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Top 10 States for LEED in 2013

Tue, 2014-02-25 09:29

On Feb. 18, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual report of the top states for LEED certification. The report highlights regions around the country that have continued to make a difference by creating healthier and higher performing buildings in their communities. LEED-certified buildings utilize less energy, save money for businesses and taxpayers, and contribute to an overall healthier environment for its occupants.

PMP Certification Course Provided by Everblue

Mon, 2014-02-17 09:57

Now through February 28, 2014, former Everblue students have the opportunity to win a free seat to our Project Management training. This course prepares students to earn Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification!

To participate, all you have to do is submit a video discussing your experience in your last Everblue course - it's as easy as that! Full contest instructions can be found here: http://www.everblue.edu/show-your-love.

PMP Certification Prize in Everblue Video Contest

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:17

Enter for a Chance to Win a Free PMP Certification Course!

Everblue is announcing its first-ever video contest! The "Show Your Love" contest begins February 10, just in time for Valentine's Day. This is your chance to share your educational experience with others and help us show the love for green education!

Project Green Wolf with Great Wolf Lodge

Fri, 2014-01-31 10:57

This past weekend, my family and I took a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Great Wolf Lodge is a national chain of indoor/outdoor waterpark resorts. Great Wolf Lodge features rustic, themed décor, along with a wide range of amenities that can include spacious and functional suites, an interactive Northern Lights arcade room, and diverse resort activities.

Apparel Industry Addresses Sustainability

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:52

The fashion world is all about trends and keeping up with the latest styles. Fast fashion, as it’s called, has emerged to feed consumer demand for novel, trendy, inexpensive apparel. While consumers of fast fashion often sacrifice quality and durability for an affordable up-to-the-minute style, there are hidden social and environmental costs all along the supply chain. Some in the industry are starting to pay attention and strive for improvement, classifying sustainability as both a business imperative, and an opportunity.

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LEED Impacts & Innovation: A USGBC Report

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:31

As LEED continues to shape the future of sustainable design and operations, it is paramount to illustrate the impact that green buildings have had on the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a report titled LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation, which quantifies the impact of green building in addition to outlining the projected impacts of green buildings in the future. Available to USGBC members, the report contains an extensive amount of information, some of which is outlined below.

Solar Investing Goes Mobile and Global

Wed, 2014-01-22 09:58

This summer I covered an innovative company out of California that is helping to bring more solar to more people through the first online investment platform for clean energy. Mosaic continues to make its mark on the solar industry and is about to take another giant step forward with its solar crowdfunding concept

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Honda’s 'Wind'ow of Opportunity

Tue, 2014-01-21 15:30

Last week, Honda Motor Company made the announcement that ConEdison Solutions, the energy services division of Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED), is now providing electricity from two wind turbines to a Honda Motor Co. factory in Ohio, reducing the site’s demand from local power companies.wind-turbines

Discover Green Building with GBIG

Wed, 2014-01-15 09:54

The USGBC has developed a tool to increase the transparency of LEED certification and to support the growth of green building worldwide. Through the creation of a comprehensive, searchable, web-based system that offers free access to the public, it is easier than ever to research details of green building projects. The search engine and data platform are known simply as GBIG, which stands for Green Building Information Gateway, and can be found at www.gbig.com.

New RESNET Requirements

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:47

On December 4, 2013, the RESNET Board adopted several proposed amendments that went into effect on January 4, 2014. These amendments changed the requirements for becoming a certified RESNET HERS Rater. Old requirements for becoming a Rater included passing the National Rater Core Exam, completing two probationary ratings during classroom training, and agreeing to the Quality Assurance (QA) Process with a Quality Assurance Provider, a process that includes completing three probationary ratings.

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