If you are just beginning your career in green building or if you are not currently a LEED AP, the LEED Green Associate Accreditation is for you! Green Associate is the introductory-level credential for LEED, and demonstrates a general understanding of all the LEED rating systems. Our LEED GA seminars provide an introduction to green building and sustainable design principles, specifically as they relate to USGBC's LEED green building rating system. It prepares individuals to pass the LEED Green Associate exam on the first try, and is the first step in becoming a LEED professional.
Why Should You Attend This LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Seminar?
1) The Green Associate Exam Handbook contains over a dozen separate documents and resources that are considered "primary sources" for the exam. This seminar combines the most important information from these resources into an accessible, comprehensive workshop, creating a focused and organized study path for exam candidates.
2) While Green Associate accreditation is not necessary for existing LEED AP's, all AIA members who attend our Green Associate Seminar will receive 8.0 HSW credits (4 of which satisfy the Sustainable Design requirement)! Non-AIA members can use our certificate of completion for self-reporting the 8 contact hours of instruction.
3) Green Education Services' Green Associate Seminar is an interactive, intimate and intense collaborative learning experience including analysis of real-world examples of LEED principles and certified projects; study techniques that will help you become exam-prepared in as little as 20 hours; supplementary study materials; on-going phone/email support from your instructor until your test date; and more!
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the individual with the required information for the LEED Green Associate Exam as a supplement to individual preparation. We begin with an overview of sustainability and the integrated design process and then proceed to detail the individual areas of focus. "Real world" project examples are used throughout the day and the instructor will organize the complicated green building strategies into a simple and easy to follow dialogue. The session concludes with an introduction to computer-based testing, and a "road map" for study preparation.
Topics To Be Covered Include:
II. Sustainable Design and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
III. LEED Green Building Rating Systems
-USGBC & GBCI
-Certification and Registration Processes
IV. Strategies & Concepts of LEED
-Energy & Atmosphere
-Materials & Resources
-Indoor Environmental Quality
-Innovation in Design & Regional Prioritization
V. Study Techniques & Introduction to the Testing Environment
Below are the most recent reviews for Green Education Services, the trainer for this course.
Average Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars - 221 student reviews)
By Mehreen S. - Attended class on December 6, 2013
Very apt instructor.
Although she could have taken more control of the class by being more stern with the students. There was a bit of run off with discussions from the other students.
By Zev H. - Attended class on December 4, 2013
Tiffonie was excellent. She had many great "side bars" to contribute to the slide show, which really made a difference as the format is rather long and boring. I think the stories/extra bits of info helped my brain to better absorb the test prep material.Her extensive industry experience really made the course more facinating than anticipated.
By Rodger G. - Attended class on December 4, 2013
The instructor was knowlegable and easy to listen to for an architect. She brought up a number of interesting topics that I enjoyed hearing about..
My suggestion, intended to be as constructive as possible is If you provide a power point presentation which includes a projected image on overhead AND a booklet which shows the entire presentation slide by slide there is really no reason to ALSO have an instructor read it word for word. Live instruction should be in augmentation to the written material. If it is not, I personally would prefer to take the course content online or by some other computer method.which can be worked at through my own time frame.
By Howard T. - Attended class on November 7, 2013
Very informative and knowledgeable.
By Shahram G. - Attended class on November 7, 2013
she was very nice,and knowledgeable, however i felt like the information was been coverd rapidly.
By Harold F. - Attended class on November 7, 2013
Well prepared and knowledgeable. A lot of information for a one day course.
By Ronda C. - Attended class on November 7, 2013
I think that Jean is very friendly and approachable, she made a point to connect with each student's professional discipline whenever the topic area was relavent. I think my rating is partially based on her delivery, but also on the prep material, which may not be her responsibility. In some instances, it didn't seem as though she knew enough details about the intricacies and couldn't supply sufficient answers. Granted, there wer diverse interests and levels of understanding in the room, so it might be difficult to find anyone who coult truly master the audience.
By Zaira S. - Attended class on November 7, 2013
She was open to any questions and very helpful. It was a whole day class and I left feeling like I had the right tools to study on my own and schedule the exam.
By Aaron C. - Attended class on October 30, 2013
Lisa was very helpful and informative thoughout the entire course. I was very pleased with the timemanagement, Lisa managed to kept the class interesting and interactive, yet, cover all materials on time. Overall, the class's experience was excellent and I am very happy to had Lisa as my LEED GA instructor.
By Laura T. - Attended class on October 30, 2013
Lisa was attentive, patient and very knowledgable to all of our questions.
By Bilal A. - Attended class on October 25, 2013
The course gave me better understanding of green building.
By Romel R. - Attended class on October 25, 2013
Great, enthusiastic, and presented the information clearly!
By John F. - Attended class on October 25, 2013
This by far was the best class I have ever taken. The instructor was very engaging and encouraged real life experiences to further instill the material. I thought the class was going to be boring, but it was not at all. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in taking the LEED GA test, it was worth every penny.
By Laura R. - Attended class on October 25, 2013
She was very informative. I think the class could have been more interesting by different ways of reviewing the booklet.
By Desmond F. - Attended class on October 25, 2013
The seminar were enlightening, the instructor Jean were excellent. At the end of the day I walk away with more knowledge than I could ever imagine and thus thumbs up to jean and the green education service
By Craig G. - Attended class on October 15, 2013
classroom was freezing, and there were a few questions that our instructor was a bit unclear on, but overall she really knew her stuff and kept us all awake and engaged. i would definitely recommend this course for those wanting to take their LEED GA.
By Raul R. - Attended class on October 15, 2013
Lisa was a great instructor, she went step by step covering all aspects of the course. She used her knowledge on the field and used it to show us how LEED works.
By Amy F. - Attended class on October 15, 2013
Lisa is an excellent presenter. She is very knowledgeable about her topic and extremely enthusiastic about LEED!! I learned a lot with how well she broke down the information and related it to real world applications. The course itself was a bit long, packed with a ton of great information. I would have liked to have slowed down a bit to really grasp the concepts towards the end of the day. All in all, it was terrific.
By Marilyn H. - Attended class on October 15, 2013
Lisa kept the course interesting and lively and used great examples. I would highly recommend her.
By Bharti P. - Attended class on October 15, 2013
Lisa was very helpful and knowledgeable in all the topics that she covered. Learned a lot!!!
Eight hours went very quickly....
By Ronda T. - Attended class on October 15, 2013
Lisa was a very good teacher. She used personal examples to help explain the material. This made the class more interesting. There was a lot of material to review all in an 8 hour session.
By Nicholas A. - Attended class on September 27, 2013
Jean was a great instructor and made the course and material interesting by engaging us throughout the 8hour course.
By Beth B. - Attended class on September 27, 2013
The class was so helpful and Jean did a great job of explaining the material in a clear, easy way.
It was great to be able to ask questions. I would definitely recommend this class!
By Cezar H. - Attended class on September 27, 2013
Great instructor, awesome experience.
By Ashley C. - Attended class on September 26, 2013
Lisa was very interactive and asked questions that brought up discussion, in a manner that related to course materials.
She provided sufficient breaks and knew when we needed one. Her enthusiasm was remarkable and I am VERY excited to sit for my LEED GA exam. Thanks Lisa!
By Jay A. - Attended class on September 26, 2013
Lisa was a very attentive and dynamic teacher, equally attuned to the needs and interests of the class and the time constraints and content of the class. She was able to both answer all questions and relate to each students' experience in the several fields we represented, yet finish the full scope of the class, all a few minutes before the allotted time elapsed. Impressive!
By Ohlisa G. - Attended class on September 20, 2013
I really liked the small class; I thought the class was going to be boring; but Lisa really made it fun to attend. I really enjoyed it. Also. the material was well organized & prepared, which makes it easier for me to study.
By Gregory H. - Attended class on September 20, 2013
Great intro class for LEED. Liked the location and the setting; also the small class size. Would have like a little more on filling out the score sheet.
By Shervin B. - Attended class on September 20, 2013
You are a truly great instructor and despite my absence, you still put a smile on your face and welcomed me in the class. Your knowledge and input will be a sure thing for anyone to pass the LEED test. I hope to be part of another class you teach soon.
By Becky R. - Attended class on September 13, 2013
Very Informative and the instructor kept up awake with interesting case studies and personal experiences. Definately a helpful course.
By Peter C. - Attended class on September 13, 2013
Informative and relaxed.
By Sarah B. - Attended class on September 13, 2013
I really enjoyed this class. Not only was the course well laid out and easy to follow, the instructor made the class fun and interactive.
By Viviane M. - Attended class on September 13, 2013
Lisa was very energetic and made learning fun by providing anecdotal but relevant additional information. My only critique would be that we spent too much time going into detail in the morning and had to rush through some important elements later in the afternoon. However, all in all a positive experience.
By Bozidar P. - Attended class on September 13, 2013
Everything was great. All the info in a very short time.
By Kui Xin P. - Attended class on September 13, 2013
Very good, well done!
By Rene M. - Attended class on September 6, 2013
She did a great class.
By Jason R. - Attended class on September 6, 2013
She was okay but could have spent more time on real situations and how things relate
By Sonia Z. - Attended class on September 6, 2013
Very good and some helpful insight.
By Roxie J. - Attended class on September 6, 2013
Kimberly was great at reviewing the information provided for the class. It would be beneficial to provide more detailed prep exam questions throughout the course.
By Waymond B. - Attended class on August 29, 2013
Very good instructor would recommend for our future training. Thank you. Give her a raise!
By Dan B. - Attended class on August 29, 2013
Instructor was very knowledgeable as to the subject and I feel well prepared for my upcoming examinations.
By Jerry L. - Attended class on August 29, 2013
Marie did a great job presenting the material and emphasizing relevant information to study and learn.
By Kevin P. - Attended class on August 29, 2013
By Ksenia P. - Attended class on August 29, 2013
Marie did a great job at introducing the class to all the essentials needed to take and pass the LEED exam.
By Kurian M. - Attended class on August 23, 2013
Ms. Cipriano's presentation was amazing. It was very detailed and time managing. She constantly asked if we had any questions and was very informative. I couldn't ask for a better instructor than that.
By Ani N. - Attended class on August 23, 2013
She was a fantastic instructor. Utilized the time given really well without burning us out completely will all the material. And really emphasized what needed to be known for the exam.
By Antoine S. - Attended class on July 25, 2013
Jean did an absolutely wonderful job. She was patient in answering all questions, and she taught in a matter that made you want to learn about Green Building. Thanks Jean!
By Michael B. - Attended class on July 25, 2013
Could not have asked for more, very satisfied.
By Adam P. - Attended class on July 24, 2013
Lisa was very knowledgible about the material. She explained how we would need to study and what we should expect while taking the exam.
By Stefani S. - Attended class on July 24, 2013
Good. Material is very boring. Wish we could break the training up in to back to back days, 4 hours each training.
8.0 AIA HSW/SD