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The Power of Infrared Thermography

Created:
Thu, 2014-09-11 11:23

Last Updated: 2017-08-08 02:08

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?

Why Recycling is Worth It

Created:
Wed, 2014-07-30 10:03

Knowing that I work in the field of sustainability, people often ask me questions about whether or not I recycle. My typical response is a fervent “Of course I recycle!” and a whole list of reasons why everyone else should too. For me, it’s what I write about and what I believe in (a practice what you preach kind of mentality). Each individual act makes a difference, and we all have a responsibility to make a difference by being good caretakers of the Earth.

Why Checklists are the Secret Ingredient

Created:
Tue, 2014-06-10 08:10

Every day brings tasks that must be accomplished, be it at work, with your family, or with outside organizations to which you are a member. Those who accumulate responsibilities, whether family, career, or community, also accumulate things to do. Creating a few questions to ask yourself at the end of every day can help you evaluate how your time is spent, keep you on track with your goals, and help you prioritize future tasks. This may sound like common knowledge but all too often this seemingly obvious practice goes under-utilized in the workplace.

What's Happening This Week With Solar

Created:
Tue, 2014-06-03 14:26

There's a lot going on this week with the solar industry, from new reports and data summarizing first quarter growth to futuristic solar roadways and planes. Here at Everblue, our goal is to educate and inform our audience so they can join the green workforce from a competitive vantage point. With that in mind, we've summarized the most important developments in solar this week to keep you in the know.

U.S. Residential Solar Surpasses Commercial Installations for the First Time

Lean Six Sigma being utilized by Boeing

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Wed, 2014-05-28 16:08

It’s always nice to see examples of Lean Six Sigma processes being put into action effectively. Today we will discuss the example set by a Boeing 777 manufacturer in Everett, Washington.

Painting-robots help achieve lean manufacturing

Oldest Building to Achieve LEED-EB Platinum

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Tue, 2014-05-20 13:32

This year, the Hurt Building was awarded the TOBY award for Outstanding Historical Building of the Year, in Atlanta, but this isn’t the only award the building is racking up this year. Boxer Property recently announced that its historic Hurt Building has been awarded LEED-EB Platinum certification, making it the oldest commercial office building to achieve this rating.

A Monument of Historic ArchitectureHurt-Building

Career Outlook for Project Management

Created:
Tue, 2014-05-13 11:18

Last Updated: 2017-05-10 03:14

A project management certification is a valuable career asset. As the nature of work has changed, projects have become more complex and more abundant, with team members often working on and contributing from various parts of the country or even various parts of the world. Take your efforts to the next level with a Project Management Professional certification.

What Employers Are Looking for In a Project Manager

Greening the Office

Created:
Tue, 2014-05-06 16:35

Greening the office doesn’t mean spending lots of money or eliminating comforts that are custom for employees. Many green choices can actually save the company money. In general, greening the office requires conscious choices, choosing reusable over disposable, and conservation over immediate convenience. Given how much time people spend at work, greening the office is a great way to improve your natural resource and carbon footprints.

Energy Efficiency Being Utilized for Value of Homes

Created:
Tue, 2014-04-29 16:32

The Appraisal Institute has developed a Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum. The Appraisal Institute Green Addendum is the first residential energy efficiency appraisal report addendum developed by appraisers, for use by appraisers when appropriate. This report evaluates items of high performance housing for consideration by appraisers.

Measuring the Value of Home Energy Efficiency

Project Management A Look Back

Created:
Tue, 2014-04-22 13:47

Project management is a term recognized by many, but where did it get started, anyway? The specific discipline of project management began in the 20th century, but project management has existed since the beginning of time. From the great pyramids of Egypt to modern maritime warfare maneuvers, the history of project management extends further than you might think. 

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