Everblue News / Blog

195 - Passed the LEED Green Associate Exam

Sat, 2010-02-13 18:25

Wow - what a great score on the LEED Exam. Check out this exam printout (which is what you'll recieve at the end of your exam while still at the Prometric testing center). This student was in our January 2010 LEED Green Associate class near Boston in Waltham, MA.

Scored a 195 on the LEED GA Exam

Home Star: Overview of the Green Jobs Stimulus

Thu, 2010-02-11 11:21

I just participated in the “HOME STAR overview and call to action” presentation by Patrick Roche, chairman of the industry trade association Efficiency First. Efficiency First is a relatively new (12-13 Month Old) trade association and political action organization for the home performance contractors.  The main point of this call was to spin up the industry to gain momentum behind the Home Star program.

Baltimore Feb 8, 2010 BPI Certification Course Post-Poned Due to Snow Storm

Sun, 2010-02-07 12:03
For Everblue students in Baltimore Feb 8, 2010 BPI Certification Course, we have post-poned due to the 30+ inches of snow.  With the University of Baltimore not opening until Wednesday Feb 10th and with Presidents day weekend starting Saturday Feb 13th, we are rescheduling the course for Feb 22, 2010 at 8:00 am.  If you have questions please call our office at 800-460-2575.

Seeking Partners for Everblue's Energy Auditor Internship Program

Fri, 2010-02-05 16:19

Everblue is developing a program to provide job internships to unemployed youth graduates (Ages 16-19) of our BPI Building Analyst/Energy Auditor course. Currently, we are seeking interested companies within 30 miles of the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts who are interested in providing internships for these program graduates. This internship opportunity will be available at no cost to employers committing to the program.

Unintended Consequence of Energy Efficient Windows: Melting Siding

Thu, 2010-02-04 23:14

WCNC reported a local story about the unintended consequences of energy-efficient windows. Apparently, someone's windows are actually melting the siding on the house next door!

Efficiency First Call for Action

Wed, 2010-02-03 12:55

Here is an interesting update from Washington on the state of green energy and energy efficiency programs coming out of Washington. Thank you Patrick Roche, from the National SAVE Energy Coalition, for the following summary: 1. President’s Budget Demonstrates Cap-and-Trade Commitment – The President’s $3.8 trillion proposed budget for 2010, released yesterday, urges Congress to pass a “comprehensive market-based climate change policy,” essentially a cap-and-trade program.

How is a BPI Building Analyst Different From a RESNET HERS Rater?

Wed, 2010-01-27 11:52

PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For the most current information, visit the new post - Difference Between BPI and RESNET

Top 5 Challenges Facing the LEED Green Building Rating System

Mon, 2010-01-25 11:57
1 - Cost.  We're in a recession, and two of LEED's biggest proponents (Colleges and Government) are hurting for money. LEED needs to streamline its cost structure to retain the loyalty of budget-conscious universities, municipalities and states. I don't mention the federal government because they already only build LEED certifiable buildings and don't bother paying for the plaque.


Green Job Training for the Unemployed

Fri, 2010-01-22 11:41
Are you seeking a Green Job?  Are you also unemployed?  Well, you’re in luck. There are many federal, state and private funding programs to help prepare you to either get a green job or to green up your existing job skills. With many of these programs administered at the county level and with 6000+ counties nationwide, the funding process is daunting for most people. Aside from the help that we can provide you here at Everblue, I’d like to explain the job training programs and their aims. Many people don’t realize that these programs exist, and this is really a fundamental change in our society’s approach to unemployment insurance.


Did Avatar Motivate You to Be More Sustainable?

Wed, 2010-01-20 12:05

Have you seen Avatar? Great movie, right? What did you like about it? For me, it was the sense of wonder at the world of Pandora, which seemed more real than really watching in 3D. How would it be if we could link into horses and birds to ride and fly in unison with them? Wouldn't it be neat if the world lit up at night around us?

Find a Course Near You


Like Everblue on Facebook   Follow Everblue on LinkedIn   Follow Everblue on Pinterest   Follow Everblue on Twitter   Subscribe to EverblueTraining on YouTube