Event Title:

GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Single Family


Sponsored By:

Build It Green & Pacific Gas & Electric

Event Date/Time:

Start: 7/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
End: 7/15/2014 5:00:00 PM


Marc Richmond
Practica Consulting
Founder and Manager




Jul 13, 2014 5:00 PM

Event Deadline:

07/13/2014 17:00

Event Notes:

Monday, July 14 | 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 15th | 8:00 am–5:00 pm, 1-hour exam at 4:00pm
The GreenPoint Rated Existing Home course is the required course for certification as a GreenPoint Rater or Advisor for existing single family homes. This 2-day course covers policies, program requirements, verifications, energy evaluation and audit, role of the rater and submittal processes unique to a single family existing home. Read the full course description.
Pre-requisites and Eligibility
See eligibility requirements to pursue GreenPoint Rated certification.
Fees and Registration
Course Fee:  FREE
Exam & Certification Fee: $150*
* Certification is contingent upon successfully passing an exam.
This course is available for educational purposes at no cost to you. If you are interested in taking this course for education only, and do not intend to earn a certification. Please contact the Education Department at Build It Green at 510-590-3360x603 or training@builditgreen.org to register. No application is necessary if you plan to take this course for education only.
Coffee and other beverages are available throughout the day. Attendees are responsible for their own breakfast and lunch.
Contact training@builditgreen.org or (510) 590-3360 ext. 603
Continuing Education Credit Available:
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This course is approved by AIA for 16 learning units (General category).
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This course is approved by BPI for 8 continuing education units.

Event Comments:


Speaker Information:

Marc Richmond has been involved in the construction industry since the late '80s, both as a builder and a green building consultant with his own company, Practica Consulting. His depth of experience in developing and implementing green building programs both for government agencies, non-profits and within private firms is significant.
For the past four years, Marc's largest effort has been in fulfilling a recurring contract with the California Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas and Electric to conduct an integrated San Francisco Bay Area green building market transformation by developing and implementing local green building programs, organizing stakeholder groups, training professionals and the public, and developing new technical resources. Marc is also a team member for the emerging Green Homes Northeast Program in Boston, which is working to implement a similar residential market transformation in the greater Boston area.
During his seven-year tenure as manager and program manager for the renowned Austin Energy Green Building Program, the oldest and largest such program in the country, he doubled both the staff and the operating budget, while expanding and improving the program's activities and level of resources in educating local building professionals and the general public. He helped a local production builder, Newmark Homes, become Austin's first company-wide, three-star green production home builder, and the recipient of the Department of Energy's Silver and Gold Energy Value Housing Awards.
Marc serves on the Board of Advisors for Healthy Home Designs and the West Coast Green conference, and as a Technical Advisor for Build It Green and Alameda County Waste Management Authority. He is also past chairman of the US Green Building Council's LEED-Residential Steering Committee, which is developing a national residential green building rating system.
Prior to 1997, Marc worked in Texas, California, Colorado and Pennsylvania as a construction supervisor, green building consultant, university lecturer, and energy services company project manager.
He has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers and his projects have been featured in many magazines including Architectural Record, LA Architect, Interior Design, Metropolis, and Natural Home.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Moravian College in Pennsylvania, and his Master of Business Administration and Master of Energy & Environmental Policy from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles.
When Marc is not engaged in green building activities, he can readily be found following his other passion in the various argentine tango dance halls in San Francisco and the rest of the country.

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  Education Department

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  510-590-3360 x603

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