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What is the Better Buildings Initiative?

Thu, 2011-02-03 18:05

Earlier today I participated in a White House conference call that provides more details about the President’s newly announced Better Buildings Initiative. This is a pretty exciting program directly tied to innovation, clean energy, energy efficiency, and jobs. Overall, the administration wants this to be a private sector success and not just a government program.

Maintain Your LEED Credentials!

Thu, 2011-02-03 14:46


Simple, Streamlined and Efficient Course Meets All USGBC Requirements.

Everblue.edu now offers comprehensive training courses to maintain both LEED Green Associate (GA) and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) credentials. By the end of 2011, thousands of professionals must complete the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) mandated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Training Scholarships Available

Wed, 2011-02-02 12:51

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Wyoming residents can earn two certifications for just $75!

Everblue has partnered with Casper College in Casper, Wyoming to prepare residents for careers in energy auditing. Through the Wyoming State Energy Sector Partnership, residents will participate in a six-day training program to earn dual certification as BPI Building Analysts and Envelope-Shell Professionals. Certified individuals qualify to register as Accredited Contractors through the Building Performance Institute.

Weather Delay for Rutgers LEED Class

Wed, 2011-02-02 11:47

Attn Students: The Rutgers campus has a delayed opening of 11:30 a.m. LEED students have the option of attending today's class at 11:30 or viewing the on-demand webinar. Please call 800-460-2575 if you have any questions.

Job Opportunities in Michigan

Thu, 2011-01-27 10:49

Update: The following opportunity is no longer available. Please contact us at 800-460-2575 for more information on employment opportunities in your area.

BPI qualified weatherization contractors wanted! The County of Genesee is looking for qualified individuals to perform weatherization repair services for the Genesee county Community Action Resource Department.

What is NATE Certification?

Wed, 2011-01-19 21:56

Certification from the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is for technicians working in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry within the U.S. and Canada.

Are you ready to take your HVAC knowledge to the next level?

Get NATE Certification Training today!

Help Wanted, Solar Project in CA!

Wed, 2011-01-19 17:13

The Ohlone Community College District and the Ohlone College plans to install largest solar panel array in Silicon Valley!

Ohlone College will install the largest solar power collection system in the Silicon Valley, a 569 kWp solar array using the most efficient solar panels available on the market today, the SunPower 220 modules from PowerLight. The flat panel system covers 38,000 square feet of the roof on the two-story “all green” facility being constructed on the satellite campus site in Newark, California.

How Solar Energy Can Get You In Hot Water

Wed, 2011-01-19 16:18

Solar Hot Water Basics

Solar water heaters, also known as solar domestic hot water systems, use the sun’s energy to provide cost-effective, low-carbon hot water for the home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use—sunshine—is free.

About EPA WaterSense

Thu, 2011-01-13 10:08

Why Worry About Water?

Don’t we live on a planet that is mostly made of water you ask? We do indeed, but a mere 1% of the water on Earth is available for human use. The rest is locked in polar ice caps or brackish (salty) ocean water, which is undrinkable without extensive purification. Many of us hail from states with abundant freshwater and we are lucky enough to turn on the tap and receive a clear, consistent flow of water. However, in many of the arid states of the US Southwest, water is a rapidly disappearing natural resource.

Will LEED Get Me A Job?

Wed, 2011-01-12 12:50

Last Updated: 2017-04-13 11:17

LEED Certification Makes You An Invaluable Asset in the Exploding Green Building Industry

Pop quiz. Who wants a job? Now who wants a job that pays well?

That’s what I thought.

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