Everblue News / Blog

New Florida Building Code Takes Effect June 30

Wed, 2015-06-24 09:42

UPDATE (8/6/15): Due to the FL Speaker of the House's abrupt decision to adjourn for the remainder of the session, the proposed building code is now set to go into effect June 29, 2016.

The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission announced significant changes to the Florida Building Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. The updated Florida Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.

Cities Requiring or Supporting LEED

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:45

Last Updated: 2017-09-21 02:45

How to Choose a QCI Training Center

Thu, 2015-06-11 11:14

Quality Control Inspector is a new home performance designation developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Building Performance Institute (BPI). A Quality Control Inspector specializes in interpreting audit results, analyzing retrofit solutions, and verifying compliance with standards.

Being EnergySmart in Boulder County

Thu, 2015-06-04 09:57

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 02:47

For the last 5-10 years, utilities and municipalities have been working together to encourage energy efficiency in their communities. These programs often apply to homes and businesses and provide financial incentives to those eligible for upgrades and improvements. The program we’ll discuss today is the EnergySmart program in Boulder County, CO.

Cheat Sheet for Getting Started With LEED

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:04

Last Updated: 2017-08-17 10:51

Sustainability is fast becoming the norm. Once a quality coveted solely by tree-hugging environmentalists, sustainability has now transcended this cliché and illustrated its impact across all industries and professionals. One of the most widespread representations of sustainability is LEED.

HERS Rater Training Approved in Michigan

Wed, 2015-05-27 10:00

Last Updated: 2017-11-03 03:30

Note: The Michigan Works program is no longer available. However, Everblue does still offer RESNET HERS Rater training in Michigan!

LEED Professionals Top Engineering Awards

Thu, 2015-05-21 11:19

Consulting-Specifying Engineer announced its list of 40 Under 40 award winners last week. Consulting-Specifying Engineer is a trade publication and website for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical, electronic, and related systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects.

HEP QCI Training Now IREC Accredited

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:08

We are excited to announce that our HEP Quality Control Inspector training has been approved and accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)! After a 7-month application and review process, IREC awarded accreditation on May 14, 2015. This marks Everblue’s 4th honor from IREC, with our other accredited courses being HEP Energy Auditor, Solar PV Installer, and Solar Sales Professional.

LEED AP Training Paid for by Delmarva Power

Thu, 2015-05-14 09:46

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 02:56

The Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program was created to help building owners improve efficiencies and reduce long-term energy costs and operating expenses. Pepco recognizes the value in improving operations and maintenance practices as a means of improving the energy efficiency of a building. The Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program includes several cash incentives for existing building projects, small businesses, new construction and major renovation projects, and combined heat and power projects.

Knee Deep in SMUD's Home Performance Program

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:38

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 02:58

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the nation’s sixth largest electric service company, providing electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County. SMUD boasts an impressive rebate program and financing service for customers who want to reduce their monthly energy bills through energy-efficient improvements.

How Consumers Can Participate

Find a Course Near You


Like Everblue on Facebook   Follow Everblue on LinkedIn   Follow Everblue on Pinterest   Follow Everblue on Twitter   Subscribe to EverblueTraining on YouTube