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Sustainability Certification is on the Horizon

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Thu, 2014-11-20 09:50

Last week, Everblue President Vince DiFrancesco attended the national conference for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) in Denver, CO. The biggest news to surface at the conference was the announcement of an official certification for sustainability professionals.

RESNET Combustion Safety Deadline is Near

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Tue, 2014-11-18 09:29

An important deadline is looming for existing HERS Raters. By January 1, 2015, all existing Raters must have passed both the combustion safety written and simulation exams to maintain their certification. If existing Raters do not successfully complete these tasks, they will lose their certification and will not be able to perform home energy ratings as part of their business. This also applies to existing RESNET Rating Field Inspectors.

Veterans Take LEED Exam at No Cost

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Tue, 2014-11-11 09:18

We receive a lot of inquiries from veterans and active duty military about whether their G.I. Bill will cover any of their LEED expenses. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse the cost of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credential exams for U.S. military veterans, eligible dependents, and reservists. Candidates can seek up to $2,000 in reimbursement.

LEED AP O+M v4 Training Has Arrived

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Tue, 2014-11-04 08:19

We are excited to announce the launch of our new LEED AP Operations and Maintenance training for the LEED Version 4 standard! Individuals can now register for live classroom training or live webinar training. Everblue is the ONLY training organization with live LEED AP O+M v4 training available, so reserve your seat now and benefit from an intense, interactive exam prep experience that you won’t find anywhere else!

LEED 2009 Project Deadline Extended

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Thu, 2014-10-30 08:09

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

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Tue, 2014-10-28 09:14

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

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Thu, 2014-10-23 08:03

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

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Tue, 2014-10-21 08:29

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

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Thu, 2014-10-16 07:54

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

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Tue, 2014-10-14 09:55

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.

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