Everblue News / Blog

LEED 2009 Project Deadline Extended

Created:
Thu, 2014-10-30 09:09

As many of you may be aware, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched a new version of its LEED Rating System in November 2013. The update, called LEED Version 4, applies to individual credentials as well as building projects.

The USGBC has allowed an overlap of projects being submitted for consideration under LEED 2009 and LEED v4 standards. The deadline for LEED 2009 projects was originally set for June 15, 2015, but the USGBC recently announced that they are extending the deadline to October 31, 2016.

Sustainability Roundup

Created:
Tue, 2014-10-28 10:14

The sustainability industry is a fast-growing and ever-changing one. It can be difficult to keep up with all the news. In this sustainability roundup, we'll provide a basic overview of interesting events that have recently happened. Of course this is not a full list of all recent news stories but instead a brief recap of milestones and events that we've found particularly interesting. If you'd like to discuss other recent news, send us a note on Facebook. We look forward to hearing about which news stories are important to you!

BPI IDL Certification Update

Created:
Thu, 2014-10-23 09:03

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced yesterday that the trial period for the new BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification has concluded and that the BPI IDL Certification exams will be widely introduced to the public on Monday, October 27th.

Everblue was one of the BPI Test Centers approved to participate in the trial period for BPI IDL. In the last two months, we've seen great success with this program. BPI IDL training is now one of our most popular BPI training courses, so we're pleased to see that the certification will be rolled out to everyone soon.

Chaffey College Chooses Everblue to Provide Weatherization Training

Created:
Tue, 2014-10-21 09:29

Educational Partnership to Continue Through 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chaffey Community College District, the recipient of a Vocational Education and Training Services grant, has selected Everblue Training, LLC to provide weatherization and building science training to its California community.

The Fastest Way to Earn Continuing Education

Created:
Thu, 2014-10-16 08:54

Thank you for joining us today in our exploration of the hottest topic known to the sustainability industry: continuing education. It’s an issue that affects all of our students, whether you have a LEED credential or a certification from BPI/RESNET, or another organization. Nobody wants to think about it – much less talk about it – but there are some basic points that we need to discuss. I’ll try to make this as painless as possible. Choose from the credential that best suits your needs.

Building Science for Office Coordinators & Sales

Created:
Tue, 2014-10-14 10:55

You may be wondering why an office coordinator or sales representative would need to be educated on the principles of building science. Those of us in non-technical administrative roles have long been stuck between a rock and a hard place in effectively communicating the impact of our company’s services due to limited field experience.

Walter White Goes Green

Created:
Thu, 2014-10-09 09:12

Fans know Walter White as the unassuming-high-school-chemistry-teacher-turned-ruthless-drug-lord on the AMC television show Breaking Bad. Actor Bryan Cranston won a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 2014 for his portrayal of Walter White.

New Energy Code in Massachusetts

Created:
Tue, 2014-10-07 09:45

In July 2013, the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) voted to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (2012 IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 with MA amendments as the new baseline energy code. The BBRS allowed for the new regulations to run concurrently with the current energy regulations until July 1, 2014. During that time, either set of energy regulations could be used when applying for a building permit. Now, the new regulations must be used when applying for a building permit.

The New BPI Accreditation Program

Created:
Thu, 2014-10-02 09:35

In 2010, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offered a specialized contractor program called BPI Accreditation. This program was meant for companies that provided home performance services. In order to become a BPI Accredited contractor, an individual had to earn the BPI Building Analyst Certification as well as one specialty designation.

Gearing Up for Greenbuild 2014

Created:
Tue, 2014-09-30 09:13

In 21 days, thousands of building professionals from all over the world will come together at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Featuring three days of speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops, and tours of green buildings in New Orleans, Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement.

Find a Course Near You

map

Like Everblue on Facebook   Follow Everblue on LinkedIn   Follow Everblue on Pinterest   Follow Everblue on Twitter   Subscribe to EverblueTraining on YouTube