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Texas Renewable Energy: The Perfect Storm

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Wed, 2018-12-12 14:36
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Here at Everblue, we try not to harp too much on the relationship between politics and renewable energy. But you can't talk about Texas wind energy without looking at the political forces behind the scenes.

If you didn't know, Texas has a huge wind energy presence. If it were its own country, Texas would be the fourth largest wind-producing country in the world (according to 2017 research).  Read more: Texas Renewable Energy: The Perfect Storm »

Securing Power Grids with Quantum Encryption

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Wed, 2018-12-05 11:31

The U.S. power grid is vulnerable to attack by foreign actors, terrorists, and criminals. How we secure this vital infrastructure is critically important for our national security and our very way of life.

One interesting initiative is the Quantum Grid Initiative from a Southern California-based startup called Qubitekk.  Read more: Securing Power Grids with Quantum Encryption »

How Difficult is the LEED Exam?

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Thu, 2018-11-29 12:25
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Well, that's a subjective question, isn't it?

And yet, there are some facts about the LEED exam that make it inherently challenging, which we'll get into below.

But a realistic answer from me to you about how hard the exam is, is this: You'll get a different answer from each person you ask because the answer depends on...

a candidate's level of experience

time spent studying  Read more: How Difficult is the LEED Exam? »

When Blower Door Testing Isn't Enough

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Wed, 2018-11-21 11:04
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Across the country, we're seeing HVAC contractors and home performance professionals racing to get the BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Certification in an attempt to satisfy their local building code requirements for blower door tests and/or duct leakage testing.  Read more: When Blower Door Testing Isn't Enough »

Benefits of Online Solar Training

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Wed, 2018-11-14 15:33
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When Everblue first opened its doors in 2008, we exclusively offered in-person classroom training in over 100 locations around the world.

But thanks to the rise of video services (like YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, and Facebook) and the accessibility of Internet-connected mobile devices, we noticed a shift toward online learning.

As more of you asked for online training courses, we started developing them! And now we offer 23 courses in 100% online formats!  Read more: Benefits of Online Solar Training »

Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It?

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Thu, 2018-11-15 11:50
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I got asked this question recently on a phone call from a student who was considering a live LEED class in Manhattan.  Read more: Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It? »

Celebrating California's Renewable Energy Success

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Mon, 2018-10-29 08:47
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Many people believe that California is a leader in renewable energy generation, particularly solar energy, because of its largely sunny weather. While that's true, there are additional factors that have enabled the state to lead in this sector.  Read more: Celebrating California's Renewable Energy Success »

What is LEED v4.1?

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Wed, 2018-10-17 13:02
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In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of the LEED green building rating system is “continuous improvement.” The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), who created the LEED standards, debuts a new version of the standards every few years to reflect where the building industry has grown and to explain best practices for continuing to move the needle. We are currently operating on LEED Version 4, but there has been much talk of an updated version called 4.1.
   Read more: What is LEED v4.1? »

USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:18
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When applying for jobs, candidates are often asked to submit supporting documentation to prove their academic degree, course completion, and/or other honors. Those who possess a professional credential in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have two official resources for advertising their LEED professional status.  Read more: USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation »

NABCEP Certification Goes Global

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:07
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In contrast to its name, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has expanded its reach by offering solar certification exams in over 370 cities in 97 countries across the globe.  Read more: NABCEP Certification Goes Global »

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