October 8, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?

…A new online calendar.

The AIBD staff has introduced a new online calendar designed to better inform everyone of AIBD national and society events, as well as Council, Committee and Subcommittee meetings. The new calendar is found in the Member Center at www.AIBDmember.org and logging in is not required. Simply click on “Calendar” in the margin on the left or bookmark: www.AIBDmember.org/calendar.


…NCBDC exam registration deadline.

Thursday, October 11th is the deadline to apply for the NCBDC Exam offered on October 25 & 26 in Natchez, Mississippi. AIBD Professional members can apply FREE, all others pay $50. Once approved, the cost for the full exam is $300. Retake exams are $40 per section. Download an application at http://www.ncbdc.com/certification_process.htm


…Remodeling Show activities.

Hanley Wood’s Remodeling  Show is in Baltimore, MD Wednesday through Friday this week. Executive Director Steve Mickley will be representing the Institute at some of the featured events beginning with the Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards. Steve is attending as a guest of AIBD Michigan Certified Professional member Michael Klement, who is a familiar QR award winner. Then ending with the NAHB Remodelers Gala on Thursday.


…High performance homes pros wanted.

Confluence Communications is looking to interview industry professionals throughout the U.S. to help inform communications activities for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project.

The focus of the interviews will be the key values, opportunities, and challenges associated with job certifications for weatherization workers and home performance contractors. Interviews will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Confluence is looking for professionals in the following job classifications for interviews:

1.  Weatherization workers

2.  Home energy industry workers

3.  Home energy industry employers

4.  Utility and energy efficiency program administrators

Interviewees should have experience in their profession for at least three years.

Professionals located in or near the Denver, CO market may also be asked to participate in a short focus group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Interested in participating? Check out the specific markets of the study and the contact information by downloading: www.AIBDmember.org/Confluence.pdf.


…LEED v4 public comments.

Between October 2 and December 10, 2012, Everyone is encouraged to view the most recent draft of the LEED rating systems and provide comments on changes made since the last public comment.

Check out the anticipated changes at LEED v4 Public Comments.


…Society event announcements.

AIBD Ohio is hosting a professional development meeting and walking tour of The Shantz Park Historic District on Saturday, October 20th, in Dayton. 

Info: www.AIBDmember.org/Ohio.pdf

AIBD Washington invites you to Wash Behind Your Ears on November 2nd in Bellevue.

Info: AIBDWA Fall 2012


…Important dates.

October 11 – Application deadline for the October 25 & 26 NCBDC exam.

October 19 & 20 – AIBD Florida Society meeting in St. Petersburg, FL

October 25 & 26 – NCBDC Exam in Natchez, MS (Application deadline is October 11th)

October 26-28 – AIBD Mississippi and Louisiana joint annual convention in Natchez, MS

November 2 – AIBD Iowa Society meeting in Okoboji, IA

November 11 – MVMA Design Award Contest entry deadline

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