Everblue and EGIA Partner to Grow Green

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Tue, 2011-06-07 09:52

Everblue Training Institute and Electric & Gas Industries Association Partner to Grow Green Collar Workforce

Everblue, a national building science training institution, and Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a national non-profit contractor association, are partnering to support contractors transitioning and expanding into building performance and comprehensive building science based solutions. This partnership provides the business support services, sales and marketing training, and industry networking to contractors. Performance Partners deliver building science training to students, energy auditors and raters, and building contractors. EGIA will provide an array of programs, services and tools designed to help building improvement and building performance, HVAC, solar and wind, photovoltaic and insulation contractors increase profitable sales and reduce operational costs associated with delivery of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Building contractor benefits available through this new partnership include: 

  • EGIA Leadership Academy web-based and in-person business development training in financial management, sales and marketing management, industry best-practices and other topics that augment Everblue’s existing technical training.
  • EGIA Member Contractor benefits, such as Business Performance Makeover Contest, Home Makeover Contests, preferential pricing and services for business insurance, employee programs, loss recovery, website development and management, and other services specially negotiated with industry-leading providers to help Everblue students and contractors reduce operational costs and grow their building performance business.
  • EGIA GEOSmart Sustainable Financing Solutions® portfolio providing contractors with business start-up, diagnostic equipment, and business expansion finance leasing options as well as easy-to-use, short-term and long-term financing options for home and business owners.

“EGIA has supported contractors for over 80 years, we continue and build on this tradition through relationships with our Performance Partners and contractors interested in building performance”, said Bruce Matulich, CEO & Executive Director of EGIA.

Everblue is a veteran owned organization specializing in providing intense green jobs training for federal, state and local governments, contractors, owners, operators, architects, and engineers. With about twenty full-time employees, and fifty contract instructors, Everblue now teaches about 25,000 students per year, combining both classroom and online, and all-online courses. Everblue currently partners with 90 schools and trade associations to deliver its coursework nationwide.

“Everblue is the first national training institution to become an EGIA Performance Partner and offer turn-key business and contractor benefits to our students to support energy efficiency and building performance“, said Grant McGregor, CEO of Everblue.

“BPI congratulates Everblue for being the first nation-wide BPI affiliate organization to become an EGIA Performance Partner,” said Larry Zarker, CEO of the Building Performance Institute. “BPI also recognizes Everblue’s leadership as the first BPI affiliate organization to obtain third-party accreditation as an official Accredited Education Institution under the U.S. Department of Education's Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).”

everblue logoAbout Everblue: Everblue is a Portfolio Education Provider for the US Green Building Council, and the largest LEED/BPI training provider in the world, offering training in 74 cities nationwide and 7 international locations. Curriculum includes BPI Certification, RESNET HERS Rater, LEED Accredited Professional, Solar & Wind Professional, and more. Everblue’s mission is to build the earth’s sustainable workforce. For more information, please call 800-460-2575.

egia logoAbout Electric & Gas Industries Association: The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) is a nationwide non-profit contractor organization that provides member contractors and organizations focused on delivering energy and water efficiency and renewable energy solutions with the knowledge, tools, training and networking that accelerate their business growth and profitability. EGIA also supports utilities and government in achieving their goals related to the development of sustainable markets for energy efficiency and renewable energy products and services. To learn more about EGIA, visit www.EGIA.org. For more information about EGIA Performance and Energy Partnerships, contact Stephen Michael Self at 720.771.1708 or SSelf@EGIA.org.

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