AGC Launches Green Construction Educational Program
August 13, 2010
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) launched a new green construction education program that it says is designed to make it easier to build and renovate green, LEED-certified buildings. The new program, called Building to LEED® for New Construction, Second Edition, is designed to help contractors, designers and developers successfully navigate the green building certification process and keep their green accreditations current.
“Green building is rapidly changing from a niche market to the industry norm,” says Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Within a short time, the ability to master the complexities of green construction and certification will be essential to succeeding as a building contractor.”
Sandherr says the association developed Building to LEED to meet the growing demand for green construction and design experts. He notes that the number of green buildings under construction is expected to grow by an estimated 25 percent by 2013.
Additional information about the program is available through the AGC’s website.
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