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Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council

About the Council

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are working to develop voluntary national guidelines, known as the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials. The Institute established the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council to lead development of those guidelines.

Improving the operational performance of commercial buildings requires highly skilled and qualified workers, particularly as building technologies become more advanced. Yet the lack of national guidelines for energy-related professional credentials represents a major barrier to the quality, consistency and scalability of this workforce. The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines will initially address commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs: energy auditor, commissioning professional, building/stationary engineer, facility manager and energy manager.

The purpose of the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines is to reduce the confusion and uncertainty around workforce credentialing; lower costs; and support better credentials, better workers and better buildings. The Guidelines will set an industry-validated Job Task Analysis (JTA) for each job title, as well as certification schemes (blueprints) and learning objectives for training programs.


Should you have any additional questions about the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council, please contact:

Deke Smith
Program Director

National Institute of Building Sciences
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-4905
(202) 289-7800
(202) 289-1092 Fax

For more information on the Guidelines, visit DOE Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

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