Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Passed the LEED AP Test!
Good morning, Pumpkinistas!
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings ( LEED addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Part of the implementation of the certification for green buildings may be the involvement of a LEED AP (Accredited Professional). The test for becoming a LEED AP under the 2.2 version expired yesterday, June 30th. Naturally, I avoided the absolute last-minute rush by taking the exam in Diamond Bar last Sunday, June 28th. Instead, I was part of the last-minute rush. It was a 2-hour, 80 question test, with a possible score of 200, and a required passing score of 170. I squeeged by with a 180.
So, I'll be incorporating some of the water savings concepts into future workshop content. Plus, I can add the LEED AP title after Giant Pumpkin Kahuna on the next order of business cards.