IREC Accreditation

Blogs in this category pertain to Everblue's pursuit of IREC Accreditation and/or collaboration with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council to further clean energy education.

The Newest Member of the IREC Credentialing Award Committee

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:52

We are excited to announce that our Curriculum Development Manager, Glenn Mauney, has been appointed to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Credentialing Award Committee! Glenn previously participated on the Working Group that reviewed the Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) International Standard 01022. The Working Group's goal was to update the standard in a way that reflects the changing needs of training and education specific to clean energy and energy efficiency.

IREC-ISPQ Standards Revision Update

Wed, 2013-06-26 08:08

We participate in lengthy conference calls twice a week, but no one complains. As a matter of fact, everyone on the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s (IREC) ISPQ Working Group is happy to make time for this work. IREC, a nationally recognized leader in renewable and energy efficiency workforce education accreditation, has put together a group comprised of trainers, program administrators, and industry professionals to revise and update their IREC – ISPQ International Standard 01022:2011. I was fortunate and pleased to be asked to be a part of this group.

IREC To Upgrade Energy Education Standards

Tue, 2013-01-29 12:53

In its role as a national leader in credentialing and standards development, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has convened an expert working group to undertake a comprehensive review of its current international standard for quality education and training in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. The standard forms the basis for IREC’s unique credentialing program, which accredits training institutions and certifies instructors in these fields. Specifically, the group will make recommendations for revisions to the current IREC Standard 01022.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council Standards

Mon, 2013-01-14 14:02

Congress’ approval of the “fiscal cliff deal” sent a strong message of support for renewable energy development. Tax incentives for wind power development were extended, and industry professionals have proposed plans to gradually spread support out over several years. Other types of renewable generation also got a financial boost. Education will play a vital role in attaining the ultimate goals of innovation, economic strength, and a skilled workforce that will allow renewable energy to succeed on its own without financial backing from the government.