U.S. Department of Energy
Madeline Salzman is a Management and Programs Analyst in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. She leads efforts to increase access to information on energy efficiency technologies, including through the Home Energy Score program and Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator. In her role, Madeline oversees strategic analysis to increase scale and reduce costs of efficiency retrofits in the built environment. Madeline joined the Building Technologies Office’s Residential Buildings Integration team in 2015 as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow through the Oak Ride Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program.
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Workforce Skill Development for a Smart Building Future
Creating and maintaining a building environment that is healthy, comfortable, and productive for occupants has always been challenging. That challenge is growing exponentially today as building systems become more sophisticated and employee expectations for their indoor environment become a critical component of talent acquisition and retention. These challenges are creating need for new skills and abilities for all who bear the responsibility for making buildings work better. Leading building owner/manager organizations and the Biden administration’s Better Buildings program effort are focusing on the issue of workforce development. This session will bring practitioners from the front lines of workforce development to talk about how training programs are addressing this need from entry level to on-the-job training and how these programs open the door to a more diversified workforce in this important area.