We understand the time constraints on design professionals, and we want to make earning required continuing education units convenient, fulfilling and efficient.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced continuing education (CE), and USGBC-Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) announce that their online continuing education courses are now also approved by AIA/CES for valuable HSW/SD hours. This gives more design professionals convenient access to distilled, practical, peer-reviewed knowledge while fulfilling their continuing education requirements.
The courses, delivered by some of USGBC-NCC’s respected thought leaders, contain objective, unbiased information free of promotional content. Through case studies and targeted examples, these courses deliver concise knowledge pertaining to net zero, building commissioning and retrofitting:
- Net Zero Energy and Future Challenges, by Clark Bisel, P.E., Sr. Vice President, WSP Flack + Kurtz and Ken Powelson, LEED AP, Project Architect, EHDD Architecture (1 GBCI, 1 AIA/CES HSW/SD)
- Commissioning of Sustainable Buildings, by Mark Warren, CCP, LEED AP, Sr. Vice President, WSP Flack + Kurtz (1 GBCI, 1 AIA/CES HSW/SD)
- Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Improve Energy Efficiency, by Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems and Zach Gentry (1 GBCI, 1 AIA/CES HSW/SD)
“We understand the time constraints on design professionals, and we want to make earning required continuing education units convenient, fulfilling and efficient," stated Michael Strogoff, FAIA, President, aecKnowledge. "Offering courses that meet both GBCI and AIA/CES requirements is yet another way we can do this."
aecKnowledge's courses are approved for continuing education units by AIA/CES and/or GBCI. The courses are also accepted by many states to fulfill CE requirements for ongoing licensure. Additional materials, including free course previews, written transcripts, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies, are also available.
aecKnowledge, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to share unbiased knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the more than 6 million professionals and tradespeople across the fragmented AEC industry, and provides a venue for allied professionals and knowledge providers to strengthen their presence among a large and engaged audience. Visit http://www.aecKnowledge.com for more information.
About USGBC – Northern California Chapter
The U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that educates, motivates, provides resources and advocates for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities.
USGBC-NCC is part of a network of approximately 65 USGBC Chapters throughout the United States. Home to 5-7% of all LEED projects in the world and more than 10,000 LEED credentialed professionals, NCC is one of the largest USGBC Chapters in the country, and is a recipient of several USGBC Excellence Awards. It is the leading green building organization in Northern California, with headquarters in San Francisco, and branches in the Mount Diablo region of the East Bay, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area , and Silicon Valley. See http://www.usgbc-ncc.org for more information.