Tradesmen in the green building and remodeling industries are invited to join the free online community forum by GreenCollarEDU.net (a service of HVACReducation.net). The forum can be found at www.greencollaredu.net/phpBB3/.

Visitors can post or respond to questions about careers in the green building, remodeling and trades industries; learn more about education or other workforce development programs; and also learn about:
  • certification
  • accreditation
  • quality assurance
  • codes
  • standards
  • best practices
  • policy issues
  • green career paths
  • financing
  • tools & equipment
  • business management issues
  • technical building performance issues
Dean of Green Workforce & Education Programs, William J. Parlapiano III, CM, CIAQ calls the decision to launch this service an easy one. “We are in the business of education. While most of our services are fee-based, each day our staff talks to countless individuals and companies seeking information that goes well beyond our areas of focus … With this service we can now bring all those groups together in one convenient place.”

Chris Compton, CEO of parent corporation Blue C LLC, added, “Creating a community forum where this communication could take place conveniently in one place and is open to anyone with an interest is important to fulfilling our mission. Community service is something we are actively engaged in and this is just one more way we are giving back to the building, remodeling and trade industries we serve. We hope the users find it beneficial.”

The service is free whether tradesmen want to browse or engage in the discussions. Many Green organizations and groups have already been approached and are planning to participate.

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