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How to Become a LEED Silver Certified Contractor

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Mon, 2017-11-06 14:29
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Let me first start by saying that a “LEED Silver Certified Contractor” is not a thing.

You must be thinking, “How can that be? Why does the title of this post talk about becoming something that doesn’t exist?”  Read more: How to Become a LEED Silver Certified Contractor »

What Employers Look for in Home Energy Auditor Job Candidates

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Mon, 2017-11-06 14:29
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As a green jobs training provider, Everblue frequently hears from employers looking to hire certified home energy auditors. Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of job postings, and many identify similar traits among desirable energy auditor candidates.

Here’s our breakdown of the most sought-after characteristics of home energy auditor job candidates:

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience  Read more: What Employers Look for in Home Energy Auditor Job Candidates »

The Solar Foundation Welcomes Everblue as a Training Partner

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:27
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The Solar Foundation has recognized Everblue Training as a high-quality solar installation training provider and has added us to its Solar Training Network.

The Solar Foundation was one of 10 organizations to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2016 via the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program. With these funds, The Solar Foundation was able to continue its Solar Ready Vets training program for transitioning military personnel and create the Solar Training Network, which is open to all interested jobseekers.  Read more: The Solar Foundation Welcomes Everblue as a Training Partner »

LEED Green Associate Exam Dates & Locations

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:59
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If you’ve decided that you want to pursue a LEED professional credential, you will need to research and organize the following information:

  • Exam prep options
  • LEED exam locations
  • LEED test dates

If you’re still in the early stages of researching LEED, check out our What is LEED? section and then re-join us here.  Read more: LEED Green Associate Exam Dates & Locations »

BPI Certification Exams – What To Expect

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:33
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In order to become a certified home energy auditor under the Building Performance Institute (BPI) technical guidelines, you must pass a series of exams administered by an approved BPI Test Center, such as Everblue.  Read more: BPI Certification Exams – What To Expect »

Healthy Home Assessments Can Save Lives

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:29
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I watch a lot of Forensic Files – you know, the show that reveals how forensic science is used to solve violent crimes and mysterious accidents.

By far, the two most frightening episodes I’ve seen had nothing to do with murder.

Instead, both cases identified mold as the culprit and discussed how air leakage and water damage in the home can lead to health hazards.  Read more: Healthy Home Assessments Can Save Lives »

How to Highlight Your Sustainability Knowledge

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:27
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When you’re thinking about new and emerging industries, it can be difficult to find the right information that will lead you to a viable career plan.

Who are the authoritative organizations in this space?

When was this information last updated?

Will these processes and standards be long-lasting?

What training will prepare me for a successful career in this field?  Read more: How to Highlight Your Sustainability Knowledge »

LEED Credential Maintenance Program

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:41
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Congratulations! You passed your LEED exam and can now advertise your hard-earned LEED credentials on your resume and business cards.

Celebrate and enjoy this achievement…for now anyway!

happy business professional image  Read more: LEED Credential Maintenance Program »

Denver Voters Push for Green Roof Law

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:28
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After months of raising awareness on the benefits of green roofs, a group of environmental activists are halfway to their goal of passing a local ordinance requiring green roofs on every building constructed after January 1, 2018 that has a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater.  Read more: Denver Voters Push for Green Roof Law »

MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:33
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MidNite Solar, a leading manufacturer of alternative energy products, has joined the 2017 Solar Training Partners program managed by Everblue Training Institute. This partnership highlights the collaboration and support between solar training providers and solar product manufacturers and will help to further the success of the solar installation industry as a whole.  Read more: MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner »

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