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Important Information for the LEED AP exam

October 23rd, 2009. This will be the last date to register your intention to sit the LEED Canada NC exam and the LEED Canada
CI exam. Registration can be done by visiting the CaGBC website (www.cagbc.org) and must be completed by 6pm EST / 3pm
PST.
December 31st, 2009. This is the last date in which you can write either the LEED Canada NC exam or the LEED Canada CI
exam. On January 1st, 2010 these exams will no longer be available in Canada.
The CaGBC would like to encourage anyone interested in writing these exams to register and schedule their exams as soon as
possible.
In 2010 the Green Building Certification Institute GBCI will take responsibility for administering the LEED Accreditation
Professional Exams in Canada. This will include the development of all new LEED exams, and administration of the new
credentialing maintenance program. Exams will continue to be delivered through the Prometric Test Centres across Canada.
The changes mark a significant improvement in the evolution of the LEED AP Program.

What is LEED AP (Leader in Energy & Environmental Design Accreditation for the the Building Industry)

October 23rd, 2009. This will be the last date to register your intention to sit the LEED Canada NC exam and the LEED Canada CI exam. Registration can be done by visiting the CaGBC website (www.cagbc.org) and must be completed by 6pm EST / 3pm PST.

December 31st, 2009. This is the last date in which you can write either the LEED Canada NC exam or the LEED Canada CI exam. On January 1st, 2010 these exams will no longer be available in Canada.

The CaGBC would like to encourage anyone interested in writing these exams to register and schedule their exams as soon as possible.

In 2010 the Green Building Certification Institute GBCI will take responsibility for administering the LEED Accreditation

Professional Exams in Canada. This will include the development of all new LEED exams, and administration of the new

credentialing maintenance program. Exams will continue to be delivered through the Prometric Test Centres across Canada.

The changes mark a significant improvement in the evolution of the LEED AP Program.

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Construction, LEED | , , | Leave a comment

Canadian Green Building Council (Cascadia)

My interest in green & sustainable construction is ever so increasing and I decided to take this interest one step further and sign up for the Canadian Green Building Council regional membership.  The west coast falls under the Cascadia Region which covers both the west coast of Canada and the United States.

Its never been a questions that clean technologies can make a difference it’s been a question of how fast they can be developed and implemnted into the market place.  I’ve decided I want to be part of the change and help lead it in any way possible, even if it feels its at the micro level.

The next step may have to be challenging of the LEEP AP accreditation, thats one of the reasons why I also signed up the National Benefits Package which gives you access to some valuable resources but also it saves you a penny through this process.

http://www.cagbc.org/

http://www.cascadiagbc.org/

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Business, Business Development, Business Model, Construction, LEED | , , , | Leave a comment

Bureau of Labor Statistics

If you’ve never checked out the the Bureau of Labor Statics and your thinking about making a career change or starting a business I would highly recommended.   It is an American site and operates under the United Sates Department of Labor, it should be helpful in analyzing these criteria:

  • Nature of the Industry
  • Working Conditions
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Occupations in the Industry
  • Training & Advancement
  • Growth Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Consumer Expenditures
  • Current Employment Situations (Stats)
  • And other source of information

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

BLS Regional Information Map

Regional Offices throughout America.

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Business, Business Development, Economics, Government | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment