mikem's blog

What I have learned about solar training

Fri, 2011-06-03 15:54

My name is Teal, and I started an internship at Everblue Training Institute a couple weeks ago. As an intern, I am expected to do a little bit of everything. I have worked with Layla and Lesley on BPI, Steve and Bana on phones, Mike and Jamie on Moodle, Cadi on venue-booking, and finally Vince on solar. I was given many tasks but the latest one from Vince seemed to consume me the most. He asked if I would do a complete newcomer analysis on the state of solar training & certifications.

Join us for a free webinar June 7th

Fri, 2011-06-03 12:05

Join Everblue and Efficiency First for a webinar on Business Opportunities in Whole House Performance. Learn about business opportunities, transitioning business models, and earn BPI continuing education units (CEUs).

Business Opportunities in Whole House Performance

Everblue has a new Solar PV Expert in CA

Thu, 2011-06-02 14:01

Justin Riege joins the company as a Solar PV Bootcamp instructor for the Venture, CA area. Riege has been designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems since 2007.

Everblue Training Institute is excited to announce the recent hire of solar instructor Justin Riege. Riege is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) and has 15 years of contracting experience.

Hot Topic: Urban Thermal Planning

Thu, 2011-06-02 00:32

I just read a fascinating New York Times article about Chicago’s Urban Thermal planning efforts. What Chicago is doing is Brilliant and Amazing! This week it’s especially relevant as it’s pretty hot this week. 97 degrees here in Charlotte today, almost the record, and there’s no end in sight for this early heatwave. Unfortunately, we can probably expect years and decades of hotter, wilder weather like this.

Walk, Crawl or Run with Solar

Wed, 2011-06-01 11:51

Not necessarily “Plug and Play”
So, solar seems like a great way to supply environmentally friendly, cost-effective power, right? Right. But despite its seeming simplicity (sun’s rays = electricity), installing an effective and sustainable solar system involves more than sliding a solar panel into a rooftop rack.

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Mon, 2011-05-30 17:04

soldier memorial dayI have a number of anniversaries that I think about as they pass each year.

Layla Thomas- BPI, LEED, and RESNET Expert

Wed, 2011-04-20 14:36

Everblue Energy is excited to announce the promotion of Layla Thomas from independent contractor to full-time program manager for BPI and RESNET training programs. Thomas brings 15 years of industry experience to the company and will be moving from Miami, FL to Everblue’s office headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

White House Champions of Change

Thu, 2011-04-14 14:40

Anyone who has interacted with Everblue knows that our primary focus is to help our students succeed in the green economy. Although this is our primary focus, it is not the primary reason Everblue was created. At Everblue we value our nation’s energy security and passionately believe in the need to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources.

CA seeks to outshine other Solar states

Wed, 2011-04-13 11:00

California seeks to reclaim the top spot as a sustainable and energy efficient state.

A recent LA Times blog article highlights the exciting new law signed yesterday by Gov. that mandates %33 of electricity in California must be generated from renewable sources by 2020.

Highlights from the article

Executives at solar, wind and other clean energy companies said the new regulations could help California reclaim its green leadership position after losing ground to states such as Texas and Iowa.

Welcome DC-based LEED, BPI and RESNET Expert

Tue, 2011-04-12 14:01

Everblue Training Institute is excited to announce the recent hire of Michael Murphy as a LEED, BPI, and RESNET instructor in the company’s Washington, D.C. location. Murphy brings seven years of construction and green building experience to the Everblue Energy team.

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