The Associated Press (AP) recently announced an update to its AP Stylebook regarding climate change skeptics. The AP Stylebook is a standard reference guide for journalists, meant to ensure consistency in word choice, usage, and spelling in all editorial work. With more and more news centered on climate change, it became necessary for the AP staff to review its existing listing about climate change and confirm that the guidance accurately reflects the current public opinion and tone on the subject.
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -‐ U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Kentucky announced on 9/15 that Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) now offer rebates from $2,000 to $10,000 for commercial buildings achieving a LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, certification.
We see a lot of job-changers entering the clean energy workforce who want to become solar panel installers but don't know where to begin. In a growing and thriving industry like this, there are a number of entry points that you can consider. One of those is NABCEP Certification.
In-depth research from the Frontier Group was released last week regarding the top states that helped drive America’s solar energy boom in 2014. The report, which is the third annual of its kind, analyzes the policies in each of the top states and explains why these programs helped to grow the solar energy industry.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming Chief Executive Officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary co-founder of USGBC and current CEO, steps down at the end of 2016.
Our monthly email newsletter went out yesterday to our subscribers and highlighted the various incentives for builders and HERS Raters who work on ENERGY STAR-certified new homes. The newsletter featured utility programs in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. This listing is available on our sister site about RESNET Training. You may be interested to learn that these programs are only the tip of the iceberg!
When participants enroll in a BPI training course, they make a commitment to helping their residential customers lower their energy usage (and their energy-related bills!). Similarly, these home energy auditing professionals also identify opportunities in a home that provide greater safety, durability, and enhanced indoor air quality for home occupants. This noble occupation provides an incredible service to homeowners who may be unaware of how their home impacts their health and safety.
Generally, the types of people who pursue BPI Certification include:
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.
“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
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!