Determination and Grit Prevail, Despite Catastrophic Job Losses

So this happened: 413,500 energy efficiency workers filed unemployment claims since the pandemic began. See https://bit.ly/CleanJobsLostApril2020

However, the building performance community is beyond awesome. Pat Stanton interviewed Ken Neuhauser this week:

Faces of EE to COVID: “You might break our stride, but you can’t break our spirit.”

https://bit.ly/Best-Foot-Fwd

The president of Building Evolution Corporation exemplies the spirit of generosity so prevalent among the professionals in this community. Hear about Ken's team and their plans.

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