Phoenix American Indian Policy Institute Capacity Presentation


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HUD Phoenix Energy Workshop
September 16-17, 2008

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Phoenix American Indian Policy Institute Capacity Presentation

  1. 1. Capacity Building Energy Programs: Developing a Green Workforce September 17, 2008 Wenona Benally American Indian Policy Institute Arizona State University
  2. 2. Green Collar Industries Green Jobs tend to fall into 3 categories: Energy Efficiency —Residential, commercial and industrial retrofits, green building, green manufacturing Renewable Energy —Manufacturing & installation of small-scale renewable systems & products Alternative transportation & fuels— Developing & expanding mass transit and freight rail
  3. 3. Solar Energy Systems Residential Photovoltaics (PV) – generating electricity using sunlight Residential Solar Thermal Systems – generating electricity from heating water, air or fluid Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) – generating electricity using mirrors and lenses to concentrate sunlight onto a thermal receiver
  4. 4. Job Creation in Solar PV & Water Heating Systems Industry Solar PV and water heating systems jobs can be broken down into 2 categories: – Manufacturing & Assembly – Manufacturing component parts and assembling finished panels or systems – Installation & Maintenance – Installing systems and maintaining and provide regular maintenance
  5. 5. Solar PV & Water Heating Systems Manufacturing Manufacturing a megawatt of solar photovoltaic panels will require nearly 6 full- time employees working for a year Types of Manufacturing Jobs: • Engineers • Solar Electrician • Designers • Service Technician
  6. 6. Solar PV & Water Heating Systems Installation & Maintenance Installing a megawatt of solar photovoltaic cells will support about four full-time workers a year Types of Installation & Maintenance Jobs: • Solar Electrician • Roofers • Service Technician • Project Manager
  7. 7. Energy Efficient Industry New Building – New efficient construction (also known as “green building”) Retrofit – Energy efficiency retrofits on existing buildings
  8. 8. Job Creation in Energy Efficiency Industry Jobs in Energy Efficiency fall into 4 broad categories: Manufacturing – Manufacturing energy efficiency products and low-waste systems Construction – Constructing “high performance buildings” Audit & Evaluation – Auditing energy use in existing buildings & evaluate services Installation – Installing efficient lighting, heating systems, insulation, windows, and appliances
  9. 9. Energy Efficiency Building Types of Energy Efficient Jobs: – Construction Workers (carpenters, laborers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc.) – Sustainable Architectures – HVAC Technicians – Energy Auditors – Insulators – Building Inspectors
  10. 10. Education & Training Arizona Solar Training Centers: Arizona State Environmental Technology Training Center, DAWN Southwest Workshops in Tucson, Solar Institute Arizona Community Colleges: Coconino Community College, Yavapai College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Arizona Universities: ASU, NAU, U of A Tribal Community Colleges: Crownpoint Institute Technology, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Oglala Lakota College, Oneida Nation School Certification Programs: North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  11. 11. Other Resources Native Workplace (NWP) – Develop an American Indian & Veteran workforce for green industries – Promote Green Collar careers in Indian Country – Provide educational information regarding green job growth in Indian country – Website:
  12. 12. Green Jobs Act of 2007 Title X of the Energy Independence and Security Act Authorizes $125 million per year to create an “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Worker Training Program” Offer job training programs in green sectors like energy efficient buildings and construction, renewable electricity, energy efficient vehicles, and more Train 35,000 workers in clean and green industries Special focus on providing “green pathways out of poverty” for young adults, displaced workers, and veterans