Poplar Launches Green Building Professional Community

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Free Online Network Connects Green Building Professionals with Information, Education and New Opportunities

Poplar Network

Poplar has launched an online network for the green building professional community. The company’s mission is to connect green building professionals across the globe, deliver the highest quality green building education and help open the door to new job opportunities for its members.

Poplar is free to join. Members can not only create beautiful, rich profiles to promote their work experience, professional credentials and education but also connect with anyone on the Internet through interactive questions and answers (Q&A). Members can also choose to receive email alerts when new information is posted on over fifty green building topics and interests.

“After releasing our beta site at the Greenbuild Conference in San Francisco, it’s great to formally launch and start to roll out our LEED and green building education products and partnerships,” said Rob Freeman, founder of Poplar. “We’re just getting started delivering the highest quality green building training available.”

Poplar offers a full LEED Green Associate training curriculum and members gain access to free practice tests for the LEED Green Associate and NABCEP solar photovoltaic exams. Members receive other tools, such as a comprehensive LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Guide. LEED professionals who are enrolled in LEED credential maintenance can become contributors and submit guest posts about green building or LEED, to be published to the Poplar News section. Each article counts as 3 LEED continuing education hours.

Poplar has an exclusive partnership with GreenStep Education to offer LEED AP exam preparation tools and access to the LEED Project Experience Program. The program offers professionals the opportunity to work on a LEED registered project from almost anywhere, 100% online, which provides eligibility for the LEED AP exam. Poplar's partner, Alex Spilger, founder of GreenStep, has years of experience overseeing high-profile LEED certification projects with companies such as Oracle, Google, Skype, Twitter and AirBnB.

For the millions of people who seek an educational program at the intersection of business and sustainability, Poplar has published a comprehensive Green MBA Guide, including reviews and detailed, helpful information on 43 Green MBA programs throughout the United States.

To learn more about Poplar or to create a member account, visit http://www.poplarnetwork.com.


About Poplar: Poplar is an online network that connects green building professionals with information, education and new business opportunities. Poplar Network is owned by Green Buildings Online, Inc., a national member of USGBC.

The LEED Professional Credentials (LEED AP® and LEED® Green Associate) are owned by USGBC and administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

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