Workforce Education + Training

Lincus approach to the Workforce Education & Training (WE&T) combines traditional workforce education and training efforts with innovative web-based software platforms, designed to ultimately lead to verifiable cost and energy savings. This approach by creating a new work force that is trained on how energy efficiency, water conservation and demand response audits are performed and create a mechanism for the installation of recommended measures through existing utility company programs. This new workforce would consist of:

During the economic downturn and due to lack of new construction, architects, engineers, and electrical and mechanical contractors are having difficulty finding new business opportunities. In certain market segments, building owners are finding it more and more difficult to identify deep energy savings because of the lack of interest by energy service companies on identifying more difficult and time-consuming projects and having a lack of capital is preventing them to develop their own savings opportunities

Strategic plans in various states envision that their state’s workforce will be trained and engaged to provide the human capital necessary to achieve the state’s economic energy efficiency and demand side management potential. In order to achieve this plan, a typical WE&T program effort developed by Lincus includes:

In order to achieve WE&T goals, Lincus recommends a) sector strategies that ensures collaboration between the utilities, trade associations, contractors and end use customers, b) assist customers and utilities in developing incentive programs with contractor participation, and c) innovative auditing approaches tailored to specific market sectors