LEED Version 4 Training Now Available

Everblue is Currently the Only Training Provider with LEED v4 Exam Prep


Everblue, an international provider of LEED exam prep training, has launched its LEED Version 4 training courses for the entry-level LEED Green Associate credential as well as the advanced LEED AP Building Design and Construction credential.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to set a benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.

LEED Version 4 is the name for the most up-to-date set of LEED standards. The current standard, LEED Version 3 (also called LEED 2009), launched in June 2009. LEED Version 4 will replace its predecessor on June 30 when the new round of LEED exams become available.

Everblue is currently the only training provider offering LEED Version 4 exam prep. Students looking to get a jump-start on the new version will have the opportunity to become one of the first professionals to work toward a LEED accreditation under the new standard.

“Everblue has always been a pioneer in the sustainability training industry,” said Vince DiFrancesco, vice president of operations and administration. “We take pride in always being on the cutting edge of the industry and providing the highest quality, most effective, up-to-date training for our students.”

Everblue’s curriculum development team has been intimately involved with the LEED Version 4 transition. Glenn Mauney, curriculum development manager, attended a USGBC education summit prior to the organization’s annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in November 2013. During the summit, USGBC representatives revealed several of the changes that will be implemented when LEED Version 4 takes over. Since then, Mauney and his team have found the weekly Education Partner calls a beneficial source of information. The calls, facilitated by USGBC staff, are focused on the needs and questions of the Education Partners.

“I also found the Education Partners Summit in May very worthwhile,” Mauney said. “This summit brought together dozens of USGBC staff and Education Partners to collaborate on best practices for launching LEED v4 training.”

LEED test specifications were distributed to education providers in mid-April, enabling Everblue to finalize its new LEED curriculum.

LEED Version 3 exams will not be available after June 15. However, professionals in the construction industry may continue to pursue their aspirations of earning a LEED designation by enrolling now in a live or online LEED Version 4 training course with Everblue.

For more information, visit Everblue’s website (www.everblue.edu) or call 800-460-2575.

About Everblue
Everblue, a veteran-owned business, is the nation’s leading training provider for green building and energy efficiency. Its curriculum is focused on short-term courses for individuals in the green technology field or those seeking a career path in sustainability and project management. Everblue’s courses approved by the American Institute of Architects, Building Performance Institute, Green Building Certification Institute, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and North American Technician Excellence. Everblue’s mission is to develop a highly-skilled labor force in the building and construction industries.