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Friday is last day to sign up for LEED workshops

Classes offered by the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability in Grand Rapids will teach the basics of the LEED designation.
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"Going green" has been all the rage over the last several years, and operating out of a LEED-certified building seems to be one of the proudest boasts in the business community and beyond. So what, exactly, does "LEED-certified" entail?

The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, designation will be explained next week as the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability offers courses and webinars on green building through the lens of the LEED rating system.

The workshops will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 1-2 at 949 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids.

The first day of the workshop focuses on the basics with a program called “LEED Core Concepts and Strategies." This session will examine sustainable buildings concepts crucial to all LEED rating systems, the basic LEED certification process, and the concepts of each LEED credit category. The second day will provide an introduction to the LEED for homes rating system and delivery model, addressing the intents and requirements of prerequisites and key credits within the rating system while providing real world examples of strategies to meet them.

These workshops will be taught by USGBC-trained faculty with LEED project knowledge. The courses are sponsored by UltimateAir, an manufacturer of air filtration equipment that is made in the United States.

Registration ends tomorrow and can be done online. The cost for both courses is $349. Friends of The West Michigan Environmental Action Council will receive $20 off per workshop.

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