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Los Angeles Green Building Retrofit Ordinance Slated for 2009 Retrofit of Municipal Buildings

Los Angeles is developing a green jobs program to support green retrofitting of municipal buildings to create green jobs across the city of LA.

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Elsa Barboza, organizer for SCOPE and Los Angeles Apollo Alliance is helping lead Los Angeles 2009 programs to retrofit Los Angeles municipal buildings to LEED EB Silver levels. That means green remodeling. The "Green Building Retrofit Ordinance" means training and jobs for green building retrofits.

The Green building retrofit policy being considered by the Los Angeles City Council includes votech worker training that will be provided by the local community colleges and the City of Los Angeles.

Green For All and their alliances have produced a number of useful resources to help people understand and apply the federal recovery and stimulus funding. These resources include a User's Guide to the Recovery Package and a Green Recovery For All Action Toolkit.

California Resources for Green Jobs Training and Creation

S.C.O.P.E. helps organize the Los Angeles Apollo Alliance, and they help develop local programs and policies such as the Apollo Alliance Green Jobs Initiative that aims to train and place low income communities for careers in the green manufacturing and green jobs.

Green Collar Blog: Apollo Alliance

The Green College Initiative @ Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

Green Jobs in California. UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2008.

Support Green Jobs Investment in California.

OC to Offer ‘Green Collar’ Job Training for New Veterans.

California’s Edge: Keeping California Competitive and Creating Opportunity – 2006

EDGE Perspective on Green Collar Jobs – Short Article, 2008 California's EDGE (Education, Diversity, Growth in the

Greater Sacramento Region Solar Industry & Workforce Study – Key Findings California Community College Centers of Excellence

Emerging Industry & Occupations Report – Solar Study, 2008 California Community College Center of Excellence

Green Affordable Housing Green California Summit and Exposition

Water Efficiency Technology in the Plumbing Sector California Community College Center of Excellence

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