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LEED Green Associate Exam Brain Dump

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Mon, 2015-07-13 09:34

I took my LEED Exam for the LEED Green Associate this week and wanted to share some notes about the experience.  Read more: LEED Green Associate Exam Brain Dump »

LEED AP EBOM Exam Prep by Everblue

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Fri, 2015-07-10 11:08

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.  Read more: LEED AP EBOM Exam Prep by Everblue »

LEED Accredited Professional Salary Guidelines

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Fri, 2018-04-20 14:19

We get asked all the time what career or business opportunities are involved once a person achieves LEED AP Certification. This is an interesting question. We could answer by posting the following chart that I came across this evening. It is the supposed pay scale of LEED APs:

leed accredited professional salary by years experience  Read more: LEED Accredited Professional Salary Guidelines »

RIP SGT Cory Johnson

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Thu, 2015-07-09 16:00

This is Chris. One of my old soldiers from when I was an officer in the Army passed away last week. His name was SGT Cory Johnson, and although I’m sure he’ll never make any official statistic, he’s a casualty of the war as far as I’m concerned. They’re still waiting on an autopsy report, but it looks like he went out partying, came back, passed out, and never woke up. He was definitely drinking, and I’m willing to bet the autopsy will show that he had drugs in his system.  Read more: RIP SGT Cory Johnson »

Green LA Girl Blog

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Wed, 2019-02-06 22:05
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Sat, 2011-09-24 07:04

Here’s a really cool green blog that my brother just sent to me today:


Evidently, the author is from California. It probably doesn’t hurt to live in the green capital of the world: Los Angeles.  Read more: Green LA Girl Blog »

LEED Exam Pass Rates Speculation

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Thu, 2018-03-29 09:50

I've read quite a bit lately about LEED exam pass rates and about the new LEED standards. The unofficial consensus seems to be that the USGBC intends to push the pass rates for the LEED exams down by making the exam harder and asking more detailed questions. The intent seems to be to maintain the integrity of the standard.  Read more: LEED Exam Pass Rates Speculation »

Do you need an Engineering Degree to become LEED Certified?

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Thu, 2015-07-09 15:13

This was an interesting question that was emailed into us about getting LEED Certification. The answer, of course, is that a person does not need to be an engineer or have an engineering degree. Similarly, a person does not need to be an architect, a lawyer, a designer, a builder, a developer, or a contractor. The LEED exam is for anyone interested in learning how to make our society’s livable spaces more sustainable.

I think most people confuse LEED with an architectural standard. However, it really is more than that, and it affects everyone in the building industry.

LEEDS Certification vs. LEED Certification

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:58

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.  Read more: LEEDS Certification vs. LEED Certification »

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