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NJ Home Energy Rebates Extended

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Wed, 2018-08-08 14:09
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The New Jersey Clean Energy Program has been offering energy efficiency rebates to home builders for at least the last 3 years. We’re excited to see that the rebates have been extended for another year. This is certainly good news for NJ builders and homeowners alike.

Through this program, residential rebates are available for:  Read more: NJ Home Energy Rebates Extended »

What It Means to be a LEED AP

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Tue, 2018-07-17 12:00
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One way to showcase your knowledge, experience, and credibility in the green building industry is to earn a LEED professional credential. To do so, you must demonstrate proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction, and operations standards by passing an industry-leading, internationally-recognized exam. More than 201,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers.  Read more: What It Means to be a LEED AP »

Bring Your NEC Codebook to Your NABCEP Exam Day!

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Wed, 2018-07-11 10:38
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When it comes to certification exams, oftentimes standards organizations limit exam candidates from bringing any outside materials to their testing appointment. Fortunately for solar professionals, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) actually does allow its applicants to bring their personal copies of the National Electric Code (NEC) book to their PV Installation Professional computer-based exam.  Read more: Bring Your NEC Codebook to Your NABCEP Exam Day! »

What is a BPI Certified Professional?

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Wed, 2018-07-04 10:24
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If you work in the home performance industry as an insulation contractor, weatherization professional, or HVAC technician, you’ve probably come across the BPI acronym at one point or another – either in job descriptions, meeting colleagues, or as a requirement for a utility rebate program.  Read more: What is a BPI Certified Professional? »

NABCEP Certification Exams Offered Continuously Throughout the Year

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Wed, 2018-06-27 10:05
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Over the last 10 years, the solar workforce has grown tremendously. With such growth, industry organizations such as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have been forced to change and evolve alongside the industry.

Most notably, NABCEP (which is known for its solar certification program) has gone through several iterations of its exam qualification and testing process in the last eight months. Each version has been a positive change, enabling solar professionals to get certified quicker and easier than before.  Read more: NABCEP Certification Exams Offered Continuously Throughout the Year »

Celebrate Mass Transit Today and Every Day

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Wed, 2018-06-20 14:16
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On June 21, 2018, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation as a means of taking them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.  Read more: Celebrate Mass Transit Today and Every Day »

HERS Rater Jobs on the Rise in Tallahassee

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Wed, 2018-05-02 14:23
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City of Tallahassee Utilities recently announced a $2,000 energy efficiency rebate as part of its New Homes Program. In addition to encouraging energy-efficient new construction, the New Homes Program will likely lead to a high demand for certified RESNET HERS Raters in the Florida Panhandle.

For more information about RESNET, jump over to our New to RESNET? Start Here section. If you’re relatively familiar with the RESNET HERS Rater Certification for home energy auditors, keep reading!  Read more: HERS Rater Jobs on the Rise in Tallahassee »

Looking Forward to 2018 IECC Code

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:30
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Within the home performance community, 2018 marks the exciting introduction of the newest residential energy code – the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Like a celebrity, the 2018 IECC is something to admire but may seem out of reach for many contractors.  Read more: Looking Forward to 2018 IECC Code »

BPI Certification Program Gets Renewed Support

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Thu, 2018-01-11 15:17
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2018 marks the 25th year of operation for the residential energy efficiency nonprofit Building Performance Institute (or BPI). The BPI organization aims to create awareness about the “house-as-a-system” mentality and works to educate contractors on home energy efficiency, comfort, durability, health, and safety.  Read more: BPI Certification Program Gets Renewed Support »

Big Changes Ahead for NABCEP Certification

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Tue, 2018-01-09 15:48
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Solar Certification Program Prepares for 2018 Solar Growth

With interest and demand for solar energy growing at an unprecedented rate, the organizations managing the solar industry are rapidly adjusting their five-year plans to best reflect the market and account for future growth.  Read more: Big Changes Ahead for NABCEP Certification »

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