By Michael Mock, Vice President Industry Development, The Electrical Alliance
California is well recognized as a national leader in energy-saving and sustainable building practices. Going beyond simply reducing energy consumption, our friends in Los Angeles recently completed construction of a building that produces more energy than it consumes.
The building, known as the Net-Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI), is the largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit in the United States. The 144,000 square-foot facility houses a state-of-the-art training center for electricians and apprentices and is jointly funded by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 11 and Los Angeles Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association.
An Army veteran, Burton graduated from the Inside Wireman apprenticeship in 2006. She became an instructor and then most recently held the position of assistant director of apprenticeship. Burton is a graduate of the National Training Institute and Master Instructor.
Burton’s vision for the JATC going forward centers around increasing student accountability and resources, while providing employer support.