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LEED Jobs: Commissioning Agents

Created:
Tue, 2016-04-12 10:59

Last Updated: 2017-06-27 02:27

The commissioning process is a highly effective method to improve the performance of building systems and equipment. Coincidentally, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards have the same goal of improving building performance.

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

Update on BPI Healthy Home Evaluator

Created:
Thu, 2016-04-07 10:30

Two weeks ago, we posted about the new BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification as it was explained to us on the BPI Test Center conference call. At that point in time, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) had planned to launch the pilot for the Healthy Home Evaluator exam on April 4 to coincide with the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. It turns out that this was an early April Fool’s Day joke – likely unintentional – because the pilot actually launched on Friday, April 1st.

LEED Jobs: Landscape Architects

Created:
Tue, 2016-04-05 11:17

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 04:10

There's a natural correlation between LEED’s mission and the work of landscape architects. The latter has an innate interest in respecting the natural systems of a site while also optimizing the human experience. LEED Certification standards echo that mentality and support an enhanced human experience as well.

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

Home Energy Score vs. HERS Score

Created:
Fri, 2016-04-01 11:54

Last Updated: 2017-04-27 01:02

A blog by Joan Glickman of the Department of Energy indicated that there is a 1 in 3 chance that a newly built home in the United States comes with an energy label comparing it to energy code. The label being referenced is the RESNET HERS Score.

LEED Jobs: Interior Designers

Created:
Tue, 2016-03-29 12:14

Interior Design – the art or process of designing the interior, often including the exterior, of a room or building. An interior designer is someone who coordinates and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, and the management and execution of the design. Interior design is the process of sharing the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment.

Preparing for the New BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification

Created:
Thu, 2016-03-24 08:29

Earlier this week, Everblue staff members were invited to join a private webinar hosted by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) to learn about the new BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification. With a pilot testing phase set to launch on April 4, BPI’s Matt Anderson took some time to explain the history of the new BPI HHE designation and logistical details for debuting this certification.

For more information about BPI Certification in general, visit our BPI Energy Auditor overview series.

How Much is the LEED GA Exam?

Created:
Tue, 2016-03-22 12:46

Last Updated: 2017-03-28 01:05

If you're planning on earning a LEED credential and demonstrating your knowledge of sustainability concepts, your first step is to pass the LEED Green Associate exam.

If you're just getting started with LEED and want a better understanding of the LEED credential process, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! series.

Registering for the LEED Exam

Incorporating LEED Into Your Community

Created:
Thu, 2016-03-17 14:44

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 01:07

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Have you heard of LEED?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards apply to high-performance “green” buildings and make up the basis for LEED Certification. LEED Certification offers verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor air quality, and improving quality of life.

New NYC Laws Require LEED Gold

Created:
Tue, 2016-03-15 10:37

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 01:11

Last week, the New York City Council passed two laws – 701-A and 721-A – that amend the city’s current legislation about LEED Certification. These laws now require most new city buildings and major retrofits to achieve LEED Gold. This is an enhancement from previous legislation that required a minimum LEED Certified rating level for health and educational occupancies and a minimum LEED Silver rating level for buildings or spaces of all other covered occupancies.

High Participation in Second ISSP-SA Certification Beta

Created:
Thu, 2016-03-10 12:49

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

Due to the enthusiastic support for the new ISSP Sustainability Certification program, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) introduced a second beta exam for its introductory designation ISSP Sustainability Associate.

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