How to design and live in a Green Home while studying for the LEED for Homes AP exam

Feb 27, 2013 9:23:50 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in LEED GA AP+NC/CS/SCH Class

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The following is an outline for a series of classes to pass the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional exam.

We're creating a series of tours that focuses on how families are living sustainably in their homes. Our goals will be to learn the LEED for Homes Sustainable Categories.

  • How to design and use a kitchen to make healthy food for your family, while easy to use and clean.
  • What does a landscape look like that is easy to maintain and grows food? While composting too.
  • Bathrooms that uses less water and energy, how does that look and feel?
  • Living rooms that uses less energy and is a multi-use space. What kind of furniture do you need to make a space multi-functional? A place for children to grow up and be themselves?
  • A garage that can also be a work shop and storage.
  • How do you use plants to lower the C02 in your bedroom?
  • How can a homeowner understand the HVAC and water systems in their home? What is it like living with renewable energy?

LEED is moving in this direction, how do buildings perform and how do people interact with them? We don't think anyone is teaching us how to live in these new buildings. Actually old ideas brought back into the a light.

The class is planned in two stages: first to pass the Green Associate exam before Thanksgiving and second to pass the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional exam after Christmas. The tours and homes will become a series of posters like our "Green City of the West" commercial series that can tour the regional libraries.

If you are interested, send an email to Chuck Lohre, chuck@lohre.com.

Photo courtesy of Tom Schiff.

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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

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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, chuck@lohre.com

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

USGBC Registration and Exam fee: $250, http://www.gbci.org/main-nav/professional-credentials/credentials.aspx#

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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LEED GA Intern and Study Program

Nov 7, 2011 6:20:46 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Cincinnati Industrial Marketing Blog Archives, LEED GA AP+NC/CS/SCH Class

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LEED Green Associate and LEED AP Exam Classes

Jul 7, 2009 11:04:16 AM / by Chuck Lohre posted in LEED GA AP+NC/CS/SCH Class

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January 2012 - Mondays and Thursdays - Green Associate Exam Study Group starts - Four week class that will prepare you to pass the Green Associate exam. Former GCEA class members may audit this class at no charge. Contact Green Cincinnati for more information.

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