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How to Find a LEED Job

Thu, 2017-12-07 11:41

Those looking to get into the sustainability industry usually begin with researching qualifications, such as education, certifications, and licensure. Then they look for corresponding job titles.

What’s unique about LEED is that the phrase itself represents a skill set as opposed to an occupation.

In some cases, LEED will specifically be referenced in the job title, but more often than not, you’ll find LEED listed among eligibility requirements and knowledge areas.

NABCEP Solar PV Exam to Cover 2017 NEC Code

Thu, 2017-11-30 15:05

The solar certification exams developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. This testable information is available on NABCEP’s Job Task Analysis (JTA) document, which outlines a wide variety of responsibilities that solar system installation professionals have.

Who Should Become a Green Rater

Thu, 2017-11-16 11:29

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are famously used on commercial building structures. However, the LEED green building standards can also be used on residential structures, such as single-family and multi-family homes – even whole neighborhoods!

Individuals wanting to advertise their LEED expertise and work on LEED building projects in a design, building, or operations capacity will participate in the traditional LEED credentialing process, which is as follows:

How to LEED Certify a Product

Tue, 2017-11-14 12:01

Are you a product manufacturer being asked by a client to show how your product is compliant with the LEED Certification requirements?

If so, you may be wondering how you can quickly get your product LEED-certified. However, this is not what is being asked of you.

The U.S. Green Building Council (who created the LEED green building standards) does not certify or endorse products.

Here's an example of false LEED product advertising:

Everblue Hires Matt Roseman as BPI and RESNET Program Manager

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:24

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Roseman, who will join the team at our NC headquarters and manage the BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater training programs.

Within this role, Matt will teach classes on how to become a certified home energy auditor under the BPI and RESNET technical standards. He will also manage the logistical operations and curriculum development for the respective programs.

How Long It Takes to Qualify for the NABCEP Certification Exams

Thu, 2017-11-02 13:57

If you want to become a certified solar installer, you should allot at least 3 months of preparation to satisfy the Training & Work Experience requirements listed by NABCEP. Whether you are new to solar or an experienced solar-industry worker, there are specific eligibility requirements that all NABCEP exam candidates must meet.

Who is NABCEP?

NABCEP stands for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and this is a nonprofit organization that develops professional certification programs for solar energy professionals.

100% LEED Exam Pass Rate from UAB Class

Tue, 2017-10-31 09:17

Everblue recently held a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course for the Facilities Management staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

We’re pleased to announce that all 22 participants passed their LEED Green Associate exams on the first try!

How to Get Your BPI Exam Results

Thu, 2017-10-26 11:32

If you’re interested in earning a BPI Energy Auditor Certification, then you’ve come to the right place! Everblue offers training for the most popular BPI certifications, including:

  • BPI Building Analyst
  • BPI Envelope
  • BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage

Because of the similarities among these certifications, we also offer options to bundle multiple designations within the same week, resulting in built-in discounts and a more expedient way of earning multiple BPI certifications!

Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy

Thu, 2017-10-19 14:41

Affecting widespread change in behavior often hinges on government support. Within the solar energy industry, some of the best examples of progress have been tied to government initiatives – federal, state, and local.

How to Become a LEED Silver Certified Contractor

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:02

Let me first start by saying that a “LEED Silver Certified Contractor” is not a thing.

You must be thinking, “How can that be? Why does the title of this post talk about becoming something that doesn’t exist?”

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