The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced a partnership with Turner Construction to launch the first Web-based training course to education building industry professionals about the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System® Professional Accreditation requirements.
Titled “Essentials of LEED Professional Accreditation,” the 3-hour online course includes case studies, interactive learning exercises, and a practice exam with questions similar to those encountered on the LEED Professional Accreditation exam. “The online LEED training is one of the many innovative programs USGBC is undertaking to broaden its scope,” notes Peter Templeton, vice president of education and research, USGBC. “We are excited about the potential to reach a broader audience and educate as many people as we can about the green building process.”
The training is divided into seven lessons, covering topics such as the LEED rating system, coordinating a LEED project during design and construction, managing the LEED certification process, and verifying that a project meets LEED requirements.
Ideal for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of sustainable design and construction and the LEED rating process, as well as individuals intending to pursue accreditation, the course is available at the USGBC website (www.usgbc.org). The cost is $150 for USGBC members and $200 for non-members.