The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is scheduled for Nov 30-Dec 11 in Paris. The objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all nations of the world.
On Saturday, the day after the now-infamous Paris attacks, the French government vowed to forge ahead with the long-scheduled international summit.
What’s funny about our service – sustainability training – is that we’re selling an intangible product (education). In other retail situations, a customer goes in looking for shoes – blue or green. It’s pretty straightforward. For us, gaining a prospective customer’s loyalty begins long before the sale actually occurs. With our LEED AP training and LEED exam prep, in particular, we begin the education weeks and months in advance.
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I was engaged in a live chat the other day with a prospective customer interested in earning LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C, and LEED AP O+M. Admittedly, this trifecta is not a common goal that we encounter; most folks use LEED Green Associate as a stepping stone to one LEED AP Specialty credential, while others remain at the LEED Green Associate level. This particular live chat incited a variety of questions that we don’t often have to answer.
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) hosted its monthly webinar about the pending ISSP Sustainability Certification program. When we last discussed the program, we were in the midst of the beta testing for the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) and ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) designations. Now, the beta testing for ISSP-SA has closed. Beta testing for ISSP-CSP kicked off yesterday (Oct. 19) and will continue through November 15.
The first Democratic debate kicked off last night on CNN, and, as one might expect, the topic of climate change surfaced in a way we’ve never seen before.
A few months ago, we evaluated the 40 Under 40 award winners from Consulting-Specifying Engineer, a trade publication and website for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical, electronic, and related systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Our analysis showed that 62.5% of the honorees held a LEED AP BD+C or a LEED AP credential.
The Associated Press (AP) recently announced an update to its AP Stylebook regarding climate change skeptics. The AP Stylebook is a standard reference guide for journalists, meant to ensure consistency in word choice, usage, and spelling in all editorial work. With more and more news centered on climate change, it became necessary for the AP staff to review its existing listing about climate change and confirm that the guidance accurately reflects the current public opinion and tone on the subject.
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -‐ U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Kentucky announced on 9/15 that Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) now offer rebates from $2,000 to $10,000 for commercial buildings achieving a LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, certification.