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Beacon Climate Announces:

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ALIGN Is an innovative program that connects a diverse and nascent climate workforce to real climate projects in the form of Clean Energy Community Resilience Hubs (CCRHs) that build experience, showcase technology, spurs local economic activity and forges community trust.   

The key elements of the ALIGN Program are represented below: 

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Workflow Process

Workflow Process 

The process of establishing a CCRH project is every bit as important as the project itself. A flawless facility that hasn’t been built with community engagement or has failed to capture lessons learned and provide ways for others to replicate and improve upon the experience and outcomes has fallen short of its goals. The ALIGN program is organized around this process. 

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Community Engagement

Audit and/or Design

Finance 
(New)

Retrofit or Construction

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Building Systems

O&M

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Study,
Market, Train, 
Showcase

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CCRH

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Clean Energy Resilience Hubs are uniquely valuable as an immediate and unlimited resource for local communities. They engage, train, and benefit communities by involving local organizations and professionals in the entire process. The ALIGN Reference Library seeks to streamline the progression of planning, realizing, and operating CCRHs by offering curated resources and contacts to help project leaders connect with their community every step of the way. Additionally, the ARL has a dedicated portal for service providers and professionals to advertise their services and connect with project leaders within their community. As CCRH projects evolve, these service providers benefit from continued education and clean energy training opportunities. 

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CCRH Projects 

Projects that create trusted gathering places of minimal environmental footprint embodying a “systems approach” to decarbonization while showcasing innovative climate technologies and spurring local workforce development during normal operations and provide resiliency services during times of disruption. 

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Building Systems

O&M

Study,
Market, Train, 
Showcase

Responsible for implementing the project, (e.g., Contractors, installers, electricians, architects, and community engagement professionals)

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Technology Firms

Turn facilities or resources into a Clean Energy Community Resilience Hub (CCRH). e.g., Solar, battery, microgrid, heat pumps, controllers, geothermal, EV charging

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Partnerships & Feeders

Form the ecosystem that nurtures diverse resources to implement more projects across a greater area. e.g., (vocational schools, training and apprentice programs, business boot camps, data management firms, business support groups, legal, certification and contracting wrap-around services). 

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Reference Materials

Access helpful documents and online tools that can streamline each part of the CCRH process. e.g., (guidelines, checklists, specifications, contract templates, survey templates, case studies, calculators).

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