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Who Inspects LEED Buildings?

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Wed, 2019-07-31 09:51

We often get inquiries from people asking how they can become a LEED certified inspector. Sadly, though, that job title doesn’t officially exist.

I understand what they are looking for - someone who evaluates green buildings and ensures that the systems:

were installed correctly,

work properly,

and are actually as energy-efficient as advertised

This type of job does exist. It's just not called a LEED Inspector.  Read more: Who Inspects LEED Buildings? »

NABCEP Certification the Common Thread for Top Solar Installation Companies

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Thu, 2019-07-25 13:40

Solar Power World, a leading solar publication, released its annual list of the Top Residential Solar Contractors earlier this week. While reviewing the list, I noticed something that the best-of-the-best solar installation companies have in common: NABCEP Certification.  Read more: NABCEP Certification the Common Thread for Top Solar Installation Companies »

Everblue Hires Customer Service Representative

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Wed, 2019-07-10 10:47

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Joseph Charles, who will join the team at our NC headquarters in the role of Customer Service Representative.

Joseph will be corresponding with new and existing customers by phone, email, and live chat. In addition, Joseph will be processing orders that come through our website.  Read more: Everblue Hires Customer Service Representative »

Everblue Welcomes Sean Gray to Team

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Wed, 2019-07-03 14:51

We're excited to announce that Sean Gray has joined the team at our North Carolina headquarters as a Program Manager, where he'll be responsible for the logistics and growth of the BPI Certification, RESNET HERS Rater, LEED Certification, and Solar Energy Training programs. He will serve as an in-house subject matter expert on all topics related to building science principles and energy efficiency.  Read more: Everblue Welcomes Sean Gray to Team »

Is There a LEED Credential for My Industry?

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Wed, 2019-06-19 12:12

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are predominantly meant for the construction industry. However, construction encompasses a wide variety of occupations and sub-industries, from sustainable product sourcing, waste removal, marketing/sales, HVAC to the actual builders, architects, and engineers.  Read more: Is There a LEED Credential for My Industry? »

How to Get a Solar PV License in CT

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Wed, 2019-06-05 09:04

Like many trade occupations, your state may require that you obtain a contractor's license to legally perform work in your area.

Since solar energy is a growing and evolving industry, some states haven't yet developed licensure exams or protocol. Connecticut, however, does have specific licenses for solar energy professionals.

The Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection is the authoritative body that manages solar contractor licenses in the state.  Read more: How to Get a Solar PV License in CT »

Sea Levels May Rise Much Faster Than Previously Estimated, Says New Study

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Wed, 2019-10-16 13:05

A new study published May 20, 2019 reveals that global sea levels could rise more than 6 feet (2 meters) by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked.  Read more: Sea Levels May Rise Much Faster Than Previously Estimated, Says New Study »

What's Next for Sustainable Building?

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Wed, 2019-05-22 11:36

I wonder what the next level of sustainability and green building will be now that LEED Certification has become more the norm.

In 2010, LEED Certification was a notable distinction for the best-of-the-best in building design, construction, and operations.

Now, it’s a fairly common strategy for buildings, resulting in lower energy use, lower water use, improved occupant health, and more.  Read more: What's Next for Sustainable Building? »

Overview of LEED Certification Levels

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Wed, 2019-05-08 09:57

Here’s your quick and dirty guide to the LEED certification levels.

First, you should know that LEED Certification is a label for buildings.

Additionally, LEED Accreditation is a label for people.

Which are you looking for?

(yes, there are levels to both pathways)

LEED Certification

LEED Accreditation

  Read more: Overview of LEED Certification Levels »

Solar Installation Job: What to Expect

Last Updated:
Wed, 2019-05-01 08:40

Are you considering a career in solar installation?

Here's a high-level overview of what takes place when a customer chooses to add solar to their home.

Note: We are not a solar installation company. Here at Everblue Training Institute, we offer solar installation training so you can learn the electrical theory and installation technique to apply for solar jobs in your local area.  Read more: Solar Installation Job: What to Expect »

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