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Green certifications of all forms are quickly becoming the most desired amongst the California workforce, but they’re often very pricey and may take up more of your time then you’re able to commit. Please enjoy my own personal reviews before you take the financial plunge yourself.  
  • California Green Building Professional (CGBP)
  • Cost: $400/450 (members/non-members)
  • Additional Association Membership: $ Annual?
  • Course Length: 2 Days, 8 hours per day.
Build it Green's Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) course is hands down the best bang for your buck! The organization is extraordinarily well organized and the 2 day professional course is packed with usable information that can be a nice refresher for those already well…
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Evan Little, now 26, grew up in Mission Viejo, Calif. He was studying drafting and computer-aided design at a junior college in Mission Viejo, with the idea of becoming an architect, when he decided he was more interested in the marketing side of sustainable home development. In 2007, he got his real estate license and set-up as an 'eco-broker'. See full article...

SOLAR TODAY
By Seth Masia

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If you're involved in the green scene around Orange County, there's a good chance you've had the pleasure of meeting Chris Prelitz, seen him speak or at least heard his name thrown around. He's one of Orange County's most prized possessions when it comes to moving our community in a more sustainable direction. Sticking it out in Orange County where the average resident is overcome by the desire to look like a million dollar TV princess with the knowledge that someone like Chris has, isn't easy and I'm grateful when the Chris' of Orange County don't migrate North towards greener pastures.

On April 15th of 2009, Chris released a new book titled, Green Made Easy: The Everyday Guide for Transitioning to a Green Lifestyle. Like an encyclopedia for

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Green certifications of all forms are quickly becoming the most desired amongst the California workforce, but they're often very pricey and may take up more of your time then you're able to commit. Please enjoy my own personal reviews before you take the financial plunge yourself.  
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Core Rater Course
  • Cost: $600
  • Additional Association Membership: $130 Annual?
  • Course Length: 3 Days - 8:30am-5pm
About CHEERS®: The California Home Energy Efficiency Rating System (CHEERS®) is the first official non-profit organization of its kind in California. Designed to educate and certify a workforce capable of testing buildings and providing an independent voice to be sure our buildings are being built…
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COSTA MESA - A new apartment complex set to debut Saturday in Eastside Costa Mesa is sure to attract the eco-minded. Elden Dwellings, a five-unit complex on Elden Avenue, features recycled curb walkways, energy-efficient appliances and water-saving toilets. Each unit at Elden Dwellings comes with a plot for residents to grow organic vegetables. In the background is the two-story unit at the complex. - read full article

Orange County Register
By Niyaz Pirani

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COSTA MESA — Jeff Bowers spent the last few months converting a 1920s Eastside house into a modern, eco-friendly complex. As far as he’s concerned, though, the project’s biggest boon to the environment was that the crew didn’t need a wrecking ball. The house at 2674 Elden Ave. had decayed so much over the years, according to Bowers, that squatters were breaking the windows and sleeping inside. The front deck had nearly fallen over. Read full article...

Daily Pilot
By Michael Miller

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Twenty-five-year-old Evan Little comes prepared for an interview. He's carrying folders and books on green living, pamphlets and flyers for his green meet-up groups. As a member of Generation Y (also known as the "Millennials," offspring of the late Baby Boomers), it's predictable that he's attached to his requisite communication devices (cell phone, PDA) and is the author of his own blog. He's a real estate agent who got licensed four years ago - right about the time the first whiffs of a housing downturn might have been picked up by the most finely tuned experts. Read full article...

COAST Magazine
By Jessica Forsyth

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