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  • 1. 2010 Workforce Survey BPI teamed with MIT PhD candidate, Ryan Hammond, to administer a workforce survey to 10,000 people who went through BPI certification exams. Over 2,000 responded. Goals: • Provide baseline for understanding the composition of individuals seeking BPI certification in quickly expanding market • Create system to dynamically monitor changes and for collecting real-time strategically relevant information for BPI on a go forward basis • Provide deeper insight into the motivations, needs, and attitudes of energy efficiency workforce
  • 2. Who is seeking certification? % of Total Respondants•Almost 50% of respondents had Male 90%a college degree or advanced HVAC Insulat. GC Local HERS NATE LEED Programdegree Holding Related Man Man License Cert Certifications 29% 4% 9% 5% 9% 25% 34%•Certification from HERS and < High High Some 2-Year 4-Year Masters PhD/JDCommunity Colleges and Local Highest School School College Degree Degree DegreePrograms are common. So are Education Level 0.5% 9.6% 27.5% 12.8% 35.3% 13.0% 1.4%General Contractor Licenses. 50%•Only 28% have none of thesecertifications•Exam takers are spread widelyacross age groups but over halfare 47 or older.•Individuals reporting theirprimary job as Energy Auditorhave one of the oldest averages,Crew Chiefs the youngest.
  • 3. Who is seeking certification?•Most respondents are % of Respondentsemployed largely in REE Employed FT in REE 61% Employed PT in REE 11%by the end of the year they Employed but Seeking REE Job 11%take a BPI exam Unemployeed, Seeking REE Job 13%•25% are still seeking jobs Never Employed in REE and Not Looking 2%in REE Was Employed in REE and Left Field 1%•Most Candidates considerthemselves to havingworked in REE for the firsttime only in last few years.•Many are still looking fortheir first job in REE. Some have been in REE for 30 years or more! ‘60 ‘70 ‘80 ‘90 ‘00 ‘10
  • 4. Length of Unemployment Currently Unemployed40%30% BPI Candidates20%10% •BPI Candidates who 0% are unemployed have been so for over a year Importance of BPI Certification •BPI certification is in Finding a Suitable Job considered very60% important in their40%20% efforts to find 0% employment
  • 5. % All Candidates by Employer Type Where are they working? Contractor specializing in REE 23.3% Self-Employed/Sole Proprietor 21.0% Non-Profit Organization 12.5% Contractor not specializing in REE 11.7% Government Program (WAP etc.) 9.7% Other - REE related 8.4% Community College/University 4.9% Utility Company 4.4% Other for profit company 2.6% Other - Non-REE related 1.2%% Energy Auditors by Selected Employer Type # of Employees Contractor specializing in REE 19.1% Self-employed/Sole proprietor 26.6% Tenure w/ Employer % Respondents Non-profit organization 15.9% less than 1 year 23% Contractor not specializing in REE 7.9% 1-2 years 24% Government program (WAP etc.) 16.1% 3 - 5 years 18% Other - residential energy related 6.0% 6 - 10 years 12% Utility Company 6.2% more than 10 years 22%
  • 6. How much of their time are they spending on REE?•63% report they spend 75% Amount of Time spent directly on REE by Employer Typeor more of their work timeon REE•27% spend about 50% oftime on REE•10% spend 25% or less•These percentages varywidely by organization type•However, even 40% ofNon-REE specializedcontractors seeking BPIcertification report spending75% of their time in REE % of Respondentsprojects
  • 7. How much of their time are they spending on REE? Amount of Time spent directly on REE by >2/3 Job Type % of Respondents
  • 8. Job Characteristics and Quality Health and Pension Benefits By Job Category By Organization Type % who receive Health Retirement Union % who receive through Health Retirement Union through employer Benefits Benefits Member employer Benefits Benefits MemberAll job categories 54% 41% 6% All Organizations 54% 41% 6% CC/University 66% 60% 27% Insulation 44% 37% 8% Gvt. Program 78% 63% 10% Installation Crew Chief 46% 28% 8% Non-Profit 83% 63% 4% Energy Auditor 48% 38% 3% Other - Non-REE related 81% 69% 31% HVAC Specialist 75% 55% 7% Other - REE related 62% 53% 11% Other - Misc 69% 56% 9% Other-For Profit 85% 59% 9% Sales and Contractor NOT spec. REE 58% 46% 4% 55% 37% 2% Marketing Contractor spec. REE 41% 25% 2% Senior 48% 34% 4% Self-employed 20% 14% 1%Manager/Owner Utility 84% 80% 4% Trainer 65% 59% 15%
  • 9. Job Characteristics and QualityReported Median Wages Categories by Job Distribution of Reported Wages for Energy Auditor Modal Wage Job Category Category Insulation Installation $14-$16/hour** Crew Chief $16-$18/hour** Energy Auditor $18-$20/hour HVAC Specialist $24-$26/hour** Other - Misc $22-$24/hour Sales and Marketing $22-$24/hour** Senior $28-$30/hour Manager/Owner <6 $6-$7 $7-$8 $8-$9 $10-$12 $12-$14 $14-$16 $16-$18 $18-$20 $20-$22 $22-$24 $24-$26 $26-$28 $28-$30 $30-$32 $32-$34 $34-$36 $36-$38 $38-$40 $40-$42 $42-$44 $44-$46 $46-$48 $48-$50 $9-$10 $50+ Trainer $24-$26/hour **Based on limited data
  • 10. Job Characteristics and QualityOverall, perceived job quality appears to be relatively high across anumber of dimensions across most jobs.Career Advancement Opportunities are the most negatively perceived. Job Quality Index by Job Training and Career % Very or Somewhat Skill Control Over Advancement Satisfied Development Work Opportunties All job categories 75% 83% 59% Insulation Installation 65% 68% 45% Crew Chief 60% 84% 48% Energy Auditor 73% 80% 54% HVAC Specialist 72% 82% 59% Other - Misc 75% 79% 59% Sales and Marketing 72% 78% 62% Senior Manager/Owner 80% 90% 71% Trainer 83% 90% 62%
  • 11. Motivation and Commitment Average Level of Commitment toReasons important in seeking BPI Certification* Occupation in Residential Energy Efficiency Employer/Gvt State/Federal Incentive 34% Requirements Required by my employer 20% Set existing business apart 37% Start new business 31% Create Personal Career Switch 28% Opportunities Find Employment 25% Raise my wages 18% Solve local, national or world problems 65% Other Other 12%

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