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Everblue to Sponsor EGIA Webinar - Growth & Profit

Wed, 2011-09-28 16:59

Join Everblue on Thursday, September 29, from 2-3:30 pm (EST) for a high-level discussion on business development, growth and profit. Everblue is working with the Leadership Academy, an EGIA Program for Contractor Education and Development, to offer this informative online presentation.

Why Become a Certified Sustainability Manager

Wed, 2011-09-28 13:42

Tonight at 8 p.m., I start the next session of my online sustainability certification program. As the program has evolved, we continue to develop the program, and one of our challenges is explaining to managers why they should care about sustainability. So over the next four weeks, while I am teaching this particular online course, I will write a series of blog posts about what it means to be a Sustainability Practitioner.

Everblue Family is Growing

Mon, 2011-09-26 13:48

Everblue is committed to training individuals on sustainability and energy efficiency in the hopes of improving the environment and quality of life. We want to leave this planet in good condition so our children can enjoy it just as we have.

Speaking of children, Everblue is excited to welcome some new additions to the family! We’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of our instructors’ and employees’ recent bundles of joy.

Courtesy of LEED Instructor Shannon Deeb:
Elias (Eli) Deeb. Born 12/26/2010 at 11:24 pm. 7 lbs even.

What Happened With Solyndra

Wed, 2011-09-21 12:47

I’m sure most of you have heard the news stories about the California-based solar manufacturer Solyndra. I’m sure you’ve heard they received a massive loan from the government and how this was a huge failure by the Obama administration. While we don’t have an opinion of the politics surrounding this issue, we would like to offer some feedback and help cut through to the key energy-related issues with this story. 

GBCI Announces LEED Fellow Qualifications

Mon, 2011-09-19 08:39

On September 6, 2011, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow distinction is the GBCI’s newest and most prestigious designation, which was developed to honor and recognize distinguished LEED APs who have made a significant contribution to the field of green building and sustainability at a regional, national, or international level. When LEED version 3 was introduced in May 2009, the GBCI had not defined the LEED AP Fellow qualification criteria.

NABCEP Launches New Entry Level Program

Wed, 2011-09-14 10:07

NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) launched a new Entry Level Solar Heating exam today. Solar heating is the lesser known, but more widely installed, cousin of solar PV panels that most people associate with solar energy. Solar heating is used to generate heat and/or hot water for pools and houses.

SolarCity Military Deal - More Than Solar Energy

Sun, 2011-09-11 18:16

Have you seen the latest news about SolarCity's deal with the U.S. military to install solar on 160,000 military housing units?  CNN reported that the deal is 100% privately financed (with federal backing) and that SolarCity will put up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on top of privately-run military housing complexes at 124 military bases across 34 states. That is an astounding number of installations!

RESNET, Positive Partnerships with Builders

Wed, 2011-09-07 11:38

A growing number of home building companies adopt RESNET HERS Rating, signaling the growth of energy efficiency and green building trends.

LEED Training for Residential Contractors

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:37

Here at Everblue, we train thousands of residential contractors annually. Our most popular residential program is the BPI Building Analyst program (which is the national Energy Auditor standard). Frequently, I get asked about becoming a Green Rater, or more likely, “What do I have to do to become LEED Certified?” Usually, this is immediately followed by the question, “Do you think it’s worth it for me to become LEED Certified?”

Penn State Solar PV Installation Course

Wed, 2011-08-24 15:57

Last month I was lucky enough to attend Penn State’s Solar PV Installation Train-the-Trainer course. Hosted at the Eaton facility in Warrendale, PA, the course lasted a week and included three different PV installations. In attendance were solar instructors whose backgrounds varied from electrical engineer to solar installer. Leading the program was Penn State’s solar team who represent a collective resume that more than qualified them for the job.

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