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Incentives for Energy-Efficient Builders in NJ

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Thu, 2015-09-03 11:43

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!

Becoming a BPI Energy Auditor (Visual)

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Tue, 2015-09-01 12:12

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:

Training With a Purpose

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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