LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Webinar Series Set to Begin Soon

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WPL Publishing, in conjunction with Green Building Services, will kick off the webinar series on May 17. The series, approved for six AIA HSW/SD LUs, will provide an introduction to green buildings and LEED as well as cover sustainable sites, energy use, indoor air quality, and a slew of other hot topics.

Next week, WPL Publishing will begin holding a four-part webinar series to train professionals who aspire to take the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) exam.

The series is designed to provide a complete review of the knowledge areas required for success on the exam. It is intended to bridge the gaps between other exam preparation resources, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide and LEED Green Associate Study Guide, and provide interpretation and enhanced understanding of key information contained in these resources as well as exam tips and preparation recommendations. To register for the four-part course, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on May 17 and take place each Tuesday thereafter (same time) through June 7, visit http://tinyurl.com/3qgct7t.

Here is a breakdown of each session in the series:
Session 1, “Green Building and LEED Overview,” May 17 -- This session provides an introduction to LEED and the LEED GA credential process with a general overview of green building practices and LEED for green design, construction, and operations. Speakers will address project systems and energy impacts, USGBC goals and policies, exam preparatory resources, and other areas.
Session 2, “Sustainable Sites and Water,” May 24 -- This study session focuses on “taking care of the land” to avoid an adverse construction impact both during and following project completion. Among the topics addressed during this session will be environmental transportation benefits, community connectivity/walkscore, site-selection strategies, and stormwater management.
Session 3, “Energy and Energy-Related Indoor Environmental Quality,” May 31 -- During this session, webinar attendees will be guided through the “Energy and Atmosphere” category. They will receive advice on how to establish design and energy goals, size buildings appropriately, monitor consumption, and more.
Session 4, “Materials, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation,” June 7 -- This session will focus on waste reduction and management, waste audits, “green” interiors, ways to encourage recycling, and other areas.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Green Building Services (GBS) principal Alan Scott and Alicia Snyder-Carlson, a project consultant for GBS. As a member of USGBC’s LEED faculty, Alan travels across the U.S., providing workshops on the LEED green building rating system. Alicia oversees development of the sustainable materials library and assists in the preparation of client deliverables and technical analysis assistance, including project coordination and research for LEED-certification processes.

Following their presentations, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/3qgct7t.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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