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LEED Jobs: Pest Control

Tue, 2016-06-07 09:29

Pest Control – refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest and can be perceived to be detrimental to the health of nearby occupants.

Environmentally-conscious pest management companies may opt for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which focuses on pest preventation at the outset and uses pesticides only as needed.

How Improving Energy Efficiency Can Benefit Your Business

Thu, 2016-06-02 11:38

Energy efficiency has taken center stage as more attention has been drawn to climate change. Making your business more energy efficient is a noble and conscientious move and can also have tangible benefits for your business. You may save monthly costs and even some long-term costs, putting more money to your bottom line.

LEED Jobs: Urban Planners

Tue, 2016-05-31 11:53

Urban Planning – a process concerned with the use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.

RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms

Thu, 2016-05-26 10:29

Last Updated: 2017-04-17 12:52

If you're new to the home performance industry, you might consider earning a RESNET HERS Rater Certification to demonstrate your knowledge of energy-efficient new homes.

LEED Jobs: Commercial Cleaners

Tue, 2016-05-24 09:17

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 03:05

Of all the individuals actively moving around a building, commercial janitorial staff are among the very few that are intimately aware of energy waste and overuse throughout a building. These individuals have key insight that many others could only estimate. Being that commercial cleaning crews are the eyes and ears of a building, they play an important role in a building’s pursuit of LEED Certification.

South Carolina Adopts Energy Rating Index

Fri, 2016-05-20 11:09

In a previous post, we discussed how some states are taking measures to support home energy efficiency and the RESNET HERS Index by adopting the Energy Rating Index compliance path from the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Oftentimes, these states have outright replaced their existing energy code with the 2015 version, thereby inheriting the newest guidelines, like the ERI path.

If you’re not caught up on this topic, check out these related posts:

LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff

Tue, 2016-05-17 10:40

University Office of Sustainability – responsible for developing and implementing strategies to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the university. Staff in this department communicate, inform, and promote sustainability principles and programs throughout the university and also educate faculty, staff, and students.

LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers

Tue, 2016-05-10 09:51

Green Product Manufacturing – the systematic design and production of building materials with a focus on minimizing, or eliminating, resource use, waste, and pollution. Building materials may include concrete, marble, stucco, plaster, rebar, plastic, bamboo, and many other natural and synthetic items. These materials provide the make-up of buildings and structures and are commonly used by architects and construction managers.

Over 240 Professionals With ISSP Certification

Thu, 2016-05-05 13:19

Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced the names of the individuals who passed the second round of beta testing for the new ISSP Sustainability Associate Certification.

LEED Jobs: Construction Managers

Tue, 2016-05-03 10:26

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 3:11

Because of the broad responsibility that construction managers have over the whole building project, their efforts can align very well with LEED. In order to lead a green building project, it is sensible that a construction manager possess LEED knowledge.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.