IDC to Hold LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Seminar March 9th and 10th, 2010

The Institute of Design & Construction (IDC), in affiliation with Forever Green Training & Sustainable Design, will offer a two-day seminar – LEED Green Associate Exam Prep – on March 9th and 10th, 2010.
By: Elizabeth Battista
Feb. 3, 2010 - PRLog -- BROOKLYN, NY - The Institute of Design & Construction (IDC), in affiliation with Forever Green Training & Sustainable Design, will offer a two-day seminar – LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation: The Core Concepts of Sustainable Design – in March, according to Vincent C. Battista, president and executive director of IDC.  This seminar provides the education necessary for the Green Associate Certification (Tier One) which is the basic requirements needed for the LEED AP status. The two-day, 14-hour course will be given on March 9th and 10th from 9:30am to 4:30pm at IDC, 141 Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn.  

Those who complete the seminar will receive a letter of eligibility that enables them to take the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Green Associate accreditation examination offered by the Green Building Certification Institute ( This accreditation was created specifically for professionals who wish to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. Green Associate is the prerequisite toward obtaining a LEED AP status.  In addition, attendees will earn a minimum of 12 continuing education units (CEUs).

“This seminar will be beneficial for A/E/C professionals – including architects, interior designers, project managers, engineers and marketing folks – who already have a basic knowledge of green design, construction and operation,” says Mr. Battista.  

Irene Santoro, LEED-AP, founder and president of Excel Design & Construction Inc., Charles Anthony Interiors, LLC. and Forever Green (the latter two are USGBC members), will be the instructor for the seminar.  Ms. Santoro is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with 17 years of design experience.  

Ms. Santoro has written several preparatory books that coordinate with the LEED reference guides.  These books include: The Green Building Design & Construction V3, Green Associate Plus and The Green Real Estate Guide to LEED Certified Building & Sustainable Design.

The cost for the two-day seminar is $400, which includes lunch and textbook. For more information about this event, please visit or  To register for this event, please call IDC at 718-855-3661.  Enrollment is limited.

Founded in 1947 by Vito P. Battista, R.A., IDC is a private, nonprofit institution registered by the New York State Department of Education, accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and authorized to confer associate degrees in occupational studies.   IDC’s address is 141 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY  11201.

For more information about IDC, please visit or call 718-855-3661.

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The Institute of Design and Construction (IDC) is a technical college that provides undergraduate and professional programs in architecture and construction.
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