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Everblue Conducts Greenbuilding Bootcamp at Hofstra University

Mon, 2010-12-13 15:26

Everblue Training Institute conducted a one-week intensive Green Building Bootcamp at Hofstra University for professionals seeking to learn about the latest in sustainable design and construction building practices.

Everblue student attends COP16

Wed, 2010-12-08 13:36

As many are already aware, this week and next, leaders from around the world converge upon Cancún, Mexico for the COP16 / World Climate Summit.

Greenbuild 2010

Wed, 2010-12-08 11:23

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the largest green conference in the world, and this year’s event in Chicago proved to be no exception with roughly 30,000 in attendance. Everblue also held a raffle drawing for an AmazonKindle™ electronic book reader, one of the coolest inventions of the 21st century. Michael Hicks with Scott&Goble Architects of Tulsa, OK. was the lucky winner – Congratulations Michael!

New York and Kentucky Energy and Efficiency Updates

Thu, 2010-12-02 09:40

With little action at the federal level last week given the Thanksgiving break, we are highlighting positive stories from around the country.

New York On-Bill Financing

Free Green Jobs Training

Mon, 2010-10-18 13:19

Update: The following scholarship is no longer available. Please call us at 800-460-2575 for up-to-date information on funding in your area.

Where: Danville, VA
When: Beginning October 25th

Are you a Virginia resident in Danville, Martinsville, Pittsylvania County, Halifax County, or Henry County? You may qualify to become licensed as a BPI Building Analyst and Envelope-Shell Professional at no charge to you!

Everblue Employee Attends Senatorial Debate

Wed, 2010-10-13 11:33

Everblue employee, Mike Hopper, was asked by Senator Barbara Boxer to attend a debate between her and challenger, Karly Fiorina, that took place on Sep 29th. Ms. Fiorina has been critical of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which has been supported by Senator Boxer. Ms. Fiorina has claimed that the ARRA has not created a single job.

Mike Hopper has indeed benefited through the ARRA. Mike initially received his BPI training and certifications through Everblue with funding provided through the Workforce Development Program of San Bernardino County. The funding for this Workforce Development Program originated through the ARRA.

BPI Certification and Accreditation Explained

Fri, 2010-06-18 09:02

Are you looking for a BPI Certification? Are you looking to become a BPI Accredited contractor? To set the record straight, BPI Certification is for individuals, while BPI Accreditation is for companies [NOTE: Please do not confuse this with LEED where the buildings are LEED Certified and individuals are LEED Accredited].

Homestar Energy Retrofit Update

Fri, 2010-06-18 08:57

Here's the latest update from the National Save Energy coalition:

1. Obama Calls for Clean Energy Bill – In an Oval Office address to the nation last night regarding the on-going Gulf Oil spill, President Obama declared the need for a new national energy policy. He acknowledged that such a policy will have costs but stressed that “we can’t afford not to change how we produce and use energy – because the long-term costs to our economy, our national security, and our environment are far greater.” While the President did not present a specific platform for such an energy policy, he did offer numerous options for inclusion. In the coming weeks, the President will meet with leaders of both parties to discuss these options.

The Power of Corporate Guilt

Fri, 2010-06-18 08:53

Duke Energy, the nation's largest power company, announced today that it is asking suppliers to provide separate pricing for mountain-top removal mined coal vs underground mined coal. It will be interesting to see what the suppliers come back with. At issue is the environmentally destructive practice of removing entire mountain tops (and filling the neighboring valley) just to get access to the coal. Streams are covered, eco-systems ruined, and toxic waste is left uncovered to be washed down stream by rain water.

Everblue LEED and BPI Energy Auditor Training WIA Approved in Virginia

Mon, 2010-04-12 16:51

Everblue Training Institute is proud to announce the State of Virginia Workforce Investment Program has certified the following Everblue courses for enrollment throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

LEED Green Associate
LEED Accredited Professional – Operations and Maintenance
LEED Accredited Professional – Building, Design, & Construction
BPI Building Analyst
BPI Envelope Shell Professional

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