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Post date: Dec 07, 15

The California Energy Commission has awarded $4.5 million to CSE to develop workforce resources in disadvantaged communities to help improve the state’s energy efficiency in existing buildings. Funds for the four-year program are part of the commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) initiative to create new power grid solutions and foster energy sector innovations.

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Post date: Nov 04, 14

Home buyers are increasingly seeking features that save energy and water in their next homes — a trend that reflects the growing desire for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Homes across California are starting to sprout solar photovoltaic panels and electric car chargers, as well as energy-efficient windows and water-conserving yards.

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Post date: Sep 02, 14

CSE is accepting applications for the next session of its highly regarded GETUP Energy Upgrade Career Training to be held October 6-23 in San Diego. 

The training is geared toward those who want a career conducting home energy audits or installing energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, air sealing or HVAC systems. Class sizes are limited to enable personal, hands-on instruction. Graduates are connected with local home performance contractors for 40-hour paid internships to jump-start their careers.

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Post date: Jul 22, 14

Demand for home energy raters in California increased in July 2014. That’s when the state implemented an updated version of its building energy efficiency standards, enforcing stricter requirements for third-party testing and verification of home energy performance.

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Post date: May 27, 14

Solar water heating installation training June 9–13. Register today!                                                                                              

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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.

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Post date: Sep 23, 13

Learn about & discuss the latest innovations in the solar thermal industry!

Returning for a third year and offered on the last Tuesday of the month through June 2014, Skip’s Tips is the forum for valuable technical information, techniques and skills training for solar thermal professionals and those who want to be one.

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Post date: Aug 30, 13

CCSE recently hosted a five-day solar water heating installation training specifically for contractors, other industry professionals and self-installers who are looking to boost their careers. The training attracted more than a dozen participants with varying backgrounds and aspirations, motivated by a desire to advance their career in the burgeoning solar water heating market.

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Post date: Aug 21, 13

Effort to help increase energy efficiency of California homes and buildings

CCSE and CalCERTS, Inc. have entered into a partnership agreement to provide training for building science professionals and contractors in the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego regions.

The training supports programs statewide to help homeowners and building owners understand and identify the most cost-effective and appropriate energy efficiency improvements. Residences and commercial buildings in the state account for about 65 percent of California’s total electrical consumption.

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Post date: Aug 06, 13

Limited space available. Register to secure your spot today.

Have you considered entering the solar water heating industry? This August, CCSE is joining with National Solar Trainers (NST) in offering a comprehensive five-day training geared toward preparing participants to become solar thermal installers, designers, sales and marketing professionals or entrepreneurs – at less than 10 percent of the normal cost.

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$4.5M Award to Train Workforce & Increase Demand Response

The California Energy Commission has awarded $4.5 million to CSE to develop workforce resources in disadvantaged communities to help improve the state’s energy efficiency in existing buildings. Funds for the four-year program are part of the commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) initiative to create new power grid solutions and foster energy sector innovations.

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Real Estate Agents Can Earn Green Designation

Home buyers are increasingly seeking features that save energy and water in their next homes — a trend that reflects the growing desire for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Homes across California are starting to sprout solar photovoltaic panels and electric car chargers, as well as energy-efficient windows and water-conserving yards.

Chuck Colgan
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Apply Now for Hands-On Home Performance Career Training

CSE is accepting applications for the next session of its highly regarded GETUP Energy Upgrade Career Training to be held October 6-23 in San Diego. 

The training is geared toward those who want a career conducting home energy audits or installing energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, air sealing or HVAC systems. Class sizes are limited to enable personal, hands-on instruction. Graduates are connected with local home performance contractors for 40-hour paid internships to jump-start their careers.

Chuck Colgan