TCL instructors obtain LEED certification | Technical College of the LowCountry

TCL instructors obtain LEED certification

July 23, 2009

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Three industrial technology instructors at the Technical College of the Lowcountry recently obtained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) certification.


Civil Engineering Technology Instructor Richard Eckstrom, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Instructor Hadi Hamid and Building Construction Technology Instructor Tim Newsome achieved their LEED AP credential through the U.S. Green Building Council testing program.


A LEED AP has the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the LEED design process, to support and encourage integrated LEED design and to streamline the LEED application and certification process. The exam was launched in 2001 to recognize, through accreditation, individuals’ understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources and processes.


This fall, TCL will launch a series of new and modified industrial technology programs that will incorporate green LEED techniques. The new green construction courses are being offered in building construction, civil engineering, computer aided design (CAD) and alternative energy construction. Many of these certificate programs can be completed in just one semester.


For more information on the green building curriculum and LEED certification, call 843.525.8241 or visit TCL Green Initiatives.


Contact: Leigh Copeland
Office: 843- 525-8231

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