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U.S. Energy Use Increases

Tue, 2011-11-15 17:26

The federal government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently published the results of its annual worldwide study, which showed that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane continue to rise in Earth’s atmosphere. Gases attributed to human activity jumped 29% since 1990. This goes to show one example where human activity has been documented and proven to reduce overall air quality.

Veterans Day 2011

Fri, 2011-11-11 11:59

Very few holidays stand out to me. It's fun seeing the kids dressed up on Halloween, or searching for the right Valentine’s Day card, but typical holidays come and pass and don't really faze me. However, when Memorial Day and Veterans Day approach, I feel overwhelmed with emotion. I appreciate the warm messages from fellow veterans, friends still serving and those I used to serve with that have moved on to careers in the civilian sector. But I wish there was a way to say thank you to those who are no longer with us. They deserve all the thanks.

Greenbuild 2011 Recap - Toronto

Mon, 2011-11-07 16:37

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the largest, and most respected, green conference in the world. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) holds this astounding event each year, bringing together professionals from the green building industry while also celebrating the sustainable projects that have been implemented in the host city. 

ACI Home Energy Trainer Conference

Mon, 2011-10-31 10:37

Affordable Comfort, Inc (ACI) will be hosting its annual Home Energy Trainer Conference on November 1-2 in Charlotte, NC. Everblue Training Institute will be participating as an exhibitor in the conference. Our staff has also volunteered to work at the conference, as workshop speakers and presenters. The Home Energy Trainer Conference will bring together training organizations from across the country that are looking for the latest industry trends, best practices, and networking opportunities. 

Everblue to Sponsor EGIA Webinar - Growth & Profit

Wed, 2011-09-28 16:59

Join Everblue on Thursday, September 29, from 2-3:30 pm (EST) for a high-level discussion on business development, growth and profit. Everblue is working with the Leadership Academy, an EGIA Program for Contractor Education and Development, to offer this informative online presentation.

Why Become a Certified Sustainability Manager

Wed, 2011-09-28 13:42

Tonight at 8 p.m., I start the next session of my online sustainability certification program. As the program has evolved, we continue to develop the program, and one of our challenges is explaining to managers why they should care about sustainability. So over the next four weeks, while I am teaching this particular online course, I will write a series of blog posts about what it means to be a Sustainability Practitioner.

What Happened With Solyndra

Wed, 2011-09-21 12:47

I’m sure most of you have heard the news stories about the California-based solar manufacturer Solyndra. I’m sure you’ve heard they received a massive loan from the government and how this was a huge failure by the Obama administration. While we don’t have an opinion of the politics surrounding this issue, we would like to offer some feedback and help cut through to the key energy-related issues with this story. 

NABCEP Launches New Entry Level Program

Wed, 2011-09-14 10:07

NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) launched a new Entry Level Solar Heating exam today. Solar heating is the lesser known, but more widely installed, cousin of solar PV panels that most people associate with solar energy. Solar heating is used to generate heat and/or hot water for pools and houses.

SolarCity Military Deal - More Than Solar Energy

Sun, 2011-09-11 18:16

Have you seen the latest news about SolarCity's deal with the U.S. military to install solar on 160,000 military housing units?  CNN reported that the deal is 100% privately financed (with federal backing) and that SolarCity will put up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on top of privately-run military housing complexes at 124 military bases across 34 states. That is an astounding number of installations!

RESNET, Positive Partnerships with Builders

Wed, 2011-09-07 11:38

A growing number of home building companies adopt RESNET HERS Rating, signaling the growth of energy efficiency and green building trends.

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