Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

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.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a federal laboratory dedicated to research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Historically, NREL has developed a reputation for its research and development of energy technology, but they also focus on working with small businesses to bring technologies from the lab to the marketplace.

NREL concentrates their efforts in the following emerging idustries:

Advanced Vehicles and Fuels

Biomass

Concentrating Solar Power

Electric Infrastructure Systems

Energy Analysis

Geothermal

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Photovoltaic

Wind

If you have a small business or if your business is disadvanteged, women-owned, or veteran owned, NREL offers:

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements

Technologies Available for Licensing

Technology Partnerships

Research Facilities

For more detailed information on how NREL could help your small business, visit the NREL website.

QuoteGarden – Favorite Green Quotes

“Today’s might oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground”
– Anonymous

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world” – John Muir

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious taht if it were made of gold and silver” – Martin Luther

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them” – Bill Vaughn

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
– Native American Proverb

“For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death”
-Tom McMillan

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun” -Ralph Nader

“Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature” – Dennis Gabor

“Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations” – David Gerrold

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition”
– Carl Sagan

“Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow” – Edwin Way Teale

“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world”
– Pam Shaw

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance” – Buddha

“Thank GOD, they cannot cut down the clouds!”
– Henry David Thoreau

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Renewable Energy World

RenewableEnergyWorld.com is the single most trusted NEWS source for all Renewable Energy News and Information. Originally created by a passionate group of renewable energy professionals, Renewable Energy World has grown to incorporate a comprehensive resource for renewable energy professionals.

RenewableEnergyWorld.com provides access to the following services:

Daily Renewable Energy News

Renewable Energy Products

Renewable Energy Technology Overview

Comprehensive Renewable Energy Events Calendar

Extensive Renewable Energy Job Opportunities

Internet Brand Building For Renewable Energy Business

The goal of RenewableEnergyWorld.com is to inform readers about the use of Renewable Energy worldwide and assist in the decision process for all things related to Renewable Energy.

For more information or to subscribe to their FREE newsletter, visit RenewableEnergyWorld.com

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

Solar Energy International

Solar Energy International is a grass roots development organization that provides hands-on renewable energy and sustainable building workshops and online courses. SEI is committed to promoting sustainability and improving quality of life around the world.

SEI offers hands-on and online educational courses for the following:

Solar Electric

Sustainable Building

Solar Thermal

Wind Power

Micro-Hydro Power

International-Rural Development

Renewable Energy for Educators

Sustainable Transportation

And more to come!

Solar Energy International is a phenomenal organization that thrives on instilling practical, real world experience in those who are committed to sustainability.

For more information, visit Solar Energy International

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.