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How Much Do Solar Installers Make?

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Wed, 2019-03-06 22:05

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 13:10

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 »

Is ISSP Certification Right for You?

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Thu, 2018-11-15 13:35

As a working sustainability practitioner, or someone new to the sustainability industry, you may be wondering if certification will add value to your career and/or help you stand out from jobseekers.

That answer is yes! Studies have shown that certification leads to salary increases.

Within the world of corporate sustainability, the certification to pursue is managed by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (or ISSP). As the name implies, ISSP Certification is internationally recognized.  Read more: Is ISSP Certification Right for You? »

Florida Code Officials to Accept BPI Blower Door Test Certification

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:47

Blower Door Code Compliance in Florida

When the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation Version 5 adopted mandatory air infiltration testing (ie, blower door testing) for new construction homes and residential units, enforcement authorities sought greater clarification on who qualified as an “approved entity” to do the testing.  Read more: Florida Code Officials to Accept BPI Blower Door Test Certification »

HVACR Companies Pursue LEED to Stand Out

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Thu, 2017-11-09 13:44

Contractors working in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and/or refrigeration (HVACR) may wonder how LEED certification can improve their career and grow their HVACR business. As a comprehensive green building program, LEED seeks to optimize all systems in a building to ensure maximum efficiency, energy savings, and occupant comfort. HVACR plays an important role in that process.

If you’re new to LEED and want to get a better understanding of how it works, please visit our What is LEED? overview series.  Read more: HVACR Companies Pursue LEED to Stand Out »

Michigan Energy Auditor Certifications

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Mon, 2018-12-03 13:56

How to Meet MI Energy Code - Become a RESNET HERS Rater

Starting February 8, 2016, the Michigan Energy Code will adopt the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (2015 IECC) with "amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan." The state will be skipping the 2012 IECC, thereby increasing the energy efficiency requirements of its homes by 10-12%.

Michigan building code  Read more: Michigan Energy Auditor Certifications »

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