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NRMCA Concrete Sustainability Professional Certification

Program Summary

The goal of this certification program is to ensure that concrete industry professionals are knowledgeable on concepts of sustainable development and green building practices.

Three levels of certification are available from NRMCA:

NRMCA Certified Concrete Sustainability Specialist

A NRMCA Certified Concrete Sustainability Specialist is a person who demonstrates basic knowledge of sustainable development principles, green building rating systems, global warming and carbon footprint, and marketing the green building movement. They will demonstrate knowledge of how concrete contributes to the LEED Green Building Rating System. This certification requires the following basic knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Basic knowledge of green building practices
  • The environmental attributes of concrete
  • Concrete's contribution to LEED Green Building Rating Systems
  • Strategies for promoting sustainable development

Requirements for Certified Concrete Sustainability Specialist:

Pass the NRMCA Concrete Sustainability Specialist certification examination with a score of 80% or greater. NRMCA provides a course and certification program titled Concrete's Role in Sustainable Development that presents background knowledge required to pass the Certified Concrete Sustainability Specialist certification exam. Click here for more information about the course. Certification is valid for 5-years from original exam date.

NRMCA Certified Concrete Green Building Specialist

An NRMCA Concrete Certified Green Building Specialist is a person who demonstrates extensive knowledge of green building rating systems, global warming and carbon footprint, thermal mass and passive solar design, low impact development, stormwater management and recycled materials. The certified person not only demonstrates knowledge of how concrete contributes to green building but more generally how the built environment can be designed and built to minimize environmental impact. This certification requires the following extensive knowledge:

  • Extensive knowledge of green building practices
  • The LEED Green Building Rating System
  • Energy benefits of concrete construction
  • Thermal mass and passive solar design
  • Low impact development and stormwater management
  • Recycled materials

Requirements for NRMCA Concrete Green Building Specialist Certification:

Pass the NRMCA Concrete Green Building Specialist Certification written examination with a score of 80% or greater. NRMCA provides a course and certification program titled Building Green with Concrete that presents background knowledge required to pass the NRMCA Certified Green Building Specialist certification exam. Click here for more information about the course. Certification is valid for 5-years from original exam date.

NRMCA Certified Concrete Sustainability Expert

A NRMCA Certified Concrete Sustainability Expert is a person who demonstrates extensive knowledge of sustainable development principles, green building practices, green building rating systems, global warming and carbon footprint, thermal mass and passive solar design, low impact development, stormwater management and recycled materials. The certified person not only demonstrates knowledge of how concrete contributes to sustainable development and green building but more generally how the built environment can be designed and built to minimize environmental impact. This certification requires the following extensive knowledge:

  • Extensive knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Extensive knowledge of green building practices
  • The environmental attributes of concrete
  • The LEED Green Building Rating System
  • Energy benefits of concrete construction
  • Thermal mass and passive solar design
  • Low impact development and stormwater management
  • Recycled materials

Requirements for NRMCA Certified Concrete Sustainability Expert:

  1. Possess a current NRMCA Concrete Sustainability Specialist certification.

  2. Possess a current NRMCA Concrete Green Building Specialist certification.

LEED Green Associate

The Certified Concrete Sustainability Professional certifications provide excellent groundwork and training in preparation for the LEED Green Associate (GA) exam. NRMCA encourage concrete industry professionals to become LEED Green Associates. This accreditation is offered by the United States Green Building Council. The accreditation is offered to persons who demonstrate extensive knowledge of the LEED Green Building Rating Systems. The knowledge required to obtain LEED GA is not concrete specific but requires a much broader knowledge of green building and sustainable development principles and practices. NRMCA offers a study course from time to time to prepare candidates for the LEED GA exam. Click here for Information about this course.

More information about LEED Accredited Professional and the LEED GA can be found at http://www.gbci.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=28.


 


 

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