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In Education 05.18.2016

Top 3 courses to take this month (May 2016)

You want the best courses, and we've got them. Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.  May's top three courses, created by USGBC Education Partners:  Sustainability in Parking, created by Education Partner International Parking Institute (IPI). This course defines how the parking industry works with the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit and outlines basic and relevant frameworks that...

In Education 05.9.2016

Ask Brendan series pilot mixes sustainability know-how and fun

USGBC is launching "Ask Brendan," a light yet informative on-screen Q&A series between Senior Vice President of Knowledge Rachel Gutter and Chief of Engineering Brendan Owens. As USGBC colleagues and friends for nearly a decade, Rachel and Brendan share a passion for sustainability and exceptional cocktails. We have a full season to share with you—six episodes in all, with new episodes debuting each month. Each installment combines Brendan’s insights into the most talked-...

In Education 04.13.2016

Top 3 courses to take this month (April 2016)

You want the best courses, and we've got them. Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.  April's top three courses, created by USGBC Education Partners: Are Cool Roofs Green? The Answer's Not Black and White, created by Education Partner Building Green. Roofing choices are complicated by heating tradeoffs, climate effects and condensation, but proponents say reflective roofs still make sense in most...

In Education 03.28.2016

Get to know LEED Fellow and USGBC Pro Reviewer Holley Henderson

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them. Meet our LEED Fellow and USGBC Pro Reviewer Holley Henderson Who's your employer? H2 Ecodesign What's your position? Author, speaker and...

In Education 05.13.2016

Residential offerings expanded at Greenbuild 2016

The 2016 Greenbuild Conference and Expo, which will run from Oct 5 to 7 in Los Angeles, Calif., will feature expanded education on the residential green building market. Homes represent a critical piece of the buildings industry: not only are they the structures in which we spend a majority of our time, they’re also a sizable and valuable segment of the industry as a whole. Consider some facts: Home buyers expect newer homes to be greener and more energy-efficient. Builders expect more...

In Education 04.21.2016

Building for Health: Apply for the USGBC and Harvard leadership course

At USGBC, we have a strong vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation—and we are focused on expanding this vision beyond just buildings to include communities and cities. The global green building movement is increasingly shifting toward creating buildings and communities that intentionally promote health and wellness. To meet the needs of the industry, we have partnered with Harvard to deliver executive education that advances leadership in sustainability and...

In Education 04.7.2016

New courses at Education @USGBC and the Green Building Channel (USGBC Minnesota)

USGBC Minnesota records every presentation accredited for continuing education by GBCI. These recordings are made into online courses that you can take anytime. Our courses are posted at both USGBC Minnesota's site the Green Building Channel and on the global Education @USGBC. Stay current on your continuing education requirements while also learning valuable skills watching experts discuss case studies, projects and analysis. Take a short quiz to demonstrate your...

In Education 03.22.2016

Education @USGBC super user Michael Arabiana

We like to think of Michael Arabiana as an Education @USGBC super user. Why? Recently, Michael completed 75 hours of courses. Michael is a LEED Green Associate, and in order to maintain this credential, he must complete 15 continuing education hours every two years. Get to know Michael Company: Ramboll Middle East Job title: Senior Mechanical Engineer What is your main motivation to take courses related to sustainability and green building? My main motivation is our future generation—and...

In Education 05.11.2016

Course preview: Paul Hawken on Climate Change [video]

With Education @USGBC, you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Paul Hawken on Climate Change, created by the Garrison Institute. Gain insight from environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken about the current state of climate change and the radical shift in thinking that is needed to move forward. At a March 2011 Garrison Institute...

In Education 04.20.2016

Course preview: Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations [video]

With Education @USGBC, you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations: What You Need to Know, created by the Cascadia Green Building Council. Along with Declare, Health Product Declarations and other tools for addressing chemicals of concern, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product...

In Education 04.4.2016

Education @USGBC super user Ana Cecilia Garza González

We like to think of Ana Cecilia Garza González as an Education @USGBC super user. Why?  Recently, Ana completed 73 hours of courses. Ana is a LEED AP BD+C, O+M, and in order to maintain these credentials, she must complete 36 continuing education hours every two years. Get to know Ana Company: 7-Eleven México Job title: National Energy and Sustainability Manager What is your main motivation to take courses related to sustainability and green...

In Education 03.16.2016

Top 3 courses to take this month (March 2016)

You want the best courses, and we've got them. Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.  March's top three courses, created by USGBC Education Partners: Regenerative Landscape Design—Why and How, created by Education Partner USGBC Missouri Gateway. This two-part podcast covers the interrelation of soils, plants, humans and ecosystem function. Site design and maintenance strategies that provide...

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