Mission and Structure

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The mission of this Committee is to serve as the “steering committee” for the statewide “WE&T HVAC Sector Strategy” pilot directed by CPUC Decision 12-05-015.  As envisioned by the CPUC, this Committee is to be comprised of HVAC stakeholders and will provide guidance, information, and subject matter expertise to the Statewide Investor Owned Utility (IOU) WE&T Team responsible for implementation of the pilot.

The WE&T Committee reports to the Executive Committee. To see the complete WHPA organization chart, click here. 

Jim Caldwell (California Community Colleges) is the Committee Chair. The Committee meets once or twice a month, as determined by its members.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email Ellen Steiner of WHPA Staff by clicking here.


  
  
   
 

2016-2017 SMART Goal Topics

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  1. Continue supporting HVAC CQM/CQI Sector Strategy including continuation of Whole Building Education career lattice focusing on incumbent workers
  2. Provide input into appropriate business plans as requested
Click here to view the Committee's Implementation Plans.
 

Committee Work Products

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On January 18, 2017, the Executive Committee adopted the work product Recommendations to Inform Comparable Training.

This work product was developed by the WE&T Committee. Requested by the IOUs, the objective was to provide further definition to the term “comparable training” used in the Don Vial Center Report (DVC Report): Workforce Issues and Energy Efficiency Programs: A Plan for California’s Utilities released in May of 2014.





The work product was developed by the WE&T Employer Support Working Group, a veteran group of industry stakeholders. The objective was to provide recommendations to operationalize HVAC Sector Strategy “employer support” as defined in the WE&T Sector Strategies Background, Definition and Application document approved by the ED in December 2013. Through this document, the WHPA Employer Support Working Group makes recommendations for employer support strategies to the IOUs as requested.



On September 8 and 9, 2014, via email vote, the Executive Committee adopted the work product WHPA Recommended HVAC Sector Strategy Problem Statements/Performance Gaps.

Developed by the Commercial Sector Strategy Committee, the objective was to develop 3-5 performance gaps/workforce problem statements that could form the basis of an HVAC Sector Strategy for 2014-2015 for consideration by the IOUs.
 
 
 

Reference Material

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WE&T Research

HVAC Educational Needs Assessment

California Workforce Education & Training Needs Assessment

2012 Electrical Contractors Survey – Workforce Incubator

Southern California Edison HVAC Quality Maintenance Program - Rapid Feedback Process Evaluation


WE&T Reference Documents

06-12-2015 Committee 2015 Implementation Plan: WE&T Commercial Sector Strategy Committee

HVACR Collaborative Program

Don Vial Center Report: Workforce Issues and Energy Efficiency Programs: A Plan for California's Utilities

Sector Strategies - Background, Definition and Application

Concept for Bridging HVAC Performance Gaps

WE&T Certification Working Group Gaps Report

WE&T Commercial QI/QM Working Group Gaps Report

WE&T Residential QI/QM Working Group Gaps Report

WE&T Codes and Standards Gaps Report

WE&T Sales Force Gaps Report

California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan

HVAC Action Plan

CPUC Guidance on 2013-2014 Energy Efficiency Portfolios & 2012 Marketing, Education, Outreach


WE&T Working Documents

CPUC Guidance on 2013-2014 Energy Efficiency Portfolios & 2012 Marketing, Education, Outreach

HVAC Sector Strategies Expanded (Excel Spreadsheet)

HVAC Sector Strategies Lifecycle Overview (Excel Spreadsheet)


Economizer Sector Strategy Documents – Abandoned Fall of 2013

Initially, economizers were voted by industry to be the first HVAC Sector Strategy. This direction was abandoned in the fall of 2013.

 
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