WPL Publishing Co., Inc., in conjunction with Green Building Services, announces a valuable interactive webinar:

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

4-part Online Program Continues May 17, 2012  •  1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT
(Session 1 now available for download.)

Approved for 6 AIA LUs    

Registration for this multi-media LEED Green Associate exam preparation program includes: Four 1.5-hour webinar sessions PLUS the complete sessions recorded on CD and presentation materials: Prepare your entire team over the course of one month for the LEED Green Associate exam for one low price!     

Session 1 — (Recorded May 10th) Available for download.
Green Building and LEED Overview
Session 2 — May 17th: Sustainable Sites and Water 
Session 3 — May 24th: Energy and Energy-Related Indoor and Environmental Quality 
Session 4 — May 31st: Materials, Materials-Related Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation

Job contracts and RFPs increasingly require one or more LEED Professionals on the project team to qualify for work. A growing number of companies favor job applicants that hold the LEED AP credential over those who do not. The number of green building incentives and requirements across all levels of government is rising dramatically. How will you show your competence and relevance to the rapidly growing green building market?    

The LEED Professional credential (“LEED AP”) is perhaps the most widely recognized accreditation to demonstrate proficiency in green building and LEED. Recent improvements to the program create multiple tiers to acknowledge different experience levels and “specialties” that focus on specific project types.

The LEED Green Associate creates an accreditation option for individuals who indirectly support green building and LEED projects (e.g. executives, managers, etc.) but who do not directly apply green building practices and manage LEED certification. The intent of this accreditation is to provide third-party validation of general knowledge of green building practices and LEED and the ability to support green design, construction and operations. The LEED Green Associate exam tests a candidate’s general knowledge of green building practices and all of the LEED rating systems, including Building Design & Construction, Interior Design & Construction, Existing Building Operation & Maintenance, Neighborhood Development and Homes.

Led by experts in LEED training, this 4-part educational webinar series is designed to provide a complete review of the knowledge areas required for success on the exam. It is intended to bridge the gaps between other exam preparation resources, such as USGBC's Green Building & LEED Core Concepts Guide and LEED Green Associate Study Guide, and provides interpretation and enhanced understanding of key information contained in these resources as well as exam tips and preparation recommendations. Ultimately what separates this course from other LEED exam prep classes, is the depth of real- world experience the instructors bring to the class.

Meet Your Instructors:
Jeffrey M. Caudill, AICP, LEED AP BD+C

Green Building Services
Jeff Caudill serves as a Consultant in the Green Communities group at GBS and holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. Jeff combines his experience at GBS with over three previous years as a land use planner to identify innovative green expertise for a variety of design decisions and assists in certification efforts associated with the USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) and LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) programs
.  For complete bio, click here.

Amanda Ryan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Green Building Services
Amanda has a practical and educational background in architecture and more than five years experience in the design and green building industry. A Project Consultant at GBS since 2007, Amanda’s expertise is with LEED for New Construction and LEED for Schools. She possesses a deep understanding of design and construction processes while keeping her focus on LEED details. For complete bio, click here.

Series Overview:
LEED Training Session 1: (Recorded May 10, Link to download this session provided upon registration.)
Green Building and LEED Overview
This first training session provides an introduction to LEED and the LEED Green Associate credential process with a general overview of green building practices and LEED for green design, construction and operations. Blending project experience with LEED exam preparation, you'll gain insight on the LEED credential process in an easy-to-understand method for a positive exam prep experience. Instruction will consist of a detailed overview of the accreditation process targeting the most relevant areas to sit for the exam with confidence. Click here for areas covered.

LEED Training Session 2:  Thursday, May 17th
Sustainable Sites and Water
This second course of study focuses on taking care of the land to avoid an adverse construction impact during and following project completion. Site location is critical, and a review of considerations should be applied to site selection, urban redevelopment and brownfield development. When selecting a site, an evaluation should also be conducted to assess transportation alternatives, reduce site disturbance and maintain storm water management. Don't miss this informative session as your instructor reviews these important topics as they relate to the exam.  Click here for areas covered.

LEED Training Session 3:  Thursday, May 24th
Energy and Energy-Related Indoor Environmental Quality
It is critical that energy and atmosphere requirements within your facility are operating as planned within design specifications. You’ll want to make sure your building is achieving minimum energy performance, and, if your building is new – eliminate CFC-based (Chlorinated Fluorocarbon) refrigerants in heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Your instructor will guide you through the “Energy and Atmosphere” category, critical for the LEED accredited exam, with guidance on how to establish design and energy goals, size buildings appropriately, use free energy, understand insulation techniques, monitor consumption and more.  Click here for areas covered.

LEED Training Session 4: Thursday, May 31st
Materials, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Innovation
This last educational session addresses requirements relative to materials, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and innovation.  Participants will gain a clear understanding of specific processes for achieving waste reduction and improved IEQ in all elements of a building. Click here for areas covered.

Don’t miss out on this fascinating training series from LEED training experts in the field — register today!

To Register ONLINE, make your selection, below or to reserve your space by PHONE, CALL (301) 765-9525.

Approved for 6 AIA HSW/SD LUs — Register for Group Training and Save!

Register for Group Training (up to 25 attendees at one location) and get individualized AIA Learning Unit Certificates AND Certificates of Completion:

 LEED Green Associate Exam Prep 

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Individual Registration Includes --
-- Live Webinar at one location:
5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
-- DVD and Handouts
-- (1) AIA LU Reporting
-- (1) Certificate of Completion


05/17/12 at 1:00 PM EDT



Group Registration - Best Value!
-- Live Webinar at one location:
5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
-- DVD and Handouts
-- (Up to 25) AIA LU Reporting


05/17/12 at 1:00 PM EDT



Meet The Program Developer:

Green Building Services, Inc.
This webinar training series has been developed and will be delivered by Green Building Services, Inc. (GBS). GBS is recognized throughout the United States as a training leader providing design, construction and property management professionals with insights, information, and analysis on high-performance building practices. GBS has LEED Faculty members on staff qualified to provide seven different USGBC-approved LEED Workshops and a multi-disciplinary expert staff that draws from experience on hundreds of green building and LEED projects. GBS Training leverages this breadth and depth of experience to build your organization’s capacity to understand and apply green building. www.greenbuildingservices.com

What Separates this Course from Others?
Ultimately, the depth of the experience your instructors bring to the class, from successfully passing the exam and certifying LEED projects. They not only prepare you for the test with exam tips and recommendations, but also help you to be better prepared to put this information to use in your day-to-day practice.

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation provides foundational knowledge in green building and LEED and helps prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam. It clarifies the structure of the new LEED Professional Program and educates you in the subject matter covered by the LEED exam. Participants will complete the webinar series prepared to complete a final, focused study effort prior to sitting for the exam. This webinar series qualifies individuals to take the LEED GA exam. 

Recommended Study Guides.
In addition to the provided materials, participants are encouraged to review the The Green Building Core Concepts Guide and LEED Green Associate Study Guide prior to the class. To order your copies, click here, select Study Guides. To order by phone, call: 1-800-795-1747 "Select option 1."

Here's What Past Attendees Had to Say! _________________________________________________     

 "I did not realize the importance of integrating all the pieces into the equation. The information was structured and presented in a way that was easily understood."
— Robert W Proffitt, Ram Mechanical

"The study guides closely followed the audio. The instructors spoke to the group with the realization that we were all at different levels of understanding. They were good at answering questions with this in mind."
— Anna Worman, Washington Township Fire Department

The presentations were very informative. I thought the handouts were helpful -- especially the definitions given. I really liked the quiz questions and would recommend this course to others wanting to take the Green Associate exam.”
— Joanne M Cheok, Ph.D., School of Building Construction

"I enjoyed the course because it provided me with an overall understanding of the Green Associate exam and why one should consider taking it as an owner/facility manager of their company." 
—Mike Dietzen, Kimberly-Clark, Corp. 



Please Note: WPL Publishing Co., Inc. reserves the right to substitute speakers.

LEED®, LEED® Green Associate, and LEED® AP are registered trademarks of U.S. Green Building Council, Inc., licensed to the Green Building Certification Institute (“GBCI”). The exam preparation offered by GBS has not been endorsed or approved by GBCI.