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HERS Rater Training Approved in Michigan

Wed, 2015-05-27 10:00

We’re excited to announce that Everblue’s RESNET HERS Rater Training & Certification program has been approved by Michigan Works! for individual training. The Michigan Works! Association provides services and support to Michigan’s Workforce Development System. Through the association, members can participate in timely and relevant professional development events to enhance their job skills and career opportunities.

LEED Professionals Top Engineering Awards

Thu, 2015-05-21 11:19

Consulting-Specifying Engineer announced its list of 40 Under 40 award winners last week. Consulting-Specifying Engineer is a trade publication and website for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical, electronic, and related systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects.

HEP QCI Training Now IREC Accredited

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:08

We are excited to announce that our HEP Quality Control Inspector training has been approved and accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)! After a 7-month application and review process, IREC awarded accreditation on May 14, 2015. This marks Everblue’s 4th honor from IREC, with our other accredited courses being HEP Energy Auditor, Solar PV Installer, and Solar Sales Professional.

LEED AP Training Paid for by Delmarva Power

Thu, 2015-05-14 09:46

The Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program was created to help building owners improve efficiencies and reduce long-term energy costs and operating expenses. Pepco recognizes the value in improving operations and maintenance practices as a means of improving the energy efficiency of a building. The Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program includes several cash incentives for existing building projects, small businesses, new construction and major renovation projects, and combined heat and power projects.

Knee Deep in SMUD's Home Performance Program

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:38

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the nation’s sixth largest electric service company, providing electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County. SMUD boasts an impressive rebate program and financing service for customers who want to reduce their monthly energy bills through energy-efficient improvements.

How Consumers Can Participate

LEED Certification Improves Wellbeing

Thu, 2015-05-07 10:32

Last night I attended an Elon University alumni event in Charlotte, NC. Held at the prestigious Quail Hollow Golf Club, hundreds of alumni and parents gathered to hear updates about the private university. A prominent theme throughout the evening was the importance of relationship-building and how people are the key to professional development and success. Not only did I see parallels on only hiring the best instructors who care about student success, but I was intrigued to hear President Leo Lambert’s take on architecture at Elon.

Why You Should "Learn By Doing"

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:19

When it comes to learning, some people often overlook their preferred learning style in favor of superficial factors that seemingly appeal to them. Cost, schedule, and simplicity are often the most valued features that a person considers when trying to purchase something – let alone education. Ironically, placing value on these superficial features often causes a person to sacrifice the ultimate goal, which is learning! Let’s take a moment to talk about why the “learn-by-doing” strategy is the most effective way to enhance your skill set.

Strides in Commercial Energy Benchmarking

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:49

I just read a fantastic article from Cliff Majersik, of the Institute for Market Transformation, talking about the growth of energy efficiency in this nation. The Huffington Post article appropriately compares this growth to the blossoming of spring – how is this appropriate?

How to Get a Job in Solar

Tue, 2015-04-28 10:08

When people think about sustainability, one of the first images to come to mind is a technician putting solar panels on a house. Solar = sustainability. Sure, there are a wide range of jobs and activities that actually make up the sustainability industry, but by and large, many people think about solar. We commonly get live chats from people looking to break into the sustainability industry via a job as a solar panel installer, and they’re not really sure how to get started.

5 Secrets for Passing the LEED Exam

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:09

We love hearing from our students and getting feedback about their LEED exams. We recently heard from a student from our Boston LEED training class.

She sent a note to our instructor, Joan Darvish-Rouhani, that she passed the LEED Green Associate exam with a score of 190 (out of 200!). She also supplied some tips for her classmates to help them avoid the often-seen procrastination stage. We wanted to share these words of wisdom with you all…

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