Online Exam Preparation LEED Green Associate


A new offering of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 v3 is the Green Associate (GA) credential. The credential will make individuals substantially more marketable to clients, as it will confirm your knowledge about the green building industry and commitment to sustainability. To pass the GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) exam, that awards professional accreditation, requires a level of fundamental knowledge relating to LEED core concepts and strategies. The Green Associate is now designated a Tier 1 accreditation and must be completed prior to becoming a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP ).  At present, the multiple choice exam is expected to take up to two hours.



The online course covers a variety of sustainability topics, green building best

practices, and LEED fundamentals. The course topics are tailored to assist industry professionals in understanding the key concepts of LEED and the essentials to pass the Green Associate exam. Enrolled participants receive comprehensive training as it relates to the LEED Rating Systems, green building design concepts, and strategies. Instructors also provide an overview on recommended study methods, exam-taking skills, and practice questions for the LEED Green Associate professional exam.



The course targets a broad range of audiences so that anyone can understand the content, and go on to pass the GA exam. General Contractors, Project Mangers, Superintendents, Specialty Contractors, Developers, Architects, Designers, Building Owners, Engineers, Energy Industry Professionals, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Legal Council, and Planners are all encouraged to attend.



The mission at Sustainable Investment Group is to assist both individuals and organizations in their career/project goals related to the green building industry. All of SIG’s instructors are LEED AP’s and have worked on LEED projects from inception to completion. They understand what it takes to prepare for the LEED exams and know effective ways to pass. SIG also provides expertise and environmentally focused solutions to design, construction, real estate, and building operations professionals that are seeking eco-responsible approaches to building and development through consulting, education, and training.


James R. Brown, AIA, LEED AP , Director of Design & Construction: Brown is a 25 year, seasoned Architect and Construction professional. He is known for delivering high-quality, high-functionality buildings within strict time and budget constraints. He is a registered Architect, and studied at Bakersfield College in CA.


Charlie Cichetti, LEED AP , Project Consultant: Cichetti oversees the sustainable consulting, construction management, facilities extension, and LEED certification services for multiple projects. He also has experience working with multiple rating systems. Cichetti has more than 9 years experience in commercial construction, real estate development and project management.


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