Illinois Energy Efficiency Jobs in America

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We’re excited to share the EMERGE: The Energy Efficiency Technician Paid Job Training Cohort! This Clean Energy Workforce Development Cohort offered in partnership with Urban Efficiency GroupThe Chicago Urban League, and The Cross Community Climate Collaborative for our Energy Efficiency Technician training. We’re glad you have an interest in developing skills and positioning yourself for long-term job security. There are only 5 slots available and the next step in the application process, is scheduling a virtual interview. Below describes requirements and details needed to enroll in the program:


  • Start Date: Tentatively (November 6th)
  • Duration: Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Training Location: TBD
  • Stipend: $450.00 (Upon attendance to Every class and Successfully Passing the Certification Exams)
    • Meetings Needed to Enroll: Virtual Interview and Cohort Orientation
    • Materials Needed to Enroll: Background Check Consent Form and the Training Agreement
  • Direct Application LinkEMERGE Training Application (






Energy Efficiency Job in America

Energy efficiency (EE) workers are crucial to America’s workforce. EE jobs are everywhere – in rural, urban, and suburban communities.

Investing in EE is a highly cost-effective way to improve the reliability of the electric grid, reduce harmful emissions, and make other renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind, more valuable. Efficiency measures also lower household energy bills while creating high-quality, local jobs that cannot be outsourced.

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Energy efficiency saves money, reduces emissions, improves air quality and public health, and makes us more energy independent—while also tackling climate change and creating jobs. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) included historic investments aimed at advancing energy efficiency across the country. The effective implementation of the energy efficiency provisions in IRA and IIJA, and the continued funding for government-led energy efficiency activities, are both crucial to realizing the benefits of this critical energy source.

Federal Policy leadership can ensure that energy efficiency and indoor air quality are addressed to benefit property owners, occupants, and the country.

Maintain robust funding for proven federal energy efficiency programs, including:

•State energy programs
• Weatherization programs
•Energy efficiency and conservation block grants

Use Historic Investments Wisely

Ensure effective implementation of key incentives and rebates included in the IRA and the IIJA for
building owners, households, and public buildings to make smart property upgrades that create jobs and
improve building performance, such as:
Inflation Reduction Act
•Commercial and residential building tax credits (179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction; 25C
Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit; 45L New Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit)
•Residential rebate programs to drive efficiency and electrification deployment and job creation for local
contractors—the Home Energy Saving Performance-Based, Whole-House Retrofit (HOMES) program, and the
High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate (HEEHR) Program
•State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants to expand the EE and electrification
•Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GHGRF) competitive grants to mobilize financing for clean energy and
climate projects that reduce emissions (may include efficiency)
•Green and Resilient Retrofit program to support energy and water efficiency, and climate resilience of HUD-
assisted multifamily properties
•Funding for the General Services Administration to invest in low-carbon, high performance green buildings