Sustainability Certifications

These blog posts will evaluate and discuss the various sustainability certifications in existence.

Training With a Purpose

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Our sustainability training courses prepare individuals for jobs in emerging green fields. With course topics that span green building, home energy auditing, and renewable energy, we help our students learn industry-specific terminology, acronyms, concepts, and technical field skills. These valuable lessons enable our participants to gain eligibility on work projects, become qualified for new jobs and promotions, and/or further develop their knowledge and skills in existing roles.

ISSP Certification Update - July 2015

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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 »

ISSP's Sustainability Certification Effort

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:36
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Update (10/4/16): ISSP Exam Prep is now available! Click here to get started.

At its November 2014 annual meeting, the board of directors for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) unanimously voted to move forward in creating a Sustainability Professional Certification Program in order to:  Read more: ISSP's Sustainability Certification Effort »

BPI vs NATE Certification

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:11
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Are you an HVAC professional looking for an industry certification? Not sure whether you should take HVAC training in the form of BPI Certification or NATE Certification? Let us briefly explain the similarities and differences between these two certifications, so you can get the specialized training you seek and also enhance your career.  Read more: BPI vs NATE Certification »

How is a BPI Building Analyst Different From a RESNET HERS Rater?

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PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For the most current information, visit the new post - Difference Between BPI and RESNET  Read more: How is a BPI Building Analyst Different From a RESNET HERS Rater? »

CalGreen vs. LEED: Battle of the Green Building Standards

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California’s green building code standard, called CalGreen, is interesting and perhaps a bit innovative in that it attempts to be both standard building code (a good thing) and a marketable green building rating system (a little different). What’s odd is that building code usually sets the floor or the minimum standards. Because every home or building has to meet code, you don’t see builders advertising, “Buy our home, we meet code!”  Read more: CalGreen vs. LEED: Battle of the Green Building Standards »