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Project Management: A Look Back

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Tue, 2014-04-22 14:47

Project management is a term recognized by many, but where did it get started, anyway? The specific discipline of project management began in the 20th century, but project management has existed since the beginning of time. From the great pyramids of Egypt to modern maritime warfare maneuvers, the history of project management extends further than you might think. 

Solar Market: Trending at Unparalleled Rates

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Thu, 2014-04-17 12:48

According to the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight® Report, solar energy is currently trending at rates never before seen until now. The quarterly publication, published by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)®, indicates that solar photovoltaic (PV) installations increased by a whopping 41% in comparison to 2012 data – that is 4,751 megawatts worth of PV installations. Just to give you a grasp on this figure, a single megawatt of solar can power an average of 164 homes.

How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification?

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Tue, 2014-04-15 12:14

Solar projects can provide a major contribution toward LEED certification. The primary LEED category pertaining to solar is the "Energy & Atmosphere" category, specifically EA Credit 2, the "On-Site Renewable Energy" credit. This credit can provide up to 7 possible LEED points. This could represent over 17% of the points required for certification, depending on which level of certification developers are seeking.

How to Get Value from a Lean Six Sigma Certification

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Thu, 2014-04-10 09:28

Most people who have heard about Six Sigma Certification are aware that its origin is somewhat unconventional. Unlike the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, which is governed by the Project Management Institute, Six Sigma has no standard certification body. Six Sigma was developed by a company — Motorola — and became famous as a successful business strategy at General Electric.

Everblue Refer-a-Friend Program

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Tue, 2014-04-08 14:02

There is nothing we pride ourselves on more than the satisfaction of our former students. Over the years, many of you have offered many compliments and positive remarks about the quality of our courses. We want to return the favor by offering you something in return. As our way of saying thanks, we'll be launching a Refer-a-Friend program, and it begins NOW!

LEED AP Exams to Cover LEED Online Material

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Thu, 2014-04-03 09:05

With the development of LEED Version 4, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has proposed a number of changes to the LEED exam process. One of the items that we're going to discuss today is the LEED project experience requirement.

When Does LEED Version 4 Come Out?

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Tue, 2014-04-01 08:51

You've heard that a new version of LEED was scheduled to launch in June 2014. The USGBC has now released a date.

The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 (also known as version 3) content will be June 15, 2014. The first day to take the exams with the new LEED v4 content will be June 30, 2014. No tests will be administered in between these dates.

Don't Get Hurt on the Job; Choose OSHA

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Wed, 2014-03-26 10:48

Happy Spring everyone! Here at Everblue, we are very excited to announce that this summer, there is an outstanding opportunity for a surge of new construction to boom throughout the country. This influx of productivity means more jobs for construction workers in all fields. However, more construction increases the likelihood of injury, and it is an unfortunate possibility that an injury in the workplace could be caused by poor handling of safety requirements. Thanks to the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), job-related injury and fatality numbers have dropped dramatically.

7 Ways Steel is Used in Everyday Life

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Thu, 2014-03-20 10:36

Many things are evident that we use everyday - things like water, oxygen and air. These are the elements we just can't live without.

But what about something "unsexy" like steel?

How many people would put lowly steel into the category of a critical component of our daily lives?

It's fascinating to look at the different ways steel is used in just about every aspect of our lives including:

Do Carbon Offsets Work?

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Tue, 2014-03-18 14:29

Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as yes or no. Whether or not the offsets you purchase actually decrease your greenhouse gas emissions depends on what you buy. There are schemes out there that simply take your money and never make a contribution toward carbon reduction projects. Other programs may only offset a portion of your emissions and pocket most of your contribution. These are the types of schemes that give carbon offsets a bad name.

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