Green Education Services Launches 'GreenEdu Academy,' Brings Day of Green Building Courses to Washington, DC

May 24, 2010, 13:14 ET from Green Education Services

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Education Services and AIA|DC announced today that they are launching a new program called GreenEdu Academy, a full-day workshop consisting of five educational sessions for industry professionals interested in learning more about topics on green building and USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The first workshop is scheduled for June 15, 2010 at the AIA DC chapter office.

Topics to be covered throughout the day include a comparison of LEED versions 2.0 and 3.0, the minimum program requirements for a LEED project, an introduction to sustainable site initiatives, an overview of stormwater management, and a discussion on green roofs.

The seminars will provide participants with up-to-date information on the green building industry and LEED. In addition, the combination of courses will be worth 7.5 continuing education hours, which can be used towards architectural license renewal and AIA CEU requirements. GreenEdu Academy can also be applied to LEED credential maintenance for LEED APs and Green Associates, which require 30 and 15 USGBC-Approved CEUs per two-year reporting period, respectively. GreenEdu is a USGBC education provider and all of the courses in this full-day workshop have been reviewed and approved by U.S. Green Building Council.

"We are excited to launch these new course offerings with AIA|DC, providing a comprehensive day of green building and sustainable design education for Washington Metro's industry professionals," commented Green Education Services' CEO, Zach Rose. "This arrangement is the perfect solution for DC-area architects to meet the new requirement to complete 24 HSW Learning Units per two-year reporting period, many of whom are also LEED APs in need of GBCI CEUs."

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About AIA DC

The Washington, DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects serves the Nation's Capital, functioning as both the "local" and "state" component of the AIA for the District of Columbia. Founded in 1887 the Chapter was intimately involved in the design and planning of Washington, and continues to play an active role in city development today.

About Green Education Services

Green Education Services (formerly LEEDTeacher) is North America's premier sustainable design education firm providing LEED Education and Energy Auditor Training Seminars and Workshops. Their proprietary curriculum and interactive approach is focused on helping AEC professionals learn more about LEED certification, and holistically understand the entire value chain of Sustainable Design applications and Green Building Certification specifications.

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