Understanding builder expectations can improve communications between builders and HERS Raters, making it easier for both groups to work together and advance the common goal of "greener" homes. When builders need help delivering the energy-efficient, comfortable, and environmentally conscious homes customers and codes demand, they turn to HERS Raters.
To get LEED certified, you must follow a plan, a process, and adhere to the LEED certification requirements.
But first, what do you mean by “LEED Certification Requirements”?
A growing trend in the last 10 years across all education sectors is the ability to participate in online learning. You commonly see this with colleges and universities offering online MBA programs, but this trend also applies to vocational training like the kind that Everblue offers.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) will complete the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) pilot on Friday, September 9, 2016 at midnight EST.
BPI Building Analysts (BA), Energy Auditors (EA) and Quality Control Inspectors (QCI) in good standing are eligible to sit for the HHE pilot exam.
We're happy to congratulate our partners in Florida on the newly merged USGBC Florida Chapter! You can visit our friends at their new website here: www.usgbcflorida.org.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) created the LEED standards in 1993 as a way to encourage environmentally friendly building strategies and techniques.
The USGBC works toward a mission of market transformation through its:
We recently wrote about how Everblue offers live and online solar energy training courses. Specifically, the live training is our 5-day advanced solar panel installation training. We talked a lot about the benefits of hands-on solar installation training, but what about those who are new to solar and want to learn the basic principles?
Benefits of Online Solar Training
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.
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?
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.
Professionals interested in earning a solar PV designation from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have several options for testing.
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.
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.