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NASEO 2012 Annual Meeting

Fri, 2012-09-21 10:09

The NASEO 2012 Annual Meeting took place in Minneapolis, MN in early September. This was Everblue’s first time attending the event.

LEED Volume Program

Mon, 2012-09-10 14:17

LEED Certification is an in-depth process that requires building owners and project managers to follow rigorous standards for green building and design. In the past, some organizations that worked hard to design and build green buildings opted not to pursue LEED Certification. They often used LEED credit categories as a checklist for developing a green building but found that the LEED Certification process was too costly and too reliant on paperwork.

Everblue Understands You

Mon, 2012-08-27 13:36

At some point in your life, you may have heard someone say, “I don’t understand what you’re saying. Can you draw it out for me? I’m more of a visual learner.” This individual wasn’t trying to be difficult. Everyone learns and comprehends information differently. Whether or not we acknowledge it, we all associate ourselves with one of these three popular learning styles, as they are called: Visual, Auditory, Kinetic / Interactive.

From Accountant to Sustainability Manager

Mon, 2012-08-20 12:23

Researchers from the University of Waikato in New Zealand have announced that certified sustainability managers are necessary in order for companies to achieve the best sustainability outcomes.

A 2010 survey of managing directors, accountants, and sustainability managers found that there are clear business benefits to having a sustainability strategy and that often times, accountants make up only a small minority of the leadership roles involved in strategy setting.

NATE Certification Eligible for BPI Accreditation

Mon, 2012-08-13 15:24

On March 29th of this year, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced that it will now accept NATE Certification as one of the eligibility options for accreditation of HVAC contractors.

Energy Circle Pro Works For You

Mon, 2012-08-06 10:58

If you read “My Sustainability Heroes,” you’d know that I foster deep admiration for Peter Troast, founder and CEO of Energy Circle. Peter is a friendly, knowledgeable, upbeat, and charismatic energy efficiency aficionado. He writes for the Energy Circle blog, maintains the Energy Circle presence on Twitter, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics of energy efficiency marketing and communications (using social media and web design strategies).

Corporate Training Made Easy

Mon, 2012-07-30 08:16

What makes Everblue special is our ability to make our proprietary curriculum available to our corporate clients in whatever format works for their schedule, location, or group size. Do you have a group that’s only available from 8-10 AM on Mondays, 3-5 PM on Wednesdays, and 8-10 PM on Fridays? Call us - we’ll make it work!

Green Building Thoughts from 11,000 Feet

Thu, 2012-07-26 08:12

Out on the trail this weekend, I was appreciating the building clouds, hoping for rain, and reflecting on our work in the green building community. Here in Colorado, we’ve had a rough start to the summer. In fact, our whole country has. Wildfires continue to consume vast portions of the West, while the worst drought in a generation and erratic weather is forcing farmers in the Midwest to abandon their ruined crops, and residents in the East have to dig out from the freak land hurricane that hit earlier in the month.

How RESNET Differs from BPI

Mon, 2012-07-23 08:46

PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For more detailed information about the RESNET HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst certifications, please visit the new post: Difference Between BPI and RESNET

My Sustainability Heroes

Mon, 2012-07-16 08:54

I’ve worked for Everblue for a little over three years. In that time, I have been granted the opportunity to attend four conferences: Greenbuild 2010, ACI National 2011, ACI Home Energy Trainer Conference 2011, and ACI National 2012.

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