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Gearing Up for Greenbuild 2014

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:13

In 21 days, thousands of building professionals from all over the world will come together at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Featuring three days of speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops, and tours of green buildings in New Orleans, Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement.

What Solar PV Installers Do

Thu, 2014-09-25 08:40

So you’re interested in becoming a solar installer. Awesome! But what does it actually mean to install solar? Let’s just say that it takes slightly more effort than hooking part A into part B and calling it a day.

A solar installer’s primary duties include the following tasks:

Earn Your LEED Credential Within 1 Month

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:02

Are you having difficulty focusing your study efforts? This is not uncommon. Preparing for your LEED exam may seem like a daunting activity. In all likelihood, many of these terms and concepts will be brand new to you. It might seem like information overload. Thankfully, there is a straightforward way of getting through this…and doing so within one month.

Welcome to Our New Website

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:01

If you're viewing this post, then you've made it to our new website located at www.everbluetraining.com. We've been in business for 6 years now (!) and we felt like it was time to update our style. We've been updating our technology throughout the year, and this new website domain marks the halfway point! By the end of 2014, we expect to have an even better website with mobile compatible capabilities and enhanced usability.

Here's a look back at some of the other changes we've made this year…

Everblue Now a Florida Rating Provider

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:04

On June 13, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House bill 7147 into law. HB 7147 reforms the state's law governing home energy ratings. The previous law cited organizations like the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Commercial Energy Services Network (COMNET), and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as the preferred rating systems in Florida. This new law no longer mentions these organizations but instead defines what an energy rating system is.

What This Means for You

The Power of Infrared Thermography

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:23

Infrared thermography is one of the best tools available for identifying energy losses in both building and process applications. Since the first portable infrared system was constructed in Sweden back in the early 1970s, it was determined that infrared could detect a sum of conditions that contribute to the waste of energy in heating and cooling in both residential and commercial building envelopes.

What is Infrared Thermography?

14 Ways to Flaunt Your LEED Credential

Tue, 2014-09-09 08:55

Congratulations on passing your LEED exam and earning your accreditation! You’ve gone through quite the effort to get here, so now – enjoy it! Here are several ways that you can share your excitement and let your friends and colleagues know that you are a true sustainability professional.

1 – Add your LEED credential to your email signature

2 – Add your LEED credential to your business card

3 – Add your LEED credential to your LinkedIn profile

4 – Add your LEED credential to your resume

Sustainability: Making Healthy and Sensible Choices

Thu, 2014-09-04 11:38

Last night, we were honored to host the September monthly mixer for Sustain Charlotte at our green training facility in Charlotte, NC. Everblue has been a member of the Sustain Charlotte organization for some time, but this was the first time that we hosted the monthly networking event at our facility. We had a great turn-out and could not have asked for a better night.

Steps to Earning a Solar Certification

Tue, 2014-09-02 11:03

The quickest way to join the solar workforce and establish yourself as a qualified professional is to earn a solar certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Although NABCEP Certification is not required in the solar industry, those with a certification instantly propel themselves to the top of the list by demonstrating an enhanced theoretical and experiential understanding of solar PV concepts. Having these credentials under your belt is a clear sign that you can join a project team and immediately begin working.

How BPI Quality Control Inspector Is Different

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:35

In a previous post, I reviewed the eligibility requirements for someone wondering how to become a Quality Control Inspector. One of these activities is to complete a training course specifically designed to prepare someone for the BPI Quality Control Inspector exams. You’ve probably noticed that I added BPI before the name of the exam. This is because the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has, so far, been the only organization named to provide this designation.

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