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Practicing Water Conservation at Home: An Interview With Joan Darvish-Rouhani

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Thu, 2018-11-15 15:29
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Everblue LEED Instructor Joan Darvish-Rouhani sat down with Speakman, a seller of premium shower and bath products, to discuss how and why consumers should practice water conservation at home. Here are the results of their interview.

If you'd like to learn more about water conservation in homes and buildings, you should consider our LEED training program. Visit our What is LEED? page for more information.  Read more: Practicing Water Conservation at Home: An Interview With Joan Darvish-Rouhani »

Using Your LEED Certification as a Structural Engineer

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Thu, 2018-11-15 14:15
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The value that structural engineers bring to LEED certification projects is their expertise in building materials and structural systems with consideration to structural adaptability for future use and alternative uses.

If you want to learn more about LEED now, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.  Read more: Using Your LEED Certification as a Structural Engineer »

14 Questions You Have About RESNET

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Tue, 2018-09-18 08:12

HERS Rater Certification is a viable option for home builders, HVAC technicians, insulation contractors, and others working in the home performance industry. You may be wondering if it's right the career choice for you. Here's a breakdown of our 14 most commonly asked questions regarding RESNET and HERS Rater Certification.

Getting Started: An Introduction  Read more: 14 Questions You Have About RESNET »

LEED Jobs: Plumbing Contractors

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:27
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Plumbing – refers to any system that conveys fluids. Heating and cooling, waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing. Plumbing contractors utilize pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Plumbing Contractors »

Learn to Install Solar Panels in California

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Thu, 2018-11-15 15:21
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California has long been known as the leader for solar energy. The state generates well over half of our country’s solar electric capacity, largely due to the sunshine it receives but also the community and governmental support that it receives.

If you want to help meet the demand for qualified solar panel installers, which will inevitably be driven by all this support, visit our Introduction to Solar series.  Read more: Learn to Install Solar Panels in California »

LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers

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Thu, 2018-11-15 13:41
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Architectural Lighting Design – a field within architecture, interior design, and electrical engineering that is concerned with the design of lighting systems, including natural light, electric light, or both, to serve human needs.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers »

Everblue to Train Solar Ready Vets

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Thu, 2018-01-25 15:20
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FTCC and Everblue Partner to Offer Solar Training to Transitioning Military Personnel

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2016) - The Department of Energy has named Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) the primary training provider of the Solar Ready Vets program at Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army installation in Fayetteville, NC. Everblue, a designated Veteran Owned Small Business, will collaborate with FTCC to offer the solar training portion of the program.  Read more: Everblue to Train Solar Ready Vets »

Using Your LEED Certification in Pest Control

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:39
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Pest Control – refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest and can be perceived to be detrimental to the health of nearby occupants.

Environmentally-conscious pest management companies may opt for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which focuses on pest preventation at the outset and uses pesticides only as needed.  Read more: Using Your LEED Certification in Pest Control »

LEED Jobs: Urban Planners

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Thu, 2018-11-15 15:10
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Urban Planning – a process concerned with the use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Urban Planners »

RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:42
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If you're new to the home performance industry, you might consider earning a RESNET HERS Rater Certification to demonstrate your knowledge of energy-efficient new homes.

RESNET HERS Raters are essentially home energy auditors, who perform a series of diagnostic tests to identify energy-saving opportunities in homes. This distinction not only highlights your knowledge of air infiltration and energy loss using blower door and duct leakage testing, but can also qualify you to work on energy-efficent homes seeking ENERGY STAR Certification.  Read more: RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms »

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