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Registering for the LEED Exam: What You Need to Know

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:02
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Everblue specializes in providing intense short-course exam prep training for architects, engineers, and others in the construction industry. Our mission is provide you with all the knowledge and resources for passing your LEED exam on the first attempt. In doing so, we offer live and online courses, complete with practice questions and simulated exams.  Read more: Registering for the LEED Exam: What You Need to Know »

Everblue Training LLC Named a Veteran Owned Small Business

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:30
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Gains Exclusive Opportunity to Participate in Federal Government Contracts

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation has verified Everblue Training LLC, a leading training provider for solar energy and green job skills, as a Veteran Owned Small Business and has added Everblue to its veteran business database.  Read more: Everblue Training LLC Named a Veteran Owned Small Business »

LEED Credential Maintenance Program

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:50
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I was engaged in a live chat the other day with a prospective customer interested in earning LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C, and LEED AP O+M. Admittedly, this trifecta is not a common goal that we encounter; most folks use LEED Green Associate as a stepping stone to one LEED AP Specialty credential, while others remain at the LEED Green Associate level. This particular live chat incited a variety of questions that we don’t often have to answer.  Read more: LEED Credential Maintenance Program »

LEED Credentials Help Pros Rise to the Top

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:43
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A few months ago, we evaluated the 40 Under 40 award winners from Consulting-Specifying Engineer, a trade publication and website for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical, electronic, and related systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Our analysis showed that 62.5% of the honorees held a LEED AP BD+C or a LEED AP credential.  Read more: LEED Credentials Help Pros Rise to the Top »

New LEED Rebates for KY Commercial Buildings

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:48
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(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -­‐ U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Kentucky announced on 9/15 that Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) now offer rebates from $2,000 to $10,000 for commercial buildings achieving a LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, certification.  Read more: New LEED Rebates for KY Commercial Buildings »

Top 10 States for Solar Energy

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:48
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In-depth research from the Frontier Group was released last week regarding the top states that helped drive America’s solar energy boom in 2014. The report, which is the third annual of its kind, analyzes the policies in each of the top states and explains why these programs helped to grow the solar energy industry.  Read more: Top 10 States for Solar Energy »

Incentives for Energy-Efficient Builders in NJ

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:51
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Our monthly email newsletter went out yesterday to our subscribers and highlighted the various incentives for builders and HERS Raters who work on ENERGY STAR-certified new homes. The newsletter featured utility programs in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. You may be interested to learn that these programs are only the tip of the iceberg!

Training With a Purpose

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:51
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Our sustainability training courses prepare individuals for jobs in emerging green fields. With course topics that span green building, home energy auditing, and renewable energy, we help our students learn industry-specific terminology, acronyms, concepts, and technical field skills. These valuable lessons enable our participants to gain eligibility on work projects, become qualified for new jobs and promotions, and/or further develop their knowledge and skills in existing roles.

Free Solar Installation Opportunities

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:40
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We’re happy to be working with GRID Alternatives to provide free solar PV installation experience for our solar students. All candidates seeking a NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification must work on 3-5 solar PV installation projects after Everblue’s Solar PV Mastery Combo (which fulfills the training and education requirement), and working with GRID Alternatives is the perfect opportunity to gain this field experience!  Read more: Free Solar Installation Opportunities »

Update on ISSP Certification Beta Testing

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:40
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Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

I just logged off the August 2015 webinar from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), recapping the beta testing experience for its new Sustainability Associate and Certified Sustainability Professional certifications.  Read more: Update on ISSP Certification Beta Testing »