The Green Awareness Certification has been a joint effort between the UA, HVAC Excellence, the Green Mechanical Council and Ferris State’s College of Technology. The certification examinations will be delivered and administered for the UA by the National Inspection Testing and Certification Corp. in coordination with HVAC Excellence.
NITC will make the certification available to UA members via the traditional pencil-and-paper method and by computer-based testing, said Mike Massey, NITC executive vice president. NITC will work with HVAC Excellence to ensure the exam is accessible to UA members. The price per person is $75, which includes the training materials and the test itself.
NITC is an accredited certification body by ANSI to the ISO/IEC 17024 conformance standard. Visit www.nationalitc.com for more information.
Certified equipment and efficiency ratings are listed in the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute’s certification directory at www.gamapower.org/water.php.
The home - which was designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs and built by All American Homes - will be the basis for the original Museum of Science and Industry exhibit “Smart Home: Green + Wired,” which runs from May 8 through Jan. 4, 2009. This marks the first time that a museum has built a fully functioning exhibit home of this kind on its grounds.
The podcast, “Shades of Green,” features John Sommers of Henderson Engineers, who provides information on some key Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-rated projects and his extensive experience working in sustainable building construction.
Another podcast with Pat Cornelison, associate principal architect at Arrowstreet, gives insight into the Artists for Humanity Epicenter, a LEED platinum-rated building located in Boston.
Concept Home Charleston will incorporate the most advanced products and systems from leading manufacturers to demonstrate and educate both industry and consumers alike how design and technology innovations can create a sustainable, efficient and durable home that’s also cost-effective to build and high in quality.
The design and technical specifications will meet the following standards: LEED for Homes, Energy Star, EarthCraft House, and the new National Green Building Standard.