Sustainability Certifications

These blog posts will evaluate and discuss the various sustainability certifications in existence.

Training With a Purpose

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:03

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 02:21

ISSP Certification Update - July 2015

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:45

Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

LEED and Sustainability Training in 2015

Tue, 2015-01-27 15:31

Sustainability has grown from a perspective shared by environmentalists only to a recognized behavior shared by professionals across many industries. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this growth in adoption. It started with benefits such as public appeal, marketability, and reduced business risk. As these professionals implemented sustainable features and activities in their organizations, they started to see tangible benefits – greater efficiency, less waste, improved sales, better employee recruitment and retention, etc. So what’s to come in 2015?

ISSP's Sustainability Certification Effort

Thu, 2015-01-08 10:27

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At its November 2014 annual meeting, the board of directors for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) unanimously voted to move forward in creating a Sustainability Professional Certification Program in order to:

Sustainability Certification is on the Horizon

Thu, 2014-11-20 10:50

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Last week, Everblue President Vince DiFrancesco attended the national conference for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) in Denver, CO. The biggest news to surface at the conference was the announcement of an official certification for sustainability professionals.

BPI vs NATE Certification

Mon, 2012-01-23 09:43

Are you an HVAC professional looking for an industry certification? Not sure whether you should take HVAC training in the form of BPI Certification or NATE Certification? Let us briefly explain the similarities and differences between these two certifications, so you can get the specialized training you seek and also enhance your career.

Five Readily Available Green Jobs Training Programs

Sun, 2010-02-14 14:30
Ezra Drissma posted a great article on Yahoo about five readily available green training programs. Here at Everblue, we provide green training for four of the five listed categories, and she lists us as one of the most readily available training options for people. According to her listed prices, our training is very cost effective and also widely available around the country.  
Two things surprised me on the list, though. First, the top-end pricing for some of the training is $15,000 to $25,000.

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

CalGreen vs. LEED: Battle of the Green Building Standards

Sun, 2010-01-17 21:14

Last Updated: 2017-08-24 12:24

California’s green building code standard, called CalGreen, is interesting and perhaps a bit innovative in that it attempts to be both standard building code (a good thing) and a marketable green building rating system (a little different). What’s odd is that building code usually sets the floor or the minimum standards. Because every home or building has to meet code, you don’t see builders advertising, “Buy our home, we meet code!”