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LEED Certification Improves Wellbeing

Thu, 2015-05-07 10:32

Last Updated: 2017-02-16 10:01

Why You Should "Learn By Doing"

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:19

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 03:02

Strides in Commercial Energy Benchmarking

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:49

I just read a fantastic article from Cliff Majersik, of the Institute for Market Transformation, talking about the growth of energy efficiency in this nation. The Huffington Post article appropriately compares this growth to the blossoming of spring – how is this appropriate?

How to Get a Job in Solar

Tue, 2015-04-28 10:08

Last Updated: 2017-02-17 12:04

When people think about sustainability, one of the first images to come to mind is a technician putting solar panels on a house. Solar = sustainability. Sure, there are a wide range of jobs and activities that actually make up the sustainability industry, but by and large, many people think about solar. We commonly get live chats from people looking to break into the sustainability industry via a job as a solar panel installer, and they’re not really sure how to get started.

5 Secrets for Passing the LEED Exam

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:09

We love hearing from our students and getting feedback about their LEED exams. We recently heard from a student from our Boston LEED training class.

She sent a note to our instructor, Joan Darvish-Rouhani, that she passed the LEED Green Associate exam with a score of 190 (out of 200!). She also supplied some tips for her classmates to help them avoid the often-seen procrastination stage. We wanted to share these words of wisdom with you all…

Sustainability News - Mar/Apr 2015

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:53

We have some very exciting announcements for this quarter’s installment of need-to-know sustainability news! While this is, of course, not a comprehensive listing of important recent news, we thought you all would agree that these items were definitely of particular importance! To chat about other recent news stories in the sustainability industry, visit our Facebook page or tweet us @everblue_edu. Now, let’s get into it!

The Drive Behind BPI Training

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:04

I recently came across a timeline on the Building Performance Institute’s website, showing how BPI has grown and impacted the home performance industry since its inception in 1993. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you check it out. There’s a wealth of information there, and it’s interesting to see how the organization’s passion for energy efficiency has enabled it to prosper over the last 20 years.

The timeline concludes with accomplishments earned in 2012.

So what’s driving BPI Certification now?

Energy Codes in Action

Thu, 2015-03-19 14:13

We’re 5 days away from the National Energy Codes Conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This is the first national conference dedicated solely to energy codes since 2011. The conference will focus on the development, adoption, and compliance of state energy codes. As you may know, the United States does not have a national energy code or standard, so energy codes are adopted at the state and local levels of government.

What Happens After LEED Training

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:24

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 03:08

If you’re reading this post, that means you’ve completed a LEED exam prep course from an approved USGBC Education Partner like Everblue. Now, you may be wondering, what do I do next?

Paying for Your LEED Exam

Top States for Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

Thu, 2015-03-05 11:02

Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council released its annual list of the top 10 states for LEED green building. The list looked at the overall square feet of LEED-certified buildings per state resident and then ranked the states accordingly. This week, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) published a similar report relevant to the number of homes in the U.S. that were energy rated and issued a HERS score.

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