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Boston Architectural College: Online Sustainable Residential Design Certificate Courses
Sustainable Design Institute at the Boston Architectural College offers online courses on sustainable building. The Sustainable Residential Design Certificate is designed for students interested in single family and small scale multifamily residential design.

Building Online: Certification Organizations For LEED Rating System
Certfication bodies for the LEED Green Building Rating System are well known and respected for their role in certifying organizations, processes and products to ISO and other standards.

Earth Advantage: US Sustainable Homes Professional
Earth Advantage offers the Sustainable Homes Professional, a rigorous six-month certification course that includes monthly classroom instruction, field studies, cross functional team work, an on-site practicum and a final exam. The course imparts a deep level of knowledge regarding sustainable building practices, encourages their implementation, and guides building industry professionals to understand integrated design process dynamics.

ENN: LEED AP Credential Program Overhauled
Environmental News article says the Green Building Certification Institute, the organization that administers the LEED AP credential, has announced substantial revisions to the program. After June 2009, existing LEED APs will have to opt in to an updated version of the program with continuing education requirements, while aspiring LEED APs will find that accreditation requirements have become more rigorous.

GBCI: Green Business Certification Inc. For LEED
Green Business Certification Inc. is the only certification and credentialing body within the green business and sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates of LEED, PEER, WELL, and GRESB and serves as a resource for the building industry providing access to tools, directories and information.

GBI: Certification For Green Globes Assessor & Professional
Green Building Initiative certifies Green Globes Assessors to perform on-site, third-party building assessments for Green Globes building rating/certification, and Green Globes Professionals who are qualified to complete online evaluations, offer project management and technical support to clients undergoing the building assessment and certification process.

ILFI: Living Future Accreditation
International Living Future Institute will offer Living Future Accreditation, a professional designation that demonstrates that an individual has a holistic understanding of sustainability and the depth of knowledge needed to assist in the creation of transformative communities.

Red Vector: Online Certificate in Sustainable Design & Green Building
Red Vector, a provider of online education for the architectural, engineering and construction industries, offers the University of Tennessee Sustainable Design and Green Building Certificate. The certificate program is meant to broaden students' sustainable design and green building knowledge all while giving a comprehensive review of the exam point categories on the LEED AP Exam given by the U.S. Green Building Council.

USGBC: LEED Certification & Professional Credentials
US Green Building Council provides a number of LEED certification programs including LEED Green Associate, LEED AP, LEED AP Building Design + Construction, LEED Fellow, LEED for Homes Green Raters as well as Green Classroom Professionals.
Courses & Seminars

BCIT: Course On Introduction To Sustainable Urban Development
BCIT is offering a course Dimensions of Sustainability: An Introduction to Sustainable Urban Development, starting January 8th. Students will be given context in sustainability at individual, community and global levels, and be introduced to the foundations of Sustainable Urban Development.

CaGBC: Canadian Green Building Courses & Education
Canada Green Building Council offers education in a variety of formats to support your development as a green professional.

City Green: Sustainable Energy Courses In Vancouver
City Green lists their building energy efficiency and sustainable energy workshops that are presented through Langara college in Vancouver

EnerQuality: Industry Workshops On Green Building & Energy Efficient Homes
EnerQuality provides practical green building education to the homebuilding industry. Grounded in adult-learning instruction and taught by a faculty of building experts, their workshops equip building professionals with the knowledge to successfully design, build and sell high performance homes.

GBI: Green Globes Customer Training
Green Buildings Initiative offers customer traing for there Green Globes program which offers an effective, practical and affordable way to advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of buildings. Green Globes is a green building guidance and assessment program that integrates a comprehensive environmental assessment protocol, software tools, qualified assessors with green building expertise, and a rating/certification system.

GBI: Resource Site Green Building Training
Green Building Intiative's mission is to accelerate the adoption of green building practices. With this in mind, they offer resources to help in this goal including tools, white papers, educational videos, and a variety of instructional training covering Green Globes®, Guiding Principles Compliance, Personnel Certification Programs, and more.

GTEx: Advancing Innovation In The Green Economy
GreenTech Exchange delivers industry relevant forums, networking events, trade missions and market oriented programs to help advance innovation and expertise in the green economy. Their goal is to actively engage investors, professionals, government and agencies with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and commercial enterprises to empower the Cleantech ecosystem.

GVRD: Listing Of Green Building Events & Courses
Metro Vancouver lists green building events and courses in BC and Canada with links to more information on each, plus links to other sites that offer event listings.

NCCER: Continuing Education Module For Green Building
National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum Your Role in the Green Environment has been approved by the United States Green Building Council for 15 hours of continuing education under the Green Building Certification Institute Credentialing Maintenance Program.

Okanagan College: Green Building Design & Construction Certificate
Okanagan College 360-hour program Green Building Design & Construction Certificate gives students the skills and hands on experience to design and create building envelopes with a sustainable focus on the main functions of the design and construction of the building envelope, including solar and thermal control, moisture control, indoor air quality, acoustics, aesthetics, construction waste management and cost effectiveness.

UBC: Getting To Green Course For Real Estate Professionals
UBC Sauder School of Business course helps real estate professionals recognize the benefits of energy efficient and sustainable real estate. It focuses on green construction and building systems; economic, governmental, and market drivers; tools for advancing green building technologies; and success stories that demonstrate the potential for a greener future.

USGBC: Courses On Green Building Topics
US Green Building Council lists their various courses on a wide range of green building and energy efficiency topics.
Educators & Schools

Eco Sense: BC Trainers On Building & Sustainability
Eco-Sense provides educational opportunities for BC schools and trade professionals, demonstrating ways to buld and live sustainably.

Steven Winter Associates, Inc: Workshops On Green Building
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides workshops for builders, and trade associations. Subjects range over all aspects of building construction, but typically are focused on energy conservation, green and sustainable building, improved construction practices and whole-building design techniques.

Yestermorrow: Design/Build School For Sustainable Building
Yestermorrow Design/Build School teaches over 150 hands-on courses a year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design.
Tools & Resources

SEED: Resources For Educating Green Workforce
US Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center offers tools and best practices resources designed for community college educators to prepare students and workers for careers in the green economy.
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