Everblue blogs

Major Hotel Chains to Report Carbon Emissions

Fri, 2011-10-21 09:06

At one point or another, you are going to travel somewhere. It may be for work, or it may be part of a family vacation. Everybody travels.

You will rent a hotel for a couple days, and you will likely enjoy a long, relaxing shower. Why not? You’ve had to deal with the stresses of traveling to your destination, making sure you haven’t left any of your belongings along the way. It’s not YOUR house. It’s not YOUR water. Go ahead and indulge.

Purdue Places Second in Solar Decathlon

Thu, 2011-10-20 09:52

The U.S. Department of Energy recently hosted a solar decathlon competition, challenging 20 college teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Alex Jarvis, one of Everblue’s Solar PV training instructors and owner of Solar Systems of Indiana, worked with students at Purdue University to model and submit an entry for the contest. 

Become an EGIA Member for Free

Fri, 2011-10-14 10:00

If your company is BPI Accredited, or you have BPI Certified individuals on staff, you are eligible to become a member of the Electric & Gas Industries Association for free! This offer expires October 31, 2011.

Why Brands Are Pushing Sustainability

Wed, 2011-10-12 16:19

Executives from the popular candy and pet care brand, Mars, Inc, are looking to sustainability as a way of reinventing the brand. The company intends to find eco-friendly ways to produce their same products, thereby reducing their environmental impact and satisfying a changing consumer demographic.

The first Mars candies were created in 1911, and since then, the company has become a leader in manufacturing. Popular Mars candies include M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers, and Twix.

Top 5 Green Tips for Pet Owners

Fri, 2011-10-07 11:31

At Everblue, we love our pets. They are like members of the family - the Everblue family. They are our co-workers, sharing office space with us and eating alongside us. I’m not kidding. Approximately 90% of Everblue employees have dogs, and we love bringing them to the office. They bring us inspiration and remind us why we care about sustainability and green building as much as we do.

We are working toward a sustainable future, one with clean air and fresh water. This kind of environment not only benefits humans, but also our pets!

LEED Training Advice

Wed, 2011-10-05 11:15

Nowadays, almost everyone in the construction industry has heard of LEED. What is interesting is that over time, the perspective of the USGBC’s LEED rating systems has changed, and the students requiring LEED training are changing as well. Four years ago, LEED was still largely unknown and considered and an up-and-coming standard. Today, LEED is about 25% of all new construction (what’s left of new construction anyway). What does this mean for you if you are considering pursuing LEED Green Associate or LEED AP?

Greenbuild to Bring Nearly $26 Million to Toronto

Tue, 2011-10-04 12:15

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is holding its annual Greenbuild Convention & Expo in Toronto, Canada this year from October 4-7. This marks the 10th celebration of Greenbuild, as well as the first time that the convention has been held outside the United States.

The USGBC chose to bring the event to Toronto to honor the city’s 300 building projects that are registered for LEED Certification, as well as the 44 green building projects already LEED-certified in the area.

Warm Up to BPI AC & Heat Pump Training

Mon, 2011-10-03 11:34

Everblue is excited has announced the release of the BPI Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional curriculum. This BPI certification course ensures that HVAC technicians have demonstrated competency to achieve peak energy performance for HVAC systems.

BPI certification is a rigorous, credible and defensible written and field examination process administered to individuals by the Building Performance Institute or its training affiliates, to prove knowledge, skills and professional competency in the building performance industry designations.

A Day in the Life of a LEED instructor

Mon, 2011-10-03 09:55

We wanted to share a note from one of our Senior LEED and Corporate Sustainability instructors. Of course we appreciate Joan's lasting effort to reduce her carbon footprint and use mass transit whenever possible.


Hi all, just another funny random story from me.

Greg Hamra: Everblue's Green Visionary

Sat, 2011-10-01 15:25

Greg Hamra, Senior LEED InstructorEverblue would like to congratulate one of our senior LEED instructors, Greg Hamra, for being nominated, and selected as a finalist, in the 3rd Annual Sustainable South Florida Awards in the Green Visionary category!