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Career Outlook for Project Management

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:18

Last Updated: 2017-05-10 03:14

A project management certification is a valuable career asset. As the nature of work has changed, projects have become more complex and more abundant, with team members often working on and contributing from various parts of the country or even various parts of the world. Take your efforts to the next level with a Project Management Professional certification.

What Employers Are Looking for In a Project Manager

How State Fairs Are Saving the World

Thu, 2014-05-08 10:51

The fair is in town, and I decided to go because I had a coupon for $2 off the admission. As I was watching the Lady Houdini magic show, the emcee warmed up the crowd with a joke about how the performers and workers recycle on the job. First he showed us an empty, crinkled soda can. He proceeded to smooth out its sides so it looked relatively new. Then he flipped the can over and revealed that he had "pulled" the tab back to its original position so that the soda appeared to be unopened.

Greening the Office

Tue, 2014-05-06 17:35

Greening the office doesn’t mean spending lots of money or eliminating comforts that are custom for employees. Many green choices can actually save the company money. In general, greening the office requires conscious choices, choosing reusable over disposable, and conservation over immediate convenience. Given how much time people spend at work, greening the office is a great way to improve your natural resource and carbon footprints.

14 Ways That Building Analyst Has Changed

Thu, 2014-05-01 14:44

You may have heard that the Building Performance Institute (BPI) had updated its popular BPI Building Analyst standard in early February 2014. The new BPI Building Analyst, which has been dubbed “Building Analyst of the Future,” provides a more thorough certification experience and truly addresses the needs and job responsibilities of real home energy auditors.

Energy Efficiency Being Utilized for Value of Homes

Tue, 2014-04-29 17:32

The Appraisal Institute has developed a Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum. The Appraisal Institute Green Addendum is the first residential energy efficiency appraisal report addendum developed by appraisers, for use by appraisers when appropriate. This report evaluates items of high performance housing for consideration by appraisers.

Measuring the Value of Home Energy Efficiency

Celebrating Sustainability in Charlotte on Earth Day

Thu, 2014-04-24 12:50

We’ve had an exciting month here in Charlotte. First, we were invited to help the Sandy Ridge Elementary School staff introduce its students to renewable energy in honor of Earth Day. Then, Everblue’s VP of Operations and Administration, Vince DiFrancesco, was nominated for a top Educator award at the Sustain Charlotte Awards.

Earth Day at Sandy Ridge Elementary School

Every student dreams of the day when a classroom becomes something more than simply reading and writing; at Sandy Ridge Elementary, that day is Earth Day.

Project Management A Look Back

Tue, 2014-04-22 14:47

Project management is a term recognized by many, but where did it get started, anyway? The specific discipline of project management began in the 20th century, but project management has existed since the beginning of time. From the great pyramids of Egypt to modern maritime warfare maneuvers, the history of project management extends further than you might think. 

Solar Market: Trending at Unparalleled Rates

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:48

According to the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight® Report, solar energy is currently trending at rates never before seen until now. The quarterly publication, published by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)®, indicates that solar photovoltaic (PV) installations increased by a whopping 41% in comparison to 2012 data – that is 4,751 megawatts worth of PV installations. Just to give you a grasp on this figure, a single megawatt of solar can power an average of 164 homes.

How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification?

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:14

The LEED standards have been updated since the publishing of this post. For the most up-to-date information, please enroll in a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course.

Lean Six Sigma Certification and its Value

Thu, 2014-04-10 09:28

Most people who have heard about Six Sigma Certification are aware that its origin is somewhat unconventional. Unlike the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, which is governed by the Project Management Institute, Six Sigma has no standard certification body. Six Sigma was developed by a company — Motorola — and became famous as a successful business strategy at General Electric.

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