City-Scale Retrofit Initiatives: Public, Private and Hybrid Strategies
Workshop Session I: Thursday, March 15, 10:30
a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concentration: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency and weatherization retrofits are widely regarded as the “low hanging fruit” of green job creation and emission reduction. Unfortunately, securing upfront capital, mortgage regulations, and aggregation challenges have delayed or deterred the investment needed to maximize the full potential of this strategy. New partnerships are forming around the country that are helping break down these barriers and create good, green, local jobs that can’t be outsourced. This workshop will convene experts on innovative public, private, and hybrid approaches to city-scale retrofit initiatives and engage the audience on other successful models in cities and communities throughout the region.
Mac Lynch, Senior Manager of State & Local Affiliates, BlueGreen Alliance
Barbara Byrd, Secretary Treasurer, Oregon AFL-CIO
Daniel Villao, CCA State Director, California Construction Academy of UCLA
David Hodgins, President of Sustento Group, Los Angeles Commercial Building Performance Partnership
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- From Sierra Club: Green Fleets = Green Jobs
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- From UCS: Could Renewable Energy Power Industrial America? It Already Does!
- From CWA: We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From MCLV: News from the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference
- Dude, Where’s My (Fuel-Efficient) Car?
- Building a Clean Economy Requires Strong Leaders and Perseverance
- Building Our Infrastructure
- How We Get From Dangerous Chemicals to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs