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NAEM’s 2012 EHS Management Forum

Mon, 2012-10-22 13:05

Everblue attended the National Association for Environmental Management’s (NAEM) conference in Naples, Florida, celebrating NAEM’s 20th year. The theme of the conference was Driving Sustainable Business Performance through Environment, Health & Safety (EHS).

The conference opened with a keynote address by visionary author Paul Hawken. Mr. Hawken captivated the attention of the attendees by discussing the ecological challenges we face and the opportunities for business to actively restore our natural systems.

RESNET Ratings Qualify DOE Challenge Homes

Wed, 2012-10-17 08:41

The green building industry is constantly evolving with new innovations to enhance, verify, and promote energy efficiency in homes. The latest effort by the Department of Energy (DOE) is an updated building technologies program called Challenge Home (formerly known as the Builders Challenge Program). The program is designed to guide and recognize builders who are leaders in energy efficiency.

About Challenge Home

HVAC Contractors Explore Building Performance

Thu, 2012-10-11 14:52

“What is building performance, and how do I become an expert?” Those were the questions on the minds of many of the heating and air conditioning contractors who gathered this week in Austin, TX at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Building Performance Forum.

What Everyone Should Know About e-Waste

Tue, 2012-10-09 11:51

It’s official. As a modern society, we are addicted to electronic products and devices. Newer is almost always better, and upgrading to the best version is a way of life. Computers and cell phones are becoming obsolete at an ever-quickening pace, and early adopters race to be the first to trade up to the latest and greatest technology. In the name of energy efficiency, we are ditching old appliances in favor of newer, more efficient, smarter models.

Net Metering Caps - Now What?

Wed, 2012-10-03 08:27

As Net Metering policies reach maximums, policy makers are challenged to continue the growth of distributed solar in a way that is fair economically and productive environmentally. Utilities, regulators, and customers continue to debate the issue, while the future of solar hangs in the balance. If you read “Net Metering – Why The Battle?” you know that concerns over the policy are centered around fairness.

Everblue Attends KEEA Conference

Fri, 2012-09-28 14:09

Energy efficiency was alive and well in the keystone state, as Everblue attended the 2012 Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEAA) conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. KEEA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in Pennsylvania. Contractors, public officials, legislative staff, energy raters, and home inspectors were among those who gathered at the event to learn more about the state’s efforts toward reduced energy consumption.

Study Challenges Wind Power, Doesn't Discredit

Tue, 2012-09-25 08:40

Several months ago, a study was published suggesting a correlation between wind turbines and increases in surface temperature. The findings of the study were insightful and worthwhile, but some misleading interpretations of those findings sparked controversy and debate over wind as an effective alternative energy source.

The Study

Thermal Imaging Enhances Energy Audits

Mon, 2012-09-17 11:36

Before a problem can be fixed, it must be properly diagnosed. Treating symptoms without investigating the cause can be a risky proposition. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat pain without considering the whole person to diagnose the cause, an energy auditor must perform diagnostics based on the house as a system.

LEED: A Tool For Sustainability Officers

Tue, 2012-09-11 11:30

Chief Environmental Commitment Officer, Chief Green Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Environment Coordinator. Whatever the title, executives charged with greening operations and products are a growing sector of the green economy. The increased emergence of these titles reflects sustainability’s growth as a profession, as well as a core business strategy.

Windows and Energy Efficiency

Thu, 2012-09-06 09:02

Everybody wants the corner office and the room with a view. Natural daylight and beautiful views are desirable features in any living or workspace. Windows keep us connected to the outside world. Exposure to light is important to our overall health and well-being. But, when it comes to energy efficiency and comfort, windows are often singled out as the cause of a home performance problem and an area needing improvement. What does this mean for energy efficient design and our beloved windows? Can we get the light without the heat in the summer?

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