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Securing Power Grids with Quantum Encryption

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Wed, 2018-12-05 11:31

The U.S. power grid is vulnerable to attack by foreign actors, terrorists, and criminals. How we secure this vital infrastructure is critically important for our national security and our very way of life.

One interesting initiative is the Quantum Grid Initiative from a Southern California-based startup called Qubitekk.  Read more: Securing Power Grids with Quantum Encryption »

How Difficult is the LEED Exam?

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Thu, 2018-11-29 12:25
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Well, that's a subjective question, isn't it?

And yet, there are some facts about the LEED exam that make it inherently challenging, which we'll get into below.

But a realistic answer from me to you about how hard the exam is, is this: You'll get a different answer from each person you ask because the answer depends on...

a candidate's level of experience

time spent studying  Read more: How Difficult is the LEED Exam? »

When Blower Door Testing Isn't Enough

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Wed, 2018-11-21 11:04
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Across the country, we're seeing HVAC contractors and home performance professionals racing to get the BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Certification in an attempt to satisfy their local building code requirements for blower door tests and/or duct leakage testing.  Read more: When Blower Door Testing Isn't Enough »

Benefits of Online Solar Training

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Wed, 2018-11-14 15:33
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When Everblue first opened its doors in 2008, we exclusively offered in-person classroom training in over 100 locations around the world.

But thanks to the rise of video services (like YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, and Facebook) and the accessibility of Internet-connected mobile devices, we noticed a shift toward online learning.

As more of you asked for online training courses, we started developing them! And now we offer 23 courses in 100% online formats!  Read more: Benefits of Online Solar Training »

Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It?

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Thu, 2018-11-15 11:50
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I got asked this question recently on a phone call from a student who was considering a live LEED class in Manhattan.  Read more: Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It? »

Celebrating California's Renewable Energy Success

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Mon, 2018-10-29 08:47
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Many people believe that California is a leader in renewable energy generation, particularly solar energy, because of its largely sunny weather. While that's true, there are additional factors that have enabled the state to lead in this sector.  Read more: Celebrating California's Renewable Energy Success »

What is LEED v4.1?

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Wed, 2018-10-17 13:02
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In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of the LEED green building rating system is “continuous improvement.” The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), who created the LEED standards, debuts a new version of the standards every few years to reflect where the building industry has grown and to explain best practices for continuing to move the needle. We are currently operating on LEED Version 4, but there has been much talk of an updated version called 4.1.
   Read more: What is LEED v4.1? »

How Much Do Solar Installers Make?

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Wed, 2018-10-10 15:19
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Solar energy is arguably the fastest-growing sector of our decade. As such, professionals from many different backgrounds are starting to look to solar as a new career. Money is usually one of the first considerations someone has when thinking about switching careers.

While this shouldn’t be the #1 reason to start a new career, there’s no denying that it’s a factor, so let’s look into it. First, let's get on the same page about what a solar installer job entails.  Read more: How Much Do Solar Installers Make? »

Blower Door Testing Requirement in Collier County, FL

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Thu, 2018-11-15 14:10
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We recently received a phone call from a contractor in Collier County, FL about the blower door test requirement in his state. We’ve been covering this topic for a while, with the previous update coming from the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF). At that time, BOAF had made a statement that individuals possessing a BPI Certification would be deemed qualified to perform blower door testing per the state energy code requirement.  Read more: Blower Door Testing Requirement in Collier County, FL »

USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:18
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When applying for jobs, candidates are often asked to submit supporting documentation to prove their academic degree, course completion, and/or other honors. Those who possess a professional credential in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have two official resources for advertising their LEED professional status.  Read more: USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation »

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