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Penn State Fayette offers Green Advantage course for building professionals

3/3/2010 —
Building industry professionals can obtain the education they need to enter and compete in the sustainable building marketplace and lessen construction impact on the environment with the help of the Green Advantage course and certification exam being offered at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in late March.

The Green Advantage Environmental Certification course will be held Wednesday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exam will take place on Monday, March 29, from 8-10 a.m.

Green Advantage is a commercial construction program designed for builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. The course prepares participants for Green Advantage certification by helping them understand and enforce the core concepts and construction principles behind sustainable building, become knowledgeable about the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, and learn how to be an effective partner with design professionals and achieve a LEED-rated building. What course participants learn will also help them lighten the impact on the environment, save energy, and improve health conditions of construction workers and building occupants. Participants can become Green Advantage certified by successfully completing the 90-minute exam offered at the end of the course.

For more information about the course and exam, or to reserve a seat, call the Penn State Fayette Outreach and Continuing Education Office at 724-430-4211. Individuals interested in taking the classes can contact the Fayette County Career Link at 724-434-5627 to see if they qualify for funding to cover the cost of the course.
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