RIDGEFIELD, Wash. -- CureCrete Distribution has partnered with GreenCE, Inc. to launch the industry's only free LEED Exam Prep program. The comprehensive curriculum will educate design professionals about green building principles and the LEED rating systems. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the premier green building system in the world.

The new LEED Exam Prep program features video modules, an exam simulator, and other study tools.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to be the premier sponsor for GreenCE's Free LEED Exam Prep program,” says Peter Wagner, supporting product specialist at Springville, Utah-based CureCrete. “This program provides architects and specifiers with the opportunity to stay on top of their field: on their time schedule, and at no cost.  CureCrete Distribution has been at the forefront of anticipating and addressing architects and owner's needs when specifying concrete slabs and floors. We believe that backing their educational efforts is the perfect opportunity for us to show our support, and to say thank you.”

Education providers have been selling LEED courses for the last decade. Although building technologies and methods of learning have radically changed during this period, the underlying model of "fee for participation" for LEED exam prep has remained the only option to date. CureCrete Distribution is helping remove financial barriers for access to high quality education programs.

"The LEED rating system has helped the design and construction industry accelerate the necessary transition to a sustainable built environment,” says Glen Phillips, director of sustainable education at GreenCE. “The only way to ensure that we continue this transition is to increase sustainable design literacy at all levels, from the penniless college student considering a career in architecture, to executives at the world's largest corporations who are looking for ways to cut costs and reduce risk.  With the launch of the industry's very first no-cost LEED exam preparation course, we are doing our own small part to help welcome the leaders of tomorrow into the conversation today.”

GreenCE, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of sustainable continuing education for design professionals with over 100,000 subscribers. GreenCE is a U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Partner and AIA Education Provider.

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