The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) have each approved more than 30 sessions at the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF) for continuing-education and learning-unit (LU) credit. The sessions all fall in WREF’s Built Environment track.
Under the approval, an AIA member can earn up to 20 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare and Sustainable Design Learning Units by attending the full conference. Alternatively, up to five LUs can be earned by attending WREF for as little as one day. A LEED Professional can earn up to 33 credits by attending the full conference.
“By attending, an architect can come up to speed on the state of the art in solar and sustainable design, and get all the required AIA Learning Unit credits for an entire year,” said David Panich, chair of the Solar Buildings Division at the American Solar Energy Society.
Sessions approved for credit will be marked on the detailed WREF schedule with the terms “AIA Approved” and/or “GBCI Approved.” To view the schedule, go to ases.org/conference/program/wref-detail/
Of additional interest to architects, WREF will host the annual meetings of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and the Solar Buildings Division of ASES.
WREF 2012 will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, May 13-17. Register today at www.wref2012.org.