Barb Yankie | U.S. Green Building Council
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Barb Yankie

  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED for Homes Green Rater

Barb Yankie founded Green Building Consulting and Homes and is the President
of both. She entered into the Energy Efficiency industry in 1999 and expanded
into the Green and Sustainable area in 2004. As a USGBC Faculty member, she
is considered an expert practitioner in the green building industry and is
authorized to teach USGBC education programs. USGBC Faculty are the official
instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's
education delivery partners. Barb is approved to teach the following
instructor-led workshops:
* LEED 101: Green Building Basis and LEED
* LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
* Homes 252: Understanding the LEED for Homes Rating System
* Homes 301: Implementing the LEED for Homes Rating System
* Homes 401: Green Rater Training

Barb has been a member of USGBC National, the Cincinnati Chapter, and the
Residential Green Committee for a number of years. She was named 2014 Green
Person of the Year by the SW Ohio USGBC Chapter.

Since becoming involved in the certification process for green programs, she
has participated in over 300 certified projects as a LEED for Homes Provider
and/or LEED Green Rater and/or LEED AP Homes. Green Building Consulting
currently has over 200 projects in 13 states at some stage of the LEED for
Homes process. She has certified thousands of homes as ENERGY STAR and/or
HERS rated.

Barb is currently a LEED for Homes Provider, LEED AP - Homes, USGBC & LEED Faculty member, LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee, LEED Green Rater, Enterprise Green Communities Technical Assistance (TA) Provider, RESNET HERS Rating Provider & Sampling & WaterSense Provider, HERS rater, RESNET Green Rater, NAHB verifier, DOE Challenge Home Verifier, and LEVEL II Infrared Thermographer (ASNT Compliant). Barb is also a member of the RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) National Board of Directors and is currently has served on their Infrared Scanning Standard Task Force,
Strategic Positioning Task Force, Infrared Standard Drafting Committee, and
the Green Rater Certification Task Force. Some additional current and past
affiliations include Energy Star Partner, Habitat for Humanity Partner, BPI
Technical Advisory Committee member, NAHB Energy Value Housing Award and
Builder of the Year Award Judge, ACI Core Conference Committee Member, and
Home Builders Association member.