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Who Should Become a Green Rater

Thu, 2017-11-16 11:29

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are famously used on commercial building structures. However, the LEED green building standards can also be used on residential structures, such as single-family and multi-family homes – even whole neighborhoods!

Individuals wanting to advertise their LEED expertise and work on LEED building projects in a design, building, or operations capacity will participate in the traditional LEED credentialing process, which is as follows:

How to LEED Certify a Product

Tue, 2017-11-14 12:01

Are you a product manufacturer being asked by a client to show how your product is compliant with the LEED Certification requirements?

If so, you may be wondering how you can quickly get your product LEED-certified. However, this is not what is being asked of you.

The U.S. Green Building Council (who created the LEED green building standards) does not certify or endorse products.

Here's an example of false LEED product advertising:

Everblue Hires Matt Roseman as BPI and RESNET Program Manager

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:24

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Roseman, who will join the team at our NC headquarters and manage the BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater training programs.

Within this role, Matt will teach classes on how to become a certified home energy auditor under the BPI and RESNET technical standards. He will also manage the logistical operations and curriculum development for the respective programs.

How Long It Takes to Qualify for the NABCEP Certification Exams

Thu, 2017-11-02 13:57

If you want to become a certified solar installer, you should allot at least 3 months of preparation to satisfy the Training & Work Experience requirements listed by NABCEP. Whether you are new to solar or an experienced solar-industry worker, there are specific eligibility requirements that all NABCEP exam candidates must meet.

Who is NABCEP?

NABCEP stands for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and this is a nonprofit organization that develops professional certification programs for solar energy professionals.

100% LEED Exam Pass Rate from UAB Class

Tue, 2017-10-31 09:17

Everblue recently held a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course for the Facilities Management staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

We’re pleased to announce that all 22 participants passed their LEED Green Associate exams on the first try!

How to Get Your BPI Exam Results

Thu, 2017-10-26 11:32

If you’re interested in earning a BPI Energy Auditor Certification, then you’ve come to the right place! Everblue offers training for the most popular BPI certifications, including:

  • BPI Building Analyst
  • BPI Envelope
  • BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage

Because of the similarities among these certifications, we also offer options to bundle multiple designations within the same week, resulting in built-in discounts and a more expedient way of earning multiple BPI certifications!

Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy

Thu, 2017-10-19 14:41

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

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:02

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

Thu, 2017-10-12 10:12

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


The Solar Foundation Welcomes Everblue as a Training Partner

Tue, 2017-10-10 11:19

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.

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