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7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:39
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The rise of solar power means individuals, communities, our society, and the earth can reap the benefits of renewable energy. This is such an exciting time for us as we embrace personal responsibility, lower energy bills, and just the plain satisfaction found in being resourceful enough to harness the free and reliable power of the sun. But before you jump in headfirst, make sure you are well-versed on the initial investment, the type of system you specifically need, and how to get the most out of solar power.  Read more: 7 Things to Consider Before Going Solar »

ISSP Certification Update - July 2015

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:37
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Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.  Read more: ISSP Certification Update - July 2015 »

The Role of the USGBC

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:02
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Are you interested in sustainability? Are you looking to further your knowledge of green building? There are two common paths for exploring these goals.  Read more: The Role of the USGBC »

Cities Requiring or Supporting LEED

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:47
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We first wrote about the local ordinances requiring LEED in 2009. Given the ever-changing landscape of the green building industry, it seemed appropriate to provide an update. We've scoured the Internet trying to find all the U.S. geographies that require and/or support LEED Certification - if you know of any additional locations that fit this criteria, please let us know!! Drop us a note on Twitter at @everblue_edu.

How to Choose a QCI Training Center

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:30
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Quality Control Inspector is a new home performance designation developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Building Performance Institute (BPI). A Quality Control Inspector specializes in interpreting audit results, analyzing retrofit solutions, and verifying compliance with standards.  Read more: How to Choose a QCI Training Center »

Cheat Sheet for Getting Started With LEED

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:54
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Sustainability is fast becoming the norm. Once a quality coveted solely by tree-hugging environmentalists, sustainability has now transcended this cliché and illustrated its impact across all industries and professionals. One of the most widespread representations of sustainability is LEED.  Read more: Cheat Sheet for Getting Started With LEED »

HERS Rater Training Approved in Michigan

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:54
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Note: The Michigan Works program is no longer available. However, Everblue does still offer RESNET HERS Rater training in Michigan!  Read more: HERS Rater Training Approved in Michigan »

LEED Professionals Top Engineering Awards

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:38
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Consulting-Specifying Engineer announced its list of 40 Under 40 award winners last week. Consulting-Specifying Engineer is a trade publication and website for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical, electronic, and related systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects.

Knee Deep in SMUD's Home Performance Program

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:54
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the nation’s sixth largest electric service company, providing electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County. SMUD boasts an impressive rebate program and financing service for customers who want to reduce their monthly energy bills through energy-efficient improvements.

How Consumers Can Participate  Read more: Knee Deep in SMUD's Home Performance Program »

Why You Should "Learn By Doing"

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:55
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When it comes to learning, some people often overlook their preferred learning style in favor of superficial factors that seemingly appeal to them. Cost, schedule, and simplicity are often the most valued features that a person considers when trying to purchase something – let alone education. Ironically, placing value on these superficial features often causes a person to sacrifice the ultimate goal, which is learning! Let’s take a moment to talk about why the “learn-by-doing” strategy is the most effective way to enhance your skill set.  Read more: Why You Should "Learn By Doing" »

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