PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Testing for New ‘Green’ Credentials Begins

Friday, June 5, 2009

Comment | More

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has begun testing candidates for the new LEED Green Associate credential or the new LEED Accredited Professional (AP) Operations and Maintenance (O+M) credential.

GBCI, established in January 2008, administers project certification for commercial and institutional buildings and tenant spaces under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating Systems™, addressing new construction and ongoing operations. GBCI also manages the professional credentialing programs based upon the LEED Rating Systems, including the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credentials.

The LEED Green Associate credential is intended for individuals seeking to expand their expertise into the green-building industry, the GBCI said. The credential represents the demonstrable knowledge and skills needed in the allied professions and non-technical fields of practice related to green design, construction, and operations.  It is also the first step for professionals if they later choose to become a LEED AP.

The LEED AP O+M credential recognizes the advanced knowledge in sustainable operations and specialized expertise in best management practices required for greening existing buildings. The new credential was designed to be consistent with the knowledge base and requirements of the recently issued LEED 2009 rating system.

Attaining the LEED AP O+M credential is a two-part process requiring a candidate to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, demonstrating general knowledge, and a second operations and maintenance specialty exam.

More information on the exam structure, eligibility requirements, and maintenance programs for these credentials is available on the website located at www.gbci.org

   

Tagged categories: Green building; Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI); Sustainability; U.S. Green Building Council

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


EDCO - Equipment Development Co. Inc.
American Manufacturing

Is coming back, is more competitive, and is higher
in quality. Well EDCO never left, we never lost our competitiveness, and we
have always maintained
our high level of quality.
Call 800-638-3326 or visit
us @ edcoinc.com


Minerals Research & Recovery
PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

Visit mrrinc.com. Companies specializing in abandonment and decommissioning projects have discovered that Sharpshot® 20X50 copper slag is an ideal product for subsea waterjet cutting.
Call Steve: 520-297-4626


Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    JPCL Europe
    Don’t miss an issue!

    JPCL EUROPE offers essential news and knowledge for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Subscribe now: www.jpcleurope.com

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com