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USGBC Approves UC Irvine Extension's LEED Courses

Published on April 27, 2010 at 2:47 AM

The University of California, Irvine Extension today announced it has been approved as a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider. The USGBC has reviewed and approved the technical and instructional quality of 10 UC Irvine Extension Sustainability courses. As an Education Provider, UC Irvine Extension’s high-quality education programs will help to enhance the ongoing professional development of the building industry and LEED Professionals. UC Irvine’s courses are approved by USGBC for GBCI CE Hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

“Green initiatives and sustainability jobs will only continue to grow during the next few years,” said Kirwan Rockefeller, director of Sustainability Leadership at UC Irvine Extension. “We felt it was imperative to develop high-quality courses that will help this industry and its professionals flourish. The USGBC designation marks a very exciting time for UC Irvine’s Sustainability programs and its students.”

To receive the USGBC Education Provider designation, UC Irvine Extension submitted coursework, detailed information about its sustainability certificate programs and an overview of its instructional guidelines to the USGBC. Upon completion of the rigorous review process, UC Irvine Extension has received approval for a total of 10 sustainability courses, including:

  • Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Green Business
  • Legal Developments Concerning the Environment & Climate Change
  • Framework for Strategic Vision
  • Climate Protection & Environmental Sustainability: The Business of Mitigating Change
  • Green Supply Chain
  • Sustainability Reporting: Drivers, Protocols & Quantitative Methods
  • Energy Retrofits: Saving Energy in Existing Buildings
  • The Future of Energy: Cleantech
  • Transforming the Built Environment: EBOM Principles
  • Sustainable Practices in Senior Housing: The Boom of Our Aging

“We are very proud to list UC Irvine Extension as an Education Providers,” said Ryan Snow, Manager of Education Review Systems at the USGBC. “The institution has created a robust line-up of green building education that target professionals seeking to enrich their knowledge of green building theories, techniques and business trends.”

Source: http://www.extension.uci.edu/

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