Advancing Construction through the Buildings Workforce

Oct 02, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing in a range of technological advancements that are paving the way to a future in which buildings are no longer simply energy consumers, but rather are part of an integrated system that helps manage energy resources in a way that supports the electricity grid. This paradigm shift presents an opportunity to increase the efficiency of the built environment but will only be realized if we build a knowledgeable workforce to design, construct, and operate these high-performance buildings in step with the rate of technological advancement.

Keywords: Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Workforce, Jobs, Skillsets, Future

Sarah Truitt (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL))
Madeline Salzman (U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO))
Presented at: 
2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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