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BPI Certification Exams – What To Expect

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:33
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In order to become a certified home energy auditor under the Building Performance Institute (BPI) technical guidelines, you must pass a series of exams administered by an approved BPI Test Center, such as Everblue.  Read more: BPI Certification Exams – What To Expect »

Healthy Home Assessments Can Save Lives

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:29
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I watch a lot of Forensic Files – you know, the show that reveals how forensic science is used to solve violent crimes and mysterious accidents.

By far, the two most frightening episodes I’ve seen had nothing to do with murder.

Instead, both cases identified mold as the culprit and discussed how air leakage and water damage in the home can lead to health hazards.  Read more: Healthy Home Assessments Can Save Lives »

How to Highlight Your Sustainability Knowledge

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:27
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When you’re thinking about new and emerging industries, it can be difficult to find the right information that will lead you to a viable career plan.

Who are the authoritative organizations in this space?

When was this information last updated?

Will these processes and standards be long-lasting?

What training will prepare me for a successful career in this field?  Read more: How to Highlight Your Sustainability Knowledge »

LEED Credential Maintenance Program

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:41
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Congratulations! You passed your LEED exam and can now advertise your hard-earned LEED credentials on your resume and business cards.

Celebrate and enjoy this achievement…for now anyway!

happy business professional image  Read more: LEED Credential Maintenance Program »

Denver Voters Push for Green Roof Law

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:28
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After months of raising awareness on the benefits of green roofs, a group of environmental activists are halfway to their goal of passing a local ordinance requiring green roofs on every building constructed after January 1, 2018 that has a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater.  Read more: Denver Voters Push for Green Roof Law »

MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:33
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MidNite Solar, a leading manufacturer of alternative energy products, has joined the 2017 Solar Training Partners program managed by Everblue Training Institute. This partnership highlights the collaboration and support between solar training providers and solar product manufacturers and will help to further the success of the solar installation industry as a whole.  Read more: MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner »

California LEED Certification at an All Time High

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:28
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Green Building Flourishes via CALGreen and LEED

Hippies. Environmentalists. Trendsetters. The Rich and Famous. These are just a few words and phrases that come to mind when folks think about California.

Hollywood obviously contributes to the glamorous visions of California, and things like the California Green Building Standards Code, or CALGreen, contributes to the perception of an environmentally-friendly, forward-thinking locale.  Read more: California LEED Certification at an All Time High »

Solar Eclipse: Starting an Energy Conversation

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:29
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Three-year-old Olivia was annoyed at her older sister, Katie, for forcing her to watch the something Katie kept calling a “solar eclipse,” rather than allowing her to watch her favorite cartoons.

While the rest of the adults around her kept talking about the significant event happening, Olivia didn’t understand why it was such a big deal. She just wanted to play with her dolls and watch her cartoons.  Read more: Solar Eclipse: Starting an Energy Conversation »

The Continued Growth of LEED Credentials

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:29
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If you work in the construction industry – from design to sourcing to building to maintenance – you’ve probably heard about LEED.

But if you are new to LEED and would like a better understanding of what it is, take a moment to browse our What is LEED? overview series.  Read more: The Continued Growth of LEED Credentials »

How to Find a Job in Solar

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:28
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With the immense growth of solar energy occurring around the world, many jobseekers and career changers are trying to keep up with the pace and find the newest solar jobs near them. It can seem a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to solar and less familiar with the various types of solar jobs and solar energy systems.  Read more: How to Find a Job in Solar »