Building operator training
Installing energy efficient building interventions reduces the urban heat island effect, however, there might not be a skilled workforce available to install and maintain these updates. Governments can create training programs to grow a workforce of operators and maintenance staff that can work on the installation and preventative maintenance of cooling infrastructure.
Design and implement training courses focused on appliance efficiency, building envelope improvements, emergency management, and more.
Considerations for Use
Consider partnering with an academic institution and employers.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Workforce DevelopmentPrograms and investments that grow a workforce and support skill growth, training, and education.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Sectors:Buildings, Public Works
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number of workers trained
Authority and Governance:City government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Industry, State/provincial government
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Create jobs