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How PMP Certification Can Further Your Career

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:31
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The Project Management Institute (PMI) has indicated that seven project-intensive global industries will create over 15 million new project management roles in this decade. These seven industries – construction, utilities, manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, oil and gas, and information services, plus healthcare in the United States – will increase the demand for qualified project managers by over 12%.

LEED Volume Program

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:03
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LEED Certification is an in-depth process that requires building owners and project managers to follow rigorous standards for green building and design. In the past, some organizations that worked hard to design and build green buildings opted not to pursue LEED Certification. They often used LEED credit categories as a checklist for developing a green building but found that the LEED Certification process was too costly and too reliant on paperwork.  Read more: LEED Volume Program »

Energy Circle Pro Works For You

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Wed, 2018-06-06 13:21
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Thu, 2012-08-30 09:19
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If you've been around for a while, you’d know that I foster deep admiration for Peter Troast, founder and CEO of Energy Circle. Peter is a friendly, knowledgeable, upbeat, and charismatic energy efficiency aficionado. He writes for the Energy Circle blog, maintains the Energy Circle presence on Twitter, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics of energy efficiency marketing and communications (using social media and web design strategies).  Read more: Energy Circle Pro Works For You »

How RESNET Differs from BPI

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Tue, 2016-04-26 15:58
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PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For more detailed information about the RESNET HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst certifications, please visit the new post: Difference Between BPI and RESNET  Read more: How RESNET Differs from BPI »

Solar Energy Basics

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:28
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Studies have shown that among all the clean energy occupations out there, jobs relating to solar and renewable energy have shown the steadiest incline. In the last 10 years, solar photovoltaic (PV) jobs have remained in the top 15 sectors of green jobs growth.  Read more: Solar Energy Basics »

Why Green Jobs Are Recession-Proof

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:09
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Wed, 2012-07-25 22:53
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There’s been a lot of debate as to whether or not green jobs have staying power in a down economy. What makes green jobs more sustainable (forgive the pun) than regular jobs? The largest reason why green industries remain attractive in times of downturn is the sheer fact that energy efficiency and renewable energy both result in cost savings and resilience in the face of rising costs. The issues that people worry about during a recession are the same issues being addressed through green jobs.  Read more: Why Green Jobs Are Recession-Proof »

How to Become an Energy Manager

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:09
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One of the most talked about green jobs of the moment is the energy manager. With rising energy costs and increased awareness, energy efficiency professionals are turning to their resumes for an answer to how they can keep up with this rapidly growing industry. The answer involves a slight career change.  Read more: How to Become an Energy Manager »

Becoming a Sustainable Business

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Thu, 2016-11-03 12:43
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Thu, 2012-08-09 10:40
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More and more organizations are starting to adopt sustainable business practices, to the point where they are actually creating sustainability departments. The goal of a sustainability department is to help a company ensure its long-term future by analyzing supply chain procedures and adapting them to allow a more efficient and cost-effective process.  Read more: Becoming a Sustainable Business »

NATE Certified Technician Salary & Careers

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Wed, 2018-03-28 18:57
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If you're an HVAC professional, you may be debating whether it is worth it for you to achieve an HVAC certification, such as NATE. Because HVAC work primarily focuses on the health and safety of citizens, education and experience are critical characteristics for any HVAC technician. A technician who has pursued NATE Certification, therefore, demonstrates a serious commitment to the industry and will likely receive a greater salary than a regular HVAC technician.  Read more: NATE Certified Technician Salary & Careers »

Understanding Municipal Sustainability

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Wed, 2018-04-25 15:12
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President Obama’s State of the Union address last week charged individuals and federal agencies to work toward energy independence and clean energy. Municipal governments have responded to such charges by developing their own sustainability plans. Community leaders have taken on the responsibility and aim to reevaluate procedures that negatively contribute to climate change.  Read more: Understanding Municipal Sustainability »

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