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Take The Leed


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Helping you make educated decisions about LEED credentials and the new continuing education requirements.

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Take The Leed

  1. 1. Welcome!<br />Thank you for joining us. We will begin shortly. <br />Presentation: Take the LEED<br />Length: 1 Hour<br />Presenter: Jeff Nippes<br />
  2. 2. About the Presenter <br />Jeff Nippes is the Director of Content Development for, the leader in online education for the design and construction industry. Jeff has been with RedVector for seven years. Jeff currently oversees the management of RedVector’s 1,100 online courses, manages over 200 authors, produces and hosts RedVector webinars, and manages the accreditations and license management teams. He also supervises the development process of new content - from source document to instructional design through approval from various governmental and organizational entities. <br /> Jeff has more than 10 years of experience in online development. Prior to joining the RedVector team, Jeff developed e-Catalogs for the automotive industry and was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force for six years. He has a B.S. in Advertising with a marketing emphasis from the University of Florida and is a credential LEED Green Associate. <br />
  3. 3. Objective: Help You Make Educated Decisions About LEED Credentials<br />How do I get LEED Credentials? <br />What does LEED V3 mean? <br />What are the prerequisites? <br />How do I maintain my credentials – What are the continuing education requirements? <br />How do I report my continuing education to the GBCI? <br />What if I was credentialed under an older version of LEED?<br />
  4. 4. Agenda<br />Review brief history of LEED accreditation and the Roles of the USGBC and GBCI<br />Discuss LEED V3 credential options<br />Discuss credential maintenance program (CMP)<br />Discuss prescriptive credential maintenance program (PCMP) <br />Identify resources available to help you reach your LEED Credentialing goals<br />
  5. 5. USGBC<br />Founded in 1993<br />Established LEED<br />The U.S. Green Building Council is sometimes confused for a government agency or entity, but it is not; it is a private 501(c)(3), membership based non-profit organization<br />Comprised of 78 local affiliates<br />18,000 member companies and organizations<br />140,000+ LEED Professional Credential holders<br />
  6. 6. LEED<br />LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design<br />An internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts <br />
  7. 7. GBCI<br />Green Building Certification Institute<br />The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) was established in 2008 with the support of the U.S. Green Building Council to manage the LEED Building Certification and the Professional Accreditation Processes<br />GBCI provides balanced, objective management of the LEED professional credentials<br />
  8. 8. LEED V3 - What is new for accreditation? <br />Adding tiers to credentials <br />LEED Green Associate<br />LEED AP with Specialty<br />LEED Fellow (under development)<br />Adding Credential Maintenance Program (CE) <br />Changing focus of exams <br />
  9. 9. Why Get Credentialed? <br />U.S. Green Building Council Green Jobs Study<br /><br />Construction Economic Impact<br />From 2000–2008, the green construction market has:<br />Generated $173 billion dollars in GDP<br />Supported over 2.4 million jobs<br />Provided $123 billion dollars in labor earnings<br />From 2009–2013, <br />this study forecasts that green construction will:<br />Generate an additional $554 billion dollars in GDP<br />Support over 7.9 million jobs<br />Provide $396 billion in labor earnings<br />
  10. 10. White Paper - An Inconvenient Value<br /><br />LEED-certified buildings can generate a 7 to 12 percent increase in net operating income by reducing operating costs. <br />An initial investment of 2 percent in green design can benefit the owner tenfold in savings. <br />
  11. 11. Getting Started <br />All things being equal we all fit into one of 4 categories:<br />No LEED Credentials<br />Green Associate Credentialed <br />LEED AP Without specialty (Anyone Credentialed under LEED 2.2., 2.0 or any version prior to the Spring of 2009, commonly called Legacy LEED AP)<br />LEED AP with Specialty BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND, Homes<br />
  12. 12. Polling Question <br />What type of LEED credentials do you have?<br />LEED AP without Specialty<br />LEED AP with Specialty<br />LEED Green Associate<br />No LEED Credentials<br />
  13. 13. LEED Professionals: By the Numbers<br />Green Associate: 8,230<br />LEED AP with Specialty: 23,577<br />BD+C: 20,605<br />LEED AP without Specialty: 124,282<br />
  14. 14. Getting Started- How do I get a Credential? <br />What are the prerequisites and how do I apply? <br />Go to<br />They are the law when it comes to credentialing.<br />
  15. 15. Getting Started Summary <br />Register with the GBCI<br />Review eligibility requirements<br />Review candidate handbook<br />Study, Study, Study<br />Use all resources available, study guides, exam prep, test prep<br />
  16. 16. How Do I Maintain My Credential?<br />Credential Maintenance Program<br />The Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) was developed by the GBCI to ensure that LEED professionals stay abreast of and understand the latest developments in green building. <br />A LEED Green Associate is required to complete 15 hours of continuing education every 2 years (on the anniversary of passing the exam), with 3 of those hours obtained from an approved program specific to the LEED rating system, credit categories, and LEED updates. <br />LEED APs need to have 30 hours of CE every 2 years (on the anniversary of passing the exam), with 6 of those hours obtainedfrom an approved program specific to the LEED rating system, credit categories, and LEED updates. <br /> <br />
  17. 17. Acceptable Delivery Methods<br />Professional Development- Continuing Education Courses – Must be ERB approved<br />LIVE Presentations<br />Self Study<br />College and University Courses<br />Certificates, professional licenses, and credentials<br />Committee and volunteer work<br />Authorship<br />LEED project participation<br />
  18. 18. LEED AP without Specialty<br />Option 1, Do nothing, no further action required, you will remain in the LEED professional directory.<br />Option 2, Upgrade to LEED with Specialty<br />Upgrade through Re-testing, Take the LEEDwith Specialty Exam<br />Upgrade through prescriptive credential maintenance<br />
  19. 19. How Do I Upgrade My Credential? <br />For LEED APs without specialty, credentialed under a previous version of LEED<br />2 options, upgrade through Prescriptive Credential Maintenance (only for BD+C, O+M and ID+C)<br />NCBD+C<br />CI ID+C<br />EB O+M<br />Retest<br />Note: Upgrading through Prescriptive is a limited time offer. <br />The last enrollment window closes in the fall of 2011, after which<br />the only option will be to re-test. <br />
  20. 20. Suggestions for Success with Your Credential<br />Get familiar with the source (GBCI & USGBC) <br />Get a Green Power Team, Colleagues, Resources etc.<br />Use social media, forums, discussion boards<br />
  21. 21. RedVector’s Green Team<br />Rumanda Young, Ph.D.,RLA, AICP, LEED AP ND<br /> U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Author and presenter of USGBC approved courses and webinars. <br />Andy Manzini, NAHB CGP, CGC <br /> National Green Building Inc. Green building verifier.Author of RedVector online courses and webinars. <br />Mark Dekay, Associate Professor<br /> University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, authored several books on sustainable design, provides material for RedVector/UT Certificate Program<br />Dr. Richard Kelso, Professor<br /> University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design <br />
  22. 22. Summary <br />Green Building is no longer a fad and just for tree huggers and environmentalists<br />The future is now<br />Get the credentials you need to stay competitive in the marketplace <br />Get the knowledge you need as we work towards a <br /> sustainable future<br />
  23. 23. Questions? <br />
  24. 24.<br /><br />Thank you!<br />If you have additional questions about your LEED Credentials… <br />Visit our websites at: <br />Or Call Now - Toll Free 866-546-1212 <br />