ES mobile app

Coming Soon...our new mobile app!

National Institute of Building Sciences becomes a USGBC provider

July 27, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

The National Institute of Building Sciences has earned recognition as an Education Provider by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Education Providers are third-party organizations offering green building education and training that has been peer-reviewed and approved by USGBC. The Institute received the status for six courses on its WBDG Whole Building Design Guide website.

Each of the applicable WBDG courses went through a rigorous review process in which a team of third-party subject matter experts evaluated it based on its content and instructional design quality. The courses include:

- WBDG05 Daylighting Principles and Strategies for Sustainable Design
- WBDG06 Sustainable Roofing Design Considerations and Applications
- WBDG07 Defining, Evaluating and Selecting Green Products
- WBDG09 High-Performance EIFS for Sustainable Construction
- WBDG12 Window and Glazing Design Strategies for Sustainable Design
- WBDG13 Strategies for Sustainable Historic Preservation

USGBC approved all six courses as high-quality green building education, the first WBDG courses to gain such acceptance. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professionals seeking to satisfy their Credentialing Maintenance Program requirements from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) can earn 1 to 1.5 GBCI continuing education (CE) hours from USGBC for successfully completing each course.

All WBDG courses (currently a total of 13 selections) are free, available online and approved by the American Institute of Architects for CE learning units (LUs).

For more information about WBDG Continuing Education, including a complete list of WBDG course offerings, visit   
You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
3/27/14 11:00 am EST

How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  


Engineered Systems Magazine

ES April 2014 cover

2014 April

Check out the April 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on backup power supply requirements, cyberattacks, and much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Design Flaws

Following up on Howard McKew's April "Tomorrow's Environment" column: Have you ever thought twice about reporting problems with another firm's design? What did you do?
View Results Poll Archive


The Green Energy Management Book

Learn from our experts how to evaluate job opportunities, market your services, sell a Walk-through Survey, target areas for an Energy Audit, calculate energy savings, do retrofit work, and win continuing contracts for retrofit work.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas Research ImageWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!


new Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube iconLinkedIn icon