Just a bit of personal news -
On Monday I was accepted into a federally funded green training program for “energy efficiency accounting” to address energy usage in commercial and MultiFamily buildings. 16 hours of training including time with Energy Star’s proprietary program for this purpose, and I’ll be done by the end of March.
This is considered a “skills upgrade” and I am in the first group in WA state being trained. Out of 15 people, I am one of only two women.
I look forward to adding this energy audit service to my real estate business model! I make it my professional goal to serve as a resource to anyone who wants to learn more about reducing their carbon footprint – whether it’s by what kind of light bulb you use, how you eat, what you drive, even what lotion you put on your face.
Stay tuned for more information as I go through this program and learn more great stuff!
Note: there are several different green jobs/training programs now making it down to unemployed or underemployed workers. I was forwarded news about this opportunity from a friend who is currently receiving state unemployment benefits. Otherwise I would never have found out about the training opportunity. Check with your local WorkSource center to find out these sorts of things that are not being advertised to the public at large.