[Webinar] Job creation and workforce development for building renovation

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[Webinar] Job creation and workforce development for building renovation

When: December 2nd, 4:00 – 5.30pm CET | 10:00 – 11:30am EST

Sustainable home renovation brings a benefit-cost ratio of 4:1 , resulting in reduced healthcare costs, obviating energy subsidies, and the creation of local jobs and professional opportunities. In fact, nearly 60% of home renovation expenditure is attributed to labour, making it a key element of job creation post-COVID-19.

Both the new US administration and the European Commission repeatedly point out that an investment in green technology (including refurbishment of the building stock) is a job creator. What are the actual numbers? What kind of jobs are created (high vs. low value jobs)? Which types of jobs are replaced? How sustainable is this job creation? 

Moderated by Lotte Schlegel, Executive Director of the Institute for Market Transformation, the webinar will focus on energy efficiency as a jobs multiplier to create more and better jobs in multiple sectors of the economy. Speakers from both sides of the Atlantic (IMT, US Department of Energy, BAT- Kartellet) will discuss training opportunities and initiatives greening the job market.

Join us on December 2nd, to listen to and discuss these important topics and hear from a distinguished panel of speakers regarding energy efficiency and the workforce. A full agenda will be available soon.



This event is part of a webinar series organised in the framework of the US-EU partnership. The full series includes:

 Webinar 1: Advancing a climate-neutral recovery, June 17th, 2021 (recording available here)
 Webinar 2: How to achieve energy-efficient and affordable housing, 23 September 2021 (recording available here)
• Webinar 3: Finance for energy-efficiency in buildings – the process, 20 October 2021 (recording available here)
• Webinar 4: Job creation and workforce development for building renovation, 2 December 2021
 Webinar 5: Building standards and codes, January 2022 (TBC)

online: https://bpie.webex.com/bpie/j.php?RGID=r1c82861c02de78af0c464f96b714f3c4
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