Green Jobs

Green Jobs are those that involve creating a healthier and more sustainable environment. The definition of a green job varies, depending on one's perception of sustainability.

Who Should Become a Green Rater

Thu, 2017-11-16 11:29

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are famously used on commercial building structures. However, the LEED green building standards can also be used on residential structures, such as single-family and multi-family homes – even whole neighborhoods!

Individuals wanting to advertise their LEED expertise and work on LEED building projects in a design, building, or operations capacity will participate in the traditional LEED credentialing process, which is as follows:

Growth in Renewable Energy in North Carolina

Thu, 2012-11-15 10:24

As states continue to strengthen economic growth in the renewable energy industry, the number of green jobs continues to rise. The recent Q3 green jobs report demonstrates the economic vitality of several states dedicated to job growth in renewable energy. Although the number of green jobs declined in the third quarter of the year, the top performing states consistently remain the most highly populated: California, New York, and Texas. However, North Carolina, which is often overlooked as a state promoting economic growth in renewable energy, consistently ranks within the top 10.

Solar Sales Jobs On The Rise

Thu, 2012-07-12 07:47

Green jobs have gradually increased over the past few years, and according to recent statistics, the job growth potential will only continue to rise. The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy organization, recently indicated that the solar job market grew at nearly 10 times the rate of overall employment gains in 2011. More importantly, they found that the fastest growing subset of the solar job market included sales professionals.

5 Steps for Becoming a Sustainability Manager

Wed, 2011-10-26 09:49

The need for certified sustainability managers is growing exponentially. Companies are looking to maintain their competitive advantage by “greening” their products and organizational processes. They need a credible professional who is knowledgeable in the likes of reducing an organization’s carbon footprint and initiating positive change.

Perhaps you want to transition into the role of a sustainability manager, but you’re not sure how. Here are five steps you can take that will likely land you in a position that you will enjoy:

Why Become a Certified Sustainability Manager

Wed, 2011-09-28 12:42

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.

How to Land a Green Job

Fri, 2011-06-24 10:41

Are you looking for a Green Job? Have you recently earned a green certification or are you looking to attend training for one? If so, here’s a list of ideas on how to utilize your skills and land a green job.

The Future of Green Jobs

Tue, 2011-03-29 14:18

The Future of Green Jobs: As Goes California, Goes The Nation

Green jobs.

It seems like we never stop hearing the phrase. The environmental movement is largely billed as a successful way to create jobs and save the planet at the same time. However, since this sustainability shift is relatively new, the number or quality of green jobs created has been ambiguous. This leaves many wondering if the promise of green jobs is just a bunch of wind turbine generated hot air.

Rest assured it is not.

The Best Places to be an Energy Auditor

Sun, 2010-03-21 20:24

Where is the best place to be an energy auditor? Anywhere in the country is a great place to be an energy auditor, but the entire Northeast, upper mid-west, and the West Coast are the BEST places. Here are the factors that make those locations, in particular, so great:

1 - Extreme Climate.  Comfort is actually the number one reason that homeowners call an energy auditor. In fact, most of what we teach about making a home more energy efficient is directly related to the heating and cooling of a home.

Electrical Contractor to Become Energy Contractor?

Sat, 2010-02-27 10:56

I recently read this article that absolutely blew me away. The article asserts that “electrical contractor” will not be a suitable job title for electricians, as they will have to adapt to the growing green market. A more suitable term will be “energy contractor.” I think this is a very astute prediction for the future. The green movement will be affecting many, so it will be important that we all prepare for it and embrace it.

Green Jobs and Decent Work

Fri, 2010-02-26 09:09
I came across this graphic in a report from a mayors' conference. It asks two questions: What is a green job? What is a decent job? This graphic definitely made me think. First off, I don't agree that a chemical engineer would be decent but not green - what about the chemical engineers working on biofuels, or better plastics, etc.? Secondly, I do agree with the green but not decent part. Here at Everblue, we get lots of folks calling in that want to become solar installers.