LEED Green Associate

LEED Green Associate is the entry-level certification for those looking to achieve LEED Accreditation.

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 'What's Next?' Phenomenon

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:12

I recently came across the following posting on the ARE Forum:

“This may sound crazy, but since passing the LEED exam, I have been moderately depressed. I know I should be climbing the walls with happiness, I feel spent. I cannot seem to get my engines going again. I was wondering if anyone else had ever experienced this?” 

Laws, Mandates, and Ordinances Requiring LEED

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:07

LEED is a voluntary rating system, just as the USGBC is an agency independent of the federal government. Federal initiatives, however, are underway to require LEED certification of buildings. Most regulations requiring LEED are currently at the local level.

Please note that this post is from 2009. We've published a 2015 update to this post. Please see the new article about Cities Requiring or Supporting LEED.

Last Day of LEED NC v2.2

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:03

Today is the last day of LEED v2.2, so there are 5-10,000 people taking the LEED Exam today. We’ve been watching the last-minute chatter on the ARE Forum, a resource for the learning community on the web with active users comprised of both practitioners in architecture and academics involved in research and teaching. Traffic on the forum has jumped from about 26 users at any one time to 160 last night, as people crammed for the exam.


The leader of the pack appears to be chaznsc. Chaz wrote the following after learning about his LEED AP passage:

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 

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.

USGBC President's Letter: Recession vs. Green Building

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:58

Dear USGBC Constituents:

In recent weeks, a wave of fear and pessimism propagated by the world financial crisis has stolen the headlines, gripped the nation, and challenged our movement. In conversation after conversation, people are asking what will happen to the green building movement if our community is plunged into a recession.

LEEDS Certification vs. LEED Certification

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:30

The first part of my title above is not a typo. Many people say LEEDS Certification when referring to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for green buildings. Many folks search for LEEDS, LEEDS AP, or LEEDS Certification in Google. When I first started hearing this, I thought it was just a Southern California thing or maybe even just a Los Angeles or Orange County thing, but now I’m hearing people from New York and Texas say LEEDS instead of LEED.