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Mark your calendar with these CE-approved events taking place across the U.S.

LEED Green Associates are specialists in today’s sustainable building standards and marketplace. They are knowledgeable about emerging technologies, current industry research and environmental trends.

Like all LEED professionals, LEED Green Associates must maintain their credentials by earning continuing education (CE) hours. Three of these 15 CE hours are required to be LEED-specific, and all must be earned within two years of obtaining the credential. CE hours can be earned in a variety of ways, including project participation, online courses on the Education @USGBC platform and attendance at CE-approved events from GBCI.

USGBC regularly hosts regional conferences, seminars and workshops that are GBCI CE-approved. Mark your calendar with these upcoming events taking place across the U.S. 

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Mumbai, India; and Shanghai, China
Dates: Fall 2017

Registration is now open in China, India and Boston for Greenbuild 2017, the flagship event for green building professionals.

At Greenbuild, hear inspiring keynotes from business and environmental leaders about the future of green building. Networking opportunities are abound on the expo floor and in sessions, where you can exchange strategies and solutions with architects, engineers, developers, interior designers and others.

Explore the 2017 China and India session programs, and learn more about continuing education opportunities at Greenbuild in Boston. Register today to learn about the latest research, trends and tools to take your green building project to the next level.

Lunch and LEED: Risks and Rewards of Energy Storage

Location: Tempe, Arizona
Date: Wed., Aug. 2

Earn 1 LEED-specific CE hour and 1 AIA learning unit (LU) at this Lunch and LEED seminar by USGBC Arizona about energy storage. In this session, Sharon Bonesteel of the Salt River Project will cover the different types of energy systems, focusing on batteries and other innovative tactics.

She will discuss how energy storage can help commercial, industrial and municipal buildings achieve LEED certification. For more information about this event, contact Chad Billings.

Register for the Lunch and LEED seminar.

LEED v4 BD+C Workshop

Location: Greenwood, Colorado
Date:
Fri., Sept. 15

This full-day LEED Building Design and Construction workshop is designed to prepare industry professionals to transition from LEED v2009 to LEED v4, the newest version of LEED. Attendees can earn 8 LEED-specific CE hours and 8 AIA LUs at this USGBC Colorado event.

Led by LEED Fellow and faculty member Brian Dunbar, this workshop will cover LEED topics, including analyses required for LEED credits, integrative strategies and project management. The session also will include interactive breakout sessions.

Early bird pricing ends Aug. 18, and group pricing also is available. Contact Kathryn Lovda for more information.

Register for the LEED workshop.

LEED Breakfast Club

Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Dates: Sept. 19; also held monthly

USGBC Iowa hosts monthly morning presentations where attendees can earn CE hours while enjoying breakfast with other LEED professionals. At the Sept. 19 event, learn about resilient urban transit systems in this one-hour course by the Island Press Urban Resilience Project.

Join USGBC Iowa to receive the member rate for this workshop.

Register for the LEED Breakfast Club.

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