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What Energy Auditors Do

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Mon, 2018-08-20 12:35
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In a previous post, I wrote about the factors driving residential energy efficiency. Now that we've explored why there is a growing demand for energy auditors, let’s take a look at what is it that they actually do.

An energy auditor’s main goal is to identify and prioritize opportunities for energy savings through data analysis, visual inspection, and the use of various diagnostic tools.  Read more: What Energy Auditors Do »

BPI Blower Door & Duct Blaster Certification

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:46
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The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has announced a new certification focused specifically on blower door and duct blaster concepts.

BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage, or BPI IDL, is a standalone certification that emphasizes proper handling of energy auditing equipment - and you heard it here first!

What is BPI IDL Certification?  Read more: BPI Blower Door & Duct Blaster Certification »

Factors Driving Residential Energy Efficiency

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Tue, 2014-08-05 08:58
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In the U.S., buildings are responsible for the largest share of carbon dioxide emissions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s buildings consume more energy than the transportation or industry sectors, accounting for nearly 40% of total U.S. energy use. Of that 40%, nearly half is consumed by the residential sector, which includes homes and apartments.  Read more: Factors Driving Residential Energy Efficiency »

Drive Toward Healther Buildings and Positive Contributions

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Thu, 2018-04-05 11:08
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McGraw Hill Construction released a fascinating report this week titled, "The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings." The report identifies a general lack of awareness among medical practitioners of the health benefits of green building and sustainability and urges for better understanding of these benefits.

Medical Information Chart  Read more: Drive Toward Healther Buildings and Positive Contributions »

10 Things to Know About Taking the LEED Exam

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Thu, 2014-07-31 16:21
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I took my LEED Green Associate exam early last week. This was my first time taking an exam at a Prometric Testing Center. I was very impressed by the level of professionalism and security that I experienced. I just wanted to share a few of my observations…  Read more: 10 Things to Know About Taking the LEED Exam »

More HERS Ratings Expected in 2015

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:24
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The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) announced its collaboration with the International Code Council last week in an effort to help home builders transition to the new 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). In the upcoming version of the residential building code, RESNET's HERS Index will be an optional compliance path — some people are saying that this compliance path represents the most significant change coming to 2015 IECC. 

What is the International Energy Conservation Code?  Read more: More HERS Ratings Expected in 2015 »

How to Get Project Management Experience

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:00
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We recently held a free live webinar called "LEED & PMP – Perfect Together." The purpose of this information session was to help our LEED students navigate the expectations and processes associated with earning a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. As outlined in the presentation, there is a high crossover of skills between PMP Certification and LEED Accreditation. It is quite common for LEED professionals to seek a project management certification due to this alignment of values and experience.  Read more: How to Get Project Management Experience »

Legacy LEED Accredited Professional Without Specialty

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:00
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You may have heard the term LEED AP before, though you might not be aware of the layers that live within this title.

To find out how you can become a LEED AP, visit our LEED Credentialing Process page.

For some background, when the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System was established in 1993, it was determined that an individual who passed the LEED Exam would earn the title of a LEED AP, or LEED Accredited Professional.  Read more: Legacy LEED Accredited Professional Without Specialty »

14 Ways That Building Analyst Has Changed

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Thu, 2014-05-01 15:02
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You may have heard that the Building Performance Institute (BPI) had updated its popular BPI Building Analyst standard in early February 2014. The new BPI Building Analyst, which has been dubbed “Building Analyst of the Future,” provides a more thorough certification experience and truly addresses the needs and job responsibilities of real home energy auditors.  Read more: 14 Ways That Building Analyst Has Changed »

When Does LEED Version 4 Come Out?

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Tue, 2015-08-25 14:36
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Update: LEED v4 is now available! Sign up for exam prep training now!

You've heard that a new version of LEED was scheduled to launch in June 2014. The USGBC has now released a date.

The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 (also known as version 3) content will be June 15, 2014. The first day to take the exams with the new LEED v4 content will be June 30, 2014. No tests will be administered in between these dates.  Read more: When Does LEED Version 4 Come Out? »

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