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.
RESNET HERS Raters are essentially home energy auditors, who perform a series of diagnostic tests to identify energy-saving opportunities in homes. This distinction not only highlights your knowledge of air infiltration and energy loss using blower door and duct leakage testing, but can also qualify you to work on energy-efficent homes seeking ENERGY STAR Certification.
Commercial Cleaning – the line of work whereby a company earns an income by being contracted by individuals, business, or corporations to carry out cleaning jobs in a variety of premises. Commercial office cleaning companies use a wide variety of cleaning methods, chemicals, and equipment to facilitate and expedite the cleaning process. The scope of work may include all internal, general, and routine cleaning as well as external cleaning, litter picking, and removal of graffiti.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This list of 109 individuals now brings the total number of credential holders to 244, spanning both the entry level ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) level and the advanced ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) level.
Construction Management – is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to end with the intent to meet a client’s requirement and produce a functionally and financially viable project. Construction managers often meet with owners, engineers, architects, and any others working on the same project. They also hire and oversee specialty trade contractors, such as carpenters, plumbers, and electricians.
It was decided at the 2018 IECC code hearings in Louisville, KY that the Energy Rating Index option will be maintained for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.
Real Estate Law or Property Law – the area of law that governs ownership and usage of residential or commercial land. Land, in its general usage, includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This includes structures and buildings.
Now more than ever, going solar is smart. It’s no longer just a smart choice for eco-conscious homeowners; it’s also a smart choice for financially savvy folks who have caught onto the trend and recognize that it’s a viable source of alternative energy.