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New Florida Building Code Takes Effect June 30

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Wed, 2015-06-24 09:42

The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission announced significant changes to the Florida Building Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. The updated Florida Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.

Cities Requiring or Supporting LEED (2015 ed.)

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Thu, 2015-06-18 10:45

We first wrote about the local ordinances requiring LEED in 2009. Given the ever-changing landscape of the green building industry, it seemed appropriate to provide an update. We've scoured the Internet trying to find all the U.S. geographies that require and/or support LEED Certification - if you know of any additional locations that fit this criteria, please let us know!! Drop us a note on Twitter at @everblue_edu.

How to Choose a QCI Training Center

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Thu, 2015-06-11 11:14

Quality Control Inspector is a new home performance designation developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Building Performance Institute (BPI). A Quality Control Inspector specializes in interpreting audit results, analyzing retrofit solutions, and verifying compliance with standards.

Being EnergySmart in Boulder County

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Thu, 2015-06-04 09:57

For the last 5-10 years, utilities and municipalities have been working together to encourage energy efficiency in their communities. These programs often apply to homes and businesses and provide financial incentives to those eligible for upgrades and improvements. The program we’ll discuss today is the EnergySmart program in Boulder County, CO.

Cheat Sheet for Getting Started With LEED

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Tue, 2015-06-02 10:04

Sustainability is fast becoming the norm. Once a quality coveted solely by tree-hugging environmentalists, sustainability has now transcended this cliché and illustrated its impact across all industries and professionals. One of the most widespread representations of sustainability is LEED.

HERS Rater Training Approved in Michigan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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