U.S. Green Building Council Launches Education Provider Program


    Washington, DC – December 12, 2007 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the launch of the Education Provider Program (EPP). The program will result in an extensive “course catalog” of top-tier green building educational programs, peer-reviewed and approved by USGBC, which will be available on http://www.greenbuild365.org/.

    “The Education Provider Program is an extension of the Council’s mission and our ongoing efforts to broaden and deepen educational offerings for green building professionals,” said Peter Templeton, Senior Vice President of Education and Research for USGBC. “The program will review and promote top-quality, innovative courses that will expand green building knowledge and capacity across all sectors of the industry.”

    USGBC Education Providers are USGBC members, chapters, and affiliates who demonstrate an organization-wide commitment to green building and the development of high-quality educational courses.

    Courses approved by the EPP are currently listed on the USGBC website (www.usgbc.org/epp) and will soon be incorporated into the newly-launched Greenbuild365 Web site, USGBC’s online portal for green building education (http://www.greenbuild365.org/). For more information about the Education Provider Program, please visit www.usgbc.org/epp


    About USGBC
    The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization composed of corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations working together to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Since its founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 13,000 member companies and organizations, a broad portfolio of LEED® programs and services, the industry’s popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/), and a network of 72 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups. The Council’s vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.

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