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Registration Open for Everblue's NCBPA Conference Workshops

Wed, 2015-07-22 14:25

Have you heard about the new NATE Certified RESNET HERS Rater HVAC Performance Verifier Certification? Get it now for only $399 - no hidden fees, no extra charges. Join our 1-day pre-conference workshop in Wilmington, NC and earn the new certification!

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After joining the North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA), we were invited to offer two full-day workshops in advance of the 2015 NCBPA Conference in Wilmington, NC.

7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar

Thu, 2015-07-16 09:47

The rise of solar power means individuals, communities, our society, and the earth can reap the benefits of renewable energy. This is such an exciting time for us as we embrace personal responsibility, lower energy bills, and just the plain satisfaction found in being resourceful enough to harness the free and reliable power of the sun. But before you jump in headfirst, make sure you are well-versed on the initial investment, the type of system you specifically need, and how to get the most out of solar power.

ISSP Certification Update

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:45

I just had the pleasure of attending an info session hosted by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) in regard to its new sustainability certification program. We've written about this topic before - about our excitement for an official sustainability certification. This particular webinar focused on the Beta testing process for the new ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP exams, which is a sign that we are one step closer to this program going live!

The Role of the USGBC

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:44

Are you interested in sustainability? Are you looking to further your knowledge of green building? There are two common paths for exploring these goals.

Everblue Joins NC Building Performance Association

Tue, 2015-07-07 11:21

We are excited to announce that we've joined the North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA), a non-profit trade organization dedicated to growing the home performance industry through public education, workforce development, advocacy, and more. Everblue's sustainability training services directly align with the NCBPA goals, and we're proud to be associated with like-minded professionals in our home state!

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New Florida Building Code Takes Effect June 30

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.)

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

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

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

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.

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