Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LEED NCv2.2 Exam Prep

The AIA East Bay is offering a LEED Exam Prep class on Thursday, May 21, but you must already be registered for the NCv2.2 exam to benefit from this class. The deadline to register for the current version of the LEED exam before the LEED 2009 changes take effect was March 31, 2009. However, you have until June 30, 2009 to take the exam. In order to benefit from AIAEB's LEED NCv2.2 Exam Training Workshop on May 21 it is essential that you are already registered for the exam and plan to take your test before June 30th.

The United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards have played an integral role in transforming the building marketplace and have set the bar for high-performance buildings. LEED, however is intended to be a tool, not an end result. With this in mind, our program will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply the LEED Rating System so that their projects will achieve their full potential.

One of the first steps towards understanding how to effectively apply LEED is to become a LEED Accredited Professional, demonstrating a basic understanding of the credits, requirements, processes and concepts outlined in the LEED Reference Guide. This LEED Exam Training workshop has proven effective in preparing people to pass the LEED exam - the first time. The material will be delivered in a clear and concise format while presenting the types of exam questions that are asked within each section so you know what and how to study. You will also review example scenarios from real world projects to help you better understand and remember the material while giving you an opportunity to put the concepts to practice.

One of the best ways to prepare for any test is to work through sample questions. This workshop concludes with a 25-question in-class practice exam and a full 80-question take-home exam that accurately reflects the types of questions you'll see on the test.

Included as part of the training, participants receive a workbook that summarizes the key information and follows the outline of the course.

LEED NCv2.2 Exam Training - Course Content
  • Credit intents, requirements & submittals
  • Project team coordination
  • LEED implementation & LEED online
  • Technical credit analysis
  • Test taking tips and strategies
The instructor, Alex Spilger is Principle and Founder of GreenStep and has taught LEED workshops through organizations such as local chapters of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA), the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Sustainable Building Advisers Program among others. He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension where he teaches a 6-week LEED Project Management course. He draws from his experience working on over two dozen green building projects to offer practical and engaging workshops designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time.

There are no required materials for this course. It is recommended that at a minimum you read through the requirements for each credit in the Rating System or Reference Guide to gain a basic level of familiarity before the class, and that you obtain a copy of the LEED NC Reference Guide to study from. It contains most of the information you need to know. Click here if you'd like to purchase the Reference Guide from the USGBC Store. Click here if you'd like to download the outline of the Rating System for free from USGBC National, which contains much of the basic information covered in the Reference Guide.


LEED NC v2.2 Exam Prep

Presented by Alex Spilger of GreenStep, this program will deliver LEED material in a clear and concise format using samples test questions and real life scenarios.

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: $160 Chapter members; $225 Non-chapter members; $295 Non-members. To register click here.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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