Build It Green (BIG)


Tuition/Program Cost

Participants receive $10/hour

Description of Program

BIG aims to generate pathways out of poverty for young adults through job readiness training, community organizing and outreach training, and technical training in the home energy field. Affordability of utilities is one of the greatest challenges to low-income neighborhoods in Chattanooga. This program brings solutions to issues of energy efficiency in low-income areas as well as a pipeline for employment into the green economy. BIG utilizes a unique blend of community outreach, personal development, and technical training to create workforce-ready young adults.

The 12-week program will prepare young adults from low-income communities for entry-level jobs in the energy services field while equipping them to engage low-income residents in sustainability practices and programs, particularly best practices in residential energy efficiency and weatherization programs.

Application Process


Institution Info

Organization Name

Build It Green (BIG)


Phone Number


Contact Name & Email

Sam Fulbright


63 E. Main Street Chattanooga, TN 37408

Possible Occupations

Insulation, HVACwelding, electrical, construction & maintenance