LEED Green Associate Workshop offered April 10-11 | Environment
LĪHU'E – In its efforts to provide Kaua'i residents with training for green job opportunities, the county is partnering with several organizations to offer a two-day workshop. The aim of the workshop is to prepare participants to pass the LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) Green Associate Exam.
The partners include: Hawai'i Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; Kaua'i Workforce Investment Board; Office of Economic Development; and WorkWise Kaua'i.
The workshop is scheduled on April 10 and 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be held at the headquarters of Unlimited Construction located at 1696 Haleukana St. in the Puhi Industrial Park.
The cost of the workshop including the exam is $850. To enroll in the workshop without taking the exam, the cost is $550.
Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants through the State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) Training Grant program. To apply for a SESP grant application, please go to http://sesphawaii.com. Additional information about the scholarship program can be obtained by calling Adele Manera with WorkWise Kaua'i at 274-3056.
On the first day of the workshop, an introduction to sustainability, green building’s relationship to sustainability, and the core concepts of green building will be covered. The differences between the various LEED rating systems will also be touched upon.
The focus on the second day will be on the key information necessary to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, and will include an in-class practice exam as well as a take-home exam.
John Bendon, a leader in the field of green building and energy efficiency in Hawai'i, is the course instructor.
To request special assistance or an auxiliary aid for the workshop, please contact Jan Miyamoto with the Office of Economic Development at 241-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven days before the event.