Since its development by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998, the Green Building Rating System has overseen over 14,000 projects in the US and 30 other countries, covering over 1 billion square feet in development area. This is a global movement toward establishing strict Green Building Standards and ensuring long-term profit and sustainability.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in areas such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and improved indoor environmental quality.
The benefits of LEED Certification to a building contractor, architect, developer, or energy appraiser may seem obvious, but what are the benefits to New York Real Estate Professionals when it comes to taking the LEED in going green?
Gain access to industry professionals in need of hiring real estate agents who understand green.
Expand your client base.
Legitimize your existing knowledge of sustainable design.
Enhance your existing credentials with investors, developers, and lenders.
Register with the GBCI (Green Building Certificate Institute).
Provide your firm with the necessary tools for an innovative future.
Fact: The United States Green Building Council estimates 3,000 new green apartments in New York City have been built since 2001.
According to Santoro, the first step into this modern economic development is an education in LEED. This will put you in the forefront of New York’s Green Real Estate market. Over the past decade New York has become a leader in energy-efficient green office buildings like 7 World Trade Center and residential buildings like the Tribeca Green. Certification positions you as a New York Real Estate Professional within an elite group of cutting-edge green professionals. So, how do you do it?
Santoro is a consultant with over 20 years of design and construction experience in green real estate. She presently sits on the Green & Clean Committee of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation contributing her expertise to critical evaluations of building development in Staten Island. She has taught a number of LEED courses in top colleges in the tri-state area.
Real Estate Education Center (ReedC) proudly presents their affiliation with Santoro and Forever Green Training & Sustainable Design. She is offering "LEED Green Associate Plus" seminar in Manhattan June 8th. Those who complete this seminar will receive a letter of eligibility that enables them to take the LEED Green Associate accreditation exam as well as meet real estate continuing education credits.
As Santoro points out, an education is all it takes:
Take the "LEED Green Associate Plus" seminar
Take the 3rd party exam and get a LEED Green Associate certificate.
Santoro’s Forever Green Training and Sustainable Design has a 100% passing rate for 2011. That’s taking the LEED in Green Education.
There are only 130,000 LEED Accredited Professionals in the world…
You can be one!
Ms. Santoro can be reached at 212-786-7399 for further information.
To register for the "LEED Green Associate Plus" seminar call Elizabeth at 212-465-1008 x402
Source: Forever Green Training & Sustainable Design