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Why Energy Efficiency?

Wed, 2012-08-08 11:20

The introduction of energy efficient practices and standards has greatly promoted a burgeoning energy future that consists of energy and environmental conservation. Energy efficiency has allowed individuals, businesses, and governments to maximize both monetary savings and the utilization of alternative energy sources. As energy efficiency continues to increase in scope and importance, it will be necessary to understand its significance. 

Here are several reasons why energy efficiency is important:

Energy Efficiency Saves Money

The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy

Fri, 2012-08-03 13:36

Just days before the opening of the Olympic Games, I took a walking tour to learn about the sustainable development of East London, a 500-acre site that has been transformed into the Olympic Park, Athletes' Village, and Stratford Transit Hub areas.  

LEED Certification Reaches New Milestone

Thu, 2012-08-02 09:27

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), is the world’s most popular green building certification. Recently, the program has reached a major milestone, as more than 2 billion square feet of property has become LEED certified.

Moreover, LEED is continuing to grow at an exponential rate, with an estimated 7 billion square feet of projects being LEED registered. The additional LEED certified space will boost the 2 billion square feet milestone to more than 9 billion.

Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Certified Home

Fri, 2012-07-27 08:39

When considering the purchase of a new home, prospective homeowners are forced to make difficult decisions based on factors such as price, location, size, and amenities. With the continued growth of the home energy efficiency market, home buyers can find solace in one constant: a 20-30% increase in energy efficiency for ENERGY STAR certified homes. The ENERGY STAR certification, set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ensures that new homes, three stories or less, maintain energy efficient features, while simultaneously providing improved home quality and comfort.

10 Reasons for Corporate Sustainability

Thu, 2012-07-19 11:09

Sustainable business practices have taken the forefront in the national conversation about sustainability. Although there are numerous companies with sustainable strategies in place, numerous business executives are still apprehensive about the benefits of implementing sustainability in their organization. Businesses that promote sustainable practices are not only more likely to improve efficiency and increase profits, but also assist in the preservation of the environment and the reduction of carbon emissions.

Solar Sales Jobs On The Rise

Thu, 2012-07-12 08:47

Green jobs have gradually increased over the past few years, and according to recent statistics, the job growth potential will only continue to rise. The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy organization, recently indicated that the solar job market grew at nearly 10 times the rate of overall employment gains in 2011. More importantly, they found that the fastest growing subset of the solar job market included sales professionals.

Understanding Wind Turbines

Tue, 2012-07-03 08:23

As renewable energy sources continue to grow in prevalence around the world, questions pertaining to functionality have arisen. Wind energy, which is projected to increase at an exponential rate over the next few decades, is a constant source of inquiry. One of the most common questions, “How do wind turbines work?,” is a topic that will be covered below.

Intercaz Now Included in BPI Courses

Fri, 2012-06-29 13:18

UPDATE (10/17/2013): Intercaz software is no longer included in all of our BPI classes. For more information, please call us at 1-800-460-2575.

Earning the ENERGY STAR Label

Thu, 2012-06-14 10:49

Established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ENERGY STAR Label is a symbol for energy efficiency, helping Americans save money and protect the environment through energy efficient practices and products.

Essentially, the ENERGY STAR Label helps:

Everblue Attends New York Contractor Exchange

Fri, 2012-06-08 14:43

Last month, Everblue attended the New York Contractor Exchange, which sought to help contractors grow their business in the burgeoning clean energy and home performance markets. The exchange, which took place from May 15 to May 18, was hosted in two different New York locations: Buffalo and Long Island. In addition to assisting contractors, the exchange served to provide specific opportunities available through the ENERGY STAR and Home Performance program. Below are some highlights according to the Everblue employees who had attended:

Buffalo State College

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