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What is a Commercial Energy Manager?

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Wed, 2018-06-06 13:12
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An Energy Manager is usually a commercial building or industrial professional with the knowledge, skills, and experience to maximize building energy efficiency. The responsibilities of an Energy Manager range from capital planning to equipment operations to supervising or performing equipment maintenance. Typically, commercial and industrial equipment consists of boilers, chillers, roof top units, lighting systems, building automation (control) systems, ventilation systems, and more.

Corporate Sustainability & The Global Reporting Initiative

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Fri, 2018-04-20 14:22
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One of the fastest growing sustainability standards organizations that few Americans have heard of is the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI sets the standards for corporate sustainability reporting similar to the way the US Green Building Council sets the standards for green building reporting.

The GRI is focused on leading the way to a sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performance and report their impacts responsibly transparently.  Read more: Corporate Sustainability & The Global Reporting Initiative »

15 Full BPI Training Scholarships Available

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:38
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Fri, 2011-08-05 08:44
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Disclaimer: These scholarships are no longer available. This was an opportunity from 2011. Please stay tuned for more scholarships. We will post them as they become available.

Everblue is excited to announce 15 full BPI training scholarships. These BPI Scholarships are for any student that can attend a BPI Building Analyst and/or BPI Envelope Professional course in Phenix City, Alabama.

Only 15 seats available  Read more: 15 Full BPI Training Scholarships Available »

The Future of Green Jobs

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Tue, 2013-05-14 08:48
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Sun, 2011-09-11 09:09
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The Future of Green Jobs: As Goes California, Goes The Nation

Green jobs.

It seems like we never stop hearing the phrase. The environmental movement is largely billed as a successful way to create jobs and save the planet at the same time. However, since this sustainability shift is relatively new, the number or quality of green jobs created has been ambiguous. This leaves many wondering if the promise of green jobs is just a bunch of wind turbine generated hot air.

Rest assured it is not.  Read more: The Future of Green Jobs »

LEED for Homes Green Raters and NAHB Green Verifiers

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Fri, 2015-07-17 12:19
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Fri, 2011-09-02 22:06
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From builders and buyers to consumers and corporations, the motivation to go green is everywhere. As a result, a number of certifications exist to pursue and verify green building and design. Two of the more popular green home building programs are the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Homes Program and the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Green Building Certification. Both programs require third-party verification from a LEED Green Rater or NAHB Green Verifier.  Read more: LEED for Homes Green Raters and NAHB Green Verifiers »

What is NATE Certification?

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:26
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Fri, 2011-09-02 11:47
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Certification from the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is for technicians working in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry within the U.S. and Canada.

Are you ready to take your HVAC knowledge to the next level?

Get NATE Certification Training today!  Read more: What is NATE Certification? »

How Solar Energy Can Get You In Hot Water

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:59
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Solar Hot Water Basics

Solar water heaters, also known as solar domestic hot water systems, use the sun’s energy to provide cost-effective, low-carbon hot water for the home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use—sunshine—is free.  Read more: How Solar Energy Can Get You In Hot Water »

Getting a Job With Your LEED Certification

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:42
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LEED Certification Makes You An Invaluable Asset in the Exploding Green Building Industry

Pop quiz. Who wants a job? Now who wants a job that pays well?

That’s what I thought.  Read more: Getting a Job With Your LEED Certification »

The Importance of Combustion Safety

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Fri, 2015-07-17 11:26
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The reminder is prompted by the recent news of a civil lawsuit that was filed on August 11, 2010, stemming from a tragic carbon monoxide poisoning incident of a family of four in Aspen, CO, in November 2008.

According to the article in the Aspen Daily News, relatives of the victims killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in the Aspen-area home filed a civil lawsuit targeting 12 defendants, including three local men, the owner of the home, the manufacturer of the boiler that allegedly leaked the carbon monoxide, the county, and the county's community development department.  Read more: The Importance of Combustion Safety »

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