Everblue and North Carolina Solar Center Announce Training Partnership

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Green building, commercial energy auditing, and sustainability management concepts added to N.C. Solar Center's course offerings

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...to offer our students the best in energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energy education.

-Maria O'Farrell, NC Solar Center's program manager

Everblue announced a sustainability training partnership with the North Carolina Solar Center, a public service center in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University on Tuesday.

This partnership combines the N.C. Solar Center’s IREC-ISPQ-accredited Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series with Everblue’s ACICS-accredited training courses. The Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series is a non-degree diploma from N.C. State University comprised of continuing education programs. Everblue’s non-degree programs cover the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Technical Standards, and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) National Standards.

“[This] partnership was forged in order to offer our students the best in energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energy education,” said Maria O’Farrell, N.C. Solar Center’s program manager.

The N.C. Solar Center, celebrating its 25th year, will host a kick-off event at the Holiday Inn Express in Raleigh, N.C. on March 5 from 6-7 p.m. Students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals will be officially introduced to the new training options available through Everblue. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks, and raffle prizes while learning about the new certifications, programs, and diploma series. Two winners will be chosen from the raffle; the first prize is a free solar training course from N.C. Solar Center, and the second prize is a free online Everblue course.

For more information about this partnership or the training options available, please email info(at)everblue(dot)edu or call 1-800-460-2575.

About Everblue:
Everblue is the continuing education division of the International Academy of Design & Technology-Chicago and specializes in green jobs and sustainable development training. Everblue offers non-credit, short-term courses approved by ACICS, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), and North American Technician Excellence (NATE).

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