Energy Efficiency Jobs Fuel Economic Growth
While solar jobs are shown to be the fastest growing occupation in the U.S. over the next 10 years, as a whole, energy efficiency jobs are the #1 growing job sector amongst all energy jobs. That’s good news, not only for the reduced monthly utility bills that homeowners pay, but also for the American economy! We at PosiGen are happy to be a part of that workforce in Louisiana, which according to the group E4 The Future employs 20,839 workers. When added to the rest of the country’s workforce, there are nearly 2.25 million workers employed in energy efficiency fields nationally. What are the biggest fields in energy efficiency?
HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) – 1,096,051 energy efficiency jobs can be found in HVAC services which is a sector that is still growing steadily at a rate of 5.6% per year. Workers in this field ensure that buildings and households not only stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but also that the air quality is healthy and free of particulate matter, contaminants or harmful bacteria.
Energy Star Appliances and Efficient Lighting – The Energy Star initiative was started 26 years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the goal of making appliances more energy efficient and cost effective in electricity usage, thereby creating a positive effect on the environment and more efficient buildings. There are roughly 511,933 Americans employed in fields that help manufacture household and commercial appliances which are more energy efficient than their non-Energy Star counterparts.
Building Materials and Insulation – Modern building materials that make for higher performance buildings create jobs for 350,918 workers nationally. It’s been well proven through many studies that buildings which perform better have occupants and employees tat do as well!
Vital Energy Efficiency Services – 289,622 jobs are in the field of energy efficiency services that includes energy audits, building certifications and software services that optimize a building’s performance. In an age when things are becoming increasingly automated, this job sector is expected to continue increasing year over year.
As the value of making homes and businesses more energy efficient is clearer and clearer, it’s obvious that energy efficiency industry and jobs aren’t going away any time soon. PosiGen is proud of the work that we do, and also our contribution to the energy efficiency industry.
Visit PosiGen today or call 866-POSIGEN and find out how we can unlock energy savings for you!