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Training With a Purpose

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:03

Our sustainability training courses prepare individuals for jobs in emerging green fields. With course topics that span green building, home energy auditing, and renewable energy, we help our students learn industry-specific terminology, acronyms, concepts, and technical field skills. These valuable lessons enable our participants to gain eligibility on work projects, become qualified for new jobs and promotions, and/or further develop their knowledge and skills in existing roles.

Advocating for a Climate Change Solution

Thu, 2015-08-20 09:57

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Free Solar Installation Opportunity in NJ

Tue, 2015-08-18 10:38

We’re happy to be working with GRID Alternatives to provide free solar PV installation experience for our solar students. All candidates seeking a NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification must work on 3-5 solar PV installation projects after Everblue’s Solar PV Mastery Combo (which fulfills the training and education requirement), and working with GRID Alternatives is the perfect opportunity to gain this field experience!

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How to Earn a LEED Credential (Visual)

Thu, 2015-08-13 15:28

In the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, LEED has become a well-known and reputable standard for green building. Practitioners in these industries often work on LEED projects and/or interact with LEED accredited professionals. For those relatively new to the industry, you do a Google search for "LEED," and I'm sure you get flooded with thousands of results. It can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What, exactly, are you looking to earn - LEED Certification or LEED Accreditation?

Update on ISSP Certification Beta Testing

Tue, 2015-08-11 14:15

I just logged off the August 2015 webinar from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), recapping the beta testing experience for its new Sustainability Associate and Certified Sustainability Professional certifications.

Energy Efficiency Allies: HERS Raters & Quality Assurance

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:50

Energy auditor certification from the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) can appear to be a longer process than initially anticipated. To become a certified energy auditor under RESNET's standards, you must first be familiar with the Home Energy Rating System, or HERS. The HERS Index is a scale that summarizes home energy efficiency and ultimately compares the energy efficiency of all homes using a single number.

Everblue's NCBPA Conference Workshops

Wed, 2015-07-22 14:25

Registration is now closed for these sessions.

Have you heard about the new NATE Certified RESNET HERS Rater HVAC Performance Verifier Certification? Get it now for only $399 - no hidden fees, no extra charges. Join our 1-day pre-conference workshop in Wilmington, NC and earn the new certification!

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7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar

Thu, 2015-07-16 09:47

The rise of solar power means individuals, communities, our society, and the earth can reap the benefits of renewable energy. This is such an exciting time for us as we embrace personal responsibility, lower energy bills, and just the plain satisfaction found in being resourceful enough to harness the free and reliable power of the sun. But before you jump in headfirst, make sure you are well-versed on the initial investment, the type of system you specifically need, and how to get the most out of solar power.

ISSP Certification Update

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:45

I just had the pleasure of attending an info session hosted by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) in regard to its new sustainability certification program. We've written about this topic before - about our excitement for an official sustainability certification. This particular webinar focused on the Beta testing process for the new ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP exams, which is a sign that we are one step closer to this program going live!

The Role of the USGBC

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:44

Are you interested in sustainability? Are you looking to further your knowledge of green building? There are two common paths for exploring these goals.

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