Green Building Research Institute Offers Online Continuing Ed

(Photo: Benjamin Child, Creative Commons)

(Photo: Benjamin Child, Creative Commons)

The Green Building Research Institute has announced a new online course series, which was approved by both GBCI and the American Institute of Architects, to offer LEED & AIA professionals continuing education credits.

The course series,”Breaking Ground: The Future of Green Building,” will be offered to professionals, who will then be eligible for 30 GBCI approved CE hours in addition to 28 AIA approved HSW LUs, which includes 6 LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C & O+M CE hours, upon completion of the course.  A variety of topics will be discussed, including but not limited to LEED v4, WELL Building Standard, Healthcare and School Certification Projects, Biomimicry, Building Level Energy and Water Metering, Ecotourism, and Sustainability in the Supply Chain.

Offered both on-demand and through a virtual live showing, participants will be given up to two full years to complete the program, giving them ample time for the continuing education credits that are required in order to keep LEED and/or AIA credentials.

“As professionals with decades of experience in green building and design, we understand that it’s not easy to find the time for a course when you’re in the midst of projects. To meet the needs of those in this field, our students can participate in our courses online, at times that are most convenient to them,” commented Kayla Gerstenberg, Director of Education.

Participants in GBRI courses will have the ability to pause wherever they would like in the program and pick up directly where they left off.  In addition, GBRI works to help lessen the confusion associated with meeting the requirements of USGBC as well as AIA, as it has gained pre-approval for both organization.  GBRI also offers auto-reporting to both organizations for its students, free of charge.

“We value the high-caliber work that our students, who are architects, engineers and green building professionals, do on a daily basis – and, in turn, we have taken great care to provide them with quality educational opportunities from the industry’s most qualified instructors,” stated Jeslin Varghese, Director of Sustainability.

GBRI focuses on offering its students an interactive education, looking to engage students instead of using the presentation method that is typically used for both LEED & AIA continuing education credits.

Professionals interested in signing up for such courses, or joining the mailing list to receive information about new opportunities, can do so on the GBRI website.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Green Building Research Institute is a USGBC Education Partner and AIA Education Provider that offers green building continuing education for both LEED and AIA professionals in an effort to provide professional advancement and education.  The company was founded under the belief that responsible development is best achieved through offering resources directly to the builders, engineers, and designers who are currently at work.