Creating a Statewide Workforce Program

Report
Creating a Statewide
Workforce Program
Monterey, California
September 4, 2014
Leveraging a National Initiative
Overview
National and State Context
Role of EIEE
Workforce Strategy
Action Plan for California
Integration into Sector Strategy
Conclusions
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National Initiative
20% energy reduction in commercial buildings by 2020
Reduce companies’ energy bills by $40M a year
Save energy by reforming outdated incentives
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The Need in California
State Mandate:
50% of existing commercial buildings Zero Net Energy by 2030
Commercial Space:
Built environment: 5 billion square feet statewide
HVACR Performance:
42% of energy consumption in commercial buildings
HVACR Workforce:
58,000 incumbent workers
2,000 job openings annually through 2016
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HVACR – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration
Commercial Energy Efficiency
Case Study: The Aventine Building in San Diego
Investment of $750,000 Yielded:
• $5.4M increase in building value
• 40% reduction in annual utility expense savings
• Under 3-year payback period
• 611 metric ton reduction in CO2
• 886,509 kilowatt reduction in electricity usage
• Reduced site energy use intensity to 25 (kBtu/sf) from 42 (kBtu/sf)
• Reduced annual water consumption by 47% or 1,243,923 gallons
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Market Adoption Barriers
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California’s Workforce Challenge
Workforce
Required?
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Mission:
Increase energy efficiency market adoption rates
to meet California’s mandates for commercial buildings
Advisor:
Principals:
Carlos Santamaria
Program Development
Kevin O’Brien
Technology
Bill Stock
Regulatory
Jim Caldwell
Workforce
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Vision
The Executive Institute’s Vision –
Implement a realistic, yet attainable strategy of preparing the industry
for AB 32 Zero Net Energy compliance
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Create workforce programs and initiatives that provide a structure
of “Zero Net Energy Readiness”
• Enable the workforce and industry to be ready for and more
easily adopt new skills and technologies
• Resulting in significant on-going savings NOW - until the time
emerging technologies cost effectively take us to ZNE levels
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California Workforce Initiative
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Workforce Gaps
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Education & Training Gaps
Misalignment with Industry
Lack of Capacity
Component vs System Focus
Gaps in Standards Training
Inconsistent Programs
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Where to Focus?
Value Chain
Purchasers
Building Owners and Managers
Facilities Managers
Energy Managers
Specifiers
Architects
Engineers
Sales
Sales and Distribution
Energy Auditors
Installation
Building Contractors
Installers
HVAC Technicians
Sheet Metal Workers
Permitting
Building Inspectors
Operations &
Maintenance
Building Operators
Building Operations & Maintenance Contractors
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HVAC Maintenance Technicians
Strategic Positioning
Building Operators
• Address entire value chain
• Inform investment decisions
• Balance tenant needs & energy savings
• Drive compliance & quality
• Manage building as an integrated system
• Oversee construction
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Building Owner Perspective
Current Focus: Fighting anti-business legislations
Energy efficiency: Not a priority investment for most owners
Need additional knowledge about:
• Cost savings
• Increased asset value
• Regulatory factors - building code, utility rates, cap & trade
• Contribution to regional economies
Need greater confidence:
• Return on investment
• Compliance
• Life cycle cost control
What’s the workforce solution?
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Job Task Analysis (JTA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Nationally, DOE Recognizes Need for Increased Skills in Energy
Efficiency - Focused on Five Key “Energy-Related” jobs:
1. Building Energy Auditor
2. Building Commissioning Professional
3. Building Operations Professional *
4. Energy Manager
5. *Facilities Manager
*Focus on Government Facilities and Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act
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Job Task Analysis (JTA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
WHY?
• Improve quality and reduce confusion and uncertainty in
commercial workforce training and certification programs
• Accelerate energy savings, carbon reductions, and clean
energy job creation
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Job Task Analysis (JTA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Building Operator Job Task Analysis
Support Investment Decisions
HVACR Performance Analysis
Investment Analysis
Contractor Evaluation
Manage Installation
Project Management
Quality Installation
Initial Compliance
Assure Energy Efficiency
& Sustainability
Whole Building Integration
Quality Maintenance
Ongoing Compliance
Tenant Comfort
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Life Cycle Management
Ongoing Expense Reduction
The Workforce Solution
Priority Investment
Educated Owners
HVACR Performance Analysis
Investment Analysis
Contractor Evaluation
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Confidence
Certified Contractors
High Performance
Building Operators
Project Management
Quality Installation
Initial Compliance
Increased
Market Adoption
Certified
Workforce
Sustainable
Outcomes
Whole Building Integration
Quality Maintenance
Ongoing Compliance
Life Cycle Management
Ongoing Expense Reduction
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Success Factors
for Statewide Strategy
Programs that Accelerate:
• Development of Zero Net Energy “Readiness” Knowledge and Skills
• Industry-recognized credentials aligned with ZNE Readiness
• Investment incentives for building owners and contractors
• Energy Efficiency upgrade projects
• Workforce development
• Statewide alignment of education/training with industry needs
• Regional collaborations to develop qualified workforce
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Implementation Plan
Phase 2
High Performance Building Operations Professional
Phase 3
Develop Expansion Program
Replication
&
Scaling
Complete Pilot Training, Refine Curriculum
Phase 1
Develop Pilot Program
Complete Pilot Course Curriculum
Define Program Framework & Cultivate Advisory Council
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Overall Sector Strategy
Engagement of Building Owners and Managers
High Performance Building Operator Development
Contractor Training & Certification
Alignment of Education and Training Programs
Regional Workforce Implementation Partnerships
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Conclusions
Requirements for Translating the National Initiative:
• Alignment with state mandates
• Savings Now Through “ZNE Readiness” Strategy
• Strong local alliances & capable leadership
• Capacity for replication and scaling
Local Success Factors:
• Commitment to AB 758 goals as the primary outcome
• Market adoption as a workforce priority
• Strategic occupational focus
• Integration into sector strategy
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Questions
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Thank you
Carlos Santamaria
Principal
Executive Institute for Energy Efficiency
[email protected]
Jim Caldwell
Statewide Director & Sector Navigator
Energy Efficiency & Utilities
California Community Colleges
[email protected]
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