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Post date: Jan 21, 14

Workforce training for the home performance industry has been a mainstay of CCSE since 2012. Through the GETUP Energy Upgrade Internship Program, CCSE provides classroom and hands-on field training with the goal of providing the industry with trained entry-level professionals. With an average class size of 11 students, GETUP provides personalized training with CCSE’s home performance experts.

Loren Fink, a November 2013 GETUP graduate, is quite pleased with the training program.

Post date: Jan 20, 14

Jesse and Andrea Ibanez know a thing or two about houses. They are real estate agents with training in sustainable building practices and energy efficiency. So when Andrea developed a constant cough after moving into their house in Pacific Beach, they knew their living environment could be the cause.

"Something did not feel right," Andrea recalls. "I was suspicious that the age and condition of the house may be a factor."

Post date: Jan 09, 14

Maybe your guest bedroom is frigid and drafty in the winter, forcing Aunt Linda to layer on the blankets and run the space heater all night. Perhaps your south-facing rooms are unbearably hot in the summer, reducing your indoor comfort zone. Or you're simply tired of high energy bills — year-round or seasonally, or both.

You’re ready to fix these problems. But what’s your first step?

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GETUP Graduates Join Home Performance Workforce

Workforce training for the home performance industry has been a mainstay of CCSE since 2012. Through the GETUP Energy Upgrade Internship Program, CCSE provides classroom and hands-on field training with the goal of providing the industry with trained entry-level professionals. With an average class size of 11 students, GETUP provides personalized training with CCSE’s home performance experts.

Loren Fink, a November 2013 GETUP graduate, is quite pleased with the training program.

Chuck Colgan
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How an Energy Upgrade Cured a Persistent Cough

Jesse and Andrea Ibanez know a thing or two about houses. They are real estate agents with training in sustainable building practices and energy efficiency. So when Andrea developed a constant cough after moving into their house in Pacific Beach, they knew their living environment could be the cause.

"Something did not feel right," Andrea recalls. "I was suspicious that the age and condition of the house may be a factor."

Chuck Colgan
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Test, Don't Guess with Home Energy Assessments

Maybe your guest bedroom is frigid and drafty in the winter, forcing Aunt Linda to layer on the blankets and run the space heater all night. Perhaps your south-facing rooms are unbearably hot in the summer, reducing your indoor comfort zone. Or you're simply tired of high energy bills — year-round or seasonally, or both.

You’re ready to fix these problems. But what’s your first step?

Chuck Colgan

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