Everblue blogs

How to Highlight Your Sustainability Knowledge

Tue, 2017-09-19 09:50

When you’re thinking about new and emerging industries, it can be difficult to find the right information that will lead you to a viable career plan.

Who are the authoritative organizations in this space?

When was this information last updated?

Will these processes and standards be long-lasting?

What training will prepare me for a successful career in this field?

What You Need to Know About Maintaining Your LEED Credential

Thu, 2017-09-14 12:22

Congratulations! You passed your LEED exam and can now advertise your hard-earned LEED credentials on your resume and business cards.

Celebrate and enjoy this achievement…for now anyway!

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Denver Voters Push for Green Roof Law

Tue, 2017-09-12 11:04

After months of raising awareness on the benefits of green roofs, a group of environmental activists are halfway to their goal of passing a local ordinance requiring green roofs on every building constructed after January 1, 2018 that has a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater.

MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner

Tue, 2017-08-29 12:10

Last Updated: 2017-12-27 03:56

MidNite Solar, a leading manufacturer of alternative energy products, has joined the 2017 Solar Training Partners program managed by Everblue Training Institute. This partnership highlights the collaboration and support between solar training providers and solar product manufacturers and will help to further the success of the solar installation industry as a whole.

California LEED Certification at an All Time High

Thu, 2017-08-24 11:10

Green Building Flourishes via CALGreen and LEED

Hippies. Environmentalists. Trendsetters. The Rich and Famous. These are just a few words and phrases that come to mind when folks think about California.

Hollywood obviously contributes to the glamorous visions of California, and things like the California Green Building Standards Code, or CALGreen, contributes to the perception of an environmentally-friendly, forward-thinking locale.

Solar Eclipse: Starting an Energy Conversation

Tue, 2017-08-22 14:32

Three-year-old Olivia was annoyed at her older sister, Katie, for forcing her to watch the something Katie kept calling a “solar eclipse,” rather than allowing her to watch her favorite cartoons.

While the rest of the adults around her kept talking about the significant event happening, Olivia didn’t understand why it was such a big deal. She just wanted to play with her dolls and watch her cartoons.

The Continued Growth of LEED Credentials

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:09

If you work in the construction industry – from design to sourcing to building to maintenance – you’ve probably heard about LEED.

But if you are new to LEED and would like a better understanding of what it is, take a moment to browse our What is LEED? overview series.

How to Find a Job in Solar

Tue, 2017-08-15 10:26

With the immense growth of solar energy occurring around the world, many jobseekers and career changers are trying to keep up with the pace and find the newest solar jobs near them. It can seem a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to solar and less familiar with the various types of solar jobs and solar energy systems.

The Link Between Healthy Homes and Affordable Housing

Thu, 2017-08-10 13:13

It’s been almost a year since the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification made its mark on the energy efficiency industry, and the designation is still yearning for the spotlight. Some BPI home energy auditors have struggled with the fact that there is less government funding and/or legislation incentivizing their pursuit of the HHE credential. And while that may be true about the certification specifically, the importance of healthy home knowledge has been realized for years.

South Miami a Hot Spot for Solar Installation

Tue, 2017-08-08 11:15

In mid-July 2017, city commissioners in South Miami passed a law to require solar panels on new single-family residences, townhouses, and multi-story buildings. Despite some mixed feelings in the community, the vote came as a 4-to-1 majority opinion. As a result, South Miami became the first city in the United States (outside of select California cities) to pass such legislation.

Starting September 18, new homes in South Miami, Florida will be required to have solar panels.

The ordinance affects: