LEED Green Associate Credential Training Collaboration with USGBC Nevada

USGBC Nevada’s Education Committee asked GRN Vision to assist with the facilitation of a Spring 2015 training program to prepare over 20 chapter members to sit for their LEED Green Associate Credential Examination.  GRN Vision Principals Donation in Kind made this training initiative a reality.

GRN Vision principals Dave Ray and Rick VanDiepen have a long history of facilitating Leadership Development, Sustainability, Management, Green Building and LEED Credential trainings.  The duo facilitated scheduled sessions to provide training and as well acted as resource for questions and answer periods for more than 20 persons seeking to earn their LEED Green Associate Credential.  The training sessions hosted by USGBC Nevada’s Education Committee occurred at the InNEVation Center, 6795 Edmond St, Las Vegas, NV 89118


GRN Vision principals who are experts in the application of the new LEED v4 Standards provided that the development of LEED v4 takes a systems thinking approach and emphasizes the connections within a building in order to improve overall performance. In order not to overwhelm the students of this training the materials prepared align with the suggestions for success on the Green Associate Credential Exam. The presentations were specifically based on the LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction Reference Guide text specifications and references. USGBC and the GBCI provide that the exam questions reflect Task Domains and Knowledge Domains.

GRN Vision Principal Dave Ray provided, although our firm is very busy currently with our client commitments we wanted to ensure that this training initiative was a success.  Other training entities provided quotations of between $4,000 and $10,000 not including materials to facilitate in-person training presentations for 20 students. Dave Ray shares that GRN Vision knew that this expense would be prohibitive, difficult to attain and affect the USGBC Nevada’s abilities to provide other educational opportunities in 2015. When asked his thoughts GRN Vision Principal Rick Van Diepen provided “GRN Vision has been known since the first LEED Projects here in the State of Nevada as the premier provider of exemplary training for LEED.  This donation in kind to USGBC Nevada is indicative of our commitment to continuing to be the premier provider of exemplary training for LEED.  At GRN Vision our service offerings as well include training and facilitation for WELL Building Standard certifications and a class titled “Green Building Certifications Overview”. New training offerings specifically from GRN Vision now include Leadership Development, Sustainability, Management and Green Building practices education and trainings.”

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