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LEED 2009 Projects and How to Continue Working on Them

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:41

Are you working on a LEED 2009 project? Did you miss the cutoff for the LEED v3 accreditation exams? If you answered yes to both questions, this post is for you!

More HERS Ratings Expected in 2015

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:37

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) announced its collaboration with the International Code Council last week in an effort to help home builders transition to the new 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). In the upcoming version of the residential building code, RESNET's HERS Index will be an optional compliance path — some people are saying that this compliance path represents the most significant change coming to 2015 IECC. 

What is the International Energy Conservation Code?

How to Get Project Management Experience

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:21

Last Updated: 2017-05-10 03:16

We recently held a free live webinar called "LEED & PMP – Perfect Together." The purpose of this information session was to help our LEED students navigate the expectations and processes associated with earning a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. As outlined in the presentation, there is a high crossover of skills between PMP Certification and LEED Accreditation. It is quite common for LEED professionals to seek a project management certification due to this alignment of values and experience.

Young Professionals Helping Keep Local Creek Clean

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:37

Amid 90-degree temperatures on Wednesday afternoon, a group of 14 young professionals strapped on their boots and gloves to participate in a creek cleanup at Little Sugar Creek. The Emerging Professionals (Epros) of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Charlotte chapter gathered at the corner of Brandywine and Westfield Roads to help with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Department's Adopt-A-Stream program.

States Share Electricity Between Texas and the Southeast

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:11

A California-based energy company plans to build a 400-mile transmission line, connecting renewable energy resources in Texas to states in the Southeast. The company, Pattern Energy, recently won approval for the project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Texas is the nation's largest wind energy generator with more than 12,000 MW of wind energy capacity.

No More LEED v3 Exams

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:23

As you may be aware, the current version of the LEED Exam will be expiring on June 15, 2014. There will be a period from June 15-30 where there will be no LEED Exams administered. The LEED v4 Exam will launch on July 1 at a Prometric Testing Center near you.

Many are cramming to schedule their LEED v3 exam before the June 15 cut-off. Unfortunately, what they’re finding is that the exam slots are filling up at a rapid pace.

The "LEED AP Without Specialty" Controversy

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:00

Last Updated: 2017-04-18 03:26

You may have heard the term LEED AP before, though you might not be aware of the layers that live within this title.

To find out how you can become a LEED AP, visit our LEED Credentialing Process page.

For some background, when the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System was established in 1993, it was determined that an individual who passed the LEED Exam would earn the title of a LEED AP, or LEED Accredited Professional.

The Newest Member of the IREC Credentialing Award Committee

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:52

We are excited to announce that our Curriculum Development Manager, Glenn Mauney, has been appointed to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Credentialing Award Committee! Glenn previously participated on the Working Group that reviewed the Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) International Standard 01022. The Working Group's goal was to update the standard in a way that reflects the changing needs of training and education specific to clean energy and energy efficiency.

How State Fairs Are Saving the World

Thu, 2014-05-08 10:51

The fair is in town, and I decided to go because I had a coupon for $2 off the admission. As I was watching the Lady Houdini magic show, the emcee warmed up the crowd with a joke about how the performers and workers recycle on the job. First he showed us an empty, crinkled soda can. He proceeded to smooth out its sides so it looked relatively new. Then he flipped the can over and revealed that he had "pulled" the tab back to its original position so that the soda appeared to be unopened.

14 Ways That Building Analyst Has Changed

Thu, 2014-05-01 14:44

You may have heard that the Building Performance Institute (BPI) had updated its popular BPI Building Analyst standard in early February 2014. The new BPI Building Analyst, which has been dubbed “Building Analyst of the Future,” provides a more thorough certification experience and truly addresses the needs and job responsibilities of real home energy auditors.

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