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LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:50
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Architectural Lighting Design – a field within architecture, interior design, and electrical engineering that is concerned with the design of lighting systems, including natural light, electric light, or both, to serve human needs.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers »

Everblue to Train Solar Ready Vets

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Thu, 2018-01-25 15:20
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FTCC and Everblue Partner to Offer Solar Training to Transitioning Military Personnel

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2016) - The Department of Energy has named Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) the primary training provider of the Solar Ready Vets program at Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army installation in Fayetteville, NC. Everblue, a designated Veteran Owned Small Business, will collaborate with FTCC to offer the solar training portion of the program.  Read more: Everblue to Train Solar Ready Vets »

Using Your LEED Certification in Pest Control

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Wed, 2018-03-28 18:08
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Pest Control – refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest and can be perceived to be detrimental to the health of nearby occupants.

Environmentally-conscious pest management companies may opt for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which focuses on pest preventation at the outset and uses pesticides only as needed.  Read more: Using Your LEED Certification in Pest Control »

LEED Jobs: Urban Planners

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:59
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Urban Planning – a process concerned with the use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Urban Planners »

RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:42
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If you're new to the home performance industry, you might consider earning a RESNET HERS Rater Certification to demonstrate your knowledge of energy-efficient new homes.

RESNET HERS Raters are essentially home energy auditors, who perform a series of diagnostic tests to identify energy-saving opportunities in homes. This distinction not only highlights your knowledge of air infiltration and energy loss using blower door and duct leakage testing, but can also qualify you to work on energy-efficent homes seeking ENERGY STAR Certification.  Read more: RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms »

LEED Jobs: Commercial Cleaners

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:42
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Of all the individuals actively moving around a building, commercial janitorial staff are among the very few that are intimately aware of energy waste and overuse throughout a building. These individuals have key insight that many others could only estimate. Being that commercial cleaning crews are the eyes and ears of a building, they play an important role in a building’s pursuit of LEED Certification.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Commercial Cleaners »

South Carolina Adopts Energy Rating Index

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:00
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In a previous post, we discussed how some states are taking measures to support home energy efficiency and the RESNET HERS Index by adopting the Energy Rating Index compliance path from the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Oftentimes, these states have outright replaced their existing energy code with the 2015 version, thereby inheriting the newest guidelines, like the ERI path.

If you’re not caught up on this topic, check out these related posts:  Read more: South Carolina Adopts Energy Rating Index »

LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:00
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University Office of Sustainability – responsible for developing and implementing strategies to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the university. Staff in this department communicate, inform, and promote sustainability principles and programs throughout the university and also educate faculty, staff, and students.  Read more: LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff »

LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:57
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Green Product Manufacturing – the systematic design and production of building materials with a focus on minimizing, or eliminating, resource use, waste, and pollution. Building materials may include concrete, marble, stucco, plaster, rebar, plastic, bamboo, and many other natural and synthetic items. These materials provide the make-up of buildings and structures and are commonly used by architects and construction managers.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers »

Over 240 Professionals With ISSP Certification

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:01
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Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced the names of the individuals who passed the second round of beta testing for the new ISSP Sustainability Associate Certification.  Read more: Over 240 Professionals With ISSP Certification »