the clean energy field," said Perez, president of GC Green Contracting.
Energy Upgrade California is a statewide program designed to guide homeowners in making energy-efficient upgrades to reduce energy use, conserve natural resources and create more comfortable and efficient homes. An energy efficiency upgrade under the Energy Upgrade California program focuses on the whole-house systems approach. CCSE officials said the program looks at all of a home’s energy features to maximize a homeowner’s energy savings, health and comfort.
Energy Upgrade California provides cash rebates of up to $4,000 and is being headed up by the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission with funding from both utility ratepayers and the Department of Energy. CCSE is partnering with San Diego Gas & Electric, local municipalities and contractors to implement the program in the region.
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