Posts Tagged ‘home energy monitoring system’

Greenix Energy Monitoring Systems

POWER OVER ENERGY

Greenix is a world leader in energy monitoring and energy intelligence for home and business.

Visit GreenixPower.com to get your energy independence.

US Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides policy-neutral data, forecasts and analysis to encourage the creation of sound policies, efficient markets and to inform the public on how energy impacts the economy and environment.

For an incredible amount of accurate information on US energy, visit the EIA website.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service Agency was created in 1905 as part of the Department of Agriculture and is in charge of protecting all public lands within national parks and grasslands.

For more information visit the official US Forest Service website.

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

Why are so many people getting LEED Certified?

LEED is an internationally recognized green building rating system used to designate the level of environmental efficiency of a building. It was developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide owners a framework for implementing eco-friendly construction and maintenance practices but has gained wide spread popularity for slashing operational costs along with the environmental footprint of a building.

LEED CATEGORIES


LEED has created several rating systems to cover all types of buildings and offers specialized certification for each area depending on profession. Currently, the most popular professions seeking LEED certification are architects, real estate brokers, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, construction managers and landscape designers. However, as the value of the certification continues to increase, more companies are looking for LEED certification among their employees to consult the company with energy efficient practices.

Click here to find out more about LEED and how you can become LEED Certified.

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.