Posts Tagged ‘HEMS’

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation in environmental science, research and education. The primary mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment and is carried out through:

Developing and Enforcing Regulations

Grants

Studying Environmental Issues

Sponsoring Partnerships

Environmental Education

Publishing Information

For more information, visit the EPA website.

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Solar Energy Industries Association

The Solar Energy Industries Association is the premier national trade association for the solar energy industry and acts a voice for bringing solar to the mainstream. SEIA accomplishes this by removing trade barriers, expanding markets and educating the public about solar energy.

Currently SEIA agenda includes:

Developing Global Warming Legislation

Establishing a Federal Renewable Energy Standard

Ensuring Strong Transmission

Improving Access with Interconnection and Net Metering

The Solar Investment Tax Credit

Whether you are a solar energy manufacturer, distributor, contractor, installer, project developer, consultant or in any other industry impacted by the U.S. solar energy market, SEIA membership will provide you with critical information, advocacy, education and networking opportunities that will grow your business and ensure the long-term success of the solar industry.

Find out how you can get involved at SEIA.org

How is GBCI connected to LEED?

People are often confused when the official USGBC website sends LEED candidates to the GBCI website. That’s because USGBC creates the reference guides, rating systems and education programs but oursources the actual “testing” to GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute). This allows USGBC to concentrate on continously updating and creating new green building ciruculum.

Take a look at the chart below for a visual overview.


For more information on GBCI, visit the GBCI Website

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

NABCEP is a non profit organization that offers a voluntary certification program for renewable energy professionals. NABCEP stands for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and is primarily focused on educating and maintaining effective installation practices for solar electric and solar thermal installation specialists.

SHOULD YOU GET NABCEP CERTIFIED?
While NABCEP certification is directed towards educating installation professionals, many of the solar industries highest paid professionals choose to become certified. If your serious about a long term career in renewable energy, NABCEP certification is probably for you.

SECRET:
NABCEP provides a simple study guide for a brief overview of the test, but the secret to passing the exam is to study the additional resources listed on the website. The actual exam is nothing like the study guide and focuses largely on concepts, not specifics because the NEC code book and a calculator will be provided.

Click here for direct access to the NABCEP Resources page.