Just finished session 1 of six weeks of 2 hour webinars for LEED Green Associate Training. It was sort of a fast decision, but it seems I am on the path towards becoming a Green Associate and getting to add a title to my business card. (That is why we are doing it right? the guy with the most acronyms on his business card wins?) F.Y.I. USGBC: United States Green Building Council, LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
1. Currently there are more Green prisons in the U.S. than schools.*
2. In the U.S. there have been ~30,000 applications for LEED registration, only about 7,300 have reached certification.*
3. On average, each American citizen creates as much carbon dioxide annually as the entire country of Botswana.*