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NABCEP Certification Exams Offered Continuously Throughout the Year

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Wed, 2018-06-27 10:05
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Over the last 10 years, the solar workforce has grown tremendously. With such growth, industry organizations such as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have been forced to change and evolve alongside the industry.

Most notably, NABCEP (which is known for its solar certification program) has gone through several iterations of its exam qualification and testing process in the last eight months. Each version has been a positive change, enabling solar professionals to get certified quicker and easier than before.  Read more: NABCEP Certification Exams Offered Continuously Throughout the Year »

Celebrate Mass Transit Today and Every Day

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Thu, 2018-11-15 11:57
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On June 21, 2018, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation as a means of taking them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.  Read more: Celebrate Mass Transit Today and Every Day »

HERS Rater Jobs on the Rise in Tallahassee

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Wed, 2018-05-02 14:23
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City of Tallahassee Utilities recently announced a $2,000 energy efficiency rebate as part of its New Homes Program. In addition to encouraging energy-efficient new construction, the New Homes Program will likely lead to a high demand for certified RESNET HERS Raters in the Florida Panhandle.

For more information about RESNET, jump over to our New to RESNET? Start Here section. If you’re relatively familiar with the RESNET HERS Rater Certification for home energy auditors, keep reading!  Read more: HERS Rater Jobs on the Rise in Tallahassee »

Looking Forward to 2018 IECC Code

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:30
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Within the home performance community, 2018 marks the exciting introduction of the newest residential energy code – the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Like a celebrity, the 2018 IECC is something to admire but may seem out of reach for many contractors.  Read more: Looking Forward to 2018 IECC Code »

BPI Certification Program Gets Renewed Support

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Thu, 2018-01-11 15:17
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2018 marks the 25th year of operation for the residential energy efficiency nonprofit Building Performance Institute (or BPI). The BPI organization aims to create awareness about the “house-as-a-system” mentality and works to educate contractors on home energy efficiency, comfort, durability, health, and safety.  Read more: BPI Certification Program Gets Renewed Support »

Big Changes Ahead for NABCEP Certification

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Tue, 2018-01-09 15:48
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Solar Certification Program Prepares for 2018 Solar Growth

With interest and demand for solar energy growing at an unprecedented rate, the organizations managing the solar industry are rapidly adjusting their five-year plans to best reflect the market and account for future growth.  Read more: Big Changes Ahead for NABCEP Certification »

RESNET Practical Sim Exam No Longer Required for Existing HERS Raters

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Thu, 2017-12-14 11:22
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A little over 18 months after the RESNET Practical Simulation Exam launched as a requirement for all HERS Rater candidates, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) has announced that they will remove this requirement for existing Raters. That is, anyone who earned the RESNET HERS Rater Certification prior to July 2016.

The announcement came in mid-November 2017 after a unanimous vote from the RESNET Board of Directors Executive Committee.  Read more: RESNET Practical Sim Exam No Longer Required for Existing HERS Raters »

Cities With the Most Potential for Solar Growth

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Tue, 2017-12-12 12:14
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According to the Energy Information Administration, solar energy is growing fast – as much as a 75% increase in utility-scale solar panel installations from 2007 on. When it comes to making big strides in the solar industry, utility-scale is where it’s at, which is consistently and steadily on the rise, simply by installing more panels per capita and making a greater impact.  Read more: Cities With the Most Potential for Solar Growth »

How to Find a LEED Job

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Thu, 2017-12-07 12:46
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Those looking to get into the sustainability industry usually begin with researching qualifications, such as education, certifications, and licensure. Then they look for corresponding job titles.

What’s unique about LEED is that the phrase itself represents a skill set as opposed to an occupation.

In some cases, LEED will specifically be referenced in the job title, but more often than not, you’ll find LEED listed among eligibility requirements and knowledge areas.  Read more: How to Find a LEED Job »

NABCEP Solar PV Exam to Cover 2017 NEC Code

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:31
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The solar certification exams developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. This testable information is available on NABCEP’s Job Task Analysis (JTA) document, which outlines a wide variety of responsibilities that solar system installation professionals have.  Read more: NABCEP Solar PV Exam to Cover 2017 NEC Code »

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