DOE works with public and private-sector industry stakeholders to strengthen and align the six elements of this framework to improve the quality and consistency of the commercial buildings workforce.
- Technical standards, codes, and specifications that define safe, durable, high-quality work related to commercial building energy efficiency.
- Skills standards, that define the job tasks and knowledge, skills and abilities that workers need to perform quality work in accordance with the appropriate technical standards.
- Curricula and training programs, built on clear learning objectives and aligned with technical and skills standards.
- Industry-recognized certifications for energy-related job titles, built on common certification blueprints when appropriate.
- Third-party accreditation, for training and certification programs to evaluate program quality and alignment with industry-recognized content.
- Driving market demand, for a high-quality workforce through policy mechanisms and government and industry recognition of accredited workforce credentialing programs.