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Green Jobs and Energy-Efficient Workforce Design Take Center Stage at NIBS Annual Meeting

(WASHINGTON, DC, August 10, 2020) – The construction industry for years has struggled with dwindling numbers of workers and tradespeople. This is why workforce is one of three tracks of Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition.

Workforce sessions during the annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences will cover green jobs, energy-efficient workforce design, and diversity and inclusion. The conference also will highlight resilience and technology.

“The people entering the construction industry today will create and help innovate some of the nation’s most important building developments,” says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “We need to lay the groundwork and help agencies and companies find solutions to their workforce challenges.”

BI2020 takes place August 18-19.

The workforce keynote will be delivered by Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters, and Doug Mouton, General Manager, Global Datacenter Procurement and Construction at Microsoft.

Other workforce sessions include:

Building Innovation is a premiere event that brings together architects, engineers, code officials, manufacturers, innovators, public and private sector representatives, officials from building and construction, and local, state and government leaders.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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