Press Releases

USGBC Approves GA for Innovation Credit - LEED v4

Washington, D.C (December 11, 2013) - Green Advantage, Inc., has been notified by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that the use of Green Advantage Certified Practitioners under the Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard has been approved as a LEED Innovation Credit for eligible projects seeking LEED® Certification under the newest version of the rating system, LEED v4. Registration is expected to open later this year.

USGBC approval for projects registered under LEED v4 adds to the previous approval of projects registered under LEED-NC v2.2 and LEED 2009 BD&C. These...

American National Standards Institute Accredits Green Advantage Certified Practitioner Certification

Washington, D.C. (October 23, 2013) – The American National Standards Institute notified Green Advantage, Inc. that it has achieved ANSI/ISO/IEC accreditation under 17024:2003 for its Green Advantage Certified Practitioner Certification (GACP™). Construction supervisors earning the GACP designation demonstrate their competency – knowledge, skills, and abilities – in green construction.
 

"On behalf of...

Finishing Trades Institute $5.6 Million Grant Offers Free Pre-Apprenticeship and Journey Worker Green/Sustainable Continuing Education and Green Advantage® Certification

Philadelphia, PA  (December 16, 2011)  This program is being made possible as a result of a grant awarded to the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid Atlantic Region (FTI) from the Green Jobs Innovation Fund of the U.S. Department of Labor.   The FTI is partnering with the Finishing Trades Institute of Western Pennsylvania (FTI WPA) to provide training to 1900 participants.  

               Applications are now being accepted for a four week Tri-Green Pre-Apprenticeship Programto be held at the FTI facility in eight locations starting in January 2012.  The...

Green Advantage Convenes New Certification Board at 2011 GA National Certification Standards Development Summit

 WASHINGTON, DC  (January 28, 2011) – Green Advantage, Inc., welcomed new and returning members of its Certification Board during a two day summit held in Washington, D.C. January 22-23, 2011. The Green Advantage (GA) Certification Board represents a diverse group of green academic research and policy setting organizations as well as other experts from across the country.  “Green Advantage is privileged to have a Certification Board composed of such high...

USGBC Approves Green Advantage for LEED® Innovation Credit

 

Green Advantage, Inc., has been notified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) that the Green Advantage (GA) personnel certification program has been approved as a LEED Innovation Credit for projects seeking LEED® Certification. 

This USGBC approval enables construction projects registered under LEED-NC v2.2 and LEED 2009 BD&C that meet the Green...

Colorado Governor Announces State-Wide Green Advantage Certification Program through Community College System

 “Colorado's new energy economy is leading America toward a new energy future and Colorado's community colleges are leading the way…”

Green Advantage, Inc. and the Colorado Community College System have created a state wide industry-driven model to prepare and credential workers within the green building industry.  Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has announced two new educational tools that will help prepare Colorado's clean energy workforce to meet the environmental and...