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Nevada Now Requires BPI Certification

Wed, 2011-11-30 10:25

Last Updated: 2017-05-12 11:03

The Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry recently announced that individuals in the state of Nevada must achieve education and experience requirements prior to performing a home energy audit. The organization clearly lists approved programs, including BPI Certification, RESNET HERS Rater Certification, and Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certification.

Utah Contractors Meet CE Deadline

Wed, 2011-11-30 00:00

Update: Everblue no longer offers the Utah CE program.

Wow, today was a busy day for contractors in Utah. Today is the first ever deadline for Utah's mandatory contractor continuing education (CE) requirement. This program mandates that licensed Utah contractors complete six hours of CE training, and it seems like many contractors waited until the last minute!

Solar Training Leads to Solar Growth

Mon, 2011-11-28 07:49

A new report titled “National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the Solar Workforce” conducted by the nonprofit trade group, The Solar Foundation, shows massive growth in the solar industry. The study indicates that there are over 100,000 individuals working in the solar industry, and almost half of the 2,100 solar companies surveyed plan to hire more qualified solar professionals in the next 12 months, with a total of 24,000 new solar jobs created.

Being Green on Black Friday

Wed, 2011-11-23 10:35

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Some of you may be spending today working, but most of you have probably taken an early vacation and are awaiting the Black Friday rush. With around $10 billion to be spent in one day, Black Friday is a tremendous occasion that will promote sales and help boost our economy. On the other hand, with more than 200 million participants in the unofficial shopping holiday, Black Friday will likely have a negative impact on our environment. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some tips on how you can “go green” on Black Friday.

Everblue Students Win at FL Green Awards

Fri, 2011-11-18 08:45

Everblue is excited to announce that two of our students were winners at the Sustainable South Florida Awards ceremony, which occurred on November 17. To follow-up a related blog post (Greg Hamra: Everblue's Green Visionary), we are also pleased to announce that our very own Greg Hamra, senior LEED instructor, did in fact win the Green Visionary category!

ACI Conference Recap - Charlotte

Mon, 2011-11-07 15:20

 The first Home Energy Trainer Conference from Affordable Comfort, Inc (ACI) went off without a hitch. The event took place in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel. Trainers from a multitude of organizations were present, visiting the booths and participating in workshop sessions. Everblue staff members were sprinkled throughout the conference, as conference presenters, volunteers, and booth participants.

Greenbuild to Bring Nearly $26 Million to Toronto

Tue, 2011-10-04 11:15

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is holding its annual Greenbuild Convention & Expo in Toronto, Canada this year from October 4-7. This marks the 10th celebration of Greenbuild, as well as the first time that the convention has been held outside the United States.

The USGBC chose to bring the event to Toronto to honor the city’s 300 building projects that are registered for LEED Certification, as well as the 44 green building projects already LEED-certified in the area.

Everblue Family is Growing

Mon, 2011-09-26 12:48

Everblue is committed to training individuals on sustainability and energy efficiency in the hopes of improving the environment and quality of life. We want to leave this planet in good condition so our children can enjoy it just as we have.

Speaking of children, Everblue is excited to welcome some new additions to the family! We’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of our instructors’ and employees’ recent bundles of joy.

Courtesy of LEED Instructor Shannon Deeb:
Elias (Eli) Deeb. Born 12/26/2010 at 11:24 pm. 7 lbs even.

GBCI Announces LEED Fellow Qualifications

Mon, 2011-09-19 07:39

On September 6, 2011, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow distinction is the GBCI’s newest and most prestigious designation, which was developed to honor and recognize distinguished LEED APs who have made a significant contribution to the field of green building and sustainability at a regional, national, or international level. When LEED version 3 was introduced in May 2009, the GBCI had not defined the LEED AP Fellow qualification criteria.

How to Land a Green Job

Fri, 2011-06-24 10:41

Are you looking for a Green Job? Have you recently earned a green certification or are you looking to attend training for one? If so, here’s a list of ideas on how to utilize your skills and land a green job.

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