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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 is currently serving
on the Cincinnati Chapter’s Board of Directors and is the Board Co-Chair of
the Events/Programs committee.

Since becoming involved in the certification process for green programs, she
has participated in almost 200 certified projects as a LEED for Homes Provider
and/or LEED Green Rater. Green Building Consulting currently has over 100
projects in 7 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, LEED Faculty
member, LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee, LEED Green Rater,
Enterprise Green Communities Technical Assistance (TA) Provider, HERS Rating
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 serving on their Infrared Scanning Standard
Task Force and the Strategic Positioning Task Force. She has also served on
the 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.