Curtainwall Installer Certification Development

Curtainwalls continue to gain prominence as integrated envelope solutions that are essential to creating high performance buildings. This important glazing component not only ensures optimal daylight transmittance and thermal control, it also impacts occupant health and comfort, building security, and disaster resilience. These multi-faceted benefits of curtainwalls are only possible with high quality curtainwall installation.For …

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SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

Leadin’ with RAFN RAFN Company, a construction firm based in Bellevue, WA, is a pioneer in sustainable construction. They began greening their business by recycling construction waste for extra pizza money, then went on to develop practices that were incorporated into the LEED program. With about 100 people on payroll, 17 members of their supervisory …

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MEET THE GREEN ADVANTAGE TEAM

RK Stewart Elected Chair of Green Advantage Board of Directors Former president of the American Institute of Architects, RK Stewart, was elected as the new Chair of the Green Advantage Board. This excerpt from a citation presented to RK at the conclusion of his AIA presidency exemplifies the leadership he brings to Green Advantage: “A …

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OPINION: Passing it Forward, Mentoring in the Building Industry

“All members of the building industry…should establish mentoring programs and reach out to their education community and to parents, teachers, business leaders and decision makers to support technical/vocational curriculum that meets the needs of today’s workplace and capitalizes on the skills and work experience of these industry experts.” That’s one of the recommendations in “Moving …

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USGBC Approves GA for Innovation Credit – LEED v2.2, 2009 BD&C and LEED v4

Washington, D.C (December 11, 2013) – Green Advantage, Inc., has been notified by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that the use of Green Advantage Certified Practitioners under the Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard has been approved as a LEED Innovation Credit for eligible projects seeking LEED® Certification under the newest version of the rating system, …

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Finishing Trades Institute $5.6 Million Grant Offers Free Pre-Apprenticeship and Journey Worker Green/Sustainable Continuing Education and Green Advantage® Certification

Philadelphia, PA  (December 16, 2011)  This program is being made possible as a result of a grant awarded to the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid Atlantic Region (FTI) from the Green Jobs Innovation Fund of the U.S. Department of Labor.   The FTI is partnering with the Finishing Trades Institute of Western Pennsylvania (FTI WPA) …

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Job Corps Taps Green Advantage to help Train Nation’s Youth in Green Building

The National Job Corps Association (NJCA) is partnering with Green Advantage, Inc. to offer green construction trainings and certification to young workers at Job Corps’ 122 centers across the nation.  The agreement coincides with the Obama administration’s goals to stimulate the country’s economy, put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work, and invest in …

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Colorado Governor Announces State-Wide Green Advantage Certification Program through Community College System

 “Colorado’s new energy economy is leading America toward a new energy future and Colorado’s community colleges are leading the way…” Green Advantage, Inc. and the Colorado Community College System have created a state wide industry-driven model to prepare and credential workers within the green building industry.  Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has announced two new educational …

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