Online Training - LEED Green Associate - January 11 & 12

Jan 10, 2011 11:50 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 10, 2011 - This Leonardo Academy training course covers the key knowledge areas for the LEED® Green Associate exam and the information needed to be an effective participant in the green building marketplace, including what you need to know about:

  • Sustainability

  • Sustainable buildings

  • LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

  • The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

  • The LEED® Green Associate Exam

Participants will fully understand the core concepts required for the LEED® Green Associate exam, and feel confident in their pursuit of LEED® Green Associate credentialing. Leonardo Academy’s training approach cultivates a dynamic interaction with participants and provides opportunities for all four key modes of learning: auditory, visual, written, and via experience through open discussion and in response to the review questions.

The GBCI’s new LEED® Green Associate credential represents that individuals have a basic knowledge of green building principles and practices and LEED.LEED® GA is for individuals that support green buildings in their regular professional work but do not need the detailed knowledge of particular LEED rating systems that would be documented by a rating system specific credential. Examples could include those who sell products that can contribute to LEED certification of buildings or those who sell or deliver services like green cleaning who want to have a general overall understanding of sustainable buildings and LEED.   Register here!   Presenters: Kara Edmonson, LEED AP O+M   Kara Edmonson joined Leonardo Academy in 2007, bringing six years of previous experience with natural areas restoration and urban environmental issues. Kara's primary responsibilities include project management of LEED consulting projects, reviewing LEED-EB certification applications for the USGBC per Leonardo Academy's service agreement, and managing Leonardo Academy's sustainability training program. Kara has a background in wetland ecology, stormwater management, and sustainable development. Kara earned a MS degree in Water Resources Management at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a BA in Biology at Lewis & Clark College.     Jessica Loeper, LEED AP O+M

Jessica joined Leonardo Academy in 2008 from Southern California as a City Planner for the City of Anaheim, bringing project management experience as well as specializing in environmental programs and incentives for the community. Her main focus at Leonardo Academy is to consult with building owners, managers, and building occupants primarily on LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance implementation and certification projects. She also conducts certification application reviews for the USGBC. Jessica earned a BA in Social & Behavioral Sciences from California State University, Monterey Bay, and a Master's degree in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine. Jessica is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Disclaimer: Leonardo Academy is not affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®) or the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Leonardo Academy does not administer the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) credential program or the LEED Green Building Rating System. LEED and USGBC are registered trademarks of USGBC. Leonardo Academy does not claim any endorsement or recommendation of its products or services by USGBC or GBCI other than those approved for LEED Credential Maintenance Program through the USGBC Education Review.   USGBC has not reviewed or approved, and does not endorse any products, services, credentials or certifications associated with the course. Neither USGBC nor GBCI participated in the development or delivery of this exam preparation course. Neither organization endorses this course as test preparation courses or materials for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Professional exams, nor do they guarantee that course attendees will successfully pass the LEED Accredited Professional Exam after completing this course.