Fundamentals and Components of Rainwater Harvesting – April 3, 2014

5:30 – 6:30 PM
WVSU Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV

Our speaker will be Jim Harrington with Rainwater Collection Solutions from Alpharetta, GA.  Jim has a horticulture degree from the University of Arizona and developed a unique rainwater harvesting system called the Original Rainwater Pillow.

Learn why it’s a good idea to harvest rainwater, dispel some water quality myths, learn how much can be collected, what it can be used for and its longevity.  We’ll also learn about all the components needed for a successful system design, including catchment surface, filters, storage units, pumps and different types of treatment.

Please RSVP to Joe Sinclair at

LEED Green Associate Exam Training – March 26, 2014

1:30 – 5:30 PM

The LEED Green Associate Exam Training includes a complete introduction to the LEED rating systems and gives attendees a basic understanding of green design, construction, and operations. This program qualifies for 4 continuing education credits with AIA and GBCI (self-reported).  Cost is $50.00.

This event is sponsored by the AIA WV Chapter in conjunction with the WV Design & Construction Expo at the Charleston Civic Center.

Registration is required.  Click here to register.

LEED GA and AP Exam Update

The LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system in June. The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 content will be June 15, 2014. The first day to take the exams with the new LEED v4 content will be June 30, 2014. No tests will be administered in between these dates.

For the first time, LEED project experience competency will be assessed within the LEED AP exam. Practitioner experience is critical to the LEED AP designation, and as such, proficiency will be tested objectively within the LEED AP exam itself. The requirement to submit proof of LEED project experience at the time of application is no longer required as of June 30. However, GBCI strongly urges candidates to gain meaningful project experience prior to taking the test, as it is critical to successful exam performance.