Everblue Staff

These blog posts have been written by various members of Everblue's staff. We love getting feedback from our instructors and posting stories from their class experiences!

Everblue Hires Matt Roseman as BPI and RESNET Program Manager

Tue, 2017-11-07 12:24

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Roseman, who will join the team at our NC headquarters and manage the BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater training programs.

Within this role, Matt will teach classes on how to become a certified home energy auditor under the BPI and RESNET technical standards. He will also manage the logistical operations and curriculum development for the respective programs.

Young Professionals Helping Keep Local Creek Clean

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:37

Amid 90-degree temperatures on Wednesday afternoon, a group of 14 young professionals strapped on their boots and gloves to participate in a creek cleanup at Little Sugar Creek. The Emerging Professionals (Epros) of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Charlotte chapter gathered at the corner of Brandywine and Westfield Roads to help with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Department's Adopt-A-Stream program.

Celebrating Sustainability in Charlotte on Earth Day

Thu, 2014-04-24 12:50

We’ve had an exciting month here in Charlotte. First, we were invited to help the Sandy Ridge Elementary School staff introduce its students to renewable energy in honor of Earth Day. Then, Everblue’s VP of Operations and Administration, Vince DiFrancesco, was nominated for a top Educator award at the Sustain Charlotte Awards.

Earth Day at Sandy Ridge Elementary School

Every student dreams of the day when a classroom becomes something more than simply reading and writing; at Sandy Ridge Elementary, that day is Earth Day.

Building Small Wind Turbines in the Midwest

Thu, 2012-05-10 08:39

What a great experience thus far! I have learned so much about Small Wind Turbine design and construction in the past week through both lectures and hands-on experience. The textbook we’re using, Homebrew Wind Power, is being taught by the authors, Dan Bartman and Dan Fink, both of whom are wonderful teachers (and some fine musicians as well!). I highly recommend their book! In terms of hands-on experience, I started out by building the turbine with just neodymium magnets, wire, wood, and tape.

Rocky Mountain Green Conference Sponsored by Everblue

Tue, 2012-05-01 14:09

Everblue was a sponsor of the Colorado Chapter of the US Green Building Council’s annual Rocky Mountain Green Conference. The conference, held from April 12-13 in Denver, Colorado, included great speakers, LEED building tours, and some after-hours networking opportunities. As a Colorado resident and a Curriculum Development Specialist for Everblue, I thought it was a perfect place to learn more about what’s happening in green development around my home state.

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.

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.

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.

What I have learned about solar training

Fri, 2011-06-03 15:54

My name is Teal, and I started an internship at Everblue Training Institute a couple weeks ago. As an intern, I am expected to do a little bit of everything. I have worked with Layla and Lesley on BPI, Steve and Bana on phones, Mike and Jamie on Moodle, Cadi on venue-booking, and finally Vince on solar. I was given many tasks but the latest one from Vince seemed to consume me the most. He asked if I would do a complete newcomer analysis on the state of solar training & certifications.

My First Week at Everblue

Tue, 2011-05-31 10:43

Dogs. The thing I noticed first when I walked into Everblue’s office in Huntersville, NC was the fact that there were dogs. A big Rhodesian Ridgeback named Leo and a tiny ball of fur named Griffin. Of course there is sweet Lola and the happy (but cautious) Goldendoodle, Riley. They all mingle throughout the office, but eventually settle in by their owners. After having been properly sniffed, I began to settle in at my empty desk. Jamie and Mike gave me some reassuring words, and then it was time to get busy.