In a new report, the organization puts forth an ‘action plan’ to close the gap, recommending new types of training, incentives and processes to help the trades workforce both retrofit existing and construct new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Specifically, the report calls for tradespeople to be trained to:
- build more efficient building envelopes, including framing, insulation, windows and glazing.
- install advanced mechanical systems, including heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning.
- maintain energy-efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, solar panels and geoexchange systems.