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USGBC Unveils New LEED Pilot Credits

Sun, 2009-11-22 11:45

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently unveiled five new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits that are being investigated in a pilot program currently underway, according to Jetson Green.

What's Your Walk Score?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:50

Those who have taken the LEED exam or who have worked on a LEED project know that the first thing on the USGBC LEED Certification checklist is Sustainable Sites and Community Connectivity. In order to get these points toward LEED certification, your building must have pedestrian access to at least 10 of the basic services below within ½ mile:

Everblue Offers LEED Canada-NC 1.0 Exam Prep

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:48

The LEED Exam is changing. Your last day to register for the current exam is October 23rd. Your last day to take the current exam is December 31st. The new LEED Exams will be more difficult than the current standards, so don't wait to get started!

What is LEED Online?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:47

Last Updated: 2017-07-26 08:59

LEED Online is a rating system selector. It manages project details and shows how common details of your project fit into various credits. Here are some of LEED Online's other features:

Top 25 Green Collar Jobs

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:44

As local, state, and federal governments mandate green building, “green collar” jobs are beginning to overtake the workforce. Although some industries are suffering in this current economy, green jobs are on the rise. I have copied a list from HubPages of the top 25 green collar jobs, along with their salaries.

From HubPages: The top 25 green job opportunities for 2009 are (Salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Evaluating LEED Consultants

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:44

A LEED consultant is someone who discovers and sets LEED goals for a project. He or she works with a group or team to develop effective strategies for reaching the group’s LEED goals. The consultant would ultimately be responsible for compiling all documentation, calculations, and submittals required for LEED certification. He or she would also draft and submit the LEED certification application to the USGBC.

Everblue Offers Unemployment Assistance

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:43

Everblue can help you with financial assistance through special funding programs to attend our training courses. Our goal is to assist those of you searching for employment the opportunity to increase your marketability by positioning yourself as being on the cutting edge of the green movement.

Please email us at info@everblue.edu with the course, location, and date you would like to attend. We look forward to helping you get back into the workforce!


LEED Corporate Training

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:42

Everblue Energy hosts LEED Exam Prep courses in over 65 locations, both foreign and domestic, but sometimes it’s more convenient for a company to arrange an in-house LEED training session.

Our instructors will come to your location, on your schedule, and teach exactly what you need to get your employees ready to pass the LEED exam. With groups, it usually makes more sense to send one instructor to your company rather than arranging for a group of employees to travel to an off-site location for training.

The Costs of LEED Certification

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:23

LEED certification costs breakdown as follows, according to this article by the Environmental Leader:

Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:22

Green is more than a color these days.

Three terrific new books can help youngsters understand and embrace concepts contained within the new meaning of “green.”

“The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling“ by Alison Inches is part of a series called “Little Green Books.” With lively illustrations by Pete Whitehead, it’s told in diary form from the point of view of a personable crude-oil blob, turned bottle, turned fleece sweatshirt for an astronaut, the little book is packed with information. 

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