Informational Interview about Careers in Environmental Fields

Oct 20, 2014 8:46:04 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in LEED Platinum Home/Office Project, LEED AP Exam, How to pass, U.S. Green Building Council Cincinnati Chapter, LEED Project Documentation, U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Certification Documentation


My name is Rachel Grefke and I am an Environmental major at SUNY Potsdam. I received your contact info. from the PM Environmental website which I had been looking at for my internship coming up in the summer. For my environmental field prep. class I am required to preform an interview on someone in the environmental field and I was hoping you would be willing to allow me to interview you? I should not take long and we can conduct it through email. If you could let me know as soon as possible that would be great! Below I have written down the questions, take your time answering them.
What exactly does your company do?

Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy’s goal is to help promote Green Building and provide the public with the resources needed to advocate for the U.S Green Building Council's LEED Certification process. 1. We are hired to fill out the forms required to receive LEED Certification, 2. produce brochures about products like windows that will help achieve LEED certification, 3. teach classes to pass the LEED AP exam and also 4. take on interns to work on our projects as they study for their LEED GA and AP accreditation.

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Sept. 11, 2012 LEED GA - Green Associate Exam Study Class Starts

Sep 2, 2012 5:55:58 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in LEED AP Exam, How to pass, LEED GA AP+NC/CS/SCH Class


Prepare to pass the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Associate Accreditation Exam. Includes the opportunity to work on a LEED Project to obtain the work experience required to take the exam. After the last class Oct. 9, 2012, the instructor will work with each member individually to review their practice tests until they are achieving a 90% score and ready to pass the exam.

When: Five Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Class will prepare you to pass the Green Associate exam.

Where: Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy LEED Platinum office, 126A West 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Class fee: $250, space is limited so please contact Chuck Lohre ASAP 513-260-9025,

Class Materials Required: You will need this study package for the class: An online subscription to Silver Package (Study Guide, Flash Cards, On-Line Practice Tests) $64.95

USGBC Registration and Exam fee: $250,

Instructor: This training is led by Chuck Lohre, LEED AP+ and 2009/10 Board Member and Communications Chair of the Regional Cincinnati Chapter of the USGBC. Chuck has extensively toured and promoted many national and regional LEED projects since 2006.

FAQ for the LEED GA Class:

Q: Should I register for this training?
A: This training is intended for anyone who wants assistance preparing for the USGBC Green Associate exam, especially those without an architectural or engineering background. It will provide an interactive method to learning the material that is required to pass the LEED GA exam. The LEED GA exam is primarily focused on general green building principles through the lens of LEED.

Q: Will I need to do anything besides participate in the training to pass the LEED AP exam?
A: Study time outside class is essential. How much will depend on the individual. The training will provide guidance and structure, tips and techniques, sample questions and homework exercises to help you prepare. It will also be necessary to study the entire Green Exam Prep Study Guide because that is the primary material tested on the exam.

Q: After participating in the training, when should I take the LEED GA exam?
A: You should allow sufficient time after the last session to review the material and prepare for the LEED GA exam. It is recommended you take the test within a month after finishing the class depending on your familiarity with LEED, your test-taking skills, and the amount of time you spend studying between classes. You have to be achieving 90% on your practice tests to pass.

Good luck and contact us any time for questions and encouragement.

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How to Pass the LEED AP Exam

Oct 20, 2009 8:34:08 AM / by Chuck Lohre posted in LEED AP Exam, How to pass


Cincinnati Business Courier, May 2009
DDI, Oct. 2009
Hospitality Design Magazine, Oct. 19, 2009

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