November 2020 Newsletter
Taking the High Road in the Building Industry
California has proven that it is possible to improve our economy and the environment at the same time. However, we also understand that it is critical that our transition to a carbon neutral economy benefits all communities—especially those that have been traditionally underserved. That’s where the High Road comes in.
The “High Road” is a new way of looking at jobs. It’s an economic strategy that emphasizes high-quality jobs, environmental sustainability, and greater economic opportunities for tri-county workers and businesses. Simply put, the High Road focuses on equity, climate, and jobs (as described by the California Workforce Development Board).
Building the High Road requires implementing strategies on both the supply and the demand side of the green labor market—in order to grow, diversify, and upskill our workforce, and to create high-quality jobs and support the employers that offer them.
How can we train our construction workforce for future jobs and deliver skills and competitiveness for employers? How can the “High Road” help ALL tri-county communities?
To learn more about the High Road and its application to the Tri-County region, please join 3C-REN on Friday, November 13 from 9:00 – 11:30AM for our Fall Regional Forum: Taking the High Road.
Code Coach Corner
3C-REN’s Energy Code Coach offers free, professional, and friendly consultation for building professionals online, over the phone, or in the field/office.
Our team of local experts are Central Coast professionals with years of experience in the construction industry.
We understand your needs and can answer your technical questions about modeling and compliance reporting, with the references and resources to support you, your department or your entire firm.
Energy Code Coach is excited to announce a new resource—office hours! Starting December 4, building professionals can join our team of highly-skilled Code Coaches for a live interactive session. Get your energy and green building code questions answered live!
Home Energy Savings
Check out a Home Energy Savings Toolkit
Visit a local “Library of Things” to get our new Home Energy Savings DIY Toolkit! Our new partnership with libraries throughout the Tri-County provides a take-it-home toolbox with a full set of instructions for DIY energy savings.
Each kit includes tools to help you measure your home’s current energy use, along with helpful tips on ways to make your home more energy smart. They also includes free items for you to keep—like LED lightbulbs, low-flow showerheads, and other things to help your home use less energy and water.
Home Energy Savings DIY Toolkits will be available for check-out at library branches starting in December. Visit our Home Energy Savings web page to learn more about the program and find a kit near you.
Tell a Friend—Earn Cash for Groceries
If you qualify for 3C-REN’s Home Energy Savings program, tell a friend and you can save on shopping, too! You’ll earn a $10 grocery card for every eligible household that you refer (five card limit). https://www.3c-ren.org/promo
Get started making your house more comfortable! Give us a call at (805) 541-3806 to talk a home energy advisor or apply below.
3C-REN offers ICC CEUs and AIA LUs for many of our educational events.