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Why Solar Installers Have NABCEP Certification

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:52
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With the price of solar panels at an all-time low and dozens of utility programs introducing solar financing options for communities, it has become more affordable than ever for homeowners to install solar panels on their roofs. This increase in demand has led to an explosion of solar PV installation jobs across the country.

Wondering how you can get started with a career in solar?  Read more: Why Solar Installers Have NABCEP Certification »

LEED Commissioning Agent Jobs After Accreditation

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:24
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The commissioning process is a highly effective method to improve the performance of building systems and equipment. Coincidentally, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards have the same goal of improving building performance.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.  Read more: LEED Commissioning Agent Jobs After Accreditation »

LEED Landscape Architects Jobs After Accreditation

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:29
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There's a natural correlation between LEED’s mission and the work of landscape architects. The latter has an innate interest in respecting the natural systems of a site while also optimizing the human experience. LEED Certification standards echo that mentality and support an enhanced human experience as well.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.  Read more: LEED Landscape Architects Jobs After Accreditation »

Home Energy Score vs HERS Rating Score

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Thu, 2018-11-15 15:31
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A blog by Joan Glickman of the Department of Energy indicated that there is a 1 in 3 chance that a newly built home in the United States comes with an energy label comparing it to energy code. The label being referenced is the RESNET HERS Score.

It has been difficult to find a similar rating for existing homes, but a new policy that went into effect on January 25, 2016 extends the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) Energy Efficient Homes (EEH) policy – historically limited to new homes – to existing homes.  Read more: Home Energy Score vs HERS Rating Score »

LEED Interior Design Certification

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Thu, 2018-11-15 14:13
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Interior Design – the art or process of designing the interior, often including the exterior, of a room or building. An interior designer is someone who coordinates and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, and the management and execution of the design. Interior design is the process of sharing the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment.  Read more: LEED Interior Design Certification »

Preparing for the New BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification

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Thu, 2017-03-30 14:54
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Earlier this week, Everblue staff members were invited to join a private webinar hosted by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) to learn about the new BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification. With a pilot testing phase set to launch on April 4, BPI’s Matt Anderson took some time to explain the history of the new BPI HHE designation and logistical details for debuting this certification.

For more information about BPI Certification in general, visit our BPI Energy Auditor overview series.  Read more: Preparing for the New BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification »

How Much is the LEED GA Exam?

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:51
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If you're planning on earning a LEED credential and demonstrating your knowledge of sustainability concepts, your first step is to pass the LEED Green Associate exam.

If you're just getting started with LEED and want a better understanding of the LEED credential process, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! series.

Registering for the LEED Exam  Read more: How Much is the LEED GA Exam? »

New NYC Laws Require LEED Gold

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Thu, 2018-11-15 15:00
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Last week, the New York City Council passed two laws – 701-A and 721-A – that amend the city’s current legislation about LEED Certification. These laws now require most new city buildings and major retrofits to achieve LEED Gold. This is an enhancement from previous legislation that required a minimum LEED Certified rating level for health and educational occupancies and a minimum LEED Silver rating level for buildings or spaces of all other covered occupancies.  Read more: New NYC Laws Require LEED Gold »

4 Programs That Require NABCEP Certification

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Thu, 2018-11-15 13:58
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When it comes to the home improvement industry, the best way to evaluate a new career is to look at demand. If you’re even remotely following construction-related news, you’ve probably witnessed the explosive growth that the industry has seen with solar panel installations.

For example, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported the first quarter of 2015 saw 135,000 solar installations, with a new solar project installed every 2 minutes!  Read more: 4 Programs That Require NABCEP Certification »

Utah Solar Installer Requirements

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:50
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First, let’s understand what is meant by “solar installer requirements.” Solar installations are commonly regulated at the state, county, and utility levels. As with many professional occupations, such as architecture and engineering, solar installers may need to be licensed in the state in which they are providing their services.

If you want to begin learning about solar energy, visit our Introduction to Solar series.  Read more: Utah Solar Installer Requirements »

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