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WPL Publishing Schedules LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Webinar Series


The series, which the American Institute of Architects has approved for six learning units, will cover green design, construction, and operations as well as energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, stormwater management, and other topics involving green buildings and the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Later this month, WPL Publishing will kick off a four-part webinar series to help people prepare for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) exam.

The series, which will begin Nov. 27 and end Dec. 18, is intended to bridge the gaps between other exam preparation resources, such as the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) “Green Building & LEED Core Concepts Guide” and “LEED Green Associate Study Guide.” To register for the four-part series, entitled “LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation,” visit
Here is a breakdown of individual webinar sessions, each of which will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EST) and last for 90 minutes:

Session 1, “Green Building and LEED Overview,” Nov. 27 -- This session will provide an introduction to LEED and the LEED GA credentialing process with a general overview of green building practices and LEED for green design, construction, and operations. The session will address the definition of a green building as well as examine the integrated-design process, the project-certification process, and other topics.

Session 2, “Sustainable Sites and Water,” Dec. 4 -- This session will focus on “taking care of the land” to avoid an adverse construction impact both during and following project completion. Among the topics addressed during this session will be transportation alternatives, site-selection strategies, and stormwater management.

Session 3, “Energy and Energy-Related Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ),” Dec. 11 -- During this session, webinar attendees will be guided through the “Energy and Atmosphere” category. They will receive advice on how to establish design and energy goals, size buildings appropriately, monitor consumption, and more.

Session 4, “Materials, IEQ, and Innovation,” Dec. 18 -- This session will focus on waste management and reduction, waste audits, life-cycle impacts, and other areas.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Jeffrey Caudill and Amanda Ryan of Green Building Services Inc. (GBS). Mr. Caudill combines his experience at GBS with more than three previous years of work as a land-use planner. He assists in certification efforts associated with USGBC's LEED for Neighborhood Development and LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) programs. Ms. Ryan has a practical and educational background in architecture and more than five years' experience in the design and green building industry. A project consultant at GBS since 2007, her expertise is in LEED-NC and LEED for Schools.
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website ( Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.

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