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Partnership will help further USGBC’s mission by advancing green building education

(San Francisco, CA) Nov. 13, 2012 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its partnership with Pearson to launch USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential. The partnership will expand the reach of USGBC’s educational offerings and educate the next generation of green building leaders.

“Together we will develop a host of education programs that will reach those in the green building market today and help the future building professionals learn the ins and outs of green building, ” said Doug Gatlin, VP of Education Delivery, U.S. Green Building Council. “Pearson’s origins were in the construction business during the Industrial Revolution and they became one of the world’s leading contractors. While they are a different company today, their roots underpin everything they do and they are a perfect fit for USGBC.”

Education is critical to USGBC’s mission of transforming the building environment. “Our community believes in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play,” added Gatlin.

““The rapid growth in green energy and building underscores the strong need for workforce training in this area,” said Leah Jewell, President of Pearson Health Science and Careers. “We’re honored to partner with an organization that is helping to spur job growth while contributing to a healthier environment in communities across the nation.”

As part of the partnership, Pearson has launched USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential. The program includes online courses to help learners successfully prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam and learn green building strategies and techniques.

The LEED Green Associate is a professional credential for those just starting out in green building or for those who are not on green building project teams like lawyers, marketing professionals, students, and real estate professionals.

Pearson is providing nine LEED online courses in healthcare, business, construction and hospitality and tourism. Course content covers knowledge assessment, remediation, self-paced material and practice exams. Pearson is also providing two of USGBC’s print titles to prepare students for the LEED Green Associate Exam: Green Building and LEED Core Concepts, which explains the fundamental tenets of green building, offers strategies for implementation and provides specific case studies; and the USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide.

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U.S. Army
correction: Pearson told me that ATP is publishing this book now. ATP told me that it is due out soon.
U.S. Army
Very confusing because it is now listed as a 2012 (some vendors list it as 2011) copyright which it's not. The pagination, the publisher , even the book dimensions and weight don't match the physical object. The copyright is still 2009. Pearson has told me that a v4 version is in the works and will be out soon. In the meantime a lot of people are purchasing 2012's thinking that they are getting something more current than the 2009-- and they aren't-- for over $100. I appreciate your response, Elizabeth, but Pearson should not have changed the isbn until they either repackaged the 2009 or revised it. from amazon: 2009: Paperback: 141 pages (there are 6 introductory, unnumbered pages.) Publisher: U.S. Green Building Council (2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1932444238 ISBN-13: 978-1932444230 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds 2011: Paperback: 148 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (October 16, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0132915170 ISBN-13: 978-0132915175 Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds from Pearson's catalog: ISBN-10: 0132915170 • ISBN-13: 9780132915175©2012 • Prentice Hall • Paper, 148 pp Published 10/06/2011 • Instock
U.S. Army
USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide now published by Pearson. Trying to purchase most recent version: [©2012 | Prentice Hall | Paper; 148 pp | Available ISBN-10: 0132915170 | ISBN-13: 9780132915175]. When order was rec’d, we noticed that we simply had a ©2009 edition with the 2012 isbn taped over the 2009 isbn. Question: Is there really a 2012 edition with a © of 2012 or did Pearson just apply a new isbn to the 2009 edition? A coworker has contacted Pearson but has not yet rec'd a reply. I thought that you might know. Thank you.
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
This is a new ISBN on the 2009 edition. Please see this article ( for the latest study materials. Thanks for your interest in the LEED exams!

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