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Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy

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Thu, 2017-10-19 15:41

Affecting widespread change in behavior often hinges on government support. Within the solar energy industry, some of the best examples of progress have been tied to government initiatives – federal, state, and local.

How to Become a LEED Silver Certified Contractor

Created:
Tue, 2017-10-17 16:02

Let me first start by saying that a “LEED Silver Certified Contractor” is not a thing.

You must be thinking, “How can that be? Why does the title of this post talk about becoming something that doesn’t exist?”

What Employers Look for in Home Energy Auditor Job Candidates

Created:
Thu, 2017-10-12 11:12

As a green jobs training provider, Everblue frequently hears from employers looking to hire certified home energy auditors. Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of job postings, and many identify similar traits among desirable energy auditor candidates.

Here’s our breakdown of the most sought-after characteristics of home energy auditor job candidates:

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience

The Solar Foundation Welcomes Everblue as a Training Partner

Created:
Tue, 2017-10-10 12:19

The Solar Foundation has recognized Everblue Training as a high-quality solar installation training provider and has added us to its Solar Training Network.

The Solar Foundation was one of 10 organizations to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2016 via the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program. With these funds, The Solar Foundation was able to continue its Solar Ready Vets training program for transitioning military personnel and create the Solar Training Network, which is open to all interested jobseekers.

LEED Exam Locations & Test Dates

Created:
Thu, 2017-09-28 10:33

If you’ve decided that you want to pursue a LEED professional credential, you will need to research and organize the following information:

  • Exam prep options
  • LEED exam locations
  • LEED test dates

If you’re still in the early stages of researching LEED, check out our What is LEED? section and then re-join us here.

BPI Certification Exams – What To Expect

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Tue, 2017-09-26 12:29

In order to become a certified home energy auditor under the Building Performance Institute (BPI) technical guidelines, you must pass a series of exams administered by an approved BPI Test Center, such as Everblue.

Healthy Home Assessments Can Save Lives

Created:
Thu, 2017-09-21 11:27

I watch a lot of Forensic Files – you know, the show that reveals how forensic science is used to solve violent crimes and mysterious accidents.

By far, the two most frightening episodes I’ve seen had nothing to do with murder.

Instead, both cases identified mold as the culprit and discussed how air leakage and water damage in the home can lead to health hazards.

How to Highlight Your Sustainability Knowledge

Created:
Tue, 2017-09-19 09:50

When you’re thinking about new and emerging industries, it can be difficult to find the right information that will lead you to a viable career plan.

Who are the authoritative organizations in this space?

When was this information last updated?

Will these processes and standards be long-lasting?

What training will prepare me for a successful career in this field?

What You Need to Know About Maintaining Your LEED Credential

Created:
Thu, 2017-09-14 12:22

Congratulations! You passed your LEED exam and can now advertise your hard-earned LEED credentials on your resume and business cards.

Celebrate and enjoy this achievement…for now anyway!

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Denver Voters Push for Green Roof Law

Created:
Tue, 2017-09-12 11:04

After months of raising awareness on the benefits of green roofs, a group of environmental activists are halfway to their goal of passing a local ordinance requiring green roofs on every building constructed after January 1, 2018 that has a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater.

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