LEED Project Experience Program
Join individuals from over 40 countries who have chosen the GreenStep LEED Professional Project Experience Program. Through this unique four week program, LEED AP and LEED Green Associate candidates can work on a LEED project from virtually anywhere, gain valuable work experience and fulfill their eligibility to become a LEED AP.
This is a four week program is conducted via live online interactive webinar, and meets once per week for four weeks, at 5:30 PM (Pacific Time). Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Choose your start date from the choices above. This program fulfills eligibility for the following LEED exams:
- LEED AP BD+C
- LEED AP O+M
- LEED AP ID+C
- LEED AP Homes
- LEED AP ND
Alex Spilger, LEED AP, is the project team leader. Alex is the founder of GreenStep and Director of Sustainability for Cassidy & Turley and has worked for on LEED projects for companies such as Twitter, AirBnB, Google, Salesforce.com, Skype and many others to help them design pioneering, sustainability projects and meet their green building objectives. As a team member you will go beyond the basics, engage the project concepts and gain a deeper understanding of LEED and sustainability.
This program is designed for green building professionals who want to learn about cutting-edge LEED project techniques. The program is ideal for individuals who, due to geographic or other constraints, do not have access to an in-person LEED project. Each participant gets involved with LEED Online, learns to track specific credits and prerequisites and contributes in a material way to the project's process.
Project team members will get involved with prerequisites and credits, and engage in ways that may include performing credit calculations, evaluating costs, drafting Credit Interpretation Requests (CIR), troubleshooting potential setbacks and analyzing energy model reports in the following major LEED credit categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Innovation in Design
This program qualifies for 5 LEED-specific and 5 LEED-non-specific (10 total) GBCI continuing education units (CEUs). The program also qualifies for 10 AIA credits.
GBCI CMP: Depending on your specialty, earn up to 15 Continuing Education Units (10 LEED-specific and 5 LEED non-specific) for participation in the Program. During the program project participants will complete a minimum of 5 hours of LEED Reference Guide Review as well as 10 LEED Prerequisites and/or Credits, the specifics of which may alternate depending on the project. These Prerequisites and Credits may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Minimum Indoor Water Efficiency
• Water Efficient Landscaping
• Indoor Water Use Reduction
• Innovative Wastewater Technologies
• Stormwater Management
• Site Development, Open Space
• Heat Island, Non-Roof
• Minimum Energy Performance
• Optimize Energy Performance, HVAC
• Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting
• On-site Renewable Energy
• Green Power
• Recycled Content
• FSC Wood
• Daylight & Views
• Increased Ventilation
• Innovation in Design
Continuing education hours are available for self-reporting with the following organizations.
- GBCI 15 Continuing Education Units
- AIA 10 Learning Units
- IFMA 15 Points
- InterNACHI 15 Hours
- NCEES 15 Hours
- CMI 15 Hours
- IAC2 15 Hours
- IAC2 15 Hours
LEED Exam Preparation:
LEED Professional Project Experience Program participants will gain important exposure to, and a greater understanding of, the LEED certification process, which will help in passing the LEED AP and/or LEED Green Associate exams.
The Program includes everything you need to prepare for and pass the LEED AP or LEED Green Associate exam. Each participant receives access to a comprehensive "All-in-One" LEED study package that includes the GreenStep Study Guide and Workbook, 200 exam simulator questions with feedback, plus a FREE 100 question bonus exam.
Our 100% Guarantee:
GreenStep and Poplar stand behind this program 100%. Upon successful completion of the program, team members will receive a detailed letter of attestation from GreenStep describing your participation on the project. If your letter is not accepted by GBCI, the original purchase price of the program will be refunded. 100% of our participants have been approved for their work, even those randomly selected for audit.
About the Instructor:
Alex Spilger is Principal and Founder of GreenStep and has worked on over 40 diverse LEED projects and taught over 70 green building workshops through organizations such as local chapters of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Sustainable Building Advisors Program and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business among others. His corporate clients include Google, Skype, Salesforce.com, Oracle and others. He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension where he teaches a 6-week LEED Project Management course. His experience includes facilitating eco-charrettes, researching green building technologies and policy, and managing both the people and the processes involved with taking projects through LEED Certification.
Alex is an active member of the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC and serves on the USGBC Corresponding Committee for LEED-EBOM. He is also founding board member of GreenLaces.org, a non-profit committed to leveraging the visibility and influence of athletics to create positive change for the planet. Alex is a LEED Accredited Professional with specialties in BD+C, ID+C & EBOM, a USGBC NCC Faculty member, a Certified Green Building Professional, an AIA Continuing Education Provider, HERS Rater and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA.
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