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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.

How to Contact the GBCI

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:29

So the GBCI phones are busy, emails don’t seem to go through, and the GBCI website crashed. Wow, what a day for the poor LEED Exam Registrants. Go figure. Anyways, for those still trying to register for the LEED v2.2 Exams, contact the GBCI as follows: 

Website: www.gbci.org/contact
Phone: 800-795-1746 (main)
Email: exam@gbci.org

Where to Buy a Used LEED Reference Guide

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:11

As part of our comprehensive LEED Exam Prep Courses, we are always asked where can one buy a used LEED reference guide. The interesting part about LEED reference guides is that the number of LEED AP candidates has been steadily growing as the LEED standard has become increasingly popular. This growth means that used reference guides move pretty quickly, so they don’t stay for sale for very long. So if you have the chance to get one, don’t wait, grab that used LEED reference guide while you can.

President Obama on Smart Growth

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:09

“The days where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody recognizes that that’s not a smart way to design communities.” -President Barack Obama, Tuesday 2/10, Ft. Myers, FL

Practical LEED Advice: Real Life LEED

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:07


            Real Life LEED

LEED AP EBOM Exam Prep by Everblue

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:05

Everblue Training Institute, a leading green education provider, has announced that it will begin offering its highly sought after Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Exam Preparation courses for the LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED O+M) standard in April 2009. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for buildings is the gold standard for green buildings in the United States and around the world.

Another US City Sets LEED Mandates and Goals

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:03

It seems that most of the building industry is wondering about the future of LEED. How will it shape my work? What’s interesting is that many cities and states are at the forefront of LEED with LEED mandates and incentives for government and commercial buildings.

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