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Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It?

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Tue, 2018-11-06 13:08
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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.
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USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation

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Wed, 2018-09-26 12:41
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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 »

NABCEP Certification Goes Global

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Wed, 2018-09-19 10:09
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In contrast to its name, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has expanded its reach by offering solar certification exams in over 370 cities in 97 countries across the globe.  Read more: NABCEP Certification Goes Global »

What's Covered on the LEED Exam

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Wed, 2018-09-12 10:47
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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. By the name and acronym alone, it might be unclear as to what kind of knowledge individuals are expected to have to pass the LEED exam, but hopefully we can shed some light on this below.

Before you can even start thinking about the LEED exam, you first have to ask, "Can LEED help my career? If so, how?"  Read more: What's Covered on the LEED Exam »

NC Adopts Energy Rating Index

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Wed, 2018-09-05 14:50
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The North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) recently announced that the state of North Carolina approved the Energy Rating Index (ERI) as a cost-effective option for builders to meet the state’s new 2018 residential energy code.

Explanation of Energy Rating Index graphic  Read more: NC Adopts Energy Rating Index »

NABCEP to Update its Solar Sales JTA in 2019

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Wed, 2018-08-29 10:48
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The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (or NABCEP) has announced its plans to implement an updated Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the advanced PV Technical Sales Certification Exam.

What this means is that NABCEP reviewed the tasks and knowledge areas that they expect of certified solar sales professionals and updated the information to reflect this fast-growing industry.

NABCEP JTA Solar Sales Handbook 2018  Read more: NABCEP to Update its Solar Sales JTA in 2019 »

Pennsylvania Adopts Energy Rating Index Option

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Thu, 2018-08-23 11:31
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The state of Pennsylvania recently upgraded its residential energy code from the 2009 version to the 2015. The new state code represents at least a 28% efficiency improvement. This change brings Pennsylvania up to modern homebuilding standards, which now include blower door and duct leakage testing.  Read more: Pennsylvania Adopts Energy Rating Index Option »

Update to NABCEP Recertification Requirements

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Wed, 2018-08-22 18:00
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In an effort to maintain its standing as the leader in solar certification, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has announced its plan to increase the recertification requirements for certified professionals.

NABCEP logo  Read more: Update to NABCEP Recertification Requirements »

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