LTC seminars explore "green" building, LEED certification
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CLEVELAND, WI –
What does it mean to "build green?"
Lakeshore Technical College has the answer, and is offering a "Building Green" LEED certification seminar twice this fall to spread the word. The concept is popular in the areas of architecture and construction, and the seminar introduces participants to the reasoning and value behind building green.
The Introduction to "Building Green" and the LEED Certification Process seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at LTC's Cleveland campus. The cost to attend is $45.
Seminar participants will learn about sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design, and synergies and tradeoffs. Green building practices can be found in the areas of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, site selection, storm water control, roofing, paving, and recycling and waste reduction.
The class number for the September seminar is 64720, and the number for the October seminar is 64721. The seminar counts for three credit hours in the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier and one credit hour in the Manufactured Home Installer.
LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The program gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance.
The seminar is presented by LEED Accredited Professional Chris Merklein, who works as a project director for Pankow architecture and construction firm.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.