Fci Green Advantage Presentation 6 10


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Sustainable Practices Training for Green Advantage Environmental Certification

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Fci Green Advantage Presentation 6 10

  1. 1. presents Sustainable Practices Training for:
  2. 2. Who is training? Chris Jackson, LEED AP GA-CR  Estimator and Project Manager at Fiorilli Construction, Inc.  BS - Construction Science and Management, Western Michigan University  LEED AP – March 2009  Green Advantage Commercial / Residential Certified August 2009  Previous Training Programs for: – LEED Awareness for field staff – Timberline Accounting, Estimating, and Project Management – Microsoft Project Scheduling – Microsoft Word and Excel
  3. 3. What is LEED?  The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) was founded in 1993  LEED 1.0 1998  LEED 2.0 2000  LEED 2.1 2002  LEED 2.2 2005  LEED v3 2009
  4. 4. USGBC – United States Green Building Council  Committee of architects, builders, and engineers  Evolved into Six Categories  Sustainable Sites (SS)  Materials and Resources (MR)  Water Efficiency (WE)  Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)  Energy & Atmosphere (EA)  Innovation & Design Process (ID)  LEED v3 adds Regional Priority (RP)
  5. 5. LEED Certification Levels – v3 Total of 110 Points possible  Certified 40-49  Silver 50-59  Gold 60-79  Platinum 80 +
  6. 6. LEED Programs Sector specific programs exist for:  Core & Shell  New Construction  Schools  Neighborhood Development  Retail  Health Care  EBOM  Homes  Commercial Interiors
  7. 7. What is Green Advantage? Green Advantage provides a National Certification Exam for: •Construction Management Professionals •Contractors •Trades people •Architects •Real estate Professionals •Field Personnel •All other professionals interested in documenting their green building knowledge
  8. 8. What is Green Advantage? Green Advantage started in 1997 with recognition and support from: •US Environmental Protection Agency •The Nature Conservancy •SAIC •University of Florida
  9. 9. Who is Green Advantage? The Organization… •Governing Board •Certification Board •Advisory Board •Knowledgeable Staff
  10. 10. Why Green Advantage? • Nationally recognized third-party credential • Affordable credentialing of field personnel • Current and relevant exam materials • Convenient national network of testing centers • Verified through academic research as providing environmental, health, and personnel performance benefits to construction projects (University of Florida, 2009) • Can be utilized by owners and developers as a preference or requirement in competitive bidding and architectural specifications • Pursuing accreditation by ANSI • GA Exam eligible for AIA / CEUs
  11. 11. Who wants Green Advantage? •Contractors A •Subcontractors 90% U •Trades people D •Architects I •Engineers Significant growing interest E •Developers N •Realtors •Attorneys Emerging interest C •Planners E •Code Officials
  12. 12. How many people are certified? Green Advantage has currently certified individuals in most of the 50 states: •PA 1,595 •TX 1,098 •MD 477 •FL 437 •OH 72 50 Mile Radius of Cleveland - 13
  13. 13. What do I get? Define your business in a challenging market •Use the Green Advantage logo and signifier on marketing materials •Post company and contact information on the Green Advantage website directory •Contribute articles and photos of your green projects to GreenLight – a Green Advantage Publication
  14. 14. What are the benefits? • Respond to market demands • Stay ahead of government regulations • Meet the growing consumer demand for credentialed green builders • Respond to bid requirements • Position for your share of the projected 5 million new green jobs • Educate your workforce to become aware of LEED requirements and avoid potential “disaster”
  15. 15. Certification Emphasis Areas • Green Building Rationale • Triple Bottom Line – “People, Planet, Profit” • Site Considerations • Energy Efficiency • Water Efficiency • Indoor Air Quality • Material Selection • Integrated Design and Construction
  16. 16. Fiorilli Sustainable Practices Training • Overview of LEED processes • Overview of Sustainable Practices • Organized based on LEED standards • Presents terminology and relationships that will be applied in taking the certification exam • Explores real world examples • Encourages open conversation • Explains relationships of practices including complimentary practices as well as tradeoffs
  17. 17. Fiorilli Sustainable Practices Training • Presents situations that may be encountered in day to day life at home, the workplace, and the jobsite. • Presents examples of pitfalls and consequences to non-compliance with standards • Provides general awareness of sustainable terms and practices
  18. 18. Training Slide Samples  The following is a sampling of training slides from our Sustainable Practices Course
  19. 19. Bioswales:  Man-made channels that retain and treat storm water.  Bioswales are built wide, shallow, and nearly level. This allows storm water to soak into the ground. A variety of plant materials removes pollutants in storm water through natural processes. Bioswales fall under the category of bioretention.
  20. 20. Bioswales: http://www.green-rated.org
  21. 21. Building Orientation:  Direction the building faces.  In most climate zones in the northern hemisphere, the long side of a building should be on the south side. The largest area of windows should also be on the South side. If facing the South, there is usually enough roof area for solar water heating and PV (photo voltaic) panels. South- facing glass can be easily optimized through shading and glazing for passive solar heating. Though a southern exposure is ideal, the building can be oriented up to 30 degrees away from due south without losing much energy benefit.
  22. 22. Building Orientation: http://www.ecowho.com
  23. 23. Green Advantage Exam  Green Advantage Study Guide and testing site is included in the exam fee  Testing Centers provide results instantly  Study Guide and any notes / materials provided during training are permitted in the testing center  60 questions, 90 minutes.  Must score 75% or better to pass  Certification lasts 3 years – must re-certify
  24. 24. Green Advantage Exam  What’s on the Exam?  What should I expect?  Sample questions……
  25. 25. Sample Questions Q: Green Seal is an industry driven standard for green building products. a. True b. False
  26. 26. Sample Questions Q: Green Seal is an industry driven standard for green building products. a. True b.False Green Seal is not industry driven. It is an independent third party standard.
  27. 27. Sample Questions Q: Which of the following measures is most effective at reducing light pollution? a. Install exterior motion sensor activated lighting b. Illuminate outdoor signs with ground lights c. Install full-cutoff exterior light fixtures d. Use shielded solar exterior lighting
  28. 28. Sample Questions Q: Which of the following measures is most effective at reducing light pollution? a. Install exterior motion sensor activated lighting b. Illuminate outdoor signs with ground lights c. Install full-cutoff exterior light fixtures d. Use shielded solar exterior lighting
  29. 29. What’s the investment?
  30. 30. Investment  Sustainable Practices Training – One day course – 8 am to 5 pm with a two 20 minute breaks and a lunch break – Investment $350.00  Green Advantage Exam – 60 Questions – 90 Minute exam – Investment $175.00
  31. 31. Now What? Sounds good…….. Where do I go from here?
  32. 32. Sustainable Practices Training Go to www.fio-con.com  To view the available training Schedule  Navigate to the Green Advantage logo on the left side and click on register
  33. 33. Sustainable Practices Training www.fio-con.com  View the date and description for training  Click on “register for this class” to proceed
  34. 34. Sustainable Practices Training  Training Dates are Scheduled as follows:  July 22, 2010 from 8 am to 5 pm  September 23, 2010 from 8 am to 5 pm  Future dates may be added  Exam scheduling by the individual at www.greenadvantage.org
  35. 35. Sustainable Practices Training for Green Advantage Certification  Prepare yourself and your company for the future  Educate yourself and your employees on current technology  Embrace Sustainability  Gain the edge over your competitors
  36. 36. Questions?