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Green Buildings and Preparing for LEED Green Associate

Curriculum Track: Marketing and Business Development
Delivery Method: Webinars
Member Organization: National Events
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - Friday, October 28, 2011
Faculty: US Green Building Council, Kelly Gearhart and Rob Moody
Location: Desktop/Laptop
Description: Green Buildings and Preparing for the LEED Green Associate exam

In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, ACEC offers an online course for gaining essential knowledge of the sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. This course is ideal for those seeking a more in-depth understanding of sustainability and green building concepts, and essential for those pursuing the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI) LEED Green Associate professional credential (the third-party certification program and nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings).

Students who successfully complete the course are eligible and prepared to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam.

The 32-hour course is "live" online 24/7 and accessible to registrants at their convenience from September 6-October 28, 2011. The course begins with an introduction to the benefits and integrative approach to green building, and a brief background on the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED, including basics of the building certification process. Core curriculum covers LEED intents and concepts across building types and rating systems, touching on strategies, synergies, and specific examples that are reinforced by real project case studies. Key LEED metrics and LEED-referenced standards are addressed throughout. Interactive discussion groups and activities throughout the course are engaging and reinforce learning. The course finishes with review and preparation to sit for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

The course fee includes:

  • USGBC publications: Green Associate Study Guide and Green Buildings and LEED Core Concepts Guide
  • Study activities and practice exam questions to prepare for the LEED Green Associate Exam
  • Access to the USGBC Core Concepts and Strategies online course and other selected USGBC presentations and webinars
  • Discussions facilitated by trained and experienced LEED Faculty" who are LEED Accredited Professionals with years of experience in LEED and green building

    Learning Objectives

    After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply for the LEED Green Associate Exam
  • Define sustainable as it relates to green building
  • Understand the structure of the LEED rating system and certification process
  • Explain key green building concepts and goals associated with LEED
  • Describe the central role of integrative design
  • Identify and explain synergies among LEED credit categories and strategies

    NOTE: This course does not meet the requirements for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program and is not approved for GBCI CE Hours. However, this course will satisfy the eligibility requirement for taking the LEED Green Associate Exam.

    Number of PDHs to be earned from this course: 32 PDHs

    Registration Fee:

    ACEC Members: $645
    Nonmembers: $695

    Click here to download registration form.

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    Contact Info: LaCreshea Makonnen
    1015 15th Street, NW - 8th Floor
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-682-4338
    Fax: 202-789-7220