In a time when the economy has not fully recovered and many careers seem to be losing ground, green jobs are on the rise, especially with the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that set aside $750 million in green job training grants. There have been some new developments in the green job sector. Bankrate.com has listed five green jobs that are on the upswing:
- Home energy auditors evaluate homes to determine what improvements can be made to increase a building’s energy efficiency, whether it’s adding insulation or replacing windows. Energy-efficiency service companies hire home energy auditors who are knowledgeable in construction, and many of them have building analyst certification – the most commonly accepted training program for this career path.
- Green teachers are needed in green job training centers that are popping up across the country. Green teachers are knowledgeable about green building or carry LEED professional credentials. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building standard that certifies a building was constructed using environmentally-friendly techniques. Individuals can earn LEED credentials by passing a series of exams given by the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Green engineers are needed to determine the best sites for green building, to design systems that deal with water runoff and to design heating, cooling and ventilation systems that are LEED-certified.
- Wind power sales jobs are on the rise thanks to the IRS giving tax credits for renewable energy systems such as wind turbines.
- Weatherization experts renovate homes with new windows, insulation and other products to increase energy efficiency.
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