The U.S. Green Building Council is the home of the LEED Rating Systems, the most well-known and often-used green building rating system in the world. The organization wants to help refine the green building education system and is asking for feedback from the public.
“High-quality training is crucial for green building professionals at every stage of their careers — from those just learning about green building to long-time experts looking for new ways to master their practice. The information you provide will drive both the content and format of tomorrow's green building education — from USGBC or the green building education marketplace at large — so that it is accessible and relevant for everyone. Green buildings for all must begin with green building education for everyone in the industry.”
The Green Building Education Survey took me just over five minutes to complete. The survey includes questions about your individual goals for green building education as well as your preferred method of delivery. If you’re interested in helping the green building education industry evolve, I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete this survey.
I tend to prefer online training options, as it is easier to boot up the computer and log on to a live interactive webinar than it is to hop on a plane, travel 1,500 miles away, and attend a weeklong session. While I understand that there are many benefits to live, in-person training, online sessions are just easier to work into a busy schedule. The USGBC seems to understand this and asks about interest in several different online training options throughout the survey.