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South Carolina Adopts Energy Rating Index

Created:
Fri, 2016-05-20 10:09

In a previous post, we discussed how some states are taking measures to support home energy efficiency and the RESNET HERS Index by adopting the Energy Rating Index compliance path from the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Oftentimes, these states have outright replaced their existing energy code with the 2015 version, thereby inheriting the newest guidelines, like the ERI path.

If you’re not caught up on this topic, check out these related posts:

LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff

Created:
Tue, 2016-05-17 09:40

University Office of Sustainability – responsible for developing and implementing strategies to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the university. Staff in this department communicate, inform, and promote sustainability principles and programs throughout the university and also educate faculty, staff, and students.

LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers

Created:
Tue, 2016-05-10 08:51

Green Product Manufacturing – the systematic design and production of building materials with a focus on minimizing, or eliminating, resource use, waste, and pollution. Building materials may include concrete, marble, stucco, plaster, rebar, plastic, bamboo, and many other natural and synthetic items. These materials provide the make-up of buildings and structures and are commonly used by architects and construction managers.

Over 240 Professionals With ISSP Certification

Created:
Thu, 2016-05-05 12:19

Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced the names of the individuals who passed the second round of beta testing for the new ISSP Sustainability Associate Certification.

LEED Jobs: Construction Managers

Created:
Tue, 2016-05-03 09:26

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 3:11

Because of the broad responsibility that construction managers have over the whole building project, their efforts can align very well with LEED. In order to lead a green building project, it is sensible that a construction manager possess LEED knowledge.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

More States Adopt Energy Rating Index Compliance Path

Created:
Thu, 2016-04-28 10:50

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 12:56

It was decided at the 2018 IECC code hearings in Louisville, KY that the Energy Rating Index option will be maintained for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.

LEED Jobs: Real Estate Attorneys

Created:
Tue, 2016-04-26 10:08

Real Estate Law or Property Law – the area of law that governs ownership and usage of residential or commercial land. Land, in its general usage, includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This includes structures and buildings.

Solar Growth in 2016 and What It Means for the Job Industry

Created:
Thu, 2016-04-21 08:19

Now more than ever, going solar is smart. It’s no longer just a smart choice for eco-conscious homeowners; it’s also a smart choice for financially savvy folks who have caught onto the trend and recognize that it’s a viable source of alternative energy.

If you're looking to learn more about the employment outlook for solar contractors, visit our Getting Started With Solar series.

LEED Jobs: Environmental Engineers

Created:
Tue, 2016-04-19 08:43

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 03:57

Environmental engineers help minimize and manage waste and pollution, protecting the air, water, soil, and ourselves from harmful chemicals. Their primary interests, indoor air quality and waste management, align with many of the LEED certification requirements.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

Why Solar Installers Have NABCEP Certification

Created:
Thu, 2016-04-14 09:25

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 12:02

With the price of solar panels at an all-time low and dozens of utility programs introducing solar financing options for communities, it has become more affordable than ever for homeowners to install solar panels on their roofs. This increase in demand has led to an explosion of solar PV installation jobs across the country.

Wondering how you can get started with a career in solar?

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