AGC New Mexico Announces New Green Initiative Career Track

As more owners look to the benefits of building “green”, the new AGC-NM Green Initiative Track provides an educational career track to support existing LEED APs, prepare others to successfully pass the Green Associate certification exam and provide those new to construction with a pathway to certification.

We have assembled an accomplished team of professionals from the “built environment” to lead our GreenE-Passport career path education program. All GreenE-Passport coursework will be taught by NM commercial building professionals and USGBC® LEED™ faculty members.

Courses offered in 2011 will include:

  • Path 1 - Your Role in the Green Environment. This 21-hour course prepares students and practitioners for the Green Advantage® Commercial/Residential certification exam. Developed by the Sustainable Facilities & Infrastructure Research Team of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, this course is geared to entry-level craft workers and anyone wishing to learn more about green building.
  • Path 2 - Green Associate Exam Prep Class. This 17-hour course utilizes AGC of America’s “Building to LEED” designed to provide a foundation for understanding the LEED® Rating system. It includes 8 hours of coursework supplemented with 3 Green Associate exam prep study nights.  Students will be eligible for 7.5 LEED BD+C specific GBCI CE hours. 
  • Path 3 – LEED Accredited Professional.  Again 17 hours, this course is for professionals committed to the design and construction of high-performance commercial building projects. Students will receive a deeper understanding of the BD + C (Building Design and Construction) Rating Systems and a working knowledge of LEED® credits. Upon successful completion of this Path, graduates will be capable to test for the LEED® AP BD+C credential. 
  • Path 4– Integrating LEED into your Construction Practice. This 8-hour workshop is intended for professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts of the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects or looking to brush up on implementation best practices. It is appropriate for new LEED APs, as well as those pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Building Design + Construction credential.

To learn more about each Path, view course dates and times, or to register online, please visit our training calendar.

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