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How Long It Takes to Qualify for the NABCEP Certification Exams

Thu, 2017-11-02 14:57

Last Updated: 2017-12-27 03:33

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.

100% LEED Exam Pass Rate from UAB Class

Tue, 2017-10-31 10:17

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 12:32

Last Updated: 2017-12-17 03:36

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:

Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy

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

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

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


The Solar Foundation Welcomes Everblue as a Training Partner

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

Thu, 2017-09-28 10:33

Last Updated: 2017-12-27 03:47

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

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:29

Last Updated: 2017-12-27 03:49

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

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.

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