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Utility Programs that Require HERS Scores

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:46
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The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, recently published findings from a new study conducted by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency about how utilities are encouraging the growth of energy efficiency in new home construction.

For a better understanding of HERS Scores, visit our RESNET HERS Explained page.  Read more: Utility Programs that Require HERS Scores »

Record Number of Homes HERS Rated in 2016

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:46
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According to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), there were 206,583 homes in the United States that were evaluated by a HERS Rater and issued a HERS Score in 2016.

This broke the record for the number of homes HERS rated in a year!

For a better understanding of HERS Scores, visit our RESNET HERS Explained page.

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6 Reasons Why ISSP Certification Will Last

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:11
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ISSP Certification is a new professional development program for sustainability practitioners worldwide.

This program was developed by the International Society of Sustainability Practitioners (ISSP). After several years of research and analysis, ISSP’s professional sustainability certification launched in 2016.  Read more: 6 Reasons Why ISSP Certification Will Last »

Top 6 Drivers of Healthy Home Assessments

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:36
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The Building Performance Institute recently hosted a webinar to address updates to the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator program. The webinar panel included:  Read more: Top 6 Drivers of Healthy Home Assessments »

Qualifying for Spring 2017 NABCEP Solar Exams

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Wed, 2018-02-28 16:29
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If you’re looking to earn a solar PV certification through NABCEP, your time is running out!

NABCEP, or the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, governs the certification process for solar energy professionals. The organization offers certification in the areas of solar photovoltaics (panels generating electricity) and solar thermal (heating). NABCEP is the leading organization for solar certification in the United States.  Read more: Qualifying for Spring 2017 NABCEP Solar Exams »

Who Should Be an ISSP Sustainability Associate?

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Thu, 2018-11-15 14:32
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ISSP Certification is the newest professional credentialing program available for sustainability practitioners. The program offers an opportunity for sustainability practitioners to get on the same level of knowledge and unite with a marketable seal that validates their competency.  Read more: Who Should Be an ISSP Sustainability Associate? »

Opportunities Beyond BPI Building Analyst

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:36
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The Building Performance Institute, or BPI, has been promoting the importance of home performance and energy efficiency since 1993. Part of the reason why BPI Certification (as a program) has seen so much success is because the knowledge appeals to professionals from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of motivations.

For more information about BPI Certification, visit our BPI Energy Auditor overview series.  Read more: Opportunities Beyond BPI Building Analyst »

ISSP Launches Sustainability Certification Exam

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:36
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The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has opened the registration for its entry-level ISSP Sustainability Associate credential exam.

About ISSP Sustainability Associate Certification

The Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential is the first of two levels of ISSP Certification, designed for individuals who are relatively new to the field of sustainability but have sufficient education and training to pass a test on core knowledge and understanding of key sustainability concepts.  Read more: ISSP Launches Sustainability Certification Exam »

What Builders Want From HERS Raters

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:53
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Understanding builder expectations can improve communications between builders and HERS Raters, making it easier for both groups to work together and advance the common goal of "greener" homes. When builders need help delivering the energy-efficient, comfortable, and environmentally conscious homes customers and codes demand, they turn to HERS Raters.

For more information about what HERS Raters are, visit our RESNET HERS Rater overview series.  Read more: What Builders Want From HERS Raters »

LEED Certification Requirements & Standards

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:38
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To get LEED certified, you must follow a plan, a process, and adhere to the LEED certification requirements.

But first, what do you mean by “LEED Certification Requirements”?  Read more: LEED Certification Requirements & Standards »

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