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3 course recommendations from green professionals

September 7, 2017
Julia Feder
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USGBC asked these green building professionals and companies to share an education course that stood out to them and asked what made it exceptional. Over the past year, Education @USGBC has supported their exam prep and credential maintenance efforts, serving as a go-to place to get up to speed on diverse green building and sustainability topics.

  • Todd Anderson, Senior Real Estate Manager with JBG Smith, turned to the Education @USGBC platform to maintain his Green Associate credential last spring. Although he took many great courses, Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution, by Education Partner GBRI, stands out as a favorite. Anderson says, “I enjoyed it because it validates the need for buildings to be places where employees' health and well-being have been factored into the design and operations.” He recommends this course to anyone interested in the human factor of development, design and maintenance.
  • Jake Rose had just joined USGBC as a Marketing Specialist when his supervisor set out a challenge to watch one course on Education @USGBC each week. Coming from a nontechnical background, Rose appreciated this assignment to strengthen his foundational knowledge related to the organization’s mission. Quartersawn American Hardwood in Sustainable Design, by Education Partner American Training Solutions, remains one of Rose’s all-time favorite courses. “I learned things about lumber that I had not known after 10 years of woodworking," says Rose.
  • Platinum-level USGBC member Skanska recommends its team pair access to Education @USGBC with internally developed training materials when preparing for a LEED professional exam. The Green Project Solutions team balances technical expertise, education and training, knowledge transfer and reporting efforts to make the job site more efficient and green project pursuits more effective. This team finds practice questions particularly useful, such as those found in the Test Your Knowledge—LEED Green Associate Exam Prep resource from Education Partner ATP.

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