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Multitasking is an essential part of keeping on top of your to-do list, and our Better Buildings partners are no exception when it comes to achieving their energy goals. Many of these organizations incorporate staff/occupant engagement efforts into their overall energy and sustainability goals, and those engagement efforts can also be an opportunity to develop new professional skills.
In the Higher Education sector, partners leverage workforce training and student development in their energy efficiency projects on campus as part of their larger sustainability efforts. Recently, Better Buildings Challenge partner Washington University in St. Louis used a new $3.5 million solar PV installation project as a way to engage students and give them experience in working to incorporate renewable power. In partnership with WashU’s Office of Sustainability, Environmental Studies Program, and a local renewable energy support services company, the University developed the Renewable Energy Student Engagement Team (RESET) program.