GBES is an Education Partner with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the development of new green building education courses.
?We are excited to take the next step in our long affiliation with USGBC,? said Charlie Cichetti, principal of GBES. ?Our established role ensures that GBES will continue to offer our customers the most relevant, up-to-date, and high-quality materials for sustainability education.?
USGBC is a private membership-based nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction and operation. USGBC is best known for creating the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems and the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest gathering dedicated to green building.
Through its partnership with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), USGBC offers a suite of LEED professional credentials that acknowledge expertise in the field of green building.
The education partnership with USGBC strengthens the GBES position as the industry leader in LEED exam preparation since 2007. GBES has been active in USGBC Chapters and other industry organizations throughout the United States, as well as key international groups, with both online and in-person education.
USGBC is moving away from its focus on developing and delivering its own green building courses. Instead, it supports GBES and others in the partner network to provide resources to produce best-in-class educational programs. Partners have access to a variety of data, including LEED credit achievement patterns and market trends. In addition, partners can connect with a wide range of subject-matter and education experts, and access all of the USGBC educational materials.
As an Education Partner GBES has access to USGBC?s intellectual property, industry data and marketplace analytics, as well as educational development resources, further enabling us to create content that meets the demand of green education consumers, including design firms, developers, Fortune 500 companies and USGBC chapters.
?We’re excited to welcome Green Building Education Services, LLC to our network as we partner to advance sustainability education and utilize our core competencies to support best-in-class learning opportunities,” said Rachel Gutter, USGBC Senior Vice President, Knowledge.
In a marketplace crowded with elementary and inadequately developed products, GBES offers sophisticated and powerful LEED exam preparation. Backed by the strongest commitment to client success in the industry, dedicated customer support, unrivaled expertise in accreditation training and the best technology, GBES is a reliable partner for learning LEED and passing the LEED exam the first time.