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More States Adopt Energy Rating Index Compliance Path

Thu, 2016-04-28 11:50

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 12:56

It was decided at the 2018 IECC code hearings in Louisville, KY that the Energy Rating Index option will be maintained for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.

LEED Jobs: Real Estate Attorneys

Tue, 2016-04-26 11:08

Real Estate Law or Property Law – the area of law that governs ownership and usage of residential or commercial land. Land, in its general usage, includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This includes structures and buildings.

Solar Growth in 2016 and What It Means for the Job Industry

Thu, 2016-04-21 09:19

Now more than ever, going solar is smart. It’s no longer just a smart choice for eco-conscious homeowners; it’s also a smart choice for financially savvy folks who have caught onto the trend and recognize that it’s a viable source of alternative energy.

If you're looking to learn more about the employment outlook for solar contractors, visit our Getting Started With Solar series.

LEED Jobs: Environmental Engineers

Tue, 2016-04-19 09:43

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 03:57

Environmental engineers help minimize and manage waste and pollution, protecting the air, water, soil, and ourselves from harmful chemicals. Their primary interests, indoor air quality and waste management, align with many of the LEED certification requirements.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

Why Solar Installers Have NABCEP Certification

Thu, 2016-04-14 10:25

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 12:02

With the price of solar panels at an all-time low and dozens of utility programs introducing solar financing options for communities, it has become more affordable than ever for homeowners to install solar panels on their roofs. This increase in demand has led to an explosion of solar PV installation jobs across the country.

Wondering how you can get started with a career in solar?

LEED Jobs: Commissioning Agents

Tue, 2016-04-12 11:59

Last Updated: 2017-06-27 02:27

The commissioning process is a highly effective method to improve the performance of building systems and equipment. Coincidentally, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards have the same goal of improving building performance.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

Update on BPI Healthy Home Evaluator

Thu, 2016-04-07 11:30

Two weeks ago, we posted about the new BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification as it was explained to us on the BPI Test Center conference call. At that point in time, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) had planned to launch the pilot for the Healthy Home Evaluator exam on April 4 to coincide with the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. It turns out that this was an early April Fool’s Day joke – likely unintentional – because the pilot actually launched on Friday, April 1st.

LEED Jobs: Landscape Architects

Tue, 2016-04-05 12:17

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 04:10

There's a natural correlation between LEED’s mission and the work of landscape architects. The latter has an innate interest in respecting the natural systems of a site while also optimizing the human experience. LEED Certification standards echo that mentality and support an enhanced human experience as well.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

Home Energy Score vs. HERS Score

Fri, 2016-04-01 12:54

Last Updated: 2017-04-27 01:02

A blog by Joan Glickman of the Department of Energy indicated that there is a 1 in 3 chance that a newly built home in the United States comes with an energy label comparing it to energy code. The label being referenced is the RESNET HERS Score.

LEED Jobs: Interior Designers

Tue, 2016-03-29 13:14

Interior Design – the art or process of designing the interior, often including the exterior, of a room or building. An interior designer is someone who coordinates and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, and the management and execution of the design. Interior design is the process of sharing the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment.

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