I am proud to say that you are now reading the blog of a CaGBC LEED Accredited Professional. After tireless months of studying I was able to write and pass the exam. This accreditation gives me the knowledge I need to successfully work on and make well conceived decisions regarding any design project and most specifically any project that is aiming to attain LEED certification. I have now worked on 5 LEED buildings from LEED certified to LEED gold and am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to achieve LEED platinum. With a newer rating system and examination process LEED will be at a more advanced and challenging level for future LEED professionals. More info on these changes can be found on the CaGBC website www.cagbc.org
A few helpful study tips for those rushing to complete the LEED AP Canada exam prior to Christmas:
The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and CaGBC (Canadian Green Building Council) are leading the way in North America for changing the Architectural industry for the better. Product manufacturers, engineers, urban planners and designers are all collaborating on pushing environmentally conscious decisions into new buildings, properties and renovations. This push is making sustainable design more available and more affordable.
I will be sure to present more sustainable design and product information in the coming future as part of my personal contribution to a greener future.
Below is a picture of the University of Calgary’s Child Development Centre recently completed by Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning in Calgary. This building stands as Canada’s largest LEED Platinum building. All of the great design features can be viewed on the CaGBC or Kasian website.