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  1. 2. Observations <ul><li>Green is hot but here to stay </li></ul><ul><li>An aspect in all occupations (and phases of our lives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The obvious—manufacturing, energy etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green practices in offices, homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In social sciences—public policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In creative arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 4. The Economic and Workforce Development Opportunities of Green Technology (prepared for LOWDL, edited version)
  3. 5. What is Green Technology I <ul><li>Unlike a traditional industry cluster – Green Technology </li></ul><ul><li>is identified not by a connected supply chain but by the </li></ul><ul><li>objectives of the products and services that are developed </li></ul><ul><li>within this industry; </li></ul><ul><li>Lowering greenhouse gas emissions, </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the efficient use of natural resources, and </li></ul><ul><li>Improving air and water quality </li></ul>
  4. 6. What is Green Technology II <ul><li>From a workforce perspective Green Technology spans </li></ul><ul><li>all levels of education and skill sets including those </li></ul><ul><li>used for; </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Development of alternative energies, </li></ul><ul><li>Building new efficient homes and facilities, and </li></ul><ul><li>Operating cleaner more efficient utilities </li></ul>
  5. 7. What is Green Technology III Green Technology & the Workforce Opportunities in So. California Energy & Technology Solar power Wind power Energy Storage & Transportation Building Design Construction Building Materials Public Sector & Utilities Planning Energy Water
  6. 8. Growth of Green Technology <ul><li>Green Technology’s growth is being driven by - </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation and government policies providing </li></ul><ul><li>incentives and requirements for cleaner development </li></ul><ul><li>and green technology - </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for sustainable energy sources & materials </li></ul><ul><li>due to advances in technology and increased costs </li></ul><ul><li>of traditional energy and commodities </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity for economic development and </li></ul><ul><li>profit </li></ul>
  7. 9. What is Green Technology Green Technology & the Workforce Opportunities in So. California Energy & Technology Solar power Wind power Energy Storage & Transportation Building Design Construction Building Materials Public Sector & Utilities Planning Energy Water
  8. 10. Green Building in Los Angeles <ul><li>Green building is defined as an organized effort to design, </li></ul><ul><li>Construct and maintain buildings and facilities using </li></ul><ul><li>Processes and materials which promote sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>In LA, Green Construction (GC) firms make up about 28% </li></ul><ul><li>of the construction industry </li></ul><ul><li>GC firms expect to increase employment at more than </li></ul><ul><li>twice the rate of all other construction firms </li></ul><ul><li>More GC firms are experiencing difficulty finding and </li></ul><ul><li>recruiting qualified entry-level employees (70%) </li></ul>
  9. 11. Occupations in Green Building <ul><li>Construction Occupations Changing due to GC </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Managers (7,400 / 200) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Estimators (4,500 / 160) </li></ul><ul><li>Electricians (13,900 / 340) </li></ul><ul><li>Construction & Building Inspectors (2,800 / 105) </li></ul><ul><li>First-line Supervisors of Construction Trades (13,800/ 340) </li></ul>
  10. 12. Occupations in Green Building <ul><li>Emerging Green Construction Occupations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Installer & Technician (electrician certification) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy & Indoor Air Quality Auditor (B.A.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deconstruction worker (entry-level, 2 week intensive OJT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations & Maintenance Technicians for HVAC and PV systems (Associates or Certification) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Energy & Technology in Los Angeles <ul><li>Energy & Technology (Clean Technology) is the least </li></ul><ul><li>developed of the Green Technology sectors but provides </li></ul><ul><li>the most dynamic opportunity for growth, while the firms </li></ul><ul><li>are focused on technology , sustainability , and profitability . </li></ul><ul><li>This is where VC $’s are currently being invested in Los </li></ul><ul><li>Angeles and Orange County; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Generation - $222 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Storage - $40 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation - $26 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water & Wastewater - $16 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Infrastructure - $15 million </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Workforce Demand in Energy & Technology <ul><li>The Solar industry is one of the largest component in Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Generation. A recent assessment of Solar’s current and </li></ul><ul><li>future workforce in Silicon Valley revealed- </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 1,500 workers in Silicon Valley in Solar Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Industry growth is currently at about 35 percent per year </li></ul><ul><li>By 2017, Silicon Valley expect another 10,000 to 20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>solar workers – 60% manufacturing & installation, 20% </li></ul><ul><li>sales & marketing, and 20 percent in engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Solartech White Paper, June 2007 </li></ul>
  13. 15. Energy & Technology Firms in LA & OC <ul><li>Aptera Motors (Transportation) - Are developing a </li></ul><ul><li>vehicle that is already getting 230 mpg and they are </li></ul><ul><li>still working to improve upon that, HQ is in Pasadena. </li></ul><ul><li>AltraBiofuels (Energy Generation) – Are developing </li></ul><ul><li>and producing innovative Bio-fuels, HQ is in LA. </li></ul><ul><li>Superprotonics (Energy Storage) – Are bringing to </li></ul><ul><li>the market a solid acid fuel cell, HQ is in Pasadena. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Water Health International (Water & Wastewater) - </li></ul><ul><li>Are bringing affordable clean water solutions all over </li></ul><ul><li>the world, HQ is in Irvine. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Occupations in Energy & Technology <ul><li>Emerging Occupations in Energy & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Technician (Associates or B.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Technicians (Associates or B.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Auditor (B.A. or Associates) </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Conservation/Efficiency Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Analyst (B.A.) </li></ul>
  15. 17. Methodology <ul><ul><li>Secondary Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cleantech Network, Deals Database (2006 & 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solartech White Paper, June 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ATEEC, Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CA Employment Development Department, LMID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economy.com, detailed regional forecast for Los Angeles & Orange County </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California Energy Commission, CA GhG Inventory 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Research, Quantitative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone Survey, Construction Employers (n=100), Los Angeles County, Conducted for LA Center of Excellence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone Survey, Public Sector & Utility Employers (n=150), Los Angeles & Orange County, Conducted for LAOC Regional Consortium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Research, Qualitative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Interviews, Green Construction Employers, Industry Leaders, and Consultants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Interviews, Public Sector Employers, Educators, and Trainers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Report http://www.laocrc.com/projects/6/Clean_Technology_Report.pdf Presentation http://www.laocrc.com/apps/comm.asp?$1=8tation Green Innovation Index www.next10.org

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