Greening the Workforce National Center for Construction Education

Greening the Workforce National Center for Construction Education & Research Affiliated with the University of Florida Mission Statement To build a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals. 2

Green Building Facts By 2009: 80% of corporate America is expected to be engaged in green at least 16% of the time 20% will be engaged 60% of the time By 2010: Value of green building construction projected to increase to $60 billion Green building products market $30-40 billion annually 10% of commercial construction starts expected to be green 3

SOURCE: U.S. Green Building Council Why is Green Important? 4 SOURCE: Green Recovery. Center for American Progress, & the Political Economy Research Institute, U of MA (09/2008) Opportunities in Green 5 SOURCE: Green Recovery. Center for American Progress, & the Political Economy Research Institute, U of MA (09/2008)

Government Initiatives LEED Initiatives (including legislation) Found in 44 states LEED Certification Required on Government Buildings American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Green Jobs Act of 2007 6 Employment & Training

Administration Green Jobs Initiative 7 Stimulus Energy & Green Jobs Programs 8 SOURCE: National Governors Association, State Opportunities under the ARRA (02/26/2009) Stimulus Funding for Green Training

9 Job Corps Directive Program Instruction No. 09-11 Directive: 10 To ensure all program instructors

become ICTPcertified. Ensure that all ICTP-certified instructors obtain NCCERs green certification. SOURCE: Directive: Job Corps Program Instruction No. 09-11 (08/12/2009) Job Corps Directive Program Instruction No. 09-11

Under the ARRA, Job Corps has committed to producing 8,500 green graduates from all of its construction programs by August 2010. Updating TARs that incorporate green elements based on the NCCER green curriculum. Immediate steps must be taken to ensure that all Job Corps construction training programs have the ability to certify students completing these TARs. 11 SOURCE: Directive: Job Corps Program Instruction No. 09-11 (08/12/2009) LEED Green Building Rating

System Strategies: 1. Sustainable Site Development 2. Water Savings 3. Energy Efficiency 4. Materials & Resources Selection 5. Indoor Environmental Voluntary Quality Consensus-Based National Rating System For developing: high-performance

sustainable buildings 12 Your Role in the Green Environment Fundamental instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, & green building rating systems Developed with: Sustainable Facilities & Infrastructure Research Team at Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech University

NCCER is a USGBC Education Provider 13 Basic Green Training Your Role in the Green Environment Text & web-based

Provides NCCER green credential Developed by LEED-Accredited Professionals Designed to supplement Core, but Can be used as a stand-alone module Designed for entry-level craftsperson's to explain: Their role in the green environment Basic methods of green construction LEED Green Building Rating System Supported by: Green Collar Employers Council, Washington, D.C. 14 Building a Green-Collar

Workforce This training program marks a major milestone on the road to more responsible construction practices & indicates that the tipping point in green building has probably been reached. Dr. Charles Kibert, Director, Powell Center for Construction & Environment, University of Florida NCCER has developed a solid course that supports the training & certification efforts of Green Advantage for commercial/residential environmental certification.

Grady O Rear, President/CEO, Green Advantage 15 As a U.S. Green Building Council Education Provider, NCCER is committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of building industry professionals. United States Green Building Council Topics Presented in this Module

16 Topics Presented in this Module 17 Topics Presented in this Module 18 NCCER Green Credentials

Instructors must be certified to teach the green module Successful completion of the ICTP & one of the following: Pass NCCER online green module exam 19 Possess current LEED AP certification

Possess current Green Advantage credentials Green Advantage A non-profit, 3rd-party, national environmental certification for building related practitioners. Started with assistance from:

20 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Nature Conservancy SAIC University of Florida Green Advantage Developed: Green Advantage Study Guide

Packaged with: Your Role in the Green Environment Opportunity to earn: 21 Green Advantage Certification Commercial/Residential or Commercial certification Qualifying LEED projects are eligible to apply for a LEED-Innovation credit IF: 30% or more of select personnel attain Green

Advantage certification prior to commencement of construction Residential certification Meets NAHB Green Builder Verifier requirements 22 Green Advantage Certified Practitioner The Green Advantage Certification Exam covers:

sustainability & green building materials indoor environmental quality water site & land use energy In order to prepare for one of the GA exams, thoroughly review the GA Study Guide appropriate to exam: Commercial

Residential (not accepted by NCCER) Commercial/Residential 23 To register for exam, go to: www.greenadvantage.or NCCER Green Worker Credential & GA Commercial/Residential Certification + =

+ + green module AT S NCCER + Certified NCCER Green Worker

credential teaches Instructor ICTP-certified + online green exam or GA Cert or LEED AP 24

module exam green module GA study guide = GA test Industry Credentials 25

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