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Praising Hawaii's Energy Sustainability Plan

Tue, 2011-08-23 07:49

I’ve always wanted to be socially and ecologically responsible, but I didn’t know how. I knew that working for Everblue Training Institute would give me some type of ease in making that happen. What I didn’t realize was how much more aware of my surroundings I’d be, as a result of working for Everblue.

You Have Earned a LEED Credential. Now What?

Mon, 2011-08-22 12:53

You have earned a LEED credential. Now what? First, let us say congratulations to you! Go ahead and show off a little. Be sure to let potential customers and industry professionals know your qualifications by placing your new LEED professional title on your resume and business cards.

You can also order a copy of your LEED professional certificate directly from the Green Building Council Institute.

The American Workforce Adapts to the Solar PV Installation Industry

Fri, 2011-08-19 14:34

Within the last 5-10 years, the world has seen an exponential growth in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market. Production has ramped up in the U.S., Germany, China, and Japan and with that has come the demand for distributors, installers and educators. Although much of the growth in the sector can be attributed to utility-scale applications, we are seeing substantial numbers in the residential and commercial sector as well.

Parking for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Wed, 2011-08-17 11:05

They say perception is reality. But parking in a spot reserved for fuel efficient vehicles won't magically make your car fuel efficient. Maybe it depends on your definition of the term. Maybe you need to take into account the size of the vehicle. What is a "fuel efficient vehicle" anyway? Most of us think Prius or Honda. There are lots of fuel efficient cars which don't look it and lots of cars that may appear to be fuel efficient, but aren't.

What are you driving, and what makes it fuel efficient? What do you think of when you see this picture?

What is a Commercial Energy Manager?

Tue, 2011-08-16 15:08

An Energy Manager is usually a commercial building or industrial professional with the knowledge, skills, and experience to maximize building energy efficiency. The responsibilities of an Energy Manager range from capital planning to equipment operations to supervising or performing equipment maintenance. Typically, commercial and industrial equipment consists of boilers, chillers, roof top units, lighting systems, building automation (control) systems, ventilation systems, and more.

Corporate Sustainability & The Global Reporting Initiative

Mon, 2011-08-15 10:03

One of the fastest growing sustainability standards organizations that few Americans have heard of is the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI sets the standards for corporate sustainability reporting similar to the way the US Green Building Council sets the standards for green building reporting.

The GRI is focused on leading the way to a sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performance and report their impacts responsibly transparently.

Record Heat Strains the Texas Electric Grid

Thu, 2011-08-04 10:01

Where are all the BPI Building Analysts and RESNET HERS Raters in Texas? Summer is in full swing, and our energy demands have never been higher. This is evident by the recent strain to the Texas electric grid. A recent news article highlights this issue.

Texas electric grid managers are appealing to the public again to shut off their lights or any other nonessential devices that consume electricity.

15 Full BPI Training Scholarships Available

Tue, 2011-08-02 10:58

Disclaimer: These scholarships are no longer available. This was an opportunity from 2011. Please stay tuned for more scholarships. We will post them as they become available.

Everblue is excited to announce 15 full BPI training scholarships. These BPI Scholarships are for any student that can attend a BPI Building Analyst and/or BPI Envelope Professional course in Phenix City, Alabama.

Only 15 seats available

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Revived in Congress

Mon, 2011-08-01 12:18

capitol hillProperty Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) allows homeowners to finance energy improvements through financing by a local government that is paid back through a special assessment on their property taxes. This great program which has the potential to radically improve America’s energy usage was shut down by the Federal Housing Administration as a threat to Mortgage lenders.

New homes to meet RESNET HERS Rater standards

Mon, 2011-07-25 13:44

NVR, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the nation has committed its four divisions to have all of their homes energy rated by certified RESNET home energy raters and market their home’s HERS Index.

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