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Quick Thoughts About LEED v3

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:38

 Here are some things you need to know if you’re thinking of becoming a LEED  AP under the new system:


What Credential Maintenance Means for Existing LEED APs

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:37

So you passed the LEED AP exam prior to June 30th, 2009 – congratulations. Now, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has upgraded the standard and is rolling out the LEED Credential Maintenance Program – should you opt in? Notice the key word: should. That’s right. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the GBCI are encouraging but not requiring all LEED APs to upgrade to the latest standard. From the USGBC perspective, they want to honor the early adopters of LEED and honor the agreement that was made at the time. Pretty neat.

New LEED CMP Requirement

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:35

The GBCI has launched a LEED credential maintenance program. All current LEED Green Associates and LEED Accredited Professionals with Specialty received the below message from the GBCI. What’s interesting is that the GBCI launched the LEED credential maintenance program on August 1st but won't allow anyone to report their hours until November 1st. It’s not that important, since you have two years to accumulate 15 hours for LEED GAs and 30 hours for LEED APs.

Yet More Course Dates, Locations and Formats

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:34

As part of our mission to provide you with success and an unparalleled education experience, we continue to add course dates, locations, and formats.  What does this mean for your?  New locations that are more accessible to a wider range of people and more LEED AP+ Specialty courses. In some locations, such as Dallas, Las Vegas and Seattle, we offer one-day Intensive Green Associate courses on Saturdays, in order to accommodate those that cannot break away from work during the week.

For Existing LEED APs: GBCI Credentialing Maintenance Program Launching August 3, 2009

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:33

Quoted from a GBCI update just received today:


Since 2001, the LEED AP credential has been recognized as a mark of significant achievement, distinguishing those who passed the exam as leaders in the green building industry. With the launch of LEED v3 in April 2009, GBCI put in place a number of changes and enhancements to the LEED professional credentialing program, including a new tiered credentialing system.


ReBurbia: A Suburban Design Competition

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:32

Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com are hosting the first-ever ReBurbia competition, a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs. All future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners, and imaginative engineers are being asked to think about what they would do if they could redesign the suburbs.

New Green Associate Webinar Sessions

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:30

Looking for a more convenient time and place to learn about LEED? Now you can gain the entire classroom learning experience without leaving your home, or your computer.


Everblue Training Institute will be offering its highly sought-after LEED Exam Prep courses in webinar format in September and October 2009. Four two-hour sessions will comprise the webinar series.


The Many Paths to LEED Accreditation

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:29

Everblue Principal Chris Boggiano was recently interviewed by Construction Informer. Here is the article:

There are many paths you can take to become a LEED accredited professional and starting about a month ago there became an expanded array of accreditations.

The five AP credentials now include: interior design & construction; homes; operations & maintenance; neighborhood development; and building design & construction. There is also a LEED Green Associate credential and LEED Fellow credential.

6 Commonly Mistaken LEED Terms or Processes

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:26

Over the last few months, there has been much confusion regarding not only LEED in general, but the transition from LEED v2.2 to LEED 3.0. Here is a quick summation, or clarification, of some of these commonly mistaken points:

1. LEED vs. LEEDs: Leeds is a city in England, while LEED is a rating system used to distinguish high-performing, sustainable buildings.

Register Today for USGBC-Houston’s Mayoral Debate

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:24

TODAY (Tuesday, July 21) IS THE DEADLINE to register for USGBC-Houston’s Mayoral Debate. Join the chapter as the four major contendors for Houston Mayor speak about their views on topics of interest to the commercial real estate market, the economy, green initiatives, transportation, taxes, etc.


The Mayoral Debate is designed to help members and non-members choose the best person to become the next mayor of Houston. Nancy Sims of Pierpont Communications will moderate.


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