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Everblue Refer-a-Friend Program

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:02

There is nothing we pride ourselves on more than the satisfaction of our former students. Over the years, many of you have offered many compliments and positive remarks about the quality of our courses. We want to return the favor by offering you something in return. As our way of saying thanks, we'll be launching a Refer-a-Friend program, and it begins NOW!

LEED AP Exams to Cover LEED Online Material

Thu, 2014-04-03 09:05

With the development of LEED Version 4, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has proposed a number of changes to the LEED exam process. One of the items that we're going to discuss today is the LEED project experience requirement.

When Does LEED Version 4 Come Out?

Tue, 2014-04-01 08:51

Update: LEED v4 is now available! Sign up for exam prep training now!

You've heard that a new version of LEED was scheduled to launch in June 2014. The USGBC has now released a date.

The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 (also known as version 3) content will be June 15, 2014. The first day to take the exams with the new LEED v4 content will be June 30, 2014. No tests will be administered in between these dates.

Get OSHA 10 Hour or 30 Hour training

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:48

Happy Spring everyone! Here at Everblue, we are very excited to announce that this summer, there is an outstanding opportunity for a surge of new construction to boom throughout the country. This influx of productivity means more jobs for construction workers in all fields. However, more construction increases the likelihood of injury, and it is an unfortunate possibility that an injury in the workplace could be caused by poor handling of safety requirements. Thanks to the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), job-related injury and fatality numbers have dropped dramatically.

7 Ways Steel is Used in Everyday Life

Thu, 2014-03-20 10:36

Many things are evident that we use everyday - things like water, oxygen and air. These are the elements we just can't live without.

But what about something "unsexy" like steel?

How many people would put lowly steel into the category of a critical component of our daily lives?

It's fascinating to look at the different ways steel is used in just about every aspect of our lives including:

Do Carbon Offsets Work?

Tue, 2014-03-18 14:29

Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as yes or no. Whether or not the offsets you purchase actually decrease your greenhouse gas emissions depends on what you buy. There are schemes out there that simply take your money and never make a contribution toward carbon reduction projects. Other programs may only offset a portion of your emissions and pocket most of your contribution. These are the types of schemes that give carbon offsets a bad name.

Home Energy Ratings are on the Rise

Thu, 2014-03-13 11:01

In 2013, 70% more homes were energy rated in the U.S. and issued a HERS Index Score. There were 218,864 ratings conducted in 2013, compared to 128,000 in 2012.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented on this increase, “These numbers reflect that home energy ratings are fast becoming a mainstream in the U.S. housing market.

Home energy score for a home energy audit

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:31

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently announced the launch of a national rating program to provide customers with an affordable, easy to understand rating of their home that can be combined with a comprehensive home energy audit. The BPI Rating Program is now available in Florida, which last July recognized BPI as one of a select group of organizations authorized to provide a Building Energy-Efficiency Rating System (BERS) in the state. BPI's program begins in Florida and is expected to be fully operational nationwide by mid-2014.

So What is a Project Manager?

Fri, 2014-03-07 12:30

Last Updated: 2017-05-10 03:11

Many of us may think we know what project management is, but if asked, could we confidently answer the question of what a project manager is? Or better yet, what makes a good project manager?

How PMP Certification Can Further Your Career

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:00

Last Updated: 2017-05-10 02:19

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