Did you know that 9.8 million jobs require green tasks*? The City of Boston is recruiting people to drastically increase the green workforce to reach sustainability goals. Whether you identify as blue-collar or white-collar, you can go green collar!
PowerCorpsBOS is a green jobs program that provides young adults with training, career readiness support, and connections to employers in the green industry. An “earn and learn” program, PowerCorpsBOS pays members to participate in hands-on training that prepares them for living-wage careers.
A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. More than 203,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers. Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace as a LEED professional. Please note: earning these credentials is not free however you can access some free study resources via BPL.
Built Environment Plus is focused on bringing relevant instruction to professionals in order to advance our shared mission.
They have curated over 150 courses which include, for example, Intro and Exam Prep classes for accreditation in many green rating systems, and fundamental courses on healthy materials, buildings and carbon, and designing a net zero building. Many of these trainings could be made available to you for free through the Workforce Training Fund’s Express and General Programs.
Do you want to learn a new trade, have the opportunity to make $75,000+ in six months to a year, and open doors to new career pathways? You might be a great fit for a career in the clean energy industry as a Weatherization Technician. Weatherization (also known as insulation or air sealing) is all about making homes more comfortable and energy efficient. This means warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while cutting down on energy bills. This is an athletically demanding and skilled occupation with high-earning potential and career growth.
IREC offers clean energy training for professionals in a variety of sectors. IREC credentials are a recognized mark of quality for clean energy training programs. They have online training development guidance for organizations that want to create their own learning opportunities. They also have training-to-job pipelines that help young job candidates overcome barriers to entry and provide connections to employers. They also developed the Clean Energy Clearinghouse offering access to free educational resources.
Study Resources for Students & Trainees
Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process by Michelle CottrellProven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED® Certified Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC), LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS), and LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) rating systems of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®). Written by an expert who is the President of Design Management Services, a LEED consulting firm?Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process engages readers by outlining the steps, roles, and responsibilities of the team members in a straightforward, chronological manner that helps streamline the certification process. With the release of the LEED v3 rating systems and a new version of LEED-Online, the Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process helps project teams to streamline the project team efforts and outlines the role of the LEED consultant and project administrator. Written for LEED AP professionals and building owners that need guidance navigating a project through the process, this book outlines each step in the design and construction phases including programming and post-occupancy. Serving as a valuable resource for anyone seeking information on how to get a project LEED certified, Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process features: An overview of the integrative design process. Understanding the role of a LEED consultant. How to build a successful team for a project pursuing LEED certification. How to register a project with Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Common pitfalls to avoid during the LEED certification process. Checklists to use during design and construction to keep the team on track.
Publication Date: 2011-06-15
Guide to the Leed AP by Michelle CottrellPass the LEED® AP ID+C EXAM WIth These Proven Strategies Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED® AP ID+C exam. Written by an expert who is a LEED consultant and partner at Green Education Services'a premier LEED exam preparation provider?Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in sustainable design and engineering in a clearly organized, straightforward manner that helps streamline the learning process for those seeking participation in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement green practices. Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam features: A brief overview of the LEED Green Associate material included in the first portion of this LEED AP exam, along with specific ID+C content A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material. An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention. A set of strategies for summarizing critical information and details more effectively. A wealth of material that includes drawings, charts, and diagrams to help understand concepts visually. A total of 128 sample flashcards that allow you to study on the go. Covering the detailed concepts of the LEED for Commercial Interiors Green Building Rating System, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP ID+C exam. Green Education Services (greenedu.com) is a leading provider of green jobs training related to LEED, EPA energy auditing, solar, and more for building developers, architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, commercial real estate brokers, and other construction industry professionals. A national member of USGBC and CAGBC, accredited by the EPA, and an approved AIA/CES provider, Green Education Services has helped thousands of professionals throughout the United States prepare for their credentialing exams and maintain their credential as an approved GBCI CE provider. Other Michelle Cottrell titles available from Wiley: Guide to the LEED® Green Associate Exam, Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam, Guidebook to the LEED® Certification Process: For LEED® for New Construction, LEED® for Core & Shell, and LEED?® for Commercial Interiors, Guide to the LEED® AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam.
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD&C) Exam by Michelle CottrellIdeal for architects, engineers, or contractors seeking the LEED Building Design & Construction (BD&C) credential, the book is a clearly organized study guide that includes sample quizzes throughout at the end of each section. Authored by an expert who teaches seminars on LEED BD&C to professionals, this LEED exam prep book stands out from its competitors in its engaging and stimulating approach. Material includes include drawings, charts, and diagrams to help the reader visually understand the concepts.
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
Guide to the Leed AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam by Michelle CottrellHere is the ideal guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED AP O+M exam. Written by an expert who is a LEED consultant and partner at Green Education Services--a premier LEED exam preparation provider--Guide to the LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (O+M) Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in sustainable design and engineering in a clearly organized, straightforward manner that helps streamline the learning process. Covering the detailed concepts of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance green building rating system, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP O+M exam.
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam by Michelle CottrellGUIDE TO THE LEED® GREEN ASSOCIATE V4 EXAM PASS THE LEED® GA V4 EXAM WITH THE HELP OF SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE The Guide to the LEED® Green Associate V4 Exam is a motivating, engaging guide to LEED® design, packed with expert advice from one who has taken - and passed - the exam. Fully updated with the latest advances in sustainable design thought and technology, this book goes beyond traditional study guides to provide full coverage of the exam topics, plus expert tips on preparing and taking the exam itself. The information is organized clearly, with sample questions and flashcards throughout, and the companion website features additional study aids including interactive flashcards and practice exams. Understand the LEED® credentialing process, and the fundamental concepts of sustainable design Study the strategies and technologies of LEED® design, from site selection to atmosphere Discover how best to handle water, energy, and waste during the construction process Gain insight into effective exam prep methods, and know what to expect on test day Test your knowledge with practice exam questions and interactive flashcards on the companion website Professionals eager to prove their skills will find the Guide to the LEED® Green Associate V4 Exam to be an invaluable one-stop resource.
Earning the LEED Green Associate credential can help you advance your career by demonstrating your expertise in sustainable design, construction, and building operations. In this course, instructor Fulya Kocak Gin gives you an overview of what to expect on the LEED Green Associate exam and provides background on the key topics and concepts you need to know. Online video course. Access this resource by logging into LinkedIn Learning with your BPL card number and PIN.