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What to Expect as a New LEED Professional

Thu, 2017-03-02 11:35

Pursuing a LEED professional credential can be a daunting and overwhelming endeavor for some individuals. Those who put in the time to study the LEED credits, baseline measurements, and case studies, however, will likely find themselves in a successful position.

If you're just getting started with LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! series.

How to Install Solar Panels in Rhode Island

Tue, 2017-02-28 12:00

Last Updated: 2018-01-03 12:23

Licensing and certification requirements for solar installers vary by state. In some states, individuals are required to have an electrical contractor’s license. In other states, individuals can pursue a renewable energy designation without electrical experience.

If you want to begin learning about solar energy, visit our Introduction to Solar series.

Utility Programs that Require HERS Scores

Tue, 2017-02-14 11:36

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, recently published findings from a new study conducted by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency about how utilities are encouraging the growth of energy efficiency in new home construction.

For a better understanding of HERS Scores, visit our RESNET HERS Explained page.

Record Number of Homes HERS Rated in 2016

Tue, 2017-01-17 11:54

According to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), there were 206,583 homes in the United States that were evaluated by a HERS Rater and issued a HERS Score in 2016.

This broke the record for the number of homes HERS rated in a year!

For a better understanding of HERS Scores, visit our RESNET HERS Explained page.

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6 Reasons Why ISSP Certification Will Last

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:35

ISSP Certification is a new professional development program for sustainability practitioners worldwide.

This program was developed by the International Society of Sustainability Practitioners (ISSP). After several years of research and analysis, ISSP’s professional sustainability certification launched in 2016.

Home Energy Auditor Rebates in Phoenix

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:53

SRP, one of the nation’s largest public power utilities, is offering a series of rebates for energy efficiency upgrades made to Arizona homes by BPI-certified professionals. Learn more below about rebates up to $400.

BPI HHE Frequent Questions

Thu, 2017-01-05 10:24

As a follow-up to our previous post, we’re now going to look at questions that many home performance contractors have asked about the new BPI Healthy Home Evaluator (BPI HHE) credential.

For more information about BPI Certification, visit our BPI Energy Auditor overview series.

Top 6 Drivers of Healthy Home Assessments

Tue, 2017-01-03 15:46

Last Updated: 2017-09-20 10:56

The Building Performance Institute recently hosted a webinar to address updates to the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator program. The webinar panel included:

Qualifying for Spring 2017 NABCEP Solar Exams

Tue, 2016-11-22 10:08

If you’re looking to earn a solar PV certification through NABCEP, your time is running out!

NABCEP, or the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, governs the certification process for solar energy professionals. The organization offers certification in the areas of solar photovoltaics (panels generating electricity) and solar thermal (heating). NABCEP is the leading organization for solar certification in the United States.

Who Should Be an ISSP Sustainability Associate?

Thu, 2016-11-17 11:28

Last Updated: 2017-11-10 01:48

ISSP Certification is the newest professional credentialing program available for sustainability practitioners. The program offers an opportunity for sustainability practitioners to get on the same level of knowledge and unite with a marketable seal that validates their competency.

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