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Interesting LEED Related Links

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:43

LEED.net - LEED.net provides articles that cover LEED certification and green building technologies, and a directory of LEED construction links, provided by U.S. Green Building (USGBC) Member Bob Moore Construction in Dallas / Fort Worth DFW Texas.


New York Times Green Inc Blog 

LEED Professional Accreditation Passes 100,000 Mark

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:42

More than 100,000 green building professionals have now earned the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) credential, according to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

During the economic downturn of the past year, the increase in LEED APs outpaced GBCI’s most aggressive projections, doubling in the last year, the Institute said.

Notes from USGBC/GBCI Update on 2009 Credentials

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:41

Here are my notes from a USGBC webinar today where Beth Holst, the GBCI Vice President for LEED Credentialing, spoke for an hour on the LEED 3.0/LEED 2009 Standards. She clarified many of the questions about LEED 2009 and about the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP requirements.

Speaker: Beth Holst, VP Credentialing, GBCI

What is LEED?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:39

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED Rating System was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices.

Check Out LEED Online

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:38

LEED Online:

LEED Online is an easy-to-use, online interface that LEED project teams can use to submit 100% of their documentation.

How It Works

At the time of registration, the project team identifies a Project Administrator, who attaches team members to “Roles” that are in turn assigned to LEED credits in LEED Online.

What are LEED Homes?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:35

From USGBC.org:

“LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants.”


Becoming a LEED AP

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:34

Let's take a moment to look at some of the impending changes to the LEED AP credential. As many of you may already know, the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential is about to undergo significant changes. These changes include:

Tiered Credentialing

Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach for each LEED AP exam track, there will now be a more flexible hierarchy of LEED accreditation. As a result, there is now a three tiered system:

What is LEED NC v2.2?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:32

LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC v2.2) is a rating system for buildings that was designed to guide and distinguish high-performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment, are healthier for those who work and/or live in the building, and are more profitable than their conventional counterparts.

Just when many of you are becoming familiar with LEED NC v2.2, it’s time to get ready for the launch of LEED 2009, scheduled for April 27.

LEED Green Associate and AP Exams to Launch This Spring

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:30

Are you wondering when the new LEED Exams will be available? Well, the USGBC just sent out a members-only email with the following information: “The Green Building Certification Institute will release the new LEED Green Associate and LEED AP Operations & Maintenance exams this spring. Candidates can begin applying for these exams April 10 and begin testing May 18.”

LEED AP Exam Prep Course by Everblue

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:30

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 — March 31, 2009 marks the Green Building Certification Institute’s registration deadline for current versions of the LEED AP Exam. Once the deadline passes, it becomes critical for last minute registrants to pass this challenging exam on their first attempt, as re-registering for further attempts will then be impossible in the event that they do not pass on their first try.