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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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Last Updated: 2017-04-13 11:17

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 »

Average American's Annual Energy Consumption

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Fri, 2015-07-17 11:50
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Mon, 2011-11-28 20:46
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Have you ever wondered what your energy footprint is in a single day? What about a week, a month, or even a year? How much waste or energy does your family consume? If you knew, would you be interested in changing your patterns? If you live in New York, are the winter month’s utility bills more than just an expensive financial obligation? If you live in Arizona, is your water usage vital to your quality of life?  Read more: Average American's Annual Energy Consumption »

Congress Extends Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes

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Wed, 2014-09-03 10:24
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Thu, 2011-08-18 17:02
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Congress Extends Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes and Other Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits.

After hard work by RESNET and its strategic allies, last night Congress extended the $2,000 federal tax credit for builders who build energy efficient homes. The extension is from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. The extension was part of a sweeping tax package negotiated by the White House and Republican Congressional leaders.  Read more: Congress Extends Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes »

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 »

Balancing Economic Growth and the Environment

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Fri, 2015-07-17 11:21
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Some economists predict that during this year, China will surpass Japan to become the second largest economy on earth, behind only the United States. While China continues to propel itself forward in technological and infrastructure advances, they have faced a series or recent natural disaters that some economists beleive are deadly, man-made consequences of favoring economic growth over environemtal protection.  Read more: Balancing Economic Growth and the Environment »

LEED Certified Naval Hanger

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Fri, 2018-04-20 14:20
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Tue, 2011-10-11 02:20
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Naval Air Station: Jacksonville, Florida

Think about how big a football field is. Think about constructing a building three football fields long and almost one football field wide. If this weren’t challenging enough, suppose it had to have two, 450-ft-long unobstructed openings—and the building interior had to accommodate several different types of aircraft and the entire project had to be environmentally friendly. Such a project can be summed up in two words: Hangar 511.  Read more: LEED Certified Naval Hanger »

Freedom, Energy, and the American Way of Life

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Wed, 2014-09-03 09:46
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Bike Lanes and Smart DevelopmentHappy Independence Day! July 4th is always a great time of year (Side note: I can’t believe it is already July 4th – Where did Spring go?). Anyways, I am spending this July 4th in Germany with my wife’s family. I spent five years with the US Army living in Germany. Being here for the 4th of July provides a very interesting perspective. First, it is hot and there is no air conditioning – anywhere.

BPI Certification and Accreditation Explained

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Mon, 2017-01-16 16:16
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Are you looking for a BPI Certification? Are you looking to become a BPI Accredited contractor? To set the record straight, BPI Certification is for individuals, while BPI Accreditation is for companies [NOTE: Please do not confuse this with LEED where the buildings are LEED Certified and individuals are LEED Accredited].  Read more: BPI Certification and Accreditation Explained »

What BP Taught Us About Going Green

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Tue, 2016-01-26 13:00
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I do not believe in "Green." 

In the LEED and BPI classes that I teach, this is one of the first things that I tell students. My students always express looks of utter confusion, and someone usually asks, "But you're a green training company. How can that be?"    Read more: What BP Taught Us About Going Green »

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