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Top 10 States for Solar Energy

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:48
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In-depth research from the Frontier Group was released last week regarding the top states that helped drive America’s solar energy boom in 2014. The report, which is the third annual of its kind, analyzes the policies in each of the top states and explains why these programs helped to grow the solar energy industry.  Read more: Top 10 States for Solar Energy »

Incentives for Energy-Efficient Builders in NJ

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:51
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Our monthly email newsletter went out yesterday to our subscribers and highlighted the various incentives for builders and HERS Raters who work on ENERGY STAR-certified new homes. The newsletter featured utility programs in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. You may be interested to learn that these programs are only the tip of the iceberg!

Training With a Purpose

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:51
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Our sustainability training courses prepare individuals for jobs in emerging green fields. With course topics that span green building, home energy auditing, and renewable energy, we help our students learn industry-specific terminology, acronyms, concepts, and technical field skills. These valuable lessons enable our participants to gain eligibility on work projects, become qualified for new jobs and promotions, and/or further develop their knowledge and skills in existing roles.

Free Solar Installation Opportunities

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:40
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We’re happy to be working with GRID Alternatives to provide free solar PV installation experience for our solar students. All candidates seeking a NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification must work on 3-5 solar PV installation projects after Everblue’s Solar PV Mastery Combo (which fulfills the training and education requirement), and working with GRID Alternatives is the perfect opportunity to gain this field experience!  Read more: Free Solar Installation Opportunities »

Update on ISSP Certification Beta Testing

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:40
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Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

I just logged off the August 2015 webinar from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), recapping the beta testing experience for its new Sustainability Associate and Certified Sustainability Professional certifications.  Read more: Update on ISSP Certification Beta Testing »

How to Become a Certified HERS Rater

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:52
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Energy auditor certification from the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) can appear to be a longer process than initially anticipated. To become a certified energy auditor under RESNET's standards, you must first be familiar with the Home Energy Rating System, or HERS.  Read more: How to Become a Certified HERS Rater »

7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:39
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The rise of solar power means individuals, communities, our society, and the earth can reap the benefits of renewable energy. This is such an exciting time for us as we embrace personal responsibility, lower energy bills, and just the plain satisfaction found in being resourceful enough to harness the free and reliable power of the sun. But before you jump in headfirst, make sure you are well-versed on the initial investment, the type of system you specifically need, and how to get the most out of solar power.  Read more: 7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar »

ISSP Certification Update - July 2015

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:37
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Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.  Read more: ISSP Certification Update - July 2015 »

The Role of the USGBC

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:02
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Are you interested in sustainability? Are you looking to further your knowledge of green building? There are two common paths for exploring these goals.  Read more: The Role of the USGBC »

Cities Requiring or Supporting LEED

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:47
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We first wrote about the local ordinances requiring LEED in 2009. Given the ever-changing landscape of the green building industry, it seemed appropriate to provide an update. We've scoured the Internet trying to find all the U.S. geographies that require and/or support LEED Certification - if you know of any additional locations that fit this criteria, please let us know!! Drop us a note on Twitter at @everblue_edu.

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