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Blower Door Testing With BPI and RESNET

Thu, 2016-08-18 09:02

Last Updated: 2017-09-05 02:49

More and more professionals in the home performance industry – HVAC, insulation, general contractors – are being asked to expand their skill sets and offer blower door tests. Why is this?

If you already know whether a BPI or RESNET certification fits your needs, give us a call at 800-460-2575 and we'll talk you through training options in your area.

If you're still trying to see how you can meet this demand, keep reading!

How to Qualify for the NABCEP PV Exams

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:38

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 12:35

Professionals interested in earning a solar PV designation from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have several options for testing.

If you'd like to have a career in solar energy, start with our Introduction to Solar series. Then you can work toward these nationally recognized solar certification exams.

Timeline for ISSP Certification

Thu, 2016-08-11 09:38

Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) hosted an info session on Tuesday afternoon regarding its new professional sustainability certification program.

How Long Does It Take to Get LEED Certified?

Tue, 2016-08-09 12:20

Last Updated: 2017-03-21 11:36

The reasons why sustainability practitioners earn LEED credentials vary depending on their professional goals. The most common goals include:

  • Qualifying for a project that requires LEED knowledge
  • Increasing marketability and getting a new job
  • Demonstrating expertise and getting a promotion or raise

Because of these goals, candidates will seek the fastest path to LEED Certification.

RESNET Practical Simulation Exam Now Available

Thu, 2016-08-04 10:24

Last Updated: 2017-09-05 10:56

HERS Rater candidates now have one more exam to pass if they want to become a certified HERS Rater.

For more information on what RESNET HERS Raters are, visit our RESNET HERS Rater overview series.

NABCEP Rebrands Entry Level Exam

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:16

Last Updated: 2017-06-30 01:31

In July 2015, NABCEP announced that it would be changing the name of its Entry Level Program to “NABCEP Associate Program.” Over the following year, very few details about the rebranding came out, so some wondered if the name change would, in fact, occur.

Solar Energy Training Courses: Live vs. Online

Tue, 2016-07-19 10:21

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 09:38

We’re often asked whether we offer online solar energy training courses. We do – our Entry Level Solar PV Training and Solar Design & Sales Training are both self-paced online webinars. Students gain instant access to the online materials and can log in to participate any time 24/7 for a full year.

Practicing Water Conservation at Home: An Interview With Joan Darvish-Rouhani

Thu, 2016-07-14 10:52

Everblue LEED Instructor Joan Darvish-Rouhani sat down with Speakman, a seller of premium shower and bath products, to discuss how and why consumers should practice water conservation at home. Here are the results of their interview.

If you'd like to learn more about water conservation in homes and buildings, you should consider our LEED training program. Visit our What is LEED? page for more information.

Live Sustainability Training: What to Expect

Tue, 2016-07-12 11:01

Last Updated: 2017-07-03 11:14

Do you remember the good ol’ days of actually having a summer BREAK? Man, do I miss that time off. Nowadays, the closest thing to time off – other than an actual vacation – is going to a conference or another work-related event. With these types of opportunities, you’re still technically working, but you get a little break from your daily responsibilities.

This is one of the benefits of live sustainability training.

LEED Jobs: Structural Engineers

Tue, 2016-06-28 12:07

Last Updated: 2017-07-05 01:39

The value that structural engineers bring to LEED certification projects is their expertise in building materials and structural systems with consideration to structural adaptability for future use and alternative uses.

If you want to learn more about LEED now, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

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