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Comic Creator Builds Green Home

Mon, 2010-09-20 08:41

As more people become aware of the benefits to the environment by taking small steps to improving the energy efficiency of a home, more individuals are attempting to build what are referred to as "Green Homes." A green home is a home that uses less energy, water, and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier for the people living inside.

ULE 880 Sustainability Standard Comments Open

Mon, 2010-09-06 14:16

On August 2nd, Underwriter Laboratories in partnership with Greener World Media lauched a corporate sustainability standard called ULE 880. Underwriter Laboratories is best known for its independent standards that you see on most electronic devices, however, they also have an environmental standards devision. This type of independent corporate sustainability standard is long over due. Right now the standard is in public comment phase - you can signup to read and comment on ULE 880, here.

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Fri, 2010-07-30 20:28

Urge Senators NOW to put the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) back in the energy bill!

Majority Leader Reid has announced that the Senate will take up a slimmed-down energy bill without a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES).  Tell your Senators NOW that the wind industry urgently needs an RES in the energy bill in order to thrive.

E-mail your elected officials and tell them that, without an RES, the Senate is endangering at least 360,000 jobs: 85,000 currently employed in the wind industry and the potential 274,000 additional jobs created by an RES.

NC Weatherization Jobs, Applicants Needed!

Fri, 2010-07-30 08:56

Description of Work

The primary functions of these positions are on‐site inspection and assessment of weatherization service providers’ program operations, including inspection of residential houses weatehrized; review of program’s documents and of training and technical assistance.

Utah Energy Star Summit

Thu, 2010-07-29 14:26

The first Utah Clean Energy Summit is coming up in a few months. If you are in Utah, you should attend. It is for anyone involved in the building and/or energy industry. Architects, builders, contractors, commercial developers, appraisers, real estate agents, inspectors, building officials...The List goes on...

White House Clean Energy Forum Discuss Green Bank

Fri, 2010-07-23 17:07

White House Clean Energy ForumYesterday Jon Boggiano, principal partner at Everblue, was a panelist at the White House Clean Energy Forum. The forum involved a jam-packed conference room at the White House and was a who’s who of the green building industry with over 120 federal and corporate leaders present.

Home Star Energy Bill in the Senate

Fri, 2010-07-23 13:10

As Congress nears its August recess and the end of its session, dynamics in Washington are changing daily. Today there was big news for the Home Star program. Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that HOME STAR will be included in a four-part energy bill to be introduced in the coming days. It's the first time Majority Leader Reid has said specifically that HOME STAR will be included in upcoming legislation. Scroll down for his full statement.

RESNET Quality Assurance Changes

Fri, 2010-07-23 13:06

RESNET has submitted proposed amendments to the quality assurance provisions of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards for the standard amendment public review and comment process.

Home Star Coalition Milestone

Fri, 2010-07-16 10:53

Here's the latest update from the National Save Energy Coalition:
Home Star Coalition Hits 2,000 – In the quest to add Home Star to the Small Business Jobs bill, the Home Star Coalition last week set an aggressive goal to increase membership in the Coalition from 1,500 to 2,000 companies. I’m happy to report that in just over a week, the Coalition reached that goal! Joining is an incredibly valuable action, as Senators use the list to gauge support in their State. If your company is considering joining, now is the time! The Home Star Coalition regularly delivers the list of members to Senate staff and joining is free. Join today at www.HomeStarCoalition.org/join.html.

USC Professional Education Scholarship Fund to Assist Individuals Affected by the Economy

Fri, 2010-07-16 08:12

Columbia, S.C. – July 16, 2010 - The University of South Carolina’s Continuing Education & Conferences Department is offering scholarships to those adversely impacted by the current economic environment. The University recognizes the key role professional education plays for individuals seeking employment in today’s job market. Professional Certificate programs quickly prepare and connect participants to jobs in the IT, legal, healthcare and sustainable technologies industries.

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