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SolarCity Military Deal - More Than Solar Energy

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Fri, 2015-07-17 15:10
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Wed, 2011-11-02 12:43
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Have you seen the latest news about SolarCity's deal with the U.S. military to install solar on 160,000 military housing units?  CNN reported that the deal is 100% privately financed (with federal backing) and that SolarCity will put up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on top of privately-run military housing complexes at 124 military bases across 34 states. That is an astounding number of installations!

Commercial Energy Audit – Large Building Blower Door Testing

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Fri, 2015-07-17 14:12
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I was able to participate in the Large Building Infiltration Presentation at ACI, which conducted a Commercial Building Energy Audit on a 25,000-square-foot commercial building. I participated on a technician level with my friends at Energy Conservatory. I was allowed me to be a "fly on the wall," and it was fascinating to see five Minneapolis Blower Doors in operation. This commercial energy audit was done to the Army Corp of Engineers Standard, which is the best available benchmark for performing a large building energy audit.  Read more: Commercial Energy Audit – Large Building Blower Door Testing »

6 Months BPI Experience in 6 Days! Really?

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:24
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At ACI, I saw a booth advertising BPI Training, “6 months experience in 6 days.” Really. That’s impressive! I don’t buy it, though. (I should have taken a picture).  Read more: 6 Months BPI Experience in 6 Days! Really? »

Walmart's Business Practices for a Sustainable Workforce

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:14
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Walmart’s Business Practices, and What They Mean for the Sustainable Workforce  Read more: Walmart's Business Practices for a Sustainable Workforce »

Certified Energy Auditor Salary: How Much Will I Make?

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Thu, 2018-03-29 09:20
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Sun, 2011-10-09 07:33
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Let’s face it. Professionals across the country who work in home performance trades are increasingly turning to energy auditing as a new revenue stream and way to upsell clients for their specialty trade work.

If this sounds like an appealing strategy for you, visit our introductory BPI Certification page and learn how you can make this goal a reality!

HOME ENERGY AUDITORS MAKE GREEN AND SAVE GREEN  Read more: Certified Energy Auditor Salary: How Much Will I Make? »

What is Carbon Accounting?

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Mon, 2017-03-27 14:43
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Sat, 2011-10-15 11:34
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If you want to learn more about implementing carbon accounting in your organization, visit our ISSP Certification page and get started with the steps for tracking carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in sustainability training courses.

Greening Corporate America and Wall Street

He who holds the carbon purse strings holds the power.  Read more: What is Carbon Accounting? »

Average American's Annual Energy Consumption

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Fri, 2018-08-17 16:28
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Mon, 2011-11-28 20:46
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Have you ever wondered what your energy footprint is in a single day? What about a week, a month, or even a year? How much waste or energy does your family consume? If you knew, would you be interested in changing your patterns? If you live in New York, are the winter month’s utility bills more than just an expensive financial obligation? If you live in Arizona, is your water usage vital to your quality of life?  Read more: Average American's Annual Energy Consumption »

Congress Extends Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes

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Wed, 2014-09-03 10:24
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Thu, 2011-08-18 17:02
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Congress Extends Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes and Other Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits.

After hard work by RESNET and its strategic allies, last night Congress extended the $2,000 federal tax credit for builders who build energy efficient homes. The extension is from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. The extension was part of a sweeping tax package negotiated by the White House and Republican Congressional leaders.  Read more: Congress Extends Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes »

Balancing Economic Growth and the Environment

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Fri, 2015-07-17 11:21
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Some economists predict that during this year, China will surpass Japan to become the second largest economy on earth, behind only the United States. While China continues to propel itself forward in technological and infrastructure advances, they have faced a series or recent natural disaters that some economists beleive are deadly, man-made consequences of favoring economic growth over environemtal protection.  Read more: Balancing Economic Growth and the Environment »

LEED Certified Naval Hanger

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Fri, 2018-08-17 16:35
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Tue, 2011-10-11 02:20
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Naval Air Station: Jacksonville, Florida

naval air station jacksonville florida hangar 511Think about how big a football field is. Think about constructing a building three football fields long and almost one football field wide. If this weren’t challenging enough, suppose it had to have two, 450-ft-long unobstructed openings—and the building interior had to accommodate several different types of aircraft and the entire project had to be environmentally friendly. Such a project can be summed up in two words: Hangar 511.  Read more: LEED Certified Naval Hanger »

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