3.2.9 Training and Terms for Builders

LPDD Recommendation: ”State education agencies should provide training opportunities to builders, architects, developers, and others through community colleges, universities, vocational technical schools, and other educational institutions on high-efficiency and ZEB construction practices, as well as passive solar techniques.”

Vermont’s Required Energy Training for Builders

Requires architects, landscape architects, pollution abatement facility operators, professional engineers, property inspectors, real estate appraisers, and real estate brokers and salesperson, to complete an education module on VT's energy goals.

Minnesota Sustainable Buildings 2030 Training Programs

Authorized $500,000 annually to the Center for Sustainable Building Research for, among other tasks, the “development and delivery of training programs for architects, engineers, commissioning agents, technicians," and others.

US Green Building Council Standards

Oversees the promulgation of LEED standards and credentialing, also provides educational resources for sustainability professionals.