LEED Certification Preparation
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building council and recognized globally. Its purpose is to provide independent verification of a real estate or building project’s degree of resource efficiency. Areas covered include energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, emissions, proximity to mass transit, use of recyclable materials, renewable energy, etc.
The Green Building Council for LEED certifies both the buildings and the professionals (engineers, constructors, facility managers, technicians, operational managers, etc.)
A building is rated as Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum depending on how many points are received in each category.
Most of the “green” jobs are, and will continue to be in the areas of making buildings and facilities of all types more energy efficient. Government will require third-party verification. As well there will continue to be opportunities in the area of renewable energy production.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling and taking the course and become a LEED Green Associate. However to become a Certified LEED Professional, experience on a LEED project is required at some point. Otherwise you can take the Green Associate test.
If you work in a related field, the accreditation will look good on your resume. It should only take a month or two to get the Green Associate tag, and you can work on the Accredited Professional Certification when you find an opportunity to work on a project.
Refunds as a Result of Withdrawal
For all courses, refunds as a result of withdrawal are processed only according to the following criteria:
- Written notification of withdrawal received at least 10 business days prior to the commencement of the course. Refund amount is the cost of the course less a $50 administration fee.
- if a Written notification of withdrawal is received within less than 10 business days prior to the commencement of the course. the Refund amount will be 30% of the cost of the course.
- No refunds will be processed less than 24 hours before a course has commenced.
Those who fail to show up for the course or program they registered for, or those who withdraw without providing written notification as described above, will be subject to the full fee of the course or program and will be invoiced for the full cost of the respective course or program.