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Getting a LEED AP Certification

Tue, 2016-08-23 11:49

From Monday to Friday, Everblue has representatives available to live chat with website visitors and answer questions about the programs that we offer. We commonly hear that individuals want to pursue a LEED AP Certification.

This should not be a strange or noteworthy inquiry, since Everblue does, in fact, offer LEED AP Exam Prep. The strange part is that many who desire this credential don’t realize that there is a prerequisite: LEED Green Associate.

Blower Door Testing With BPI and RESNET

Thu, 2016-08-18 09:02

More and more professionals in the home performance industry – HVAC, insulation, general contractors – are being asked to expand their skill sets and offer blower door tests. Why is this?

Building Codes

As the benefits of energy-efficient housing become more clear, legislators are pushing for building codes that contain stricter requirements on building materials and techniques.

How to Qualify for the NABCEP PV Exams

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:38

Professionals interested in earning a solar PV designation from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have several options for testing.

NABCEP Entry Level Program*

This program is designed for individuals who want to get into the solar field. Passing this exam demonstrates one’s basic understanding of the application, design, installation, and operation of solar PV systems.

*As of 2016, NABCEP is rebranding this exam to be called the NABCEP PV Associate.

Eligibility Requirements

Timeline for ISSP Certification

Thu, 2016-08-11 09:38

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) hosted an info session on Tuesday afternoon regarding its new professional sustainability certification program.

After conducting research and acquiring feedback from sustainability professionals, ISSP has come forward to lead the charge for a sustainability certification program. They have spent the last few years developing the program and finalizing logistics.

How Long Does It Take to Get LEED Certified?

Tue, 2016-08-09 12:20

The reasons why sustainability practitioners earn LEED credentials vary depending on their professional goals. The most common goals include:

  • Qualifying for a project that requires LEED knowledge
  • Increasing marketability and getting a new job
  • Demonstrating expertise and getting a promotion or raise

Because of these goals, candidates will seek the fastest path to LEED Certification.

RESNET Practical Simulation Exam Now Available

Thu, 2016-08-04 10:24

HERS Rater candidates now have one more exam to pass if they want to become a certified HERS Rater.

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, introduced a new exam on July 1, 2016 that further tests a candidate’s ability to evaluate the energy consumption of a home and offer a score based on the findings. The exam is called the RESNET Practical Simulation Exam.

About the RESNET Practical Simulation Exam

NABCEP Rebrands Entry Level Exam

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:16

In July 2015, NABCEP announced that it would be changing the name of its Entry Level Program to “NABCEP Associate Program.” Over the following year, very few details about the rebranding came out, so some wondered if the name change would, in fact, occur.

Solar Energy Training Courses: Live vs. Online

Tue, 2016-07-19 10:21

We’re often asked whether we offer online solar energy training courses. We do – our Entry Level Solar PV Training and Solar Design & Sales Training are both self-paced online webinars. Students gain instant access to the online materials and can log in to participate any time 24/7 for a full year.

But the answer is also no.

Practicing Water Conservation at Home: An Interview With Joan Darvish-Rouhani

Thu, 2016-07-14 10:52

Everblue LEED Instructor Joan Darvish-Rouhani sat down with Speakman, a seller of premium shower and bath products, to discuss how and why consumers should practice water conservation at home. Here are the results of their interview.

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Live Sustainability Training: What to Expect

Tue, 2016-07-12 11:01

Do you remember the good ol’ days of actually having a summer BREAK? Man, do I miss that time off. Nowadays, the closest thing to time off – other than an actual vacation – is going to a conference or another work-related event. With these types of opportunities, you’re still technically working, but you get a little break from your daily responsibilities.

This is one of the benefits of live sustainability training.

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