The Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance to business and government operations in Nevada. The Program specializes in cost effective strategies to reduce hazardous materials and waste generation, conserve water and energy, minimize air emissions, and maintain compliance with environmental requirements. The program provides training, on-site consultation, assistance over the phone and through its website and publications.
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Nevada State Office of Energy 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Training Sessions - UNR Extended Studies is offering courses with CEU’s on Energy Management, residential and commercial energy codes.
Please mark your calendars for the following events on the 2009 IECC:
Residential Provisions of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
By Allyson D. Wong
The immediate future of green construction in Nevada is very much like the future of all construction in Nevada. We’ve suffered a rough few years, but as the economy begins to balance back out, the question will not be “what is the future of green Building?” but rather, “is there a future in not building green?”
The economic downturn has raised awareness of energy conservation and the long-term financial benefits of energy conservation and green construction. People are much more aware of their utility expenses than they have been in recent years. This results in an increase demand for green products. And with the increased demand for green products, the cost are going down.
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The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently announced four new Home Energy Professional certifications for the nation’s weatherization and home performance workforce. These certifications focus on the most common job classifications in the home energy upgrade industry: energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader, and quality control inspector.
BPI will pilot written and field practical exams for the new certifications beginning in June. The results of the pilot test cycle will be used to set passing scores for the national exams, scheduled to roll out this fall.
Registration information, exam prerequisites and FAQs for the pilot certification exams are available at: http://www.bpi.org/tools_downloads_pilot_faq.aspx. Scheduling for pilot exams will begin in May 2012, yet due to the length of application processing time, interested individuals should apply now.