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Free 2012 Green Technology Summit April 26-27

  In 2008 California introduced the nation's first green building code, known as CALGreen. Published initially as a voluntary code, it became mandatory January 1, 2011 for new residential and…Continue

Started Mar 23, 2012

How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
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Hello,My name is Ronald Stevens I'm a student enrolled in the BPI program at Consumnes River College in Sacramento California. I just passed my written exam, I'm now in the process of learning the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bradbury Apr 18, 2012.

 

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Bill Bradbury replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"So glad to hear, good luck!"
Apr 18, 2012
Ronald L. Stevens replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"Hello Jeff, Like you I have passed the written test and I'm taking the field exam in about 4 weeks so I too, am trying to get help outside of my class to get more hands on  on the field exam. I'm in sacramento wish we could…"
Apr 13, 2012
Ronald L. Stevens replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"Hello Bill, Thank you for your advice. I have made contact with Habittat for Humanity and I am going to be working with them very soon Thanks Ronald.Stevens@Live.Com"
Apr 13, 2012
Ronald L. Stevens replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"Patrick thank you, That was very powerful advice and yes I'm very greatful all the advice I can get. Ronald.Stevens@Live.Com   Most appreciativly humble and greatful Ronald L. Stevens"
Apr 13, 2012
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"Ronald, welcome! I would take Jon's advice and run (hard) with it. I really could not have said it better myself. I am a relatively new entrant to this side of the field, and I can concur with everything Jon has laid out for you. Best of…"
Apr 6, 2012
Bill Bradbury replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"Some of the most knowledgeable trades people I know volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. You could help your community while gaining valuable OTJ experience and make connections with hi integrity contractors. To really "get it", you have to…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jeff Frishof replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"I have passed the written Building Performance test and now want to get some further OJT on the field work so that I can pass that test. I spent too much time on my last attempt so feel I just need to practice. While I can do this on my own home and…"
Mar 30, 2012
Jon Haehnel replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class
"Ronald, I regularly teach students like you and I advise them to get a job in the industry as quickly as they can so they can gain experience AND learn about the industry.  As long as it pays the bills don't fret too much about…"
Mar 29, 2012
Timothy Renz replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class?
"One piece of advice is to have an idea of the cost of the recommended repairs to the home you test.  That is one question that all homeowners want to know.  If you do plan on staying on only the audit side find some local reliable…"
Mar 29, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class?
"Congrats & best of luck - the biggest issue many of us have offering advice is we have no idea what you are interested in, who your ideal employer is, and a whole host of other items to get some context. With that said, I guess the best advice…"
Mar 28, 2012
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"Congratulations on starting a new career and best of luck!   "
Mar 23, 2012
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California 2012 Green Technology Summit at Sacramento Convention Center (Downtown Sacramento)

April 26, 2012 to April 27, 2012
  In 2008 California introduced the nation's first green building code, known as CALGreen. Published initially as a voluntary code, it became mandatory January 1, 2011 for new residential and commercial construction. Green Technology magazine interviewed California Building Standards Commission Deputy Executive Director Michael Nearman to learn what updates are included in the CALGreen code revisions that go into effect July 1, 2012.…See More
Mar 23, 2012
Ronald L. Stevens replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class?
"Hi David,  Yes I'm a California resident attending school at Consumnes River College in Sacramento. I'm studying now for field exam over the next six weeks. I'm taking my BPI Residential Building Auditor &…"
Mar 23, 2012
Ronald L. Stevens replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Proper posting of commercial information
"Hello Diane ,  My name is Ronald Stevens from Sacramento, Ca and I'm very greatful for this information being shared. As our industry continue to thrive and evolve. This is an excellent tool for newbees like myself to really learn and see…"
Mar 23, 2012
David Eggleton replied to Ronald L. Stevens's discussion How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class?
"Congratulations!  Assuming you are a CA resident, are you willing to relocate within CA or to another state?  It's important to know, because the work is paid for in different ways in different states.  Over the next six weeks,…"
Mar 23, 2012

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Congratulations on starting a new career and best of luck!   

 
 
 

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