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Green Design and Construction is the practice of planning, designing, building, renovating, and maintaining structures using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. Green building limits environmental impacts by conserving as much energy and water as possible by using recycled or renewable materials and "green" techniques and practices.

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Engineering is the practical application of science, math, and technology to design and implement clean energy solutions for material, structural, mechanical, systematic, process, device, and safety issues. Research is heavily linked to engineering and science to create, modify, or enhance a clean energy solution. Engineering and Research is the design, commercialization, and use of processes and products that minimize pollution, promote sustainability, and protect human health.

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Sustainable manufacturing and supply chain is the creation of clean energy products using processes that minimizes pollution, waste, and emissions, while conserving energy and natural resources. Manufacturing and supply chain management are key elements to the expansion of clean energy technology deployment.

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Business Development is the pursuit and cultivation of strategic partnerships, commercial relationships, new markets, and sustainability practices. Within the clean energy industry, business development teams often collaborate with marketing and sales teams to maximize profits while minimizing environmental impacts, and and expand market share of renewable energy sources. Marketing and Sales is the focus on planning and implementing marketing policies and programs through brand development, advertising, promotions, public relations, sales calls. Other tasks include customer interaction, overseeing product development and services, and determining demand and pricing.

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Understand policies, laws, and regulations around the clean energy industry in order to make more environmentally-friendly decisions, products, and solutions to issues. Be aware of and implement new sustainability techniques, technologies, and solutions to reduce negative environmental impact.

Exploring a growing industry and connecting to local opportunities

“Massachusetts’ clean energy industry reached more than 111,800 workers statewide, representing 3.1 percent of the state’s workforce. Clean energy employment has increased by 86 percent since 2010, with nearly 52,000 new clean energy workers over that period.” 2019 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report

Clean and renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines, solar panels and biofuels, are increasingly familiar to all of us. Likewise, when it comes to energy conservation and efficiency, the materials, technology and services available to us are constantly improving. Here in Massachusetts, the clean energy industry is more important than ever, as we strive to meet the growing energy demands of consumers through sustainable methods.

But what career opportunities are there locally, for those with an interest in clean energy and the environment? To give you an idea of the jobs available, we’ve divided them into types, provided a list of example jobs across varying levels of education and experience for each type, and connected those example jobs with education & training opportunities currently offered in Massachusetts.