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4 Trends in LEED Training

Tue, 2016-01-05 13:00

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 01:52

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and represents a labeling system that honors and differentiates energy-efficient buildings. Although the LEED green building certification system has been in existence since March 2000, knowledge and training for architects and engineers didn’t really hit the market until the late 2000s.

How to Schedule the NABCEP Certification Exam

Tue, 2015-12-22 11:54

Last Updated: 2018-01-04 11:10

Professionals who are looking to earn a solar certification will likely pursue a designation from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP offers several types of solar exams. Those include:

The Three Types of ENERGY STAR Certification

Thu, 2015-12-17 11:03

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently distributed its findings from a highly anticipated Market Survey Report, which asked respondents to provide feedback on their educational interests. While the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system was recorded as the most poplar green building rating system utilized by respondents, many indicated an interest in learning about other rating systems and standards as well. The next desired rating system after LEED was ENERGY STAR.

Why NC Town Rejected Solar Panels

Tue, 2015-12-15 11:01

Concerns vs. Facts

You may have heard by now that the town of Woodland, NC rejected a proposal for a solar farm following public concerns. Citizens expressed their fear and mistrust of solar energy technology, blocking Strata Solar Company to build a solar farm off Highway 258.

Strata Solar had proposed a solar farm around Woodland because the town has an electrical substation where the solar power generated by the panels could be hooked up to the electrical grid.

ISSP Sustainability Certification Beta Exam - Round 2

Thu, 2015-12-10 11:45

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

Certified HERS Raters Needed in NC

Tue, 2015-12-08 11:03

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 02:02

The North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) worked with the Energy and Environmental Assistance Office of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) to collect and analyze data on the impact of energy-efficient, high-performance home and building projects across NC.

Difference Between LEED Green Associate and LEED AP

Thu, 2015-12-03 10:32

Last Updated: 2017-02-23 01:38

RESNET HERS Score Gains Popularity Across North America

Tue, 2015-12-01 15:00

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 02:03

What the Paris Attacks Mean for COP21

Tue, 2015-11-17 16:10

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is scheduled for Nov 30-Dec 11 in Paris. The objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all nations of the world.

On Saturday, the day after the now-infamous Paris attacks, the French government vowed to forge ahead with the long-scheduled international summit.

COP21 Climate Change Summit logo

How to Become a LEED AP

Fri, 2015-11-06 12:08

Last Updated: 2017-04-03 11:05

What’s funny about our service – sustainability training – is that we’re selling an intangible product (education). In other retail situations, a customer goes in looking for shoes – blue or green. It’s pretty straightforward. For us, gaining a prospective customer’s loyalty begins long before the sale actually occurs. With our LEED AP training and LEED exam prep, in particular, we begin the education weeks and months in advance.


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